This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Residence Inn vs. Grenada

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by synflower, May 24, 2006.

  1. synflower

    synflower rocker chic

    Joined:
    May 21, 2004
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Northern VA/DC
    .....this seems to be the big debate these days amongst a few friends and I that are going to PPUSA this year.

    So, I want to start a thread with input from all of you. Which hotel do you prefer and why?
     
  2. progpalaceradio2

    progpalaceradio2 New Metal Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2006
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Gaithersburg, MD
    We usually stay in Atlanta since the station owner lives there, but he's moving to the DC area (where I live) and so now we find we need a hotel! Are all of the hotels walking distance? If anyone has to give up a reservation at the Residence Inn please let us know, I'm told it's sold out. Any other suggestions?

    April
    Prog Palace Radio
    http://progpalaceradio.com
     
  3. rottingflesh

    rottingflesh Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    825
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Here
    I prefer the Residence.
     
  4. yardleybates

    yardleybates Chick Wrangler

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,052
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Elgin, IL - NW Chicago burb
    yippee38 and I are Grenada fans. The only downside for us is that some of our friends will be staying at the Residence again this year (Shaye, Linda)

    The Grenada has always been VERY good to us. This will be our 5th year to PP and 2 of the 4 previous stays, we've been upgraded free of charge since we made our reservations so early and the hotel fills up. Last year, we were waiting FOREVER for a cab to take us to meet up with some friends for lunch. The shuttle guy saw us waiting when he went out to run some folks somewhere and when he came back we were still there. He drove us all the way to meet our friends even though it was FAR outside the radius the shuttle is meant to go.

    We love the location, I know folks say that the Residence isn't really any farther. Breakfast with the Evergrey guys is HILARIOUS !! Especially with the 1 lone suburban family in attendance.

    There are always black tee-shirt clad folks in front on the steps, in the lobby, in all the halls. You are never at a loss of people to chat with :)
    :kickass:
     
  5. longshot9

    longshot9 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2002
    Messages:
    1,111
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Pittsburg, CA
    I've stayed at both and definitely prefer the Residence. It may be more expensive, but the real kitchen makes it all worth it. So nice to have a full size fridge that you can stock with beer and food before the night so when you get back to your room at 2am hammered you don't have to get behind the wheel to find some grub and more beer. Grenada was 'ok', and seems to be the choice of bands, but i personally felt, for the money that it was overpriced and the rooms felt 'old'.
     
  6. Sumeet

    Sumeet Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,153
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Tampa
    The Granada is older, not as nice as the Residence, and is generally considered more expensive (though prices at the Residence seem to be going up too... I certainly don't expect to ever again see the $56 room I got there 3 years ago). Those are the two absolute closest hotels to the venue, but there are several more that are still well within walking distance. The Sheraton, for example, is 1 - 2 blocks further, but I've had good luck find low rates there a few times. It's a high-rise, so it has more rooms than smaller hotels like the Residence or Granada, and is sometimes willing to offer deals if their occupancy isn't high. There are at least 6 other hotels within walking distance of the venue as well.
     
  7. J-Man

    J-Man Old as Yoda

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2005
    Messages:
    5,394
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Texas
    We will be staying at the Residence Inn, from what i can gather from the websites of both the Granada and RI, They are sold out completely from the 13th thru the 17th. Good luck in finding a good hotel close to Earthlink.
     
  8. MetalAges

    MetalAges Captain Spectacular
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    353,969
    Likes Received:
    394
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Virginia, USA
    I stayed in the Granada last year but a friend of mine was at the Residence. After seeing the Residence and the rooms, they are much nicer than the Granada. I switched to the Residence Inn for this year.
     
  9. J-Man

    J-Man Old as Yoda

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2005
    Messages:
    5,394
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Texas
    WOOOOHHOOOOOOO Deron is going to be at the Residence Inn also, that is going to be killer.
     
  10. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2001
    Messages:
    7,699
    Likes Received:
    231
    Trophy Points:
    63
    It honestly depends on what your priorties are. The Residence is about an additional five minute walk and is indeed much nicer. It would also be the preferred choice if you wanted peace & quiet after the show or just to relax during the day.

    The Granada is older and a tad overpriced due to it's proximty to the venue (which is a must for me). It's a central meeting place due to the plaza & porch on the way to the venue. There is always a crowd chatting outside. It's also become the place to party since the Fairfield closed down on a smaller scale. After the show ends on Saturday, you can find an entire hall with the doors open and parties going on till daybreak. Plus, Their breakfast is far superior to the Residence.
     
  11. sloppyj03

    sloppyj03 New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2005
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Super 8 > all
     
  12. nailz

    nailz Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2002
    Messages:
    5,662
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Curufin and I have always stayed at the Granada, and I've never had an issue with them, it's very centralized, nice place, clean, don't mind parties/beer etc. For the past 3 years now, Curufin's gotten the Suites on the 3rd floor, and they are UNGODLY awesome. There's a front closet big enough for someone (me) to sleep in.

