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Title: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: Angology on July 27, 2022, 10:29:59 AM
Well - people already seem to be discussing it, so let's start the 2023 thread (a great way to combat post-con depression is to discuss next year!!!
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: Karin on July 27, 2022, 02:36:22 PM
Well, next year I'm gonna try to get a hotel room for my group for the first time. We normally commute since we live close by but the late nights/early mornings were painful this year. The 2 hours we would save by not commuting sound wonderful.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: puppy on July 27, 2022, 04:24:23 PM
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Well, next year I'm gonna try to get a hotel room for my group for the first time. We normally commute since we live close by but the late nights/early mornings were painful this year. The 2 hours we would save by not commuting sound wonderful.

We live close enough to commute, but it would not be fun, especially with the traffic near the convention center. We've stayed closer and closer to the convention center as the years have gone by. Used to try to save money by staying at Hotel Circle. No more. With Hall H, I prefer HBF, MMM, or MGH.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: Karin on July 27, 2022, 04:48:27 PM
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We live close enough to commute, but it would not be fun, especially with the traffic near the convention center. We've stayed closer and closer to the convention center as the years have gone by. Used to try to save money by staying at Hotel Circle. No more. With Hall H, I prefer HBF, MMM, or MGH.

It's also the first year we braved Hall H Saturday, which is something we had fun doing and would do again but we all agreed that we need a place to have a real rest at least Friday and Saturday. No more commuting if I can help it. MMM looks perfect for us, I've always wanted to try the pool and then raid the hospitality suite for snacks haha. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: MarvelGurl on July 27, 2022, 06:40:18 PM
Yeah I live in LA, and with my comic con schedule I feel like commuting all 5 days would be hellish. You have traffic in the morning to deal with and exhaustion at night to deal with. Totally worth it to get a hotel. Some people call SDCC Nerd Prom, but I call it a Nerd Sleep Away Camp.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: Jesse O on July 27, 2022, 07:20:26 PM
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Yeah I live in LA, and with my comic con schedule I feel like commuting all 5 days would be hellish. You have traffic in the morning to deal with and exhaustion at night to deal with. Totally worth it to get a hotel. Some people call SDCC Nerd Prom, but I call it a Nerd Sleep Away Camp.

Totally agree. I’ve commuted from LA and I’ve stayed in a hotel.

Hotel wins. Every. Time.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: accelerate on July 31, 2022, 01:57:10 AM
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Well, next year I'm gonna try to get a hotel room for my group for the first time. We normally commute since we live close by but the late nights/early mornings were painful this year. The 2 hours we would save by not commuting sound wonderful.

