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WTF Hotel

What's the deal with con hotels being sold out seven months out? That's just nuts.

Anyway, for those of you who don't know, the Further Confusion hotel is sold out and has been for a couple of weeks now. Not just the con block, mind you, but the entire friggin' hotel right down to the janitorial closets. There is an overflow hotel a few blocks away, which is a Holiday Inn, but those are always such an unknown quantity that I didn't want to mess with it.

So I found a Courtyard by Marriott, which is rapidly becoming my favorite option for hotellage, just about the same distance as the overflow hotel but straight up Technology Drive -- Starbucks is right between the two, in fact, and as how I pretty much always stop in there in the mornings at FC anyway, it doesn't really add anything to my morning pre-con walk.

It does make it harder to stash stuff in my room or stop back in the room for a quick nap, but usually at FC I don't do that as much anyway.

Maybe I should book my room for next AnthroCon now. ¬.¬

-The Gneech

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thirdhorse
Jul. 16th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
That is an excellent idea for AC.
rhanlav
Jul. 16th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
Woah, thats crazy. Hard to believe its already booked up solid. Maybe you should see if you can get the Tent On The Roof rate. ;)

--Salen
mortonfox
Jul. 16th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
Last year, I made my hotel reservation for Anthrocon 11 months ahead of time!
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duncandahusky
Jul. 16th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
Indeed! The Hyatt Woodfield, home of MFF, is out of double rooms at this point and king rooms are going fast. This is the quickest we've ever filled our room block, by several months. I think you're exactly right about the reason, too, because while our registration numbers are ahead of last year's (showing healthy but normal and expected growth), they don't match the sharp increase in rooms reserved per day that we're seeing.

(Unrelated: Rigel, we did get your e-mail, and Dan or I will get a response to you tonight, I promise!)
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kylet
Jul. 16th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, you poor amateurs. You need to try first-day reg for San Diego Comicon, where reservations are gone in a matter of MINUTES XD
the_gneech
Jul. 16th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
For Comic-Con, we didn't even bother with that -- we just found a hotel down the train line and were happy with it!

-TG
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mouser
Jul. 16th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
Actually, you might want to.

Something you may want to consider is (since hotels like guests) talking to a sales rep at the Couryard and finding out what you can get if you (and friends) book XX number of rooms.

camstone
Jul. 16th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
We just need to get you one of these... with a Drezzer Wolf on the outside of it.

laurie_robey
Jul. 16th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, some fabric paint might do it...
or renting a Vespa... - mammallamadevil - Jul. 17th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC) - Expand
athelind
Jul. 16th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
We stayed at the Holiday Overflow Inn at the last FC... and I think you made the right choice in the Marriott.

THIS year, we registered well in advance.

Yeah, we live in the area -- but that just means getting a hotel room IN the con hotel is that much more important. Otherwise... we might as well just crash in our own bed.
ski_fox
Jul. 16th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
The Pittsburgh Courtyard seems to have raised their 2008 rates from this year's friendly $129/night to a significantly-less-friendly $179. ¬_¬

Perhaps I should consider the Westin, once AC has a rate negotiated.
the_gneech
Jul. 16th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
Ouch. -.-

-TG
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paradisacorbasi
Jul. 16th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
You do have your room registered for Dragon*Con, don't you?

Don't you?

Dragon*Con rooms sell out almost as fast as SDCC rooms. People make their rezzies the day they're announced!

the_gneech
Jul. 16th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed, D*C is long since arranged, flight and all. :)

-TG
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rogue_richek
Jul. 16th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
I made a point of getting the room as soon as the hotel opened this year. Last year I was in the holiday inn, and that wasnt fun.

frostscar
Jul. 16th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
If need be for FC you and MLD can store stuff in our room, should be lots of extra room
the_gneech
Jul. 16th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
We should be good, thanks! But I will definitely point Kerry your way in case of emergency. :)

-TG
confusedoo
Jul. 17th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)
Crap. So much is in the air for January that I hadn't even thought about reserving a room for that yet. Now I wonder how that'll work if I do decide to go. Need a roommate?

MFM sold out of double rooms if you're getting there on Thursday and staying till Monday morning. I need to figure out what I'm doing for MFF real quick now, too.
jedi_iwakura
Jul. 17th, 2007 06:53 am (UTC)
WHAT? WHY!

I haven't even decided on whether or not I'm going to go yet!

;-;

That's just ridiculous.
exatron
Jul. 17th, 2007 10:59 am (UTC)
Well, that isn't good. The project schedule at work hasn't solidified enough for me to even put in the vacation time for FC.
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