    Plus we throw the biggest, most bad ass party ever on the first night.
     
  13. jaimek

    jaimek incorrigible

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2003
    Messages:
    2,168
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Wilmington, NC
    The Fairfield was my hotel of choice til it was converted and I stayed in the Residence last year; but I've been in the Granada enough to know that I MUCH prefer the Residence. Unless you get a suite, the Granada is terribly claustrophobic with its narrow, dingy halls and two-butt rooms. Residence comes across as bigger, cleaner, and the staff took good care of us.
     
  14. StewiesSexyParties

    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    I'll be at the Hampton Inn. Any input from anyone who's stayed there before?
     
  15. Bear

    Bear Got Shred??

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Messages:
    3,720
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
    3 out of the 5 times I have stayed at the Granada I have had a full size kitchen with everything. It depends on the room you get. Suites and Apartments at the Granada have full kitchens and kitchenettes. Again to add my two cents, I have never had a problem at the Granada and always have a great time there. They get my business again this year.

    I have been to the Residence a few times, its a nice hotel, but its a big hotel and the thing I like about the Granada is the comfort level it provides.

    Here are some pictures from our stay at the Grenada

    The Happy Hour/Breakfast room (Freeeeee drinksssssss and fooood)

    [​IMG]

    Our dining room in our Apt 333 m/

    [​IMG]

    Pooch and the Hally ways upstairs, two bedrooms and two bathrooms,one at each end of the hallway, this is the Aprtment I have reserved for this year.

    [​IMG]

    Living room

    [​IMG]

    Living room and Kitchen

    [​IMG]

    Party!!!!!!!!!!!!!! m/ 333

    [​IMG]

    Fits allot of metalheads with room to spare LOL

    [​IMG]

    That is why I stay at the Grenada :headbang::kickass::kickass::kickass::headbang:
     
  16. rottingflesh

    rottingflesh Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    825
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Here
    I stayed there one night last year.. liked it... had a pool so i got to do some swimming


     
  17. booB

    booB Señor Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2003
    Messages:
    4,439
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Granada: A friend and I stayed there for PP2, whcih was the same year as the 9/11 attack. They ended up "losing" our reservation, despite the fact that we had a confirmation number and had called to confirm our reservation a few days earlier. Instead of the suite for $129 that we were supposed to have, we were given a 1-bed crappy room, for the same $129. I won't stay there again.

    Hampton Inn: I've stayed there twice (for PP5 and PP6), and had no problems at all... it's a little bit farther from the venue than the RI, but not significantly so. It's the third closest hotel to the venue, and it's only a block or two away from the 24-hour Chinese restaurant (the only place within walking distance to eat after hours, AFAIK). If you can't get into the Granada or the RI, this is not a bad place to stay. The pool is nice, except when Rifkin's loud voice is echoing around in the pool area. :lol: :lol: The workout room there sucks ass, but I doubt you'll need it if you get enough walking exercise during the weekend.

    Residence Inn: Joe and I'll be staying there for the first time this year... they seem to have the best rooms, best amenities, and best service overall, and most of my friends will be there. There's no shortage of parties there, but it seems like they don't disturb the sleepers too much. Also, I got a $30/night cheaper rate there than at the Hampton Inn, for similar amenities.
     
  18. mëtålspëd

    mëtålspëd Umlauts ist Krieg

    Joined:
    May 2, 2004
    Messages:
    2,675
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    MA
    Residence Inn for me. Clean rooms, kitchenette, free high speed internet, and you just tell the front desk what you want (in my case... a lot of beer and junk food), and they send someone out to get it! It arrives a few hours later.
     
  19. Creeps

    Creeps Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2002
    Messages:
    2,268
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Spring Hill, Florida
    Me too.. Jagrbombs at my place :kickass: Reservations already made and paid for! This will be our 2nd time there.
     
  20. Meteornotes

    Meteornotes Crazed Diet Coke Addict

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2003
    Messages:
    642
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    I love the RI. Nice big rooms, kitchen/fridge, you can order stuff from the grocery store and they'll deliver it to the room, great free breakfast, Starbucks and Subway right nearby, and the AWESOME Madison Grill right next door. I've been there the last two years, and will probably always get a room there from now on.

    dt
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Our music community has been around for almost 15 years and we pride ourselves on offering great metal music discussion, as well as music production and other closely related topics. We work hard every day to make sure our community is one of the best. Enjoy!
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Donate ♥

    We have worked hard for 15 years (and running) to make sure our Metal community is running fast, uses the best software, and isn't overloaded with advertising. If you love the forum as much as we love bringing it to you, please show your support with a generous donation. We really appreciate it!