My sis and I teamed up with some random Twitter folks for a Hall H line, and one of the women in the group actually lives in San Diego and chose to stay in a downtown hotel just for the convenience, so yeah, I would totally get a hotel room!
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on July 31, 2022, 11:15:07 AM
Even if I lived in San Diego, I would probably try and stay at one of the nearby hotels--because of the atmosphere.  It can be so much fun being more in the thick of things.  I want to experience as much of the atmopshere as possible.  If I had the funds...sure, I would do that.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on July 31, 2022, 01:16:06 PM
Moxy hotel for 2023. Booking.com
https://www.booking.com/hotel/us/moxy-san-diego-gaslamp-quarter.html?label=gen173nr-1DCAEoggI46AdIM1gEaKQCiAECmAExuAEHyAEM2AED6AEB-AECiAIBqAIDuAKSvpuXBsACAdICJGU5NzNmMGNiLWNiMTYtNGRlOS1iMTBhLTgxNWVkMThjZDI0ZtgCBOACAQ&sid=b3fb9e1d21b01d9f454fad1bac468393&aid=304142&ucfs=1&arphpl=1&checkin=2023-07-18&checkout=2023-07-23&dest_id=2092&dest_type=district&group_adults=2&req_adults=2&no_rooms=1&group_children=0&req_children=0&hpos=2&hapos=2&sr_order=popularity&srpvid=ec508c92d1270024&srepoch=1659297575&all_sr_blocks=383900001_121240564_0_0_0&highlighted_blocks=383900001_121240564_0_0_0&matching_block_id=383900001_121240564_0_0_0&sr_pri_blocks=383900001_121240564_0_0_0__98325&tpi_r=2 (https://www.booking.com/hotel/us/moxy-san-diego-gaslamp-quarter.html?label=gen173nr-1DCAEoggI46AdIM1gEaKQCiAECmAExuAEHyAEM2AED6AEB-AECiAIBqAIDuAKSvpuXBsACAdICJGU5NzNmMGNiLWNiMTYtNGRlOS1iMTBhLTgxNWVkMThjZDI0ZtgCBOACAQ&sid=b3fb9e1d21b01d9f454fad1bac468393&aid=304142&ucfs=1&arphpl=1&checkin=2023-07-18&checkout=2023-07-23&dest_id=2092&dest_type=district&group_adults=2&req_adults=2&no_rooms=1&group_children=0&req_children=0&hpos=2&hapos=2&sr_order=popularity&srpvid=ec508c92d1270024&srepoch=1659297575&all_sr_blocks=383900001_121240564_0_0_0&highlighted_blocks=383900001_121240564_0_0_0&matching_block_id=383900001_121240564_0_0_0&sr_pri_blocks=383900001_121240564_0_0_0__98325&tpi_r=2)
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: Iris on July 31, 2022, 05:35:00 PM
Residence Inn Gaslamp is also available on booking.com (and marriott for direct through July 22) for 2023 SDCC dates. Booking is no-prepayment needed and free cancellation while Marriott is I believe deposit/prepay but refundable and cancellable. They're good rates too, will be roughly what I paid for HBF for the same number of nights this year! I just booked Residence Inn Gaslamp through booking. I would have done so through Marriott, but I really don't want to do a deposit at the moment. Also, when I pulled it up on my phone on Marriott earlier, it was letting me choose July 23 for check-out (Sunday,) but now it it's limiting me to Saturday. Might check back tomorrow to see if that changes.

Can't take credit for the tip, Carlo on the FOCC discord posted it and this link to the tweet about it, and pinged the hotels role, just putting it over here for the non-discord people:
https://discord.com/channels/595771074810216448/986344293323128963/1003444578432581693 (https://discord.com/channels/595771074810216448/986344293323128963/1003444578432581693)
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@SD_Comic_Con
 If anyone is already looking at backup hotels for SDCC 2023, Residence Inn Gaslamp has a few affordable room available (Tuesday to Sunday) with free cancellation and no prepayment required.
https://www.booking.com/searchresults.en-us.html?aid=898409&label=affnetawin-index_pub-214459_site-_pname-Honey%20Science%20Corporation_plc-ext_ts-g8003223918026728064-a8699567526390388350_clkid-6776_1659310823_40549ec6bf627a158b16ac65e9ad15e2&sid=f552df620f224805c669330e1d9858d1&checkin=2023-07-18&checkout=2023-07-23&city=20015725&highlighted_hotels=190633&hlrd=with_av&keep_landing=1&no_rooms=1&redirected=1&source=hotel&srpvid=4ac7a1b145fd0103&room1=A,A,A,; (https://www.booking.com/searchresults.en-us.html?aid=898409&label=affnetawin-index_pub-214459_site-_pname-Honey%20Science%20Corporation_plc-ext_ts-g8003223918026728064-a8699567526390388350_clkid-6776_1659310823_40549ec6bf627a158b16ac65e9ad15e2&sid=f552df620f224805c669330e1d9858d1&checkin=2023-07-18&checkout=2023-07-23&city=20015725&highlighted_hotels=190633&hlrd=with_av&keep_landing=1&no_rooms=1&redirected=1&source=hotel&srpvid=4ac7a1b145fd0103&room1=A,A,A,;)
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: perc2100 on August 01, 2022, 08:24:26 AM
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We live close enough to commute, but it would not be fun, especially with the traffic near the convention center. We've stayed closer and closer to the convention center as the years have gone by. Used to try to save money by staying at Hotel Circle. No more. With Hall H, I prefer HBF, MMM, or MGH.
I live about 20-25 mins up the 15 from downtown, and while the commute is manageable I would absolutely stay in a hotel within walking distance if I could.  Not only do I often miss all the nighttime shenanigans with out-of-town friends and line group peeps, but when things like this year's Hall H line debacle happen (I got my wristband Friday night for C a few mins before midnight, and had to be back downtown around 6am after the hard core security for Friday's Hall H line wouldn't let people leave security area after around 6:45amish), that commute felt not-so-fun.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: accelerate on August 01, 2022, 12:01:57 PM
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Residence Inn Gaslamp is also available on booking.com (and marriott for direct through July 22) for 2023 SDCC dates. Booking is no-prepayment needed and free cancellation while Marriott is I believe deposit/prepay but refundable and cancellable. They're good rates too, will be roughly what I paid for HBF for the same number of nights this year! I just booked Residence Inn Gaslamp through booking. I would have done so through Marriott, but I really don't want to do a deposit at the moment. Also, when I pulled it up on my phone on Marriott earlier, it was letting me choose July 23 for check-out (Sunday,) but now it it's limiting me to Saturday. Might check back tomorrow to see if that changes.

