Hotel Fill-Up Times
Apologies if the title doesn't make that much sense, but I was wondering about how long does it take for each hotel to fill up once they go live? I know the Westin goes in the blink of an eye, but what about the others? It would really help in making my hotel choice to know how fast they go. Thanks!
The Courtyard goes amazingly fast and is not a serious consideration for most
attendees since it's so small and so in-demand (as in, in MINUTES.)
The Westin actually fills slower than that but still incredibly fast.
So, within the first 24 hours, the Westin is full, possibly within the
first 6-12 hours.
As for all the other hotels, they fill in no predetermined order.
They usually fill in an order partly based on how close they are,
and partly on how long they've been an AC hotel.
So, you'll get the Omni filling before the Renaissance based on
experience, despite their being similar hotels. More people have
confidence on the Omni based on direct experience.
But, generally, there's a huge rush the first day that fills the
Courtyard and Westin, and the other hotels take at least a few weeks
to fill if they are close. The Marriott City Center and the Wyndham
are neither close, nor have many attendees stayed in them,
so they will probably be the last to fill (with some rooms left
when the blocks finally close.)
So, decide, and try to get your first choice as soon as the blocks
open. Naturally, if your first and second choices are the Courtyard
and Westin, you'd better have at least a third choice as well.
(I usually have 2 hotels in mind other than the Courtyard or Westin
and don't expect to get into the Courtyard nor Westin.)
Please note that, unless you're a fursuiter or plan to be up at
odd hours back-and-forth to the convention, the Westin may not
be a good choice for you! The lines to get to the elevators
really eat up a lot of time during peak hours.
I actually am going to be suiting. It'll be my first time! It'll only be a partial though, but it's still worrying that if I get a hotel a bit further away, I'll overheat while walking there. That's my biggest concern. My dad and I could probably just drive to the DLCC but I'm not sure how bad parking is there. Though for a first time con-goer and suiter, what hotel would you reccommend?
Note: this is a post from LAST YEAR and has information from LAST YEAR and may be DIFFERENT FROM THIS YEAR but will likely be similar: http://www.anthrocon.org/node/24039/what-happens-when-anthrocon-2015-hotels-open-monday
Supersponsors have early access to hotel booking. The Supersponsor Block at the Courtyard will go in 30 minutes or less, but the Westin and all other partner hotels are very available for Supersponsors in the usually-two-days before General Booking.
With General Booking on probably-Feb-2: the Westin Double rooms and Courtyard rooms are gone in the first five minutes, and other Westin rooms (usually 1 King Bed) fill within the first 30 minutes. Usually within two days, the Hampton Inn is full; the Omni usally fills up about March 1, and blocks at the Doubletree, Renn, Marriott City Center, and Wyndham Grand are available for quite a while, perhaps even to early June.
so I imagine that is why even now, the time slot for the con is grayed out at the westin....
for those that probably wont know until at least a few months on the long side before the con, if things will work out with work sceduals, what might be done? for those that want to be able to walk from the hotel to the con and back?
EDIT: if it does look like I will be able to come, (and likely will, just not 100% sure yet) I will be a suppersponcer for what its worth
There will be hotels available for booking within walkign distance for quite some time. The closest ones (Westin, Courtyard, Omni, Hampton) will fill up the quickest. but others (Doubletree, Rennaissance, Wyndham Grand, Marriot City Center) you should be able to find rooms at in May.
Much obliged, sounds like other than registration then, there will be options, even if they are not the most ideal.
Thanks for helping
Hey, I know this is probably a dumb question but, do you need to be registered for anthrocon in order to reserve a hotel room?
As of last year,
you did NOT have to be Registered with AC before
reserving a room in the convention block.
If that changes, there will be big announcements.
I do not expect that to change for the coming year.
(If it does change, I expect some discussions to mention
it's being considered before it actually happens.
The Staff like to give us warnings of any possible changes
whenever that's reasonable.)