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Re: Hotel Review and Feedback Thread
« Reply #120 on: July 31, 2017, 04:26:30 pm »
I didn't know you could ask for a fridge there.  Has anybody done that successfully? 


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Re: Hotel Review and Feedback Thread
« Reply #121 on: August 01, 2017, 07:49:45 am »
It's generally first come first serve for the mini fridges at the Bayfront Hilton  I've managed to get one every year but I usually check in early in the week.  I also call ahead and have them note the request on my reservation. 

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Re: Hotel Review and Feedback Thread
« Reply #122 on: August 01, 2017, 08:05:04 am »
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I didn't know you could ask for a fridge there.  Has anybody done that successfully?
The years I've stayed there I was able to request one during check in. I normally check in on Tuesdays.
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Re: Hotel Review and Feedback Thread
« Reply #123 on: August 01, 2017, 10:15:26 am »
Name of Hotel: U.S. Grant

Type of Room: 2 Queens

Number of Nights You Stayed: 4 Nights

Year(s) You Stayed There: 2017

Hotel Review:

* Were there any dining options inside or near the hotel?
There's a restaurant inside the hotel, but there are quite a few restaurants less than a block away. My wife and I had Japanese one night and Fish and Chips the next.

* How was the hotel staff?
   Very friendly!

* Did you order room service?
   Yes. I ordered their Smoked Salmon BLT twice. First time was great, so I recommended it to my wife. The second time, the salmon was WAY undercooked.

* Tell us about the hotel amenities, like the gym or pool.  Did you use any of them?
   Did not use any. Thought about the massage option, but they didn't work late.

* Were you and your roommates able to sleep and move around in the room comfortably?  Do you think the room is smaller or larger than the same type of room in other, comparable hotels?
The room was a decent size and we could maneuver fine, especially since I had 3 costumes. Closet was spacious and they had a scale. Bathroom is large, but shower space is a bit cramped for a big guy like me. They do give lots of towels, which is great.

* How long did it take you to travel to and from your hotel by shuttle, trolley, or on foot?
    On foot, about 15-20 minutes to the convention center. Shuttle was about the same. Since I was in costume much of the time, I took the shuttle as I didn't want to sweat and couldn't stand the humidity.

* Are the walls of the room thin?  What are the noise levels in your room from outside sources (hallway or next door)?
  We were pretty high up, so didn't notice any internal noise, but there was a rooftop party across the street on Thursday and Friday night that was pretty loud and went until around midnight. Surprisingly, there was nothing on Saturday night.

* Does the hotel have free WiFi for guests?
   I never inquired.

* Is there anything else you like to mention about the hotel (i.e., celebrity sightings) or your room that isn't mentioned above?
   Since Spreckles is across the street, I've heard about Conan sightings, but never saw him myself.

* What did you like about staying at this hotel?
Location was good. It was close enough to the convention center to walk yet far enough away to be able to go to a restaurant and not have to wait an hour for seating. Beds were nice and pillows were great. Lots of outlets to charge and plug in electronics! Staff was great and friendly! Upon checkout, I asked the clerk for souvenir keys and he gave me all of them!

* Finally, what didn't you like about staying at this hotel?
Cost. $300+ a night is WAY too much for a half mile away. The rooms come with coolers for drinks, but they didn't exactly fit into the designated space, so if you weren't careful, you would pinch your fingers trying to open and close the cabinet.

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Re: Hotel Review and Feedback Thread
« Reply #124 on: August 10, 2017, 04:15:10 am »
Name of Hotel: Andaz

Type of Room: 1 King size room.

Number of Nights You Stayed: 7

Year(s) You Stayed There: 2017

Hotel Review:

(Here are some questions to get you started as you think about your hotel stay during Comic-Con.  Again, you can answer all or some of these questions to help you write your hotel feedback comments.)

* Were there any dining options inside or near the hotel?
  Rooftop bar with snacks. Also a dining room downstairs but never visited. Quite pricey from the menus I saw.

* How was the hotel staff?  Were they polite and courteous?
Absolutely brilliant. Couldn't do enough for you. We were missing batteries in one of the TV remote's. I told front desk and they had sorted it within the hour.

* Did you order room service?
   No

* Tell us about the hotel amenities, like the gym or pool.  Did you use any of them?
Went up to the rooftop pool a couple of times. Incredible views of SD. Large area with cabanas and sunbeds. The pool is on the small size but it's very inviting.