Can't take credit for the tip, Carlo on the FOCC discord posted it and this link to the tweet about it, and pinged the hotels role, just putting it over here for the non-discord people:
https://discord.com/channels/595771074810216448/986344293323128963/1003444578432581693 (https://discord.com/channels/595771074810216448/986344293323128963/1003444578432581693)

Residence Inn only has single bed rooms, or else I'd jump on this for backup. I know they have rooms with a soft bed, but judging from the pictures, it'd be very cramped. But having a kitchen would be nice to have.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: Iris on August 01, 2022, 05:31:18 PM
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Residence Inn only has single bed rooms, or else I'd jump on this for backup. I know they have rooms with a soft bed, but judging from the pictures, it'd be very cramped. But having a kitchen would be nice to have.

Yeah, honestly something that I hate is that you never get to see pictures of when the rooms have the sofa bed extended into an actual bed. It's not just Residence Inn but basically anywhere that also advertises a sofa bed. You never get to see what the space looks like if it's out and I can never find customer pictures of them like that too. But honestly, hotel rooms with two beds are usually pretty cramped either way and my friends and I aren't hugely picky, so I just went for it. I do know they have rooms w/ the sofa bed in which the orientation of the furniture is different and sometimes that looks like it'd be better space wise, but it's hard to tell if it's a different type of room type either...

Honestly, just because that irks me so much, if I ever end up staying at a hotel with a sofa bed, I'll probably get pictures of how it looks when extended, even if I'm not using it, just so I can make a review with it lmao

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Residence Inn Gaslamp is also available on booking.com (and marriott for direct through July 22) for 2023 SDCC dates. Booking is no-prepayment needed and free cancellation while Marriott is I believe deposit/prepay but refundable and cancellable. They're good rates too, will be roughly what I paid for HBF for the same number of nights this year! I just booked Residence Inn Gaslamp through booking. I would have done so through Marriott, but I really don't want to do a deposit at the moment. Also, when I pulled it up on my phone on Marriott earlier, it was letting me choose July 23 for check-out (Sunday,) but now it it's limiting me to Saturday. Might check back tomorrow to see if that changes.

