Anthrocon 2016 Hotel Opening Wrapup

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As expected, there was a big rush for the hotels at 11 AM, and the Courtyard sold out immediately with the Westin following just minutes later. As of this writing, The Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel is full on Sunday night (but we're working on adding rooms), and the Hampton Inn is almost full. All other hotels are open.

If you successfully reserved a hotel room, we'd appreciate it if you took 2 minutes to fill out our Anthrocon 2016 Hotel Reservation Experience Survey. I will read each response that is submitted.

If you didn't get the arrival or departure date you wanted, Don't Panic. Please email housing@visitpittsburgh.com and ask for assistance. They are working with our partner hotels to add more rooms on arrival and departure days.

Things are presently calming down, so feel free to hit us with any questions you might have.

-- Giza

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I did have one question I needed answered if possible.

Not sure if I should direct it to you all, the hotel, or the housing email.

 

I know some have had to do a security deposit upon checking in, do I need to add a extra nights stay to my total for this?

I am staying at the Marriott and am unsure if that fee happens there.

Hope I explained that properly...

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What happens is that between now and the convention, you will pay for one night of your stay.  The rest is due after the convention.  This prepayment applies to ALL Anthrocon hotels.

Suppose that you arrive on Thursday and leave Monday morning.  That means you stay Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.  (These are the dates I'll be there, BTW.)

For the ease of math (that is, THESE DOLLAR FIGURES ARE MADE UP!), let's assume that your room ends up costing $200 a night.  Four nights' stay would be $800.  The deposit will pay ahead of time for one of those nights so that after the con, you'll only owe $600.  You will already have paid for the room for one night.

If that isn't clear, try rephrasing the question to make it clearer.

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That did help with one thing I didn't know.

But what I meant was I have heard that when you check in to a hotel you have to pay a security deposit in case of damages.

I jut don't want to show up and have to pay a extra ammount I don't know about.

 

But thanks that did  help as I had no idea that deposit was taked out of the full amount :3

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The only reason for a security deposit at time of check-in would be if paying in cash. The great majority of people pay with a credit card, which means a 'hold' will be set aside of available credit limit, and then reverted usually quite promptly after the end payment is completed.

This one-night deposit is a different, special thing due to convention circumstances.

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Indeed at the Doubletree at least it's almost $200 per night--my stay wound up being about $700 for 4 nights but there

were $97 in taxes (total for 4 nights), on top of that. As anyone who's booked a flight, hotel, or rental car knows, fees can add up. Roomshare

to save money.

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When are tickets available?

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If you are asking how to buy an Anthrocon registration, look to the left, find INFORMATION and then go below that and click on REGISTRATION.  Follow the directions.

If you are asking how to reserve a room at Anthrocon, look to the left, find INFORMATION and then go below that and click on HOTELS.

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Thanks so much! Smiling

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Got a room on lower floor. All I had to do was growl at the resveration system a couple times and it gave it to me. How could it not deney this, http://www.techwolf.net/d10a32.html , werewolf. Smiling

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how do you know what floor you're on? i registered a while ago as supersponser and i cant find anything to tell me mine

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Because you DON'T know.  The only persons guaranteed a low floor at any hotel were those who won the bids for a room during last year's Charity Auction.  (They raffle off one room in each of four hotels.)  The winner is guaranteed a low floor.  Anyone else gets what's available.  The earlier you show up (Tuesday, Wednesday) the more likely you are to get a low floor.   You can request a low floor, but you won't be guaranteed it.

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Yep. This is how hotels work: You are booking a room type, not a specific room. There are, let's say, 200 Double-Double, 200 King, 20 Suites, and 1 Grand Poobah Suite at the Westin. When you book a King, you will be randomly assigned to one of those Kings, based on vacancy- There's no specific assignment. That way the hotel can handle numerous overlapping stays; They can handle deep cleans of rooms as needed between customers; they can give you a room at noon sometimes even if check-in is at 3 by assignign you to a room not used the prior night, or where the check-out was done at 8am.

Most hotels will very slightly overbook; and most will have a 'Room types are not guaranteed' disclaimer; sometimes requesting a King all that will be available will be a Double-Double. Pretty much the only person in hthis alignment whom knows what their floor will b e is the person booking the Grand Poobah Suite.

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room types arent guaranteed but the sooner you check in the better you odds of getting what you want.If you show up 10pm the night of your first day chances are all thats left is not much especially if the con is full swing.If youre checking in monday at noon you`ll probably have fairly good odds to get what you want.

 

on an unrelated note, I got my tax refund  yesterday so my supersponsorship,flight and hotel room booking are all done now! ac 2016 is now officaially on for me!  ^_^  Now to save up for at con artwork! (well after I blow a bunch of money at TFF first XD )

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