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PAX East 2011 Hotel Discussion Thread and Poll

Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
edited March 2011 in PAX Archive
So, hotels are live, where will you be staying? (I'll be at the Westin Boston Waterfront :D )
From the hotel list, click on the link that says "view entire block". That will show the full blocks for all hotels and how many rooms are left. Don't know how often it's updated, but it looks to be real-time.

Back Bay Hotel
350 Stuart St
(2.0 miles to Event Location)
$190 Avg. Nightly Rate

Colonnade Boston

120 Huntington Ave
(2.7 miles to Event Location)
$179 Avg. Nightly Rate

Courtyard Boston Tremont Hotel
275 Tremont Street
(1.7 miles to Event Location)
$139 Avg. Nightly Rate

Doubletree Hotel Downtown Boston
821 Washington Street
(1.4 miles to Event Location)
$139 Avg. Nightly Rate

Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston
138 St James Ave
(3.0 miles to Event Location)
$159 Avg. Nightly Rate

Hilton Boston Back Bay
40 Dalton St
(2.5 miles to Event Location)
$179 Avg. Nightly Rate

Holiday Inn Boston Brookline
1200 Beacon St
(4.0 miles to Event Location)
$119 Avg. Nightly Rate

InterContinental Boston
510 Atlantic Ave
(0.5 miles to Event Location)
$179 Avg. Nightly Rate

Marriott Boston Copley Place
110 Huntington Ave
(3.5 miles to Event Location)
$169 Avg. Nightly Rate

MidTown Hotel
220 Huntington Ave
(2.5 miles to Event Location)
$139 Avg. Nightly Rate

Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
50 Park Plaza at Arlington St
(1.8 miles to Event Location)
$159 Avg. Nightly Rate

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
606 Congress St
(0.5 miles to Event Location)
$189 Avg. Nightly Rate

Seaport Hotel
1 Seaport Ln
(0.2 miles to Event Location)
$169 Avg. Nightly Rate

Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton St
(2.5 miles to Event Location)
$169 Avg. Nightly Rate

Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer St
(0.0 miles to Event Location)
$179 Avg. Nightly Rate

Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Ave
(3.0 miles to Event Location)
$199 Avg. Nightly Rate

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    edited October 2010
    I'll be at the Westin Waterfront as well

    Also, pretty damned excited now that all my checkboxes are filled in :)

  • contrefaitcontrefait Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Waterfront for me as well.

    Now to figure out flight...

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  • ky13ky13 Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Waterfront 4 lyfe!

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    0.0 Miles

    Woo

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • HeleorHeleor SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Waterfront, but registered it through shifty means. :P

  • OnmitsuOnmitsu Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    As a Marine Biologist, I thrive at the waterfront. Being 0.0 miles from the event is pretty badass too. Any bets on how fast the westin is sold out? I give it a weekish.

    Man, even Dora the Explorer thinks you're slow.
  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    edited October 2010
    BigRed wrote: »
    0.0 Miles

    Woo

    Woo indeed. I stayed outside Boston last year since I had a friend living in Lowell that was gonna be driving in every day anyhow. Sucked to have to drive out at 2am every night, haha.

  • antheremantherem Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Booked at the Westin Waterfront. Surprisingly affordable!

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    You are objectively wrong in this case. You are the silliest goose in the history of everything ever, everywhere, including all possible and impossible alternate realities, timelines, parallel universes, pocket universes and theoretical dream-worlds. You are a nexus of super-wrong, radiating your silly gooseness out over the internet with the force of a trillion supernovas of hyper-incorrectness.
  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited October 2010
    I just popped this link into the OP, it shows the full blocking for all the hotels. Westin Waterfront is already very low on 2-bedroom rooms for the night of 3/13.

    edit: correction, it's gone

  • ColdbrewColdbrew PAX Community DVD Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    My team (provided we make it to Boston) will be at the Westin Waterfront as well.

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  • MTSonic11MTSonic11 Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Just booked my room at the Westin Waterfront as well, for myself and my man. I'm so excited. Last year we didn't even stay in Boston, so this year I went the other extreme.

    I'm so excited! *does a happy dance*.

  • rnicollrnicoll Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Only person who thinks being 2-3 minutes walk away is a good thing?

    *crickets*

    Right, nevermind then. I'll be in the Seaport if anyone needs me.

