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Offline Xircuits

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Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
« Reply #60 on: November 29, 2022, 10:59:50 AM »
Hmmm, did they sell out already? Went to the site and put in dates and they all said unavailable.
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Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
« Reply #61 on: November 29, 2022, 11:11:06 AM »
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Hmmm, did they sell out already? Went to the site and put in dates and they all said unavailable.

A sell out already would be..insane.  Probably a glitch. ???
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Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
« Reply #62 on: November 29, 2022, 11:30:42 AM »
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Early Bird Hotel Information Posted.

Seems early to me, but whatever... :)


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Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
« Reply #63 on: November 29, 2022, 11:33:01 AM »
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Hmmm, did they sell out already? Went to the site and put in dates and they all said unavailable.

I was just able to add a Days inn room to my cart.... glitch is my thinking ;)
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Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
« Reply #64 on: November 29, 2022, 03:24:18 PM »
Maybe I booked them all  >:D

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Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
« Reply #65 on: November 29, 2022, 04:22:04 PM »
My friends and I got a room booked at Double Tree  by Mission Valley. One less thing down. Just have the flight left.

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Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
« Reply #66 on: November 30, 2022, 07:30:46 PM »
The list on the CCI Early Bird page has Sheraton Mission Valley, San Diego, but it is not showing on the ONPEAK page.

eta: Other than that, the list is exactly the same as last year (so maybe there was copy and paste going on, and they forgot to remove that one. Or, it will show up later)
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Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
« Reply #67 on: January 17, 2023, 01:54:54 AM »
After many years of only getting two days, usually Thursday and Sunday, somehow i got all four days plus PN (I am still shocked) and I would really really like a downtown hotel since this might be my last year. 

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Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
« Reply #68 on: January 18, 2023, 06:20:31 AM »
I've been looking periodically for discount hotels for downtown, and nothing have gone down at all.

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Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
« Reply #69 on: January 18, 2023, 10:11:40 AM »
They won't go down in price.  In fact, if you look at the prices for hotels right now and then compare the rates for comic con it's really sickening.  The hotels really price gouge.  I get it, they took a hard hit during the pandemic, and running a hotel has got to be fiercely expensive, but what I noticed in last year's hotelapcolypse is that hotels such as the Manchester Grand Hyatt, which is a very nice one btw, kept releasing more rooms here and there as the convention date grew closer.  A cluster of rooms would suddenly be available on the "second chance" waitlist long after the confirmation deadline passed and I have to wonder if the hotels didn't participate as "robustly" as they have in the past with the lottery discounts.  It's an assumption of mine NOT based on any facts, so I am only voicing an opinion based on an observation. It was really irritating though and I was already locked in to my room at the Kona Kai and would have had to forfeit an entire night's stay to snag a MGH and that was not worth it.  The Kona is a very nice hotel btw, and if you like quiet, it's the place for quiet because everything shuts down by 10 pm, even on Fri and Sat night. 

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Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
« Reply #70 on: January 18, 2023, 10:40:17 AM »
I mean, it's absolutely true that the downtown hotels are going to attempt to screw you out of as much money as they possibly can at every turn. But I believe their participation in the lottery is a contractual obligation - i.e., they are required to offer x number of rooms at x rate through CCI's hotel service (currently OnPeak), or they are in breach of their contract with CCI and could potentially be sued.

But they would love to sell every single other room they have available at prices 2-30 times their normal nightly rate. If they can do that by releasing them at times advantageous to them (right after cancellation deadlines, for instance, so they could potentially sell the same room twice - once to the person who canceled but abandoned a non-refundable night, and once to someone new), they absolutely will.

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Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
« Reply #71 on: January 18, 2023, 11:41:01 AM »
Well it's also supply and demand.  The comic-con block takes up a lot of rooms limiting the supply of otherwise available downtown rooms.  But there's still a lot ofd demand to stay downtown, plus some people could even be there on non comic-con business.  That just naturally is going to drive up the prices.  Even before Covid, I noticed that available downtown rooms were usually listed at 5x their normal rate.

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Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
« Reply #72 on: January 19, 2023, 08:47:01 AM »
This is nothing new.  Blocks of rooms at prime downtown hotels always become available in later weeks, past the deposit deadline.  Keep in mind that hotels are setting aside blocks not just for attendees but exhibitors and studios and the latter often don't know what they are promoting or who they're bringing until the very last minute. 

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Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
« Reply #73 on: January 19, 2023, 12:01:08 PM »
its been a while since I've been (2017) when has the general sale been in previous years?

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Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
« Reply #74 on: January 19, 2023, 01:25:59 PM »
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its been a while since I've been (2017) when has the general sale been in previous years?

2018 and 2019 it was April

2022, it was May
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