cheap motels/hotels walking distance?

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i have already paid for my badge and my friends but the websites prices were wrong and ican no longer afford it because we were going with what the hotel prices say on here, need a 700$ weekend hotel/motel and fast, we cant get refunds on  badges at this point so we need to reserve fast, i only have 3 weeks to do so before we leave,must be walking distence as well

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You know you can still book at the Whyndham Grand through this website, and get the whole weekend for 700 or less depending on how many nights you want to stay.

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i cant do that,i dont do anything that requires a card i only do cash, i tried doing it by phone and they said it MUST  be done online and i dont do anything that requires a card, last time i did that i was charged exra for something i did not do

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If you are talking about erroneous incidental charges, you can ask them to disable the ability to charge anything to the room when you check in.  Even if you use cash, they will still want extra money down to cover incidentals. You are much better off using a credit card because it's an added layer of protection from fasle charges.  If there are erroneous charges, you can always file a dispute with your credit card company, whereas if you use cash, you are stuck with what the hotel deems correct.

I can tell you for a fact that there is nothing else  close to being as cheap as you want within walking distance. If you really want to pay cash though, an alternative is to use the card for the one night deposit (you won't be charged any more) and give them cash for the rest of your stay when you arrive.  You should do this quickly though, as normally around this time, the reservation system is shut down.

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Did you go through the hotel website or passkey for reservations?

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The Wyndham does still have rooms at $150 per night via passkey. You will not find anything else in walking distance for less.

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You can email   

They can help you.

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I want to point out that no matter what hotel you look at, there is a 14% tax in Pittsburgh that must be paid IN ADDITION TO whatever the hotel charges. This is a state/county tax that has nothing to do with the hotel or Anthrocon, but it must be budgeted for.

What this means is that while the Whyndham Grand is $150 per night, you must budget for $171 per night plus parking (parking isn't free either).

The tax breaks down to 6% PA state sales tax, 1% Allegheny county sales tax, and 7% occupancy tax. This is common in most cities to pay the standard sales tax PLUS an occupancy tax.

If you want a hotel room I too recommend reserving a room at the Whyndam Grand in the VERY NEAR future. I just checked availability and that is the only hotel available, and there really aren't any other hotels anywhere close to the convention center that are any cheaper. I also recommend using a credit (not debit) card. I understand that you have reservations about that, but hotels really are one thing that credit cards are the best way to go.

Good luck and I hope to see you at Anthrocon Smiling

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