@Mark Boyce posted:
I stayed at a cheap place with some Pittsburgh guys up the highway towards Harrisburg the two times I went to York.
I don’t want to drive very far to and from the hotel since I’ll still be recovering from back surgery. I realize I’ll pay more than before. What recommendations does anyone have?
The Wyndham Garden is the location of the largest bandit meet, it has a great breakfast included in the price of the room (pre-Covid, don't know what it will be in October), and there is a decent bar/restaurant on site. In the past, it's been worth the extra $20 per night for the location and amenities. However, this time around the price is a lot higher than other nearby places.
My reservation for October is at LaQuinta - near the fairgrounds, less expensive, and I've had good experiences with LQ before.
Avoid the Super 8 on US 30 and the Rodeway Inn near downtown - sketchy areas.
I recommend joining a loyalty program for whatever chain you prefer - you'll get a good rate and earn points. Don't use a third-party website - if there's a problem, you have an additional layer of bureaucracy to deal with. Use AAA, AARP, or senior discount (I've found the AARP discount to usually be the best. And be sure to get a fully cancellable reservation, because you never know what might come up.