  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    edited October 2010
    rnicoll wrote: »
    Only person who thinks being 2-3 minutes walk away is a good thing?

    *crickets*

    Right, nevermind then. I'll be in the Seaport if anyone needs me.

    Actually from the website the rooms in the Seaport look a little nicer than the Westin, but I want the convenience of being attached, and I don't plan on spending a lot of time in the room.

  • SmallLadySmallLady Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    so far, this poll is lols

    "we're just doing what smalllady told us to do" - @Heels
  • rnicollrnicoll Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    zerzhul wrote: »
    Actually from the website the rooms in the Seaport look a little nicer than the Westin...

    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. It's also more a holiday for me (I'm doing a 5,000 mile journey each way!), which possibly tips things for me a bit.

    Given 2 bedded rooms in the Seaport appear to have gone now, for the Wednesday night, I was probably not alone in this opinion...

  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    zerzhul wrote: »
    rnicoll wrote: »
    Only person who thinks being 2-3 minutes walk away is a good thing?

    *crickets*

    Right, nevermind then. I'll be in the Seaport if anyone needs me.

    Actually from the website the rooms in the Seaport look a little nicer than the Westin, but I want the convenience of being attached, and I don't plan on spending a lot of time in the room.

    Having stayed in both of them before, the westin is nicer :P

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • rnicollrnicoll Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    BigRed wrote: »
    Having stayed in both of them before, the westin is nicer :P

    DOH!

    Cancelled once. Not going to do it again, it's just tempting fate. I'll go Westin PAX 2012.

  • HeleorHeleor SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    SmallLady wrote: »
    so far, this poll is lols

    Agreed. :P

  • rentfnrentfn Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Woooooooo Westin Waterfront. Woooooooooo Sky bridge.

    I am pumped it was cheeper then the Hotels down the street. I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!

  • AngrypastaAngrypasta Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Room reserved at Westin Boston Waterfront - checking in Thursday, checking out Monday!
    rnicoll wrote: »
    DOH!

    Cancelled once. Not going to do it again, it's just tempting fate. I'll go Westin PAX 2012.

    Yeah, last year I stayed at the Holiday Inn Brookline, which was at least a couple miles away from Hynes, and it worked out okay. You should be good!

    Also, it should probably be noted that Westin does not offer free wireless internet :(

  • OnmitsuOnmitsu Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    I just popped this link into the OP, it shows the full blocking for all the hotels. Westin Waterfront is already very low on 2-bedroom rooms for the night of 3/13.

    edit: correction, it's gone

    Daamn, those are plummeting. I take back what I said, daaamn, they'll be lucky if they last the week.

    Man, even Dora the Explorer thinks you're slow.
  • rnicollrnicoll Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Onmitsu wrote: »
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    I just popped this link into the OP, it shows the full blocking for all the hotels. Westin Waterfront is already very low on 2-bedroom rooms for the night of 3/13.

    edit: correction, it's gone

    Daamn, those are plummeting. I take back what I said, daaamn, they'll be lucky if they last the week.

    At this rate, we'll be lucky if they last to tomorrow!

  • PeasantDavePeasantDave Jersey ShoreRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Waterfront and Seaport ran out of 2 bed rooms for Sunday already. If you think you got 2 beds for Sunday, double check your confirmation.

  • AngrypastaAngrypasta Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Anybody know the best way to confirm your reservation?

    Last year I had to jump through a bunch of hoops calling the hotel (Holiday Inn Brookline). The first time they told me that my reservation was only from Saturday to Sunday (wtf?), so they changed it. Then the second time I called they told me my reservation was cancelled - but apparently it was because I was "double booked" somehow. I still had my reservation, but the process of confirming it added a lot of needless stress :p

  • PeasantDavePeasantDave Jersey ShoreRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Angrypasta wrote: »
    Anybody know the best way to confirm your reservation?

    Last year I had to jump through a bunch of hoops calling the hotel (Holiday Inn Brookline). The first time they told me that my reservation was only from Saturday to Sunday (wtf?), so they changed it. Then the second time I called they told me my reservation was cancelled - but apparently it was because I was "double booked" somehow. I still had my reservation, but the process of confirming it added a lot of needless stress :p

    In the end I have always received what is on my email confirmation. I think checking in on Thursday helps because the hotel isn't physically full at that point. Your mileage may vary.

  • ArtemisArtemis Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Woot! Im booked at the Westin Waterfront! Cant wait till march!!!