* Were you and your roommates able to sleep and move around in the room comfortably?  Do you think the room is smaller or larger than the same type of room in other, comparable hotels?
Requested a room facing inside as heard the exterior rooms can hear all the street noise. Someone mentioned that you will hear all the music etc from the rooftop with an interior room. Never heard a thing.
The room was a very good size. The bathroom was split in two with a wash basin behind a glass frame and then behind the door was the toilet and a walk-in shower. Also had large floor to ceiling wardrobes. Nice sofa which was actually a pullout bed as well.  The actual bed was huge and very very comfortable. Had trouble getting up in the morning - hahahaha

* If you drove and parked your car at the hotel, how much was the parking rate per day for overnight stays?
N/A

* How long did it take you to travel to and from your hotel by shuttle, trolley, or on foot?
It's about a 15/20 minute walk through the gaslamp.

* Are the walls of the room thin?  What are the noise levels in your room from outside sources (hallway or next door)?
We were next to the elevator and could hear the doors closing on occassions. Other than that the room was peaceful.

* Does the hotel have free WiFi for guests?  (Yes or No)
Yes. Super fast as well.

* Are you a member of the hotel's rewards program?  What level do you have, and what kind of perks did you get?
Yes. Free Wi-Fi only.

* Is there anything else you like to mention about the hotel (i.e., celebrity sightings) or your room that isn't mentioned above?
The rooftop area holds celeb parties during Comic-Con. So you might be lucky in catching a glimpse of some stars in the lobby.


What did you like about staying at this hotel?

Location
High-end hotel (which managed to get for a lower price)
Plenty of food places close by
Fridge as standard in the room.


Finally, what didn't you like about staying at this hotel?

It is a party hotel. So on some days and evenings there are people going up to the rooftop who are not guests. And some of them seem to think they can shout their mouth off in the street or in the elevator. I was walking into the hotel one day and a group of party goers were stood outside, one of them shouting loudly how drunk she was and another talking about how she is going to "kill that b***h." All of them exaggerating to the max because they were with friends. They seemed to take over the whole are I needed to walk through so in the end I said "Shut up! and move out of the way!" They parted very quickly. Hahahahaha.
If you don't like people who have just come to party (spring breakers) then best avoid this place.

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Re: Hotel Review and Feedback Thread
« Reply #125 on: September 06, 2017, 12:28:30 pm »
Name of Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego Downtown

Type of Room: 1 King Bed

Number of Nights You Stayed: 4 Nights

Year(s) You Stayed There: 2017

Hotel Review:

Were there any dining options inside or near the hotel?

There was a dining options within the hotel. We ate at the restaurant in the lobby for dinner and the food was okay, not great.
But the hotel is located near Little Italy so there are plenty of restaurants located within walking distance of the hotel. We recommend trying:

Pappalecco (Slate St & Cedar St) 1 block away from the hotel. They had croissant lunch options ($5-10), Italian coffee and gelato.
Queenstown Public House (Colombia St & Cedar St), 2 blocks away from the hotel. This is a New Zealand inspired restaurant that has a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. There is indoor and outdoor seating, very cozy. Our group actually ate here about 3 times during our stay. We highly recommend this restaurant.

How was the hotel staff?  Were they polite and courteous?
Nice and polite.

Did you order room service?
No

Tell us about the hotel amenities, like the gym or pool.  Did you use any of them?
There is a gym and a pool. We did not use them.

Were you and your roommates able to sleep and move around in the room comfortably?  Do you think the room is smaller or larger than the same type of room in other, comparable hotels?
Our room was on one of the Hilton honors floors and was a decent size. The bed was comfortable, it did sink a little in the middle but it did not bother us.

If you drove and parked your car at the hotel, how much was the parking rate per day for overnight stays?
N/A

How long did it take you to travel to and from your hotel by shuttle, trolley, or on foot?
Shuttle to convention (Pink Line): 15 mins
Shuttle to hotel (Pink Line): 25 mins
On foot: 25 mins

Are the walls of the room thin?  What are the noise levels in your room from outside sources (hallway or next door)?
Some noise from the hallway but very minimal.

Does the hotel have free WiFi for guests?  (Yes or No)
Yes for HH members.

Are you a member of the hotel's rewards program?  What level do you have, and what kind of perks did you get?
Hilton Honors. Tier Blue. We got to check-in (choose room/floor/make requests) using the HH app.

Is there anything else you like to mention about the hotel (i.e., celebrity sightings) or your room that isn't mentioned above?
N/A

What did you like about staying at this hotel?
- Affordable (as we are from Canada, the exchange rate was terrible)
- Tons of restaurants nearby for dinner (usually no wait times)
- You can ask for a free cookie from the front desk (recommended)
- Free airport shuttle
- There were computers with printers in the lobby

Finally, what didn't you like about staying at this hotel?
- A bit far from the convention
- An older hotel (the elevators shake sometimes)
- Only 3 elevators 20+ floors (slow)

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Re: Hotel Review and Feedback Thread
« Reply #126 on: September 06, 2017, 12:58:18 pm »
Name of Hotel: Hilton Bayfront

Type of Room: 2 Queen Beds

Number of Nights You Stayed: 7 Nights

Year(s) You Stayed There: 2017

Hotel Review:

Were there any dining options inside or near the hotel?
Yes there are a couple of restaurants/bars and room service. Odysea bar open until 1:30AM.

