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Unread 01-09-2013, 06:53 PM   #31
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Can you tell me more about this shuttle service? Do you just call them while at the con and they come and pick you up or do they come at specific times?
No idea, really. All I know is it advertises on the AN hotel guide that this year the shuttle bus goes all the way to the Indigo during con hours, so it probably comes around at specific times like usual.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 03:42 AM   #32
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Holiday Inn:

Pros:
-Close to the double tree and the congress center
-Close to harveys and that plaza of food
-Has lots of comfy space in the room for both standing and sitting
-Good towels
-Pool
-Free wifi
-has its own cafe

Cons:
-Big and can get a bit noisy
-Room service is picky and charges for anything
-Staff was not very friendly




Crown Plaza:

Pros:
-Efficient with check in and check out
-Effective baggage check (numbered tags)
-Friendly staff who don't mind things being taped to the door (i had a running wall of notes on mine)
-Close to the sheraton (or whatever that hotel is called now)
-Has a big plaza full of foods of all kinds
-on the same side of the road as the congress center
-pool (if i recall)
-free wifi

Cons:
-Not many elevators
-on the far side of the bridge
-BIG hill to climb for the shortcut
-Under the flight path
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Unread 01-10-2013, 08:35 AM   #33
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No idea, really. All I know is it advertises on the AN hotel guide that this year the shuttle bus goes all the way to the Indigo during con hours, so it probably comes around at specific times like usual.
Wow, okay, that is very cool. That really makes the distance far less of an issue (as long as the shuttle bus comes at decent times).

It's a shame that a parking lot is going to replace the old Regal Constellation Hotel, having another hotel there would be great (would be right across from the Mariott).

The AN websites image for hotels is horribly out of date and has the Holiday Inn in the wrong spot. Here's an updated image.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 05:26 PM   #34
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Wow, okay, that is very cool. That really makes the distance far less of an issue (as long as the shuttle bus comes at decent times).

It's a shame that a parking lot is going to replace the old Regal Constellation Hotel, having another hotel there would be great (would be right across from the Mariott).

The AN websites image for hotels is horribly out of date and has the Holiday Inn in the wrong spot. Here's an updated image.
I think the Sandman and Residence Inn are reverse to whats on here... I remember the Residence Inn being on the left hand side going north... but it has been 4 years, and since then I haven't even been over to that way... could be wrong...
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Unread 01-10-2013, 05:43 PM   #35
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I think the Sandman and Residence Inn are reverse to whats on here... I remember the Residence Inn being on the left hand side going north... but it has been 4 years, and since then I haven't even been over to that way... could be wrong...
Sandman was alright, but they had Residence Inn on the wrong side of the road, so I moved that down.

Sandman is down its own road, kind out there. I wonder what will happen to the land around it, if it will eventually be developed into a hotel.

If I could get my Photoshop to work i'd likely make a whole new map as the current one is so small, but i'm dealing with GIMP of which i'm not familiar with at all.


Edit: I just made a whole new map as it was just too squished.... BEHOLD MY ARTISTIC PROWESS....
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Unread 01-11-2013, 09:36 PM   #36
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I'm at the Courtyard and it looks farther on your map than what I expected but I can handle a 15-20 min walk if needed. Just won't wear heels when I do it ._.;

What does the green on your map denote?
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Unread 01-12-2013, 01:26 AM   #37
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I'm at the Courtyard and it looks farther on your map than what I expected but I can handle a 15-20 min walk if needed. Just won't wear heels when I do it ._.;

What does the green on your map denote?
Check google maps. I was replicating the 'green space' on the map.

And a 20 min walk sounds about right.

The map isn't to scale, Days Hotel is also about a 20 min walk, albeit along a much quieter street.
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Ah, okay, I see what you mean. Thanks.
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The Sandman isn't..too bad. The walk is a tiny bit much (but if you're used to walking a bit, then it's not too far). I wouldn't suggest it for people that don't walk regularly.
The rooms were nice size (we got a King Family last year), but we kept having issues with our keycards, every day we had to get a new one.
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I'm glad I got a room in the DT again. With my hip problem often making walking an issue, it's easier for me to run away and hide when things are getting overwhelming. If any of you have medical issues that could cause walking problems, please try to get a hotel close to the con. If you get stuck with a far away hotel and you're having issues walking after a long day, have a friend with you to help you out.

I want everyone to be happy and have a good time, so be careful. :3
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Unread 01-14-2013, 03:18 PM   #41
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No idea, really. All I know is it advertises on the AN hotel guide that this year the shuttle bus goes all the way to the Indigo during con hours, so it probably comes around at specific times like usual.
I asked what the shuttle was about at a meeting and was told that Hotel Indigo is running this service. I would suggest calling them just before the con to get the details on when they are running it.
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Unread 01-15-2013, 12:07 PM   #42
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I stayed at the Hotel Indigo in 2011 and the Holiday Inn at 600 Dixon in 2012. I'm staying at the Indigo again this year.

Hotel Indigo
+ Amazing low price
+ Lovely and spacious rooms with huge and downright perfect beds
+ Excellent bathroom area
+ Soundproof walls--it had planes flying right over it constantly and I still got a good night's sleep!
+ Great wireless internet connection, provided for free
+ Breakfast and dinner available at hotel restaurant
+ Very reliable luggage checking
+ Helpful and friendly staff
+ 24-hour lobby snack bar
+ No lengthy check-in or check-out waits
+ TV had plenty of good channels available
- No fridge or kitchen area
- Horribly long distance from the con--but that's remedied this year by the con-exclusive shuttle service!

Overall, I'm happy to be staying at the Indigo again, while Holiday Inn is about average but in a positive way.
I was wondering what type of room you booked at if it could fit 3/4 people easily? I booked through a third party website for 2013 and was unable to say what type of room I wanted.

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Since I haven't seem anyone post about this hotel I shall.
Quality Suites Airport (262 Carlingview Drive)
Pros:
-Very very spacious
-Amazing low price (when I booked though priceline.com)
-Main room has a pull out couch for all suits
-Doors separating main room for bed room for privacy
-Really friendly staff
-Two TV's one in the main room and one in the bedroom
-comfy beds.
-free wifi and microwaves in all rooms
-Nicely kept bathroom
-There is a restaurant downstairs but its pricey
- Room service had a good deal on pizza

Cons:
-Not all rooms have fridges.
-My request for a fridge wasn't recorded my the hotel when I called to request one but because of this I was upgraded to a king suit because it was the only room left with a fridge
-No pool but you can use their sister hotels pool with your room key.
-There was only two check-in's open at the time so it was a bit of a wait. On the other hand their was no line at all checking out.
-20 minute walk from TCC which is a nice walk at night but not in the sun

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Unread 01-16-2013, 02:26 AM   #44
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I was wondering what type of room you booked at if it could fit 3/4 people easily? I booked through a third party website for 2013 and was unable to say what type of room I wanted.
I got a 1/2-person room both times I've booked there, but with the size of the rooms and beds, you could easily fit 3 or 4 people in there comfortably.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 10:19 AM   #45
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I got a 1/2-person room both times I've booked there, but with the size of the rooms and beds, you could easily fit 3 or 4 people in there comfortably.
Thank you. Do you happen to know if there would be room on the floor in a king bed room to put a inflatable mattress?
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