Tektonikk wrote: »
Has anyone had issues with the OnPeak system not giving confirmation emails? I put my reservation through but have yet to receive an email, I hope everything is all good =/
OpSteel wrote: »
Stayed at the Menger last year. It is connected to the mall and easy to just cut through on the river walk. At $127 a night, it is great.
LordFizzlebeef wrote: »
Made a reservation at the La Quinta this year, because it looks like everybody snapped up the Mengar Hotel rooms before I got here.
The Hanged Man wrote: »
Staying at the Best Western Sunset Suites-Riverwalk for the third time. Both previous years have been great. Price is not bad at all (not sure on the exact $$/night, since it's all bundled in with my flight via Priceline), room was comfortable, clean, and quiet. The free breakfast was excellent - they'd put out actual eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, etc. in addition to just having the cereal and yogurt most hotels are willing to call good enough. Also, waffles shaped like Texas! It's not actually on the Riverwalk despite the name, though - it's about three blocks from the main convention center entrance. Not a bad walk at all, but just far enough that I wasn't popping back into my room during the day to drop stuff off.
The Aviatrix wrote: »
Don't feel bad about not going to the Menger.
It's where I stayed last year, and I was really hoping that there'd be a hotel review thread, but I never saw one pop up.
My experience at the Menger:
My brother booked the room, but I got there early with another in my party. We asked if I could check in to put our bags away, without having the full charge put on my card. I expected a no, but was pleasantly surprised when they told me yes. They asked for my card for a $50 hold for incidentals. We asked 3 times for verification: it would only be $50 and not the full cost of the room. In that conversation, I even said that I wouldn't be able to afford food if the full room was placed on my card. They assured me it would be $50. They put a hold for the entire amount of the room. In order to get the hold taken off, we had to go down to the front desk on two separate days. The first day they "moved" the hold to my brother's card - yet it was still on mine. I was told it'd be gone by the next morning. I waited until the following night. There I waited 2 hours for them to send a fax (seriously, to send a fax). I was unable to buy any of the games I wanted at PAX because it took until Sunday for the hold to come off (and the games were sold out) and I had to have my group cover me for food Thursday to Saturday.
When checking in, I asked if we had a roll away bed. They told me no, so I asked if it'd be possible to get one, since the group checking in next to me stated that they were not going to need their roll away bed. They said they'd look into it. When my brother got there several hours later... it turned out he had booked a roll away bed. He had to go to the desk with a copy of his reservation. Luckily, they still had a bed available and it showed up while we went out for dinner.
Cleanliness in the Menger was not ideal. Our glasses were VERY obviously filthy. In an attempt to get clean glasses, one member chose to leave the room with water in the glasses - so they would be noticed as out of place and used. We got new glasses. But one had an oil on it and two... Had pink strawberry gunk on them. Needless to say, we didn't bother with the glasses after that. There was also pink, strawberry stuff on the door/wall... Not sure what happened... Nobody in our party had pink, strawberry stuff.
The people in the room next to me also told me when they got into the room initially their ice bucket was filled with dirty water and had no bags.
My only positives about my experience at the Menger was the location and that they had free bottled water in the room. (There was a sign which clearly stated the water was free.)
It was, overall, my worst experience in a hotel to date.
So yea, I'd be happy to not stay there if I was you
(Not sure where I'm staying this year. My brother takes care of hotel reservations)
Cutriss wrote: »
Not that anyone has asked, but the Emily Morgan was great in 2015 and that's where we're staying again this year.
chellers wrote: »
We're doing the Crockett again (3rd time). The first year was great. The second year we got a room with a much smaller bathroom and near the elevators, so ding ding ding. I'll call ahead this time to make sure we're far from them (and beg for a big bathroom). Overall great hotel, and wicked convenient location. Also has TX-shaped waffles. The first time, we did the breakfast, but the second time, I was sick so i skipped it everyday to sleep in. I love that the breakfast area can be used for gaming at night.
Krathoon wrote: »
I am thinking about Crockett for the atomosphere, but, if they have that elevator silliness, I think I will try someplace else.