If you are thinking of coming to Fancy frocks in October to meet up with lots of likeminded people here is some information for you.
Guide to Staying in Cardiff
Remember that Cardiff is a small city. You can easily walk from one side of the city centre to the other. It is also blessed with plenty of public transport options.
If you are coming by train to Cardiff Central Train Station, it really is a short walk or a quick Taxi to the Museum. From the main bus stops in Sophia Gardens it is a nice meander through Bute Park and Arboretum.
The main hotels in the centre may not be that cheap [where are they ever?], but there are plenty of other options a short distance away.
There are plenty of the budget hotels, slightly further out, but still an easy taxi journey.
There are three Ibis Hotels in or around Cardiff, which seem like good value.
Holiday Inns have lots of options including the Holiday Inn Express in Cardiff Bay
Premier Inns have plenty too, including the budget ZIP by Premier Inn Cardiff
Those on a tighter budget could opt for the backpacker hotels, several of which [NosDa and The River House] are very close to the city centre over the River Taff from the Principality Stadium.
There is a also a nice YHA close to the centre and the Urdd City Sleepover down in the Millennium Centre in the Bay
We found all these on Google Maps
Finally there are there are thousands of places to stay at http://www.airbnb.co.uk
Almost forgot….. Our favourite and most secret accommodation place, is situated in the beautiful parkland close to the heart of the city; Cardiff Caravan Park for Caravans, Campers and Tents. http://www.cardiffcaravanpark.co.uk/
If you need a tourist map, we found these at visitcardiff.com [a very good website to look around]