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Where to stay near Woodside CA?

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  • Where to stay near Woodside CA?

    The good news...I have been accepted to learner judge at Woodside July 4th weekend!
    The bad news, I have to pay for all of my own expenses.

    Any tips on hotels that I will not get killed at that wont break the bank for 5 nights? Any good places to eat that are not $$

    Thanks!!!!
    "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
    carolprudm

  • #2
    Woodside is very charming. Congrats and safe travels. I don't think there's much that is inexpensive around there that you'd actually want to stay at. Maybe go to the BAEN (Bay Area Equestrian Network) site and ask. Lots of houses around there with granny quarters/guest houses that might rent to you for a week.
    Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN

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      #3
      ooh, thats an idea! Thanks!
      "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
      carolprudm

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      • #4
        Creekside Inn in Palo Alto, which is usually one of the show sponsors, has reduced rates listed on expedia right now- $116/night avg for that week. You could also look in Redwood City or San Carlos, but be careful with RC, parts of it can be pretty sketchy.

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        • #5
          Stanford

          Stanford University is very close. I'd suggest calling the equestrian center there (they have a gorgeous facility) and ask if they have any suggestions.

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          • #6
            for those dates this hotel has this: not fancy but your not spending your day in hotel

            Comfort Inn (CA164)
            1818 El Camino Real , Redwood City, CA, US, 94063-2111
            Phone: (650) 599-9636Fax: (650) 369-6481
            Map/ Directions
            1 Queen Bed, Accessible, No Smoking
            Also Included: Free High-Speed Wireless, Microwave and Refrigerator, Coffee Maker In Room, Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board
            Max Room Occupancy
            2 persons / 3 persons with extra bed

            $99.99 USD
            Book

            OR

            Days Inn Redwood City
            2650 El Camino Real
            Redwood City, CA 94061 US
            Maps & Directions
            Phone:
            650-369-9200
            Fax:
            650-363-8167


            Check-in:
            Thu. July 1 After 02:00 PM Check-out:
            Sun. July 4 Before 11:00 AM
            Guests per room:
            1 Adult, 0 Children (13-17), 0 Children (0-12) 1 Room
            * Rate Information
            Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, you must do so by 6:00 PM local hotel time on July 1, 2010 or your credit card will be charged for one night's stay.

            Available with these rooms:
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            1 King Bed Room 79.00 23.70 260.70
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            1 King Bed Room 89.00 26.70 293.70
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            1 Queen Bed Suite 125.00 37.50 412.50
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            2 Queen Beds Suite 149.00 44.70 491.70
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            To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart

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              #7
              Does anyone know if the Pacific Inn is terrifying?
              "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
              carolprudm

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mroades View Post
                Does anyone know if the Pacific Inn is terrifying?
                If it is the one in Redwood City, it is in a bit of a borderline neighborhood at the edge of Atherton and RC., across the street from the "Hanky Panky" strip club and the "Adult Superstore." There is, however, a Target another block up. You should be fine safety-wise, although I don't know anything about the quality of the hotel.

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                • #9
                  Mountain View

                  Check out Mountain View just south of Woodside/Palo Alto for less expensive places to stay and generally newer, too, because close to Google headquarters. Great restaurants, many not expensive, also available there, too. But you will need transportation to get there unfortunately.
                  Also check out the California Street area of Palo Alto which tends to be less expensive and some good restaurants. Closer to the Horse Park in Woodside.
                  Consider getting a AAA Guide Book for Northern California and you can see whats available in the general vicinity and how its rated.
                  Welcome to California and Good Luck!

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                  • #10
                    Cheap and close

                    Stanford University runs a hotel-like thing out of its dorms for summer camps, conferences and whatnot. You might google around in there for something that will be cheap and close.

                    As to Redwood City's reputation. There's a difference between sketchy and skanky. Redwood City merely does skanky in sections. But they are small and interspersed with the rest of it. I'd feel safe anywhere.
                    The armchair saddler
                    Politically Pro-Cat

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                      #11
                      thanks guys!
                      "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
                      carolprudm

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                      • #12
                        Nothing to add on housing because it looks like you found what you were looking for. But good luck! And downtown Palo Alto is full of dining options - if you want to grab something quick like a sandwich, there is a shopping center in Menlo Park just east on Sand Hill Road - there is a Safeway, a sandwich shop, and a Starbucks. It's in Sharon Heights.

                        (And if you get the chance, go to the Dutch Goose in Menlo Park and get some deviled eggs... yum)
                        Coruscant Stables

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                        • #13
                          I second MVP in not being afraid of Redwood City Most of the area around Woodside is pretty nice. I grew up in San Mateo, which is only about 15 minutes from Woodside but probably further than you'll want to drive.

                          For restaurants, I love yelp.com if you've never "yelped" before. Its a great application for finding good food!

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