General hotel reservations begin February 2 -- Suites at the Westin available now!

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Anthrocon's hotel rooms are not yet available for reservations!  On February 2, 2012, at 9:00 AM EST, we will throw open the doors for people to make reservations at the Westin Convention Center (our flagship hotel), as well as our all-within-easy-walking-distance satellite hotels, the Doubletree, Courtyard, Hampton Inn and Omni William Penn. 


Reservations for Westin Hotel suites (and ONLY SUITES) can be made starting...now! Suites are deluxe rooms as described below and are more expensive than regular hotel rooms, which this year will be about $140 ($160 with tax) per night. We make these available early because of the high demand.  Remember, only suite reservations at the Westin are being accepted at this time.  Regular room reservations begin on February 2.


In order to secure a suite, you must send an email to ceo(at)anthrocon.org with the phrase WESTIN SUITE REQUEST in the subject line. Once again: send an email, not a private message.  Include the full (real) name that the reservation will be under, and – very important – include your Anthrocon 2012 membership number which was sent to you by email when you submitted your registration. We will send you back an email with instructions on how to go about reserving a suite through our special contact at the Westin. 


If you did not receive or have misplaced your registration confirmation email, you can email us at registration-2012(at)anthrocon.org and we will tell you. If you have not registered for Anthrocon 2012 yet...well, what are you waiting for? Get to it! Just click here!


Here are descriptions of the Westin’s suites and the 2012 prices for Anthrocon members. Prices shown in parentheses are the total approximate price with tax included.  You can click on each name for a floorplan, or use the links at the bottom of the page.


1) CORNER SUITE $275 ($314) per night.  A bedroom with a king-sized bed, and a separate, small parlor room with a table and a sofa (roughly 640 sq ft).


2) FAMILY SUITE - Currently sold out!


3) BUSINESS KING $354 ($403) per night. A very large single room with a king-sized bed and a huge amount of space, about 729 square feet total.  Comes equipped with a sofa-bed.


4) BUSINESS DOUBLE - Currently sold out!


5) 1-BEDROOM PARLOR - Currently sold out!


6) 2-BEDROOM PARLOR - Currently sold out!


7) WORKOUT SUITE $275 ($314) per night.  Similar to a family suite, but with a king bed and workout equipment for those who like to keep fit.  The exercise equipment is stationary and cannot be moved from the room.


Remember, you must email the chairman in order to request a suite, and only suite reservations at the Westin are available at this time.  All other reservations can be made starting at 9:00 AM EST on February 2, 2012.

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Might want to fix "Courtyard, Marriott", and will there be a fifth hotel for the extra 100 rooms AC was "promised" for moving the dates, or will they come from one of the existing hotels?

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it looks like the Hampton Inn is the other hotel this year. It fits.Hampton was a character on Tiny Toons Eye-wink

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Except that he spelled it w/o the "p" Sticking out tongue

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I been tinkering the idea of doing a suite sometime for AC, but how many people per suite?

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I don't remember ever seeing The Hampton in the past 4 Anthrocon's I've been to...sooo~ it's most likely that its for the 100 extra rooms this year.  Which is awesome.  Getting Hall C. was a nice touch this year as well.  Thank you very much Uncle Kage!  ^ ^

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even though i won the ealry Weston room auction , i still gotta book a room for friends just to secure myself a ride to the con. Maybe next year I will get a suite for the con,

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sounds like a suite might be more likely this year.

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Have other hotels agreed to a set rate for con goers? Any idea what the rates are? Thank you!

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When the prices are finalized, you'll find them to your left under Information then Hotels.  To quote Our Esteemed Chairman from the top of this post:

Reservations for Westin Hotel suites (and ONLY SUITES) can be made starting...now! Suites are deluxe rooms as described below and are more expensive than regular hotel rooms, which this year will be about $140 ($160 with tax) per night. We make these available early because of the high demand.  Remember, only suite reservations at the Westin are being accepted at this time.  Regular room reservations begin on February 2.

(Emphasis added.)

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Thanks Charlieq, I didn't want to assume the rooms were finalized, I don't think I will be staying at the westin which is why I was inquiring about the other hotels. Budgeting early really helps Smiling

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Does the Westin regular rooms sell out completely during Anthrocon, and if so how quickly does this happen? What about the other Anthrocon-designated hotels nearby?

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I'm supposing you're specifically referring to the AC hotel room blocks, and not the full price rooms the Westin has that we don't use. So, with that in mind...

Generally, the rooms in the Westin and Courtyard blocks completely fill within 24-48 hours, with most of the Quad rooms going in the first 12 hours.

The other hotels will eventually sell out, but it tends to take over a month, and usually a few before they are COMPLETELY full. Generally, the Quad rooms sell out first, then the rest. (The Omni and the Doubletree.)

The Hampton Inn is new and I can't say how they went "last year" because this is the first year we're adding that hotel. However, it might be different, since their website seems to say it's a SUITES hotel (which is not usual for AC.) Then again, I may be wrong. Either way, we'll have to wait and see how things go with this one.

