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Unread 12-28-2013, 12:25 PM   #61
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I just got told Hotel Indigo isn't on the AN hotel list for 2014, and the way they told me other hotels will have shuttle service seems to imply they won't be adding Indigo. I've informed them that Indigo is the only one I can afford, and I sure hope they consider adding them or I don't know what I'm gonna do... :c
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You could always keep some change/get some tokens for the bus. It would only be a few stops to the con. You can also try and fill a taxi. If you go through Union or a major subway station on the way to the con, you could get a weekly pass ($38.50 and thus it'll have paid for itself in thirteen rides, and the week starts the day you bought it, not Monday-Sunday), or if you're thinking you'll be back and forth a lot on just one day, a one-day pass (added bonus, two people at once can use it on Saturday and Sunday, and it's only $10.75 for unlimited transit for that day. Value gotten once you've taken four rides if you're alone)
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Unread 12-28-2013, 02:45 PM   #63
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You could always keep some change/get some tokens for the bus. It would only be a few stops to the con. You can also try and fill a taxi.
Yeah, no, I'm not walking for 15 minutes down the road to then wait I-don't-know-how-long for a bus, and I'm definitely not gonna be able to put out a bunch of money for a cab two ways every day that I'm there. My whole stay basically relies on the AN staff adding Indigo to their list, cause really, there is no reason for them not to anyway. If they don't, my plans are proper screwed unless I manage to get a good similarly-priced room somewhere else with shuttle service.
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Unread 12-31-2013, 01:00 PM   #64
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Um, maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're saying but it sounds like you are saying that the AN staff should add Indigo to their list. It really boils down to the hotel itself deciding to give a discount rate for con-goers. If the management of the hotel have decided against doing so then that's why they aren't listed. You could still book with them but just without the discount rate. Again, if I'm misunderstanding, I apologize.
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Unread 12-31-2013, 02:10 PM   #65
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I booked a room at the Marriott. 1 room, 4 people. Under the con rates. Anyone stayed there before? Is it good?
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Unread 12-31-2013, 06:42 PM   #66
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I booked a room at the Marriott. 1 room, 4 people. Under the con rates. Anyone stayed there before? Is it good?
It's a good hotel, though I will admit that I didn't take full advantage of its services. The big thing you might have a problem with is the 15-20 minute walk. When I stayed there, it was during a brutal heat wave, which made the walk feel even worse. Also, it will be a pain to transport big, cumbersome outfits. If you have a Metropass though, you should be fine.
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Unread 01-01-2014, 10:40 AM   #67
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You could still book with them but just without the discount rate.
If I do that, I then have to walk an ungodly distance just to get to the con and back, and I swore off doing that again after I had to do it in 2011. My best bet so far is to wait a bit and see if they end up added or just try and secure a room at one of the other low-priced ones with shuttle service that everyone usually saves as a last resort due to the distance.
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Unread 01-01-2014, 01:28 PM   #68
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If I do that, I then have to walk an ungodly distance just to get to the con and back, and I swore off doing that again after I had to do it in 2011. My best bet so far is to wait a bit and see if they end up added or just try and secure a room at one of the other low-priced ones with shuttle service that everyone usually saves as a last resort due to the distance.
Since Indigo is so far away and you can't walk it i'd try booking at something like the Hampton Inn http://www.animenorth.com/live/index...inn-and-suites
They offer free breakfast and a shuttle to the TCC. In fact it looks like all 3 hotels that offer breakfast and a shuttle are right next to each other.

Once you get past walking distance it doesn't really matter where the hotel is as long as it provides a shuttle service. If I didn't have food allergies those hotels would be rather tempting as there are not many breakfast options around the TCC and hotels tend to charge a bunch for breakfast.

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Unread 01-02-2014, 02:26 AM   #69
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i ended up calling the crowne and apparently theirs multiple events happening that week/weekend not just AN so theirs a lack of rooms available. I just booked mine at the holiday inn close to the airport and i got a backup 1 bed at the crowne. As of 10am this morning the crowne had 4 rooms left.
I tried to book at Crowne last week. I feel a fool. They weren't accepting reservations in early June so I didn't give it any thot for many months. LOTS of things happened w/me so I only jumped on board in the last month and they still only have some 1-bed rooms. I booked it and will check in daily for openings, but that's probably fruitless.... only a tiny fraction of a percent cancel the reservations and that's probably in April or later.
Nuthin but blind optimism to fuel me. :/

So how long roughly after AN does Crowne Plaza's AN rate rooms open for reservation? I'd like to know for AN'15.
and when does Holiday Inn East open?
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Unread 01-02-2014, 02:28 AM   #70
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SUPER Pissed off... got into the Rad this year.
Well my now EX BOYFRIEND booked it under HIS name. He told me if we broke up, he would change the name over to me cues his grandma lives 5 minutes from the convention. WELL ... he broke up with me. AND WONT change it over ! me at 6 friends are now out of a hotel room and I am just SUPER pissed!!
ARRRRG .. lets hope I can grab something =_=
that uber sucks!! I'm so angry for you. What a douche. If he's got that free option w/family, why not why not use it and give you the res name? (wait, do you mean 5min by car?)
If I was a girl and had a 2-bed room (rather than my 1-bed), I'd offer you all space; since I like to save on high hotel costs, and my own friends aren't super reliable for helping me fill my room. Is there a plan B you've enacted since then? if not, maybe plead your case in the AN upper forum, in a new thread. MAYBE there's someone like me that needs ppl that won't bail at last min.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 03:52 PM   #71
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Days Inn is showing that it's closed on google maps and trip advisor has it under the name "Pearson Hotel Conference Centre Toronto Airport". The reviews seem to have tanked for it, not sure if that has anything to do with it.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 06:38 PM   #72
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I just booked my room at Indigo fairly easily. Even without the AN rate I'm only paying about $10 more then last year. The distance factor never really bothered me it didn't seem too bad at all but then I rarely have very movement limiting cosplays. Starting to get really excited for AN again can't wait to go.
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Unread 01-04-2014, 08:04 PM   #73
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Just tried to book at the sandman and they said they're full? Two days ago they had plenty of room. I hate my life sometimes.

Edit: Just called back not 10 minutes later and booked two rooms. I call shenanigans.
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Unread 01-04-2014, 08:21 PM   #74
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Just tried to book at the sandman and they said they're full? Two days ago they had plenty of room. I hate my life sometimes.
Well tickets went on sale so people are suddenly thinking about the convention. Makes sense.

Edit: Still seeing room though...
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Unread 01-04-2014, 08:58 PM   #75
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As I previously mentioned in my edit, I got my two rooms that i wanted. I'm just posting again to let anyone who wants to reserve a room at the Sandman that...

A) they should reserve A.S.A.P., as one of the times I called they said the place was full. So maybe they are running out of room, so book sooner rather than later.

B) Ask for the "Weekend Best" rate on the Friday and/or Saturday. I had to call 3 or 4 different operators to get this rate, but be persistent! I might even call back again to see if I can get a lower rate on the Thursday night that I'm staying there too. But my advice: book first, then call and complain later.
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