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Efecss
01-18-2005, 09:26 PM
Well, I was hoping not to come to this.

I may need a room for AO.

I've been trying for two months to get a room, but they are just too damned expensive, and they want me to pay one day up front, which I can't right now. I am looking into getting a hostel, but they only book online, and something's not getting through.

If anyone can let me crash in their room for Friday and Saturday nights, let me know, okay? I can pay for part of the room while there.


Joe

Shibura Tsubasa
01-18-2005, 10:34 PM
I wish i could help, but I wont be having a room for Saturday night. My family is actuallt letting all my friends(some Im meetting for the first time, who live like 2 hours away from me) throw their things in our room, just so they have some place to go back to, to change and what not...

Is it that all places are booked? Or just the ones that are nearby are like 120+?
(I havent gotten a room yet either, so I migth be in the same position as you! Ahhh damn my procrastination!)

Efecss
01-19-2005, 02:00 AM
Well, my problem is, that I could reserve the Holiday Inn, but I could not pay the $124 (Or $160 ttl) package for the one day deposit they wanted. I could have had it all by the time I got there, but not right now. Too many bills to pay.

And the Hostel, is only $100 for the weekend, I have to book online, and after I gave all my information, I waited for almost 45 minutes for confirmation, which never came.

I am hoping I can still get the hostel, but I am just exploring other options. I wish I still had relatives who lived in the area.

jtnishi
01-19-2005, 03:05 PM
For what it's worth, the room I snagged on Priceline just a few days ago for the convention is running me about $45-$50/night (offered $38, 1 star, in the areas immediately around downtown, for the two nights of the convention). It's in the Civic Center area, about 1.5 miles away, and is only 1 star, but given the price, probably isn't a bad deal for 'cisco. So there probably are some options still available if you're willing to look.

Then again, I'm sure the convention hotel is probably really nice if you can reasonably afford it.

Efecss
01-19-2005, 04:58 PM
My main thing is my costumes. And for the masquerade. It's really big. And I hate driving short distances in big cities. But, maybe I should look into priceline...

Dany
01-19-2005, 07:19 PM
For what it's worth, the room I snagged on Priceline just a few days ago for the convention is running me about $45-$50/night (offered $38, 1 star, in the areas immediately around downtown, for the two nights of the convention). It's in the Civic Center area, about 1.5 miles away, and is only 1 star, but given the price, probably isn't a bad deal for 'cisco. So there probably are some options still available if you're willing to look.

Then again, I'm sure the convention hotel is probably really nice if you can reasonably afford it.

Just as an FYI from the San Francisco resident...

What area is the hotel located in? The description that you gave sounds vaguely like the Tenderloin area, which is not exactly a fine part of town. It might explain the 1-star thing.

If you do stay at this place you're talking about, just be careful, especially if you plan on leaving the convention late at night.

Efecss
01-19-2005, 07:54 PM
Well, what I am looking at is a hostel called the Sonoma Inn, it's located a block and a half from the Holiday Inn. And you have to book online. WHich I am trying to do.

This is kind of a replacement for not going to Ani-magic. Plus, I just need to get away. (Also, cover this for my cosplay zine.)

Joe

(And I also hope to get to CC26 too.)

Dany
01-20-2005, 12:12 PM
Well, what I am looking at is a hostel called the Sonoma Inn, it's located a block and a half from the Holiday Inn. And you have to book online. WHich I am trying to do.

This is kind of a replacement for not going to Ani-magic. Plus, I just need to get away. (Also, cover this for my cosplay zine.)

I think I've walked by that place..the name is certainly familiar. If it's where I think it is, then that'll be a decent spot. I should know.. I live about five blocks away from the Holiday Inn :)

I'm trying to think of what the rates are for the hotel that Tales of Anime was held at. It's a few blocks away, but it might be another option.


(And I also hope to get to CC26 too.)

Yaaay! We're still in the bidding process technically, but it's looking good so far. This year's CostumeCon is the voting year for CC26, so all goes well, in a couple of months we can say we're the "official" site for CC26 :D

...but yeah, back on topic...good luck on booking the hostel, and looking forward to seeing you there!

Shibura Tsubasa
01-20-2005, 03:29 PM
One block away isnt too bad. my hotel at ani-magic was like a mile away ~_~ That...sucked.
There are still rooms open at the Holiday Inn, you are right it is VERY expensive. I paid 250 something dollars for 2 nights. They said max 5 people, Im pushing it with 7+ :( I wish I could help.. my father is being picky on this hotel thing.. we have alot of guests @_@

Please keep us updated, I wish you the best of luck on a hotel...

jtnishi
01-22-2005, 01:02 PM
Just as an FYI from the San Francisco resident...

What area is the hotel located in? The description that you gave sounds vaguely like the Tenderloin area, which is not exactly a fine part of town. It might explain the 1-star thing.

If you do stay at this place you're talking about, just be careful, especially if you plan on leaving the convention late at night.

Yeah, probably not the best of areas of SF, from what I'm looking at (in terms of reviews), but I think it's outside the Tenderloin, from the description I read of the area's rough boundaries on google.

It's the Ramada Limited Downtown on 7th St., south of Market (Mapblast says it's between Howard & Folsom St.). I don't expect the area to be too great, but it's not the concern I have. I'll probably be over at the convention most of the time anyway, and the hotel is only so that I have someplace to sleep/shower. I'll keep in mind that I probably ought to drive over to the convention hotel instead of bussing it over, though, so thanks for warning me.

Edit: Now that I look at it, based on the maps I'm reading on SFGate.com, isn't where the hotel the convention is located at just outside the border of that Tenderloin region to begin with?

Efecss
01-25-2005, 08:08 PM
Okay, I finally got my room at the hostel. It's costing me $150 for 3 nights. And I have four beds. If anyone, now, needs a room, let me know.

Hopefully...

Shibura Tsubasa
01-27-2005, 01:26 PM
Wow. You got that at the Holiday Inn? o_o Thats such a better deal than what I got >_< Wow... luck you Im glad you got that though!! ^_^

Dany
01-27-2005, 01:55 PM
Edit: Now that I look at it, based on the maps I'm reading on SFGate.com, isn't where the hotel the convention is located at just outside the border of that Tenderloin region to begin with?

It's in the "grey area" as it were, vernacularly called the "Tender Nob". It's better than the Loin, and thus safer, but it's not as "pretty" as Nob Hill. It would take some walking southeastish to get to where I would feel unsafe, and most costumers won't go that far in gear.

Efecss
01-28-2005, 12:04 AM
Wow. You got that at the Holiday Inn? o_o Thats such a better deal than what I got >_< Wow... luck you Im glad you got that though!! ^_^

No, it's the Hostel a block and a half away. The Sonoma Inn. I had to go to another computer to make my reservation. What I hate, is that you're not really paying for a room, but for the beds in the room. They have rooms with 2, and rooms with 4. Because they didn't have any more 2 bed rooms, I had to pay for 4 beds. That's $12.50 a bed. SO, it's $50 a day. Still, not bad for San Francisco.

But, I did get a resevation for Anime Expo already.