Can't take credit for the tip, Carlo on the FOCC discord posted it and this link to the tweet about it, and pinged the hotels role, just putting it over here for the non-discord people:
https://discord.com/channels/595771074810216448/986344293323128963/1003444578432581693 (https://discord.com/channels/595771074810216448/986344293323128963/1003444578432581693)

Just checked, they haven't opened up reservations for Saturday night yet for booking directly. It's still locked to July 22, 2023 as the last day you can book.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: sessionka on August 05, 2022, 07:59:10 PM
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Well - people already seem to be discussing it, so let's start the 2023 thread (a great way to combat post-con depression is to discuss next year!!!

Just checked MMM for next year, and the dates are all blocked off.

A new Marriott Hotel is opening up in the Gaslamp in October.

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sanar-ac-hotel-san-diego-downtown-gaslamp-quarter/

Should be interesting to see what it will be like when it opens and if it will be offered in the sale next year.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: accelerate on August 06, 2022, 12:27:08 AM
It looks super fancy. I wouldn't be surprised if we have another Pendry on our hands (ie, it's on the hotel list, but no one gets it through the lottery).
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: perc2100 on August 06, 2022, 03:53:28 PM
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Just checked MMM for next year, and the dates are all blocked off.

A new Marriott Hotel is opening up in the Gaslamp in October.

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sanar-ac-hotel-san-diego-downtown-gaslamp-quarter/

Should be interesting to see what it will be like when it opens and if it will be offered in the sale next year.

FWIW that's about a 15 min. walk/.6 miles from Convention Center.
For comparison Hard Rock Hotel = 4 min. walk/.2 miles; Omni = same
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: Michael M on August 09, 2022, 11:41:37 AM
I'm currently reordering my hotel priorities based upon folk's reviews/experiences...net-net: Hard Rock goes to the bottom of the list.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on August 09, 2022, 01:41:22 PM
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I'm currently reordering my hotel priorities based upon folk's reviews/experiences...net-net: Hard Rock goes to the bottom of the list.

Me too.  Hard Rock.  Hard pass.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: Iris on August 09, 2022, 06:01:43 PM
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I'm currently reordering my hotel priorities based upon folk's reviews/experiences...net-net: Hard Rock goes to the bottom of the list.

I actually did the same, but moreso it's probably off my top list of 6 completely and not just to the bottom. I'll replace it with something of roughly the same distance anyway. The worst part, I feel like when I was reading the recent reviews I thought, "Oh this sounds very familiar," meaning I had probably heard things vaguely in that vein on the forum in the past (meaning before this year etc.) and it still never came off the list until now when I gave it more conscious thought. Considering Devorah mentioned that some of the restrictions had pretty much always been around during SDCC, I feel like I just ignored the negatives in past years when it was on my list. I told my friends to remind me if I forgot to take it off for next year. Honestly, maybe in the past I thought I could deal, but I definitely won't deal with restrictions like that these days.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: stl_ben on August 09, 2022, 08:33:25 PM
Yes Hard Rock is horrible...everyone please don't try and book it!
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: accelerate on August 09, 2022, 11:23:50 PM
In my younger days, I would've loved to have stayed at the Hard Rock. But I've become that guy that loves my peace & quiet at night. It's also why I've moved Omni a little further down my list (it used to be my first choice), because depending on the floor and direction your room is facing, you could be sleeping to the THUMP THUMPS over at the Hard Rock and/or Gaslamp. The loudest years were when NerdHQ was at PetCo.

Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: dolphina on August 10, 2022, 01:17:27 PM
All of this info is so important. The Bayfront has always been my number one choice, but sometimes things happen and you don't get your top choice, so it is good to know how other hotels are during SDCC.  I did stay once during SDCC at the Hard Rock (about 5 years ago) at that time the only issues I had was making sure I had my room key before trying to get in, and not having access to the hot tub, but after hearing all of these reviews it will probably come off my top 6.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: NCDS on August 10, 2022, 03:51:20 PM
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I'm currently reordering my hotel priorities based upon folk's reviews/experiences...net-net: Hard Rock goes to the bottom of the list.