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MOST AC ATTENDEES DO NOT WEAR A FURSUIT OR ANY FORM OF COSTUME.

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I can say with 100% certainty that all the available Westin rooms that anthrocon gets will probably vanish within the first several hours.  I can't really speak for the other hotels since i never stay at them. XD

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Thanks. Yes, I was referring to the AC room blocks, because I don't know if I'll go if I can't get the discounted rate.  Guess I'll stay up late for the stroke of midnight on Feb 2nd and have my credit card ready.

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Not midnight - 9 AM, EST.  And if the Westin sells out, there's four other perfectly charming hotels that are in very easy distance.  I walked it in 5 minutes on a snowy day dragging a suitcase behind me a few years ago, even at my age, so it's hardly an arduous hike.

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I don't like Summer in general, so walking around outside in Summer is not something I enjoy. That having been said, I had no problems staying at the Doubletree once I knew where I was and where I was going. (I used a handy map run off my AC to find it the first time, and after that it became easier.) I've been told the Omni is a bit closer than the Doubletree, and the Hampton Inn should be about the same distance. (I'd judge all 3 to be about the same walk from different directions.) Unlike Kage, I'd say that in the Summer, I'd call it a 10-minute walk, and a pleasant one. The only thing I didn't do is keep running to my hotel room every 2 hours. If you don't need to continually be in and out of your hotel room, that's fine. Keep in mind this is coming from someone who recommends returning to your hotel room in the middle of the day to nap, shower and change clothing to be fresh for the evening events, so I tend to return to my hotel room a little more than many younger attendees.

 

 

Oh, and comparing the walk TO the hotel with the wait for the elevator at the Westin, I didn't think there was much of a time-difference. There's a line to use the Westin elevators except very, very early, or before Friday afternoon, or late and not right before or after a popular event.  The other hotels have no elevator line, so you walk there and just go up. So, at times, it will be faster to walk over than to park in the elevator line. Smiling

Plus, each hotel has its own little features that make it a good choice for some people.

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The elevator line for the westin scares me. Sad

Luckily i am a fursuiter so most of the time i don't have to wait.

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its not the lines you gotta worry about, its the motion sick you get from all the start and stopping going up and down! 

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Are the Anthrocon rooms at the Westin high up? I'm hoping for a low-level floor because I think I can handle a "few" floors of stairs. I'm no athlete, but I do work out 4 times a week for an hour at a time, mostly by running outdoors. 

Just trying to think of a way to avoid these scary elevator lines I keep hearing about. Smiling

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Lines at the westin are unavoidable im afraid.  As for your question the hotel spaces anthrocon guests across all the floors as far as im aware.

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The hotel rooms at the Westin begin on the 5th floor; and continue until the 24th floor. The elevators will board from the lobby floor (Floor 1); but there are stairs beginning on the 3rd floor, as well as escalators from the 1st to 3rd floors, and two 'short' elevators that go from the -2 floor (parking garage) up to the 3rd floor. In addition, you're likely to spend time ont he 3rd floor, that's where we have a social gathering room (The Zoo) as well as the Internet Room and our ConOps room. So figure on the stairs, you're really taking them up or down from the 3rd floor.

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Also boarding the elevators should only be done from the first floor if you are going up from floors 1-3.  It isn't fair to the people who are waiting in the line when people just get on on floor 2 or 3.

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Ok, so the Westin has an Anthrocon discount, but the others listed don't? Are the prices for the other three promoted on this site (The Courtyard, The Doubletree, and The Omni) compariable to The Westin with the discount? Don't mind the walking to the hotels away from the convention.

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they all have the discount, and are all within a few bucks of each other

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All of our partner hotels (Including the Hampton Inn, which you did not mention) do give Anthrocon attendees a greatly discounted rate. The prices are within $10 a night, for the hotel rooms.

To note, there's confusion here because only the Westin conventin block includes Suite Rooms, as those often are desired for room parties.

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Keep in mind the Westin is just the flagship hotel which is connected to the convention center. If you don't mind walking a booming 3 minutes then one of the other hotels might be a better fit if you are worried about the elevators line etc. 

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I'm starting to think that the other hotels might be a better idea for me. Even if walking to another hotel takes as long as waiting for a Westin elevator at least I'll be moving.

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not to be snarky but there are people in the fandom that could really use the excercise of walking back to their hotel room Eye-wink I could stand to lose a few extra pounds myself ;p

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You missed the last line, Nicona. Spammer.

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Oops.  I did miss that one.  Usually catch those.

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It's one of the better (?) ones though - the above comment and this one would've passed as real except for the ad links. I flagged the other 7 replies by this "user"; wonder how they got past the captcha to get an account?

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I'll bet Giza wishes he knew how they got past the Captcha as well.  And, if it sounded like I was ragging on Nicona, I wasn't.  That was probably the single best Spambot post I've ever seen.  It read correctly as English and even asked a valid question (which Nicona answered correctly).  I might have missed it as well if I (like you) hadn't seen the spammer's other posts.

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Maybe not a bot, but some shlub in a third-world country who is paid a nickel a day to post ads.

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