Discussion in 'FanForce: Star Wars Celebrations' started by Amidala081499, May 26, 2006.
lol...break out the oujia board, guess whose comming to dinner.
BY THE WAY TERRIBLY BAD NEWS...JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH THE FIG, THE WEBSITE WAS REALLY WRONG, NO IN-ROOM SAFE AND NO COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST. I CALLED ABOUT MY ROOM RATE AND RATTLED OFF SOME OF THE INFO. FROM THE WEBSITE AND THE RECEPTIONIST CORRECTED ME. THERE IS ALSO NO MICROWAVES, NO KITCHENETTES, NO ROOM SERVICE, NO SHUTTLE OR SPA SERVICES. SHE SAID THESE WERE ALL WRONG. I AM @$%^#@ ABOUT THE SAFE AND BREAKFAST THING, LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER EXPENSE.
CALLED THE HOLIDAY INN AS WELL BECAUSE OF THE INFO I JUST RECEIEVED AND SAME BAD NEWS. NO BREAKFAST, IN ROOM SAFE OR FRIDGE. THIS HOTEL THING IS BEGINNING TO SUCK, AT LEAST IN INDY YOU HAD OPTIONS, HERE WE DONT.
Plus at the Fig internet is 7.95 a day.
Looks like taking the laptop is a non issue.
I just did a quick search at the Holiday Inn City Center for the same days of the week as the con. The best rate the show is 134.00 a night, and that is without the breakfast they offer. I think once you add in the internet charge; the two are going to be VERY close to each other.
Has anyone else booked at the Milner? Free high speed and whatnot for only $80 a night!
It is few blocks out, but with the money I save I figure I can buy a lot more stuff.
Re; Room price descrepencies.
Guys, this is not a cookiee cutter hotel, it's a CONVERTED Building. So the rooms are going to be varied with CHARACTER. Think of ot as part of the adventure in staying in a historic building.
The 8$ per day net fees seem a bit steep though?
Worse case, someone on each party can get it and get a portion of the fee paid by others. I CANNOT be without the laptop - I'm self employed and need to be able to contact my clients at least once or twice a week on vacation.
Just called the Milner, and they are 4 blocks north, and one block east of the cc. Still within walking distance.
Huh. Why would it be stated that the hotel has all these things included when they aren't? That is just a bit annoying. Ah well. At least it is close.
Is this the "Let's type in all caps" thread?
I typed in "CAPS" because I do not have my glasses, they are being made. Sorry if this offends, it is not meant to.
yes you have to call to make reservations here
Well, my wife called The Figueroa just to confirm our reservations and she asked them a few questions. I don't know if it is different for various rooms or what, but they do have refrigerators. They don't have complimentary breakfasts but they do offer a breakfast, which is useful to have in the hotel at least.
Just to keep everyone updated: as of now, 6pm EST or 3pm Pacific, there are still rooms in the Figueroa. It sounds as if the only options left are twin and double bed rooms--the twin rooms are the only ones with 2 beds, the double is a single bed.
You know what I think might be a nice thing to do? If people have reserved rooms now and wind up canceling them when discounted blocks become available on the con website, they should post about having canceled their rooms so that those unfortunate souls who get left out in the cold by internet pile-up know that stuff has opened up. Or the other way around--those locked out can post about not being able to acquire a room and get PM notification of someone who can cancel their old room and offer it up. I dunno, it might be a system that could be helpful.
By the way, I checked reviews on the Milner...let's just say there's a good reason why it's so cheap. I wouldn't risk it.
Well considering how fast the 'official' hotels filled up last time, I don't know if I'm going to try now that I have secured my room, but if I do you bet I'll post....
The gentleman at the reservation desk of the Figueroa Hotel was very adamant about the fact that no more than three people can be booked into ANY of their rooms. So if you planning on packing them in like sardines, this is not the place for you.
I was away for Memorial Day weekend, so just now getting around to pre-booking a room there, I totally love their faux Moroccan decor!
Hmmm....The Figueroa has a really high number of very negative customer reviews. Maybe it's not the best place to stay, even though it is close?
Everyone should note their are two Holiday Inn's:
The Holiday Inn City Center is the closer one to LACC
The Holiday Inn Downtown is on the other side of the freeway
When I called, I reached the HI at LACC - they said sold out.
Lot's of negitive review too:
well....I've booked at the Fig. I figure if HI has rooms when they start taking bookings I'll try to get in there and cancel the Fig otherwise I have a close hotel. as long as the door locks, a shower, and there's a bed to grab quick naps I should be good. a place to keep my stuff, nap and a shower. The rest of my time will be in a line.
I took your advice... the reviews are just a little to negative for me. I booked a twin room at the Fig to fall back on if Convention pricing doesn't work out.
Now, that I think about it after those bad reviews; I think I'll be checking out what the chain hotels are offering. It would probably be better for me anyway. Since I don't really like hotels that aren't part of a big chain. I'll probably consider something like Holiday Inn, Best Western...etc.
Not the most impressive of reviews, however the Guesthouse Inn - Convention Center got 3 stars out of 5: [link=http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g32655-d223042-Reviews-Guesthouse_Inn_Convention_Center-Los_Angeles_California.html][/link] It's about 7-8 blocks from the Convention Center. The Figueroa got 2 1/2 stars out of 5, and some nasty reviews.
I really don't want to rent a car while in L.A., but if it means having a cleaner and safer environment, I'll dish out the extra cash to find a better hotel that is further away from the convention center. As it stands now, I'll be reserving a room at the Guesthouse Inn as a back-up, while I try to get a room at the Holiday Inn (hopefully I'll be one of the lucky ones to snatch a CIV hotel package).
The news of the now-booked Holiday Inn freaked me out, so I booked the Figueroa a few hours ago (with option to cancel) and spoke to a nice reservation agent lady. She said just a few rooms left! No confirmation number - should I be worried? She said she is emailing it. Still nothing.
Seems like an interesting place. I think if we make the best of it, it could be a blast. Heck, I only spend four hours a night at the Courtyard Marriott across the street at C3. As long as I am safe and feel like the place is clean, it should be fine.
You know I called the Guesthouse Inn and the gentleman that answered stated they are not booking for May and to try in November. OK I tried again and got the same guy.. What is up with these hotels?!!