It has never been on my list.  Too few rooms and too much hassle.  If I am not going to get my top choice then there is no use wasting my next chance there.  It's not strategic. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: accelerate on August 10, 2022, 04:46:05 PM
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It has never been on my list.  Too few rooms and too much hassle.  If I am not going to get my top choice then there is no use wasting my next chance there.  It's not strategic.
It’s why I never put Hilton Gaslamp on my list (or if I do, it’ll be in my second lottery submission). Despite its prime location, there just doesn’t seem to be that many rooms.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: sessionka on August 10, 2022, 06:45:25 PM
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I'm currently reordering my hotel priorities based upon folk's reviews/experiences...net-net: Hard Rock goes to the bottom of the list.

I always had it on my list, because of its location, but it was never my first choice.  Now that I hear about these issues, it'll definitely come off my list. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on August 12, 2022, 11:55:16 AM
The info about the challenges of the Hard Rock, have me kind of sad about it.  I wanted to maybe be supercool and stay there once.  Perhaps they will make some 'attitude adjustments' and more soon.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: ALF on September 01, 2022, 01:13:18 PM
What’s wrong with the Hard Rock again? I miss the gruesome detail.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: sessionka on September 01, 2022, 01:32:07 PM
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What’s wrong with the Hard Rock again? I miss the gruesome detail.

see @kamisbutterfly (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=8066) post here:

https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=12066.msg317513#msg317513

Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: ALF on September 01, 2022, 08:15:41 PM
Hmmm I think the main problem is Hard Rock is tailored to celebrities during Comic Con. Everything is about impressing and making sure these celebrities come back during Comic Con and continue hosting all the industry parties there. I don’t think it can be helped. I lived at the Wyndham Bayfront. It was nice and peaceful. The only celebrities were the waiters and server at Claim Jumpers. They were rockstars.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: Deathbyjackal on September 02, 2022, 10:28:09 AM
Heads up, Marriott just cancelled a reservation I had for the Moxy for next year's dates. I wonder if they're going through and purging to prepare to offer rooms with the sale next year?
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on September 02, 2022, 01:40:09 PM
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Heads up, Marriott just cancelled a reservation I had for the Moxy for next year's dates. I wonder if they're going through and purging to prepare to offer rooms with the sale next year?

Say What???!! Not good news at all. :(
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: Deathbyjackal on September 02, 2022, 01:57:36 PM
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Say What???!! Not good news at all. :(

I called Marriott corporate, they didn't have an explanation and suggested I call the Moxy front desk. I did, and I'm awaiting a call back, but we shall see!
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: sessionka on September 02, 2022, 04:26:16 PM
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I called Marriott corporate, they didn't have an explanation and suggested I call the Moxy front desk. I did, and I'm awaiting a call back, but we shall see!

Isn't that sort of the norm?  Aren't there times when some hotels 'forget' that's the week of Comic-Con.  When I checked it for availability that week, it said 'sold out'
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: SyndE on September 03, 2022, 04:46:44 PM
Does anyone have any experience staying either north (on the Coaster route) or south (on the trolley blue line route) as opposed to in SD? The reason I ask is that I'm An Old Person  ::) and honestly am done with the con by 8pm nightly, or at least I was this year. I wouldn't mind staying up (or down) the coast a little bit, and maybe even avoiding con at all on Saturday.

This year I stayed (by choice, early bird) at the Doubletree Mission Valley, right across from the trolley stop. It was fine, if getting a little worn. There are also no fridges in the rooms and if you want food, you pretty much have to get it delivered. However, I am not a con nightlife person anymore, and I can't see myself camping out for Hall H. So, it might be nice to stay away from the maddening crowd a bit.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: chocolateshake on September 04, 2022, 11:53:57 AM
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Does anyone have any experience staying either north (on the Coaster route) or south (on the trolley blue line route) as opposed to in SD? The reason I ask is that I'm An Old Person  ::) and honestly am done with the con by 8pm nightly, or at least I was this year. I wouldn't mind staying up (or down) the coast a little bit, and maybe even avoiding con at all on Saturday.

