BOOK ROOMS NOW...I DID!!!

Discussion in 'FanForce: Star Wars Celebration Anaheim' started by Amidala081499, May 26, 2006.

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  1. Sister_Sola Manager Emeritus

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    Nov 19, 2002
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    Apparently the Holiday Inn has been instructed to block all rooms off for the convention - it's my suspicion they won't be available except through convention housing. And we don't know when that will be starting up - guess we'll have to keep an eye on the SW.com news updates.

    I hope the Fig is reliable - but when I called the first day he said he didn't have any queen beds, so I booked twins, but the next day I called again to add another room and he said he had a king room, and he also said "my reservation hadn't found its way into the system yet" - which didn't sound so cool. Plus the site says the time for cancellation prior to check in is 7 days, he told me 14 days on the phone, and he told another friend of mine a month!

    And those reviews look pretty deterring to me.

    We're considering our reservations as not secure, and will book elsewhere as soon as the blocks open up.
  2. Underpaid_Soldier Jedi Knight

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    Oct 3, 2003
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    I hope there isn't any complications or tricks when I check-in on May 23rd. We still have a whole year, so let's just see how it goes.
  3. Amidala081499 Force Ghost

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    Sep 13, 2003
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    Still cannot book at the Holiday Inn, they said that they are all booked up. They must have blocked these rooms. Also,found out that there will be no shuttles on the weekend days. They said with Memorial Day it will be too busy to run them. I do not completely buy this, but we will see when it gets closer.

    Very few rooms left at the Fig,..only twin bed rooms...and those are in the single digits.

    Hope everyone will be able to book...Good Luck!!!
  4. yodakarma Jedi Knight

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    Nov 9, 2004
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    Hopefully the Fig has their act together when it comes to reservations, otherwise I think it is a great hotel.
  5. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    Part of me is waiting for the hotels to come up with the registration. I did a bit of looking at the other nearby hotels, the Westin Bonaventure and the Marriott look nice too.

    Also, the Marriott was where the video for Fatboy Slim's track "Weapon Of Choice" was filmed. I'm sorta tempted to room there so I can get my Christopher Walken fix while I'm in town.
  6. Darth_Tofu Force Ghost

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    Mar 17, 2002
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    sweet I didn't know that! awesome video, I think I'll have to make a visit to the lobby just to take pictures ;)
  7. kcpelot Jedi Padawan

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    May 30, 2005
    Dude now I want to stay there LOL

    Thanks for that bit of info!
  8. DarkPrince Jedi Master

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    Nov 10, 2005
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    Heh, interesting. I was looking at the Marriott and didn't realize that piece of info. Very cool. I don't know where I'm staying yet.
  9. Doctor_Evil Jedi Knight

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    Jun 23, 2002
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    When booking online, always, always, always call the actual hotel itself to confirm the reservation. I did the priceline thing about 7 monthes out, at that same Courtyard in Indy, and I called after I got my confirmation from Priceline the next day. And then about once a month until the date. The last time being the day before my plane took off. When you call, get the name of the person you talk to.

    All reservation systems can be flakey, so I err on the side of being a pain in the ass and bug the hell out of the actual hotel to make sure I'm taken care of.

    Better Luck in LA!

    -Doc
  10. Underpaid_Soldier Jedi Knight

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    If the "Fig badges" are made, count me in, I'll buy a couple.
  11. yodakarma Jedi Knight

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    Nov 9, 2004
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    Count me in for 2 badges as well.
  12. navarre1095 Force Ghost

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    May 21, 2005
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    Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!
  13. Darth_Nevoc Jedi Master

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    Dec 26, 2004
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    How about the "fig badges" are just Fig leaves? they're cheap, easy to obtain, and the biblical jokes are endless
  14. Grumpy_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Jun 2, 2006
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    Wow.. a year to go and we're already wanting badges! Where's mine????? Heh... People won't know where to come for their free drinks! =)
  15. movieboy Jedi Knight

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    Count me in for a couple of badges as well.
  16. Amidala081499 Force Ghost

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    THE FIG IS BOOKED SOLID..

    LADIES AND GENTS THERE ARE NO MORE ROOMS AVAILABLE, NOT EVEN TWINS. I CALLED THE HOTEL THIS EVENING AND THEY SAID "SOLD OUT", TRY ANOTHER HOTEL.

    I fell totally sorry for people who will have to book far away, but we warned alot of people. It is a good thing that some of us heeded the knowledge we had from C3
  17. navarre1095 Force Ghost

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    Just hope we get our rooms.
  18. Underpaid_Soldier Jedi Knight

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    Wow, and CIV is nearly 11 months away. Good thing some of us booked early! I hope those who couldn't get a room, are able to find a place that isn't too far away.
  19. NaboosPrincess Manager Emeritus

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    May 14, 2001
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    This is Los Angeles we're talking about here; plenty of rooms to be had. ;)
  20. buggyvirus1 Jedi Knight

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    Jan 13, 2005
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    True but most wil be at leat a mile away, from what I have scene regarding distance to the convention center. The fig is the second closest hotel. I am booked there and very excited. :)
  21. PatttyB0123 RSA Latin America

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    I am not worry. I don't want to pay a penalty if I can't go. Still I already called a hotel.
    They have rooms and you can book up later. 10 months ahead. ;)
  22. kcpelot Jedi Padawan

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    May 30, 2005
    Has anyone heard anything about the Marriot?

    Does anyone know how far in advance they allow you too book on their website or anything?

    Thanks
  23. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    Tried booking at the Marriot, the dates are unavailable right now. Good chance the C4 dates are also blocked off for reservation right now.
  24. ValedaKor Force Ghost

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    Oct 25, 2000
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    And the shuttle will drive that mile in about 5 minutes.

    Have patience, padawans. All will be revealed in a few months.
  25. DarthRageFist Jedi Padawan

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    Jan 24, 2005
    I was thinking about booking at the Fig but I decided to hold off. I'll try to book a room through starwars.com when they post the info. If that doesn't work then I guess I'll be out of luck. [face_worried]
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