Flying in early morning 12/24. I have searched and searched and searched for hotels/locations to stay for the 5 day trip.
I am extremely picky and OCD-like, therefore, I was expecting to pay 150-200 per night BUT friends are wanting to pay only 89-120 max for hotel. They are also wanting to be away from attractions because of the expense and prefer to drive in, but also want a nice, clean hotel for the $! Everything in their range seems to have BAD reviews! Also, they don't mind the valley, even with suggestions to not stay there.
I want to see views of the city although not much time will be spent in a hotel and am willing to compromise but this is difficult. The consensus is that we WILL do some tours and I'd love to see some "stars" if possible. Are we off our rockers, or can this feat be accomplished?