Unless you want to stay far away, the Coaster is not an option.  It's a regional train and not really metro.  So it doesn't stop very often and the stops are wide apart.  It does stop close to a beach in many places though.

The Blue Line Trolley also goes North with more frequent and shorter stops.  In particular the UTC stop is in an area with a lot of hotels and a big shopping center so has plenty of places to eat.  Being UCSD/La Jolla though, it's not cheap.  It's reasonably close to beaches and my favorite La Jolla shores.

If value is what you are after, the Blue Line south will take you there.  I've said it before, but if I wasn't local I would seriously considering staying at the border.  There are places there with good reviews at a bargain price.  Of course that area has lots of cheap and great food as well as a huge outlet mall.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: alyssa on September 04, 2022, 03:38:17 PM
I stayed in Chula vista for years before the prices got stupid
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: sefton42 on September 15, 2022, 06:29:05 PM
Cancellation notices for the Residence Inn have been going out
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: sessionka on September 15, 2022, 07:55:16 PM
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Cancellation notices for the Residence Inn have been going out

Did you have a reservation, or are you hearing that other people did, and they're getting cancellation notices
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: stl_ben on September 16, 2022, 05:48:23 AM
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Did you have a reservation, or are you hearing that other people did, and they're getting cancellation notices
I had a reservation and mine was cancelled.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on September 16, 2022, 07:24:27 AM
Were the reservations for the Residence Inn that have been cancelled scheduled directly with the Marriott or through another site? This is disturbing...
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: lliving on September 16, 2022, 02:51:35 PM
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Heads up, Marriott just cancelled a reservation I had for the Moxy for next year's dates. I wonder if they're going through and purging to prepare to offer rooms with the sale next year?
Just had my Moxy reservation for next year cancelled. the email blamed it on an “internet glitch”.  Whatever…


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Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: sefton42 on September 16, 2022, 06:43:26 PM
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Did you have a reservation, or are you hearing that other people did, and they're getting cancellation notices

Both.  I booked directly through Marriott.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: stl_ben on September 16, 2022, 07:43:45 PM
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Were the reservations for the Residence Inn that have been cancelled scheduled directly with the Marriott or through another site? This is disturbing...
Mine was booked directly with them.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on September 17, 2022, 04:47:57 AM
Thinking about this past year, I do not remember hearing about this many folk getting cancellations of directly booked early  Marriott hotel reservations. I admired those who were able to book early. Looks like those days may be gone.  :(
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: sefton42 on September 17, 2022, 05:08:14 AM
Yeah, the Residence Inn didn’t cancel for this year, even though I was concerned they would.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: perc2100 on September 17, 2022, 10:14:01 AM
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Thinking about this past year, I do not remember hearing about this many folk getting cancellations of directly booked early  Marriott hotel reservations. I admired those who were able to book early. Looks like those days may be gone.  :(
FWIW that would've been fall of 2019: a lot of space between then and now (with one or two major global events that occurred that may've clouded memories a bit as well  :P ).

I think this type of thing happens annually: people try to get ahead of the rush by pre-booking for the following year's Con, and the system letting them in-the-moment.  Only later do the hotels cancel reservations knowing they can likely charge more in the lotto or whatnot (or maybe/also they are contractually obligated to ONLY take reservations during and after the lotto, for some specific hotels).  Not all cancel, and some hotels actually honor their reservation/customers.  But many do, and with the way the economy has been the last year or so, with "inflation" (read: corporate greed) meaning prices in 2022 are significantly higher than in 2021, I suspect more hoteliers will cancel already booked reservations this year in anticipation of higher costs next year
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on September 17, 2022, 05:16:37 PM
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Just had my Moxy reservation for next year cancelled. the email blamed it on an “internet glitch”.  Whatever…


