Anthrocon 2010 hotels open tomorrow; fees to rise on 15th
Anthrocon 2010 hotel booking opens tomorrow at 9AM EST (UTC-5). This year, four hotels have an arranged rate for attendees.
Each hotel has its own advantages and disadvantages . . .
- The Westin ($123) hosts several events, and offers skyway access to the convention center. However, the elevators can get crowded, and not all agree it deserves its four-star rating. It also has suites, which must be reserved separately.
- The Courtyard ($129) is a little pricier, but has better reviews, and is just across the road.
- The DoubleTree ($124) is three blocks away, with variable reviews, but has low-price suites ($169) and cookies.
- The Omni ($119) has a high-class lobby area, but is two blocks away. Its old-fashioned rooms are popular, but can also feel cramped.
To dissuade tentative bookings, all hotels are making an immediate non-refundable charge (including 14% tax) to cover the first night's stay. Those not wishing to make such a commitment - or who are looking for people to fill their room - can use Anthrocon's room share forums.