How soon do you guys book hotels?
My husband and I are in the Seattle area, but just far away enough that it's a hassle to get home. It also means we can't stay late, or get drinks after. I realized this year I was missing so much of what PAX has to offer by going home at 7:00! So we're contemplating getting a hotel just Sunday-Monday (maybe Saturday-Monday?), going to panels, drinking, and then checking out Monday and going to PAX. The great thing about booking through Booking.com is that I can still cancel our reservation until August 29, 2019, and I won't need to actually pay until we check in.
The reason I'm asking now is because I'm a little afraid that the hotels will book up by the time the badges are on sale, so I want to try and book as early as possible to avoid anxiety and stress. I noticed that some places, like the Hilton, said they were already booked for August 31 - September 2. Would this October be too early, or too late to book a hotel? I am 95% sure we will get badges (my family of 5 has a great communication system down after 7 years of getting badges), so that's not really a concern of mine.
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