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I got the same thing. Then I called the hotel and they said that the Marriott has set up a number just for this BS. People have said that Marriott is infamous for doing these cancellations to get the higher prices
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: sessionka on September 17, 2022, 07:55:47 PM
This is business, and hotels are for profit entities.  The major chains operate this way all over the world.  The prices are higher during the Con, but the hotels also realize they can only go so high.  I checked the first hotel I stayed at in 2015 on Shelter Island.  I could make a reservation now, and they'd take it.  Of course it would be about $120/night more than 'normal', because it's the week of the Con.  I'm sure all the chains would love to charge $1000/night, if they thought they could get it, but that might be too risky.  You can only push your potential customers so far.  So they weigh their options, and quote prices they feel will give them the best results.  Which are profitability AND full capacity. 
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: stl_ben on September 17, 2022, 08:49:12 PM
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I got the same thing. Then I called the hotel and they said that the Marriott has set up a number just for this BS. People have said that Marriott is infamous for doing these cancellations to get the higher prices
If you get anywhere with the number you got please share.  Was looking forward to locking in a room early with a full kitchen to take my family next year.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: Iris on September 17, 2022, 09:45:08 PM
I booked via booking.com for the Residence Inn Downtown/Gaslamp on the off chance it actually worked and didn't get cancelled. So far, it hasn't been cancelled, though of course I suspect that it partially has to do with it being a third-party site. I imagine maybe it hasn't been sent to Marriott's booking systems yet and that's why.

I honestly always take these early bookings for my back-up hotels, especially if they're for reasonable pricing etc., as dubious at best in terms of if they'll work out. In the back of my mind, I hope for the best but won't be surprised if it doesn't at all get honored.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out though long term. Especially with returning reg coming up soon.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on September 17, 2022, 10:37:45 PM
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I booked via booking.com for the Residence Inn Downtown/Gaslamp on the off chance it actually worked and didn't get cancelled. So far, it hasn't been cancelled, though of course I suspect that it partially has to do with it being a third-party site. I imagine maybe it hasn't been sent to Marriott's booking systems yet and that's why.

I honestly always take these early bookings for my back-up hotels, especially if they're for reasonable pricing etc., as dubious at best in terms of if they'll work out. In the back of my mind, I hope for the best but won't be surprised if it doesn't at all get honored.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out though long term. Especially with returning reg coming up soon.
I booked via booking.com and they still cancelled.if I weee you, I would call them to make sure your reservation is still good.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: Iris on September 17, 2022, 11:30:49 PM
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I booked via booking.com and they still cancelled.if I weee you, I would call them to make sure your reservation is still good.

Oh! Thanks for the heads up!! I'd only seen people (in the discord) mention that their booking.com ones still seemed to be fine, though it's a bit scattered in terms of dates it was said. I'll go ahead and contact them about it. It was a back-up reservation regardless, but it would be nice to know earlier than later if it's already going to be cancelled.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: RighteousRita on September 17, 2022, 11:35:18 PM
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Oh! Thanks for the heads up!! I'd only seen people (in the discord) mention that their booking.com ones still seemed to be fine, though it's a bit scattered in terms of dates it was said. I'll go ahead and contact them about it. It was a back-up reservation regardless, but it would be nice to know earlier than later if it's already going to be cancelled.
contact the hotel not booking.com. Since Marriott did the cancellations.
Title: Re: SDCC 2023 Hotel Discussion
Post by: marcia29 on September 18, 2022, 08:59:28 AM
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FWIW that would've been fall of 2019: a lot of space between then and now (with one or two major global events that occurred that may've clouded memories a bit as well  :P ).

When I had been looking--Marriott did not open rooms for 2022 outside of the SDCC block until August 2021.  I would be really, really surprised if someone had managed to book rooms in 2019 and carry them through to 2022.  But I may have misunderstood your post... :-X