Anthrocon's Hotels: Please read before reserving!
Important Information Regarding Hotel Reservations
A one-night deposit (room and tax) will be required for all hotel bookings; it will be charged immediately when you make the reservation. That deposit will not be refundable if a reservation is canceled. Anthrocon strongly recommends that its members not book a room until they are reasonably certain that their plans will not change. The box to the right lists the hotels that have agreed to a special discounted rate for Anthrocon attendees. Note that the links are for information only so you can see what you get for your money. To make your hotel reservation using the Passkey system, you'll need to read and click on the giant link below. Note that due to the volume of initial reservations, the charge may not appear on your credit card statement for several weeks!
IF YOU DO NOT SEE YOUR HOTEL LISTED, TRY SHORTENING YOUR STAY! We often run out of rooms on early and late days, but often we can add rooms to those nights that will allow you to stretch an existing reservation. It's not guaranteed, but we've had good luck in the past. You can inquire about extending your stay by emailing VisitPittsburgh Housing Services at housing(at)visitpittsburgh.com and providing your Passkey booking reference number.
Special Note For All Hotel Guests: Our kind hosts at all of our hotels remind us that even if a room is not to be made up, the housekeepers must nonetheless make entry to each room every day to ensure that it is up to standards. This caused some concern in previous years when attendees left their "do not disturb" signs posted for the entire weekend. If you intend to stay in any Anthrocon-contracted hotel, you MUST agree to the following policy, which is repeated in the Anthrocon Standards of Conduct: Housekeepers will not begin their rounds until 10:00 AM each day. Thereafter they will initially bypass rooms with "do not disturb" signs on the doors, but at the end of their rounds they must return to those rooms and will have to knock on the door. Attendees must allow housekeeping staff access to the room at that time. If you do not agree to this policy, then you should not book a room.
An explanation as to why this policy has been enacted can be found here.
"I understand that a deposit of one night's room and tax will be charged when I make my reservation and that this deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE if I cancel my reservation after that charge is made. I also agree to the Housekeeping policies at Anthrocon's hotels as set forth above. Now take me to the Passkey site so I can make my reservation." (NOTE: THIS LINK IS NOT AVAILABLE BEFORE FEBRUARY 3, 2014!)
Note: There is at this time no mechanism by which a deposit for a particular room can be transferred from one person to another. If you must cancel your hotel room, you must assume all responsibility for arranging how the finances will be handled. There are many potential dangers in transferring pre-paid registrations, particularly to someone you do not know. Again, we cannot stress it enough: do not reserve a room until you are reasonably certain that you will be attending!