Caernarfon Crown Court heard that both admitted having sex with the 19-year-old, described as too drunk to consent.
The trial is expected to continue into next week.
End Quote John Philpotts ProsecutingChed Evans had booked that room with the main or sole purpose of procuring a girl or girls that night”
Video recordings found on Mr Higgins' phone showed he had been filming or trying to film the incident, he said.
The court heard that the pair had spent the night of Sunday, 29 May, 2011 socialising with friends in Rhyl.
In the early hours of Monday, 30 May, Mr McDonald got into a taxi which the complainant had flagged down.
He then took the woman, whom he had seen fall over in a kebab shop, to the Premier Inn hotel as he called someone on his phone to say he had "got a girl".
The complainant had been drinking wine, vodka with lemonade and had also had a Sambuca shot, the jury was told.
A hotel receptionist described the woman, who was 19 at the time and worked in a restaurant, as "extremely drunk" and said she was stumbling and slurring and occasionally grabbing hold of Mr McDonald to steady herself.
Shortly after, Mr Evans, originally from St Asaph, Denbighshire, arrived at reception and asked for the keys to a room, while two other men waited outside.
Mr Philpotts said: "Ched Evans had booked that room with the main or sole purpose of procuring a girl or girls that night.
"He and Clayton McDonald were on the lookout for any girl who was a suitable target and the claimant had literally stumbled across their path."
After Mr Evans went into the hotel, the receptionist decided to check what was happening in the room, the court heard.
"It was not difficult to guess," said Mr Philpotts.
The court was told the receptionist saw the two men who were waiting outside watching what was happening in the room through the window.
Mr Evans and Mr McDonald later told police they "separately" had sex with the claimant in the room.
Mr Philpotts said: "The prosecution say that she did not truly consent to that activity.
"She was in no fit state to consent.
"And we say that neither man reasonably believed she was consenting."