How was the hotel staff?  Were they polite and courteous?
Polite and helpful.

Did you order room service?
Yes, a couple of times for breakfast. It was good and quick.

Tell us about the hotel amenities, like the gym or pool.  Did you use any of them?
There is a pool, a spa and a gym. We did not use them.

Were you and your roommates able to sleep and move around in the room comfortably?  Do you think the room is smaller or larger than the same type of room in other, comparable hotels?
There were two of us in the room and there was plenty of room to move around comfortably. It was a corner room so it may have been a little bigger than other double queen rooms.

If you drove and parked your car at the hotel, how much was the parking rate per day for overnight stays?
N/A

How long did it take you to travel to and from your hotel by shuttle, trolley, or on foot?
On foot: 5-15 mins depending on (foot) traffic

Are the walls of the room thin?  What are the noise levels in your room from outside sources (hallway or next door)?
I didn't hear anything from neighboring rooms except their shower when I was in the bathroom.

Does the hotel have free WiFi for guests?  (Yes or No)
Yes for HH members.

Are you a member of the hotel's rewards program?  What level do you have, and what kind of perks did you get?
Hilton Honors. Lowest tier. We got to check-in (choose room/floor/make requests) using the HH app and got free WiFi.

Is there anything else you like to mention about the hotel (i.e., celebrity sightings) or your room that isn't mentioned above?
A few minor celebrity sightings. The line for the Westworld experience was in the lobby right next to the elevators which definitely took away from the relaxed vibe of this hotel. They moved the couches to make room for the line and there were people lined up there all day.

What did you like about staying at this hotel?
Location location location
Birds eye view of the Hall H & EE lines

Finally, what didn't you like about staying at this hotel?
Pain to walk to the Gaslamp
Long Westworld line in the lobby

Overall I would stay here again in a heartbeat, but if given a choice would prefer to stay in the Gaslamp for easier access to offsites and night life.

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Re: Hotel Review and Feedback Thread
« Reply #127 on: September 07, 2017, 09:40:37 am »
Name of Hotel: Hilton San Diego Gaslamp

Type of Room: 2 full size beds in the Lofts(which requires a special key)

Number of Nights You Stayed: 5

Year(s) You Stayed There: 2017(1st year here! Previous 7 years stayed at Hilton Bayfront)

Hotel Review: Ate free continental breakfast every morning in the restaurant since we are Hilton Honors members.


* How was the hotel staff?  Staff was polite, however, since the Netflix offsite was here, everytime we tried to board the elevator to head to the "lofts" we were questioned!

* Did you order room service? no
   
* Tell us about the hotel amenities, like the gym or pool.  Did you use any of them? Kids used the pool. Was small & not much seating but nice view of the Convention Center

* Were you and your roommates able to sleep and move around in the room comfortably?  Room was ok size. The AC was broken so a portable unit was brought up which took up some space. The bathroom was a good size.

* If you drove and parked your car at the hotel, how much was the parking rate per day for overnight stays? I believe $50/night

* How long did it take you to travel to and from your hotel by shuttle, trolley, or on foot? Very easy to get to Convention Center, just crossed over train tracks & Harbor Dr. and you were there!

* Are the walls of the room thin?  What are the noise levels in your room from outside sources (hallway or next door)? Very quiet in the hotel. But our room overlooked 5th Ave. (Gaslamp quarter) and Hard Rock pool so we could here noise from that. Was cool watching people walking the Gaslamp though.

* Does the hotel have free WiFi for guests?  Yes for Hilton Honors members.

* Are you a member of the hotel's rewards program?  What level do you have, and what kind of perks did you get? Yes, Diamond level. Free continental breakfast, water. free wifi.

* Is there anything else you like to mention about the hotel (i.e., celebrity sightings) or your room that isn't mentioned above? The Netflix offsite was here. we could walk outside our room and hang out in the balcony and watch what was going on. Got to check out Stranger Things, Defenders & Bright before the crowds came & got lots of free swag. Cast of Stranger Things, Defenders & Bright made apperances but we were always out when they came!


What did you like about staying at this hotel?  Great location. Easy to get to Convention Center & all the Gaslamp restaurants.

Finally, what didn't you like about staying at this hotel?


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