CVII Accomodation

Discussion in 'FanForce: Star Wars Celebration Anaheim' started by Obi Anne, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Darth_Haggis Force Ghost

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    Mar 21, 2002
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    According to the Hilton (right next door) you can start to reserve rooms directly through them or their website. They might not be the same price as the OnePeak reserved block of rooms but there are still rooms available at the hotels next to the convention centre.
    Last edited by Darth_Haggis, May 30, 2014
  2. Dewback Chosen One

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    I booked there early but I check for friends from time to time and both times I checked the Hilton this week it says there are no rooms available for those dates.
  3. EnviousSerious-Rue Jedi Grand Master

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    May 4, 2009
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    Just my two credits (cents) here.
    At CV, I stayed 8 long city blocks up the street to save on the rate.
    I had taken the trolley so that really wasn't too bad.
    At CVI, I stayed in the host hotel as a 501st Legion members and
    that was worth the extra $$. But I'm under the belief that the sooner
    you book, the more time I'll have in deciding on making reservations
    elsewhere if need be. Being closer to the convention did have its
    advantages. Celebrities, worldwide fans, restaurants, lounges and tons
    of folks in the lobby sharing their stories.
  4. EnviousSerious-Rue Jedi Grand Master

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  5. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    I also recommend being as close to the con center as possible, if you can pay the extra money. It's worth a bit extra to be able to go back to your room, either for changing clothes, leaving stuff or simply just take a rest.
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  6. echo-3 Former RSA

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  7. echo-3 Former RSA

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    Well as these things go I found a better rated and closer and cheaper place so, Put us down at Islander resort and suites.
  8. torjoreyri Jedi Youngling

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    May 9, 2014
    I'm committed to getting into the Anaheim Marriott. Right next to the convention, and a garage to keep my car out of the sun. I'm hoping it's ground zero for unofficial convention activities. Their official website has been telling me for a few weeks that they have nothing available. I just called today and the very nice lady said they haven't opened up for booking yet.

    So I'm still optimistic. However, she said they haven't opened up the SWC block yet. Has anyone reserved a room there yet? Either as an individual or part of a group?
  9. Dewback Chosen One

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    The Hilton and the Marriott were the first to sell out back in August.
  10. EnviousSerious-Rue Jedi Grand Master

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    Don't give up torjoreyri! Cancelations can occur between now and April.
    Some fans opt for lower rates within walking distance of the convention
    center and may cancel their room. And yes, a number of individuals have booked at the Anaheim
    Marriott by constantly checking for any openings. I do know that
    SW groups, like the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion, waste no time
    booking at the Hilton and Marriott back in August. Don't give up the
    fight just yet because a number of those reservations were handled by
    another booking agency and those hotels have probably blocked off
    portions of their rooms.
    Book at another hotel and keep an eye open at the Marriott.
    May good luck be with you!
  11. Agathon Jedi Youngling

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    Sep 4, 2014
    Anyone from the Portland, Maine area heading to CVII?
  12. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Also it's worth checking through all available online booking sites. I could only book Tuesday-Monday on Hilton through the official site, but I arrive on Monday. First when I went through the bookings sites I couldn't find anything, then I remembered that I had an account on booking.com so I logged in, and all of a sudden I could find rooms at the Hilton. So now I'm booked Monday-Monday, but with two different bookings.
  13. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Apr 13, 2001
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    Thanks for the heads up with booking.com! I checked the availability out of curiosity and I managed to score the Hilton as well. Needless to say, I canceled the previous reservation I had for the Sheraton and switched over.
  14. D-Ludicrous Force Ghost

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    My question is did you get a better price than going through the celebration website?
  15. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    I gave up trying the celebration site since just about everything has been sold out for a while (at least, the hotels that are right next to the convention center, which is what I'm looking for). I had to look elsewhere as that was no longer an option. For what it's worth, I just checked the site out of curiosity and both the Marriott and Hilton are no longer listed, so I can't even check the rates.
  16. EnviousSerious-Rue Jedi Grand Master

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    Since the 501st has decided where to have their BASH, I was kinda
    wondering whether the Marriott was booked or not. Some SW attendees
    were waiting for the announcement of the host hotel before making their
    reservations. There is still 6 months to go yet and I hope there are some
    rooms left.
  17. Dewback Chosen One

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    The Hilton and Marriott were announced as the host hotels and sold out more than a year ago.
  18. torjoreyri Jedi Youngling

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    I've seen the Hilton open up many times in the past few weeks. I'm not interested in it, so I don't know if it was for all 4 days, but it was listed on the official hotels page at starwarscelebration.com. Many hotels have come and gone, but the Marriott hasn't been available since I started checking daily in June.
  19. ffluff73 Jedi Knight

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    Jul 22, 2013
    [IMG]I may have arrived a little early - but first in line!
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  20. EnviousSerious-Rue Jedi Grand Master

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    I want to be second in line! Hold my spot . . . please!
  21. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    Jul 10, 1998
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    I have stayed at the Anaheim Hilton twice and I really liked the place. I couldn't make a reservation during the first wave and so I am considering just getting a room from their site and sharing it (and splitting the cost) with a few people as I have done for the last few Celebrations. Anybody interested?
  22. klingklang Force Ghost

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    Jan 12, 1999
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    I've been looking at the Hilton (and other area hotels) over the past couple of months, and the Hilton is still turning up as available (it was $200 at one time, but it's up to $239 as of my writing this).
  23. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Huh...that's really odd. I'm still not seeing anything for the Hilton. I just checked the site now and this is what is currently showing up:

    Anabella
    Castle Inn & Suites
    Desert Palms
    Hampton Inn
    Hyatt Place
    Hyatt Regency
    Sheraton Park

    As I said earlier, I currently have a reservation at the Hilton, but if I can get a cheaper rate going through onPeak, I'll go for it!
  24. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    When I got my booking through booking.com I had a feeling that there were more price levels to choose from, while through onpeak you can only choose one. Now since booking.com gave me the price in Swedish crowns and I haven't converted it back into dollars I can't say if what's the cheapest.
  25. Zzzman74 Jedi Youngling

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    Sep 25, 2014
    We got our hotel for $89/night less than a mile from the con.