No laundry at the Doubletree, need help.

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My mate and I have stayed at the doubletree every year attending anthrocon. The walk has been pleasant and we have enjoyed it thus far. However the last year we attended the doubletree stopped providing laundry service. The rooms were still there but the machines had all been removed and we were unfortunately forced to go to a laundrymat out of town. The nearest one was in a neighborhood I'd rather not revisit. We couldnt decide whether it was good or bad that the police drove past every 5 minutes. When booking again this year we again booked the doubletree. There are still many things we like about it but after callng ahead this time we were informed that they would not be providing laundry services for their guests anymore. They have a dry cleaning service but my concern is that my mate and I both suit and will be bringing two new suiters with us. We like to wash our clothes after each outing but doing so will be difficult without on site laundry services. I would appreciate it if anyone knew of a nearby laundrymat that is not quite so exciting. Any other options would be appreciated we even considered maybe finding a buddy in one of the neighboring hotels that does provide laundry and just doing it there. 

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I can't help you with that but I'm confused - I thought fursuits were hand-wash only;
what kind of suit could handle being run through a washer/dryer Puzzled

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Less the suit itself more our undergarments. Helps prolong the life of the suit if we dress in layers and keep the closest ones as clean as possible. Underarmor and such

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Layers? I know you should wear underarmour, but if you're wearing layers under that (besides underwear), it's a bit extreme.

The nearest laundromat is up on the north shore near Allegheny General, a long way to go in the middle of a con everyday. I'm not sure if any of the other hotels have laundry service. You may want to just get multiple sets of underarmour so you don't have to do laundry at the con.

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That and my cooling vest Cool and multiple sets of under armor is likely going to be my fallback. It means more to pack for the road trip but it might be nessesary.

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You could always try washing your clothes in the shower, there's a thought, and then using the hotel dryers or hanging them on a balcony railing to dry (like wet towels from a pool)

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There's a thought. I'd probably have at least two sets then so one could dry while I wear another.

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Sounds like a pretty good plan, that way you can swap them over while the other dries. IIRC, the pool section staff might even have dryers if you ask them nicely, otherwise how would they keep alll the pool gear clean for guests?

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I just wash my under armor in the shower. It dries overnight just hanging in the bathroom.

I think The Hampton ( and maybe others) also has a coin op laundry room if you know anybody staying there.

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Oh great! Its awesome to know it has been done before. I was curious how long it would take to dry. The material is pretty thin but it holds a lot of water lol. that seems like my best bet. 

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Hey Orion!

What I've taken to doing is washing my underclothes + balaclava after every session in the sink. I use a touch of shampoo and three rinses, wring them out, then (and this is important!) lay them between two towels and press out as much water as I can. Usually by standing on them. After this they are only damp to the touch and dry out nicely overnight.

Also do look for a clothes line in the bathroom. Had that in my room in Boston for ANE and it was much helpful!

Can't wait to see the new suits!

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Try rolling up the towels with the wet garments inside, as tightly as you can, that'll help wring out the excess water a little easier than standing on them.

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Excellent. It sounds like this is a normal thing. It just seemed strange after staying at hotels all across the country on my way there that only my destination hotel wouldn't have machines we could use lol. It will be cool if there's a clothes line but at least I'll have  the warm weather and dry towels to speed things along otherwise. I'll see you there! It should be a fine trip this year.

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You can also put it right on top of the air conditioneer so air is constantly blowing onto it or use the hair dryer in the bathroom (be carefull with the heat though)

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