  • HalfazedninjaHalfazedninja King of The Ninjaverse Behind YouRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Westin Waterfront FTW booked!

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  • ArtemisArtemis Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I just called Westin, and they didnt have my room on file at all. There was no confirmation # in the email I got from OnePeak. Anyone else have this problem?

  • contrefaitcontrefait Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Artemis wrote: »
    I just called Westin, and they didnt have my room on file at all. There was no confirmation # in the email I got from OnePeak. Anyone else have this problem?

    They aren't going to have that information until probably a week or two before the actual date.

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  • ArtemisArtemis Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    contrefait wrote: »
    Artemis wrote: »
    I just called Westin, and they didnt have my room on file at all. There was no confirmation # in the email I got from OnePeak. Anyone else have this problem?

    They aren't going to have that information until probably a week or two before the actual date.

    Ok thanks for settling my worries!

  • antheremantherem Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    contrefait wrote: »
    Artemis wrote: »
    I just called Westin, and they didnt have my room on file at all. There was no confirmation # in the email I got from OnePeak. Anyone else have this problem?

    They aren't going to have that information until probably a week or two before the actual date.

    Yeah, it works like this:
    Nowish:
    - Hotel reserves block of rooms for OnPeak
    - OnPeak sells the rooms to you, the consumer
    Februaryish:
    - OnPeak takes all the deposits (check/CC)
    Early March:
    - OnPeak sends all the reservation data and moneys to the hotels
    Mid-March:
    - We all show up and awesomeness ensues

    Spectre-x wrote: »
    You are objectively wrong in this case. You are the silliest goose in the history of everything ever, everywhere, including all possible and impossible alternate realities, timelines, parallel universes, pocket universes and theoretical dream-worlds. You are a nexus of super-wrong, radiating your silly gooseness out over the internet with the force of a trillion supernovas of hyper-incorrectness.
  • Goose!Goose! Yeah I wrote that Its called I Wanna Rock Your Body (till the break of dawn)Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    So you can't book the Westin for Wednesday before PAX, which I find disappointing.

  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited October 2010
    You could but now you can't because the blocks for that day are all sold out. As it stands, there are only 30 2-bed rooms left for the Westin Waterfront for the Thursday before PAX.

  • AngrypastaAngrypasta Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    antherem wrote: »
    Yeah, it works like this:
    Nowish:
    - Hotel reserves block of rooms for OnPeak
    - OnPeak sells the rooms to you, the consumer
    Februaryish:
    - OnPeak takes all the deposits (check/CC)
    Early March:
    - OnPeak sends all the reservation data and moneys to the hotels
    Mid-March:
    - We all show up and awesomeness ensues

    Thanks! Thats pretty helpful.

  • Goose!Goose! Yeah I wrote that Its called I Wanna Rock Your Body (till the break of dawn)Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    You could but now you can't because the blocks for that day are all sold out. As it stands, there are only 30 2-bed rooms left for the Westin Waterfront for the Thursday before PAX.

    Seriously? When the fuck did hotels go live? God damn it, I don't get paid until tonight/tomorrow. That fucking sucks.

  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited October 2010
    They went live earlier today. You don't need cash on hand to book, right now they just take your card number to hold the room. Deposits aren't pulled until much much closer to pax.

  • OnmitsuOnmitsu Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    You could but now you can't because the blocks for that day are all sold out. As it stands, there are only 30 2-bed rooms left for the Westin Waterfront for the Thursday before PAX.

    It's kind of like watching that scene from Aliens with the auto-turrets. They're tearing up aliens left and right, but you know that soon enough, despite their power, they'll be out of ammo, and truly boned. There are a lot of 1 beds left though, which isn't too bad (presuming people don't mind sleepingbags/cramming into one bed).

    Man, even Dora the Explorer thinks you're slow.
  • GamesharkGameshark Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Just booked at the Westin as well. 0.00 baby!

  • benswimmingbenswimming Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Hotel reserved at Westin waterfront, double bed. March can't come soon enough, only thing left is to register for BYOC!

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  • LimondLimond Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I saw Khoos twitter about the hotels about 25 minutes after it was made. (Since I was in class.) I immediately went to book and were already out of 2 bed rooms for sunday/monday. Holy crap guys give me a chance!

    But my friend and I are still going with a single bed room, just gonna have to rent a cot or something.

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