Layover hotel, Valdosta?

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Layover hotel, Valdosta?
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Mon, 04-16-2007 - 10:00am

We are thinking of leaving on Friday afternoon and stopping in Valdosta, GA on the way down to break up the drive and get there earlier on Sat. Has anyone stayed at any of the hotels here? I have looking up reviews and it seems there are several that get decent reviews, but if you read enough, you find bad ones too, LOL. Unfortunately, cost is a major factor. I am looking for something "economical" but clean. La Quinta and Country Inn Suites seem to get the best reviews, but are a little higher than we'd like to spend. I found some great rates for Jameson Inn, Sleep Inn, Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn (not the new one), and Econo Lodge but the rates are walk-in. Does anybody have experience with this? It will probably be late when we arrive (9 pm or later) and I don't want to be stuck in the car with a tired, grumpy family and no place to stay.

Thanks in advance,
Charis

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Mon, 04-16-2007 - 10:54am

There's not alot at all in Valdosta near the freeway.

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Tue, 04-17-2007 - 9:44am

Thanks for the info. Now, DH has decided that we will just drive straight through as originally planned. It is about a 10 hour drive without stops. It took us 12 last year, but we spent an hour in Gainsville getting a youngest DS's prescription filled (ear infection and a trip to the ER just before we left). He now has tubes and oldest DS is on antibiotics for an ear infection right now. Hopefully, that won't be a problem this year. However, I just started potty training youngest a couple of weeks ago. Not the best timing and not my plan, he just decided one day that he wanted to wear "big boy" underwear, LOL. I am hoping that they sleep the first 4 hours of our trip and then take a nap just before we get there, which should eliminate several stops.... in theory anyway :)

Charis

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Tue, 04-17-2007 - 3:03pm

Bring a potty seat, keep it accessible and line the 'bowl' with a grocery sack and paper towels so you don't have to play the 'let's find a clean place to potty NOW' game. after it's used, tie

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Fri, 04-20-2007 - 12:37pm

Wow! I am so impressed! You are such a super mom and super prepared! I was just going to bring an empty Gatorade bottle for "emergencies", LOL. Of course, with girls that isn't really an option for you :) I will probably use pull ups in the car. He actually does better when we are traveling about not having accidents. We were gone all day yesterday and I had him in a pull up. He didn't have any accidents at all (only before we left and after we got back home...both were "messy" accidents-eww).

Thanks for all your great advice!

Charis