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Unread 11-19-2012, 02:19 AM   #136
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How come the Crowne Plaza site claims there's no rooms available for the con weekend?
Best bet is to call them.
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Unread 11-20-2012, 05:24 AM   #137
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I've been noticing most of the hotels have conflicting info regarding availability. Like, you check the site and it says one thing, you phone them and they tell you another.
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Unread 11-20-2012, 11:27 AM   #138
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They just don't updated the site that quickly so it's best to always phone.
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Unread 11-20-2012, 02:23 PM   #139
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I've been noticing most of the hotels have conflicting info regarding availability. Like, you check the site and it says one thing, you phone them and they tell you another.
For some hotels they set aside blocks of rooms that can't be booked online so you have to call in.... and sometimes it depends on who you get on the other side of the phone.
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Unread 11-20-2012, 05:16 PM   #140
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anime north updated hotel info stating that the Doubletree is now fully booked for 2013
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Unread 11-21-2012, 03:09 AM   #141
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Wow, took longer than usual for the DT to end up fully booked.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 04:07 PM   #142
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For some hotels they set aside blocks of rooms that can't be booked online so you have to call in.... and sometimes it depends on who you get on the other side of the phone.
Well, that's not true - hotels don't set aside rooms that can be booked by phone only.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 04:52 PM   #143
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Well, that's not true - hotels don't set aside rooms that can be booked by phone only.
Yes they do.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 07:35 PM   #144
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This isn't really about the hotels but it sort of has to do with it at the same time... does anyone know if they really are raising the prices by $5 and making the group minimum higher (and what that is?)... I usually collect for my group at DTAC and now I have no idea if we have enough people (I don't even think we have the 10 at the moment) as it is :S having to pay $10 more total would be pretty big for a lot of us ($5 increase and then $5 more because we don't have the numbers to order in a group and have to buy ourselves), that's $10 less to put into the hotel :S
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Unread 11-22-2012, 10:37 AM   #145
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^ You mean the weekend passes? The usually raise it every few years to compete with the cost of renting the place out going up every year. The don't go up every year unlike FanExpo but every 3 to 5 years. >_<

the group rate rate may only go up by $10 to $15 total for the group though. Individual tickets may go up by $5 for reference.
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Unread 11-22-2012, 09:48 PM   #146
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At this point, I really feel bad for the people who will not even be considering booking a room until January or later. Not everyone knows whether they will be going to a convention days, weeks, or even a few months after the previous one ended.
Yeah, I know, book on a credit card and you can always cancel, but the average anime con-goer these days (who I estimate between 13-17) is not old enough for a credit card.

I wish hotels had blocks which won't open until con registration in general opens.

BTW, glad I did 8-9 panels this year and I'm already registered for next year's con. Doing tons of panels or volunteer work and then opting to use your hours to register for next year is a solution that will allow you to not worry about the registration rates increasing.

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Unread 11-22-2012, 10:53 PM   #147
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At this point, I really feel bad for the people who will not even be considering booking a room until January or later. Not everyone knows whether they will be going to a convention days, weeks, or even a few months after the previous one ended.
Yeah, I know, book on a credit card and you can always cancel, but the average anime con-goer these days (who I estimate between 13-17) is not old enough for a credit card.

I wish hotels had blocks which won't open until con registration in general opens.

BTW, glad I did 8-9 panels this year and I'm already registered for next year's con. Doing tons of panels or volunteer work and then opting to use your hours to register for next year is a solution that will allow you to not worry about the registration rates increasing.
I'm not worried about the price myself (I'd honestly pay $100 for AN...) but its knowing how much to collect from my group memebers... my last chance to see some of them is DTAC...
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Unread 11-24-2012, 03:54 AM   #148
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I'm booking first thing next month--I just hope there are good ones left by then at this rate.

Also, Sheraton's out of rooms now.
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Unread 11-27-2012, 10:25 AM   #149
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Hotel: Marriott Toronto Airport
Date you made reservation: November 27, 2012
Online / phone: Phone.
The link AN's site provides for online reservations is for last year's (Anime North 2012) dates. I change it to this year's (Anime North 2013) dates, and it says no rooms are available.
Number of people: 3 people, two double beds.
Rate per night: Con rate; $139/night

I have rooms at four hotels booked now. I'll sort out which one I'm keeping when the con comes closer.

Also, helpful hint from someone who's been at AN 10 years: It's good to book at two different hotels in case one hotel frigs up your reservation.
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Unread 11-27-2012, 02:28 PM   #150
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I've got the 970 Dixon Road Holiday Inn booked right now (just did that, actually), but I'm still looking for a closer hotel since...I don't want to have to walk like 20 minutes to the con.

Guess it's time to actually phone the hotels now and hope for the best with these online/phone inconsistencies I've been hearing about.

UPDATE: Managed to get the 24th for Sheraton. I'll have to keep phoning in to see if I can get the 25th too.
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