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wild western hotels?

16 Sep 2008 Danielle090 asked

Hey i was wondering if anyone could tell me the names of the hotels we stay at on the wild western. I know the main ones like las vegas, and san franscisco, but what about in san diego, phoenix, yosemite etc
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  • 16 Sep 2008 Mel said


    Hi there,
    I just found my Oh **** Sheet from when i went on LA to the Bay which is part of the Wild Western, so they are: San Diego – Days Inn Suites (very nice hotel, doesnt look like much on the outside but nice inside), Phoenix – Courtyard Marriott Scottsdale (this hotel is BEAUTIFUL….VERY, VERY NICE), Grand Canyon – The Maswik Lodge, Bass Lake – The Pines Resort (this is where you stay when you got to Yosemite), Carpinteria – Best WEstern Carpinteria Inn.

    HOpe that helps ! yeah…so the Phoenix hotel – UNREAL….def the best hotel on the list….very, very hot thou in Phoenix but one of the best places in my opinion that we went to ! Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

  • 16 Sep 2008 Danielle090 said


    Thanks for that! Also ive heard the las vegas hotel is really bad. What did u think about it?

  • 16 Sep 2008 Mel said


    Hey Dani,
    Yeah Vegas isnt great….i was glad that we spent only minimal time there thats for sure ! Just felt a bit grubby or something ? and i think also it doesnt help that when you drive into Vegas all the casinos and hotels are huge and fantastic looking and then you see the contiki hotel – is just 2 floors, run down looking on the side of the road. We are doing the Grand Southern next year and are thinking about staying at the MGM Grand, its diagonal across from the contiki hotel – about a 5 min walk and its pretty reasonable. We are mainly doing that cause we have stayed in the contiki hotel and just want to experience a casino – know what i mean ? but in saying that – the Grand Canyon place is a bit off too – i reckon on par with vegas….but the sheets and bathrooms were clean in all the rooms and thats the main thing ! In the end its up to you what you do, some people say it isnt that bad, others say its shocking, so its a personal opinion i guess in the end – but vegas was def was the worst out of the lot on the the LA to the Bay.

  • 17 Sep 2008 ozzie daz said

    ozzie daz

    i did the wild western in april, and had a great time, some of the hotels where a bit different to when u stayed mel. we didn’t stay in the marriot when in phoenix not sure of the hotel but was quite nice,nor the lodge at Yosemite, we actually stayed in this little town called marposa when near yosemite and all most got evicted (thats another story) but nice place, and i guess as you’ve probably read about the place in vegas you can make up ur own mind. but try to remember that all of the group stays there the bus leaves from there and the TM generally won’t wait 4 u if ur not there on time! its just a bed a ur not moving in.
    hope this helps Daz

  • 18 Sep 2008 Danielle090 said


    Yeah i guess its really just a place to sleep. It still would be great to stay at one of the massive hotels but i guess i’ll just have to come back another time and stay there lol. Thanks 4 all the advice Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

  • 19 Aug 2012 Naomi said


    Sorry to revive an old thread, but does anyone know the recent hotels being used this this tour?

  • 20 Aug 2012 larissa84 said


    The current hotels are:

    San Diego – Days Inn and Suites
    Scottsdale – Days Inn Scottsdale Fashion Square
    Grand Canyon – Maswick Lodge
    Las Vegas – Harrahs
    Bass Lake – The Pines Resort
    San Francisco – Whitcomb Hotel
    Carpinteria – Best Western Carpinteria Inn

  • 9 Jun 2014 Nia said


    Are these still the hotels used on this tour?

  • 17 Jun 2014 louiseroden said


    Yeah would be useful to know for 2014

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