CCI has announced via The Toucan Blog hotel reservations will open on Tuesday, April 8th!
Here’s the important info:
Badge holders will receive an email at least 72 hours before April 8 that will contain a link to the Travel Planners hotel reservation website. That link will not be active until Tuesday, April 8 at 9:00 AM Pacific time (12:00 PM Eastern time). HANG ON TO THAT EMAIL. You will need it to access the site. The URL of the Hotel Reservations site will also be available on April 8 on our website’s Hotels page at www.comic-con.org/cci/hotels. You will have to cut and paste the URL on the Hotels page and place it into your browser window to access the Travel Planners hotel reservations website. (After April 8, when the hotel reservations website reopens after the initial sale, you can visit www.comic-con.org/cci/hotels to access the Travel Planners site to make changes or cancellations to your reservation.)
Once you get to the Travel Planners website, you will be asked to list SIX (6) hotel choices in order of preference. Everyone making a hotel reservation will be asked to do this, and it must be six choices. Study the Hotel List PDF to pick your choices in advance so you’re ready on Tuesday.
Please keep in mind that the Travel Planners hotel request form website is best accessed from a desktop computer. Accessing this form from a tablet or smartphone device may slow your progress. We highly recommend you use a desktop computer during this hotel request process.
And some other key points to keep in mind:
• Once confirmed, all hotel reservations will require a deposit of two nights’ room rate and tax for each room booked. This will encourage people to release unwanted rooms in advance so people on the wait list can reserve them.
• Hotel reservation deposits are fully refundable if cancelled by April 30, 2014.
• For cancellations received from May 1 to June 1, 2014, a cancellation fee equal to one night’s room and tax will be charged. The cancellation fee will be deducted from your deposit.
• Starting on June 2, 2014, ALL DEPOSITS ARE NONREFUNDABLE.
Of course now you need to know which hotels! You can view the PDF here. Be sure to check out reviews for the hotels if you aren’t sure about which six to pick. We offer a nice selection of reviews here but don’t forget to use websites like TripAdvisor as well. As always, be sure to read over everything that CCI has listed on their Hotel info page. Hell, read it over it a few times!
Are you ready to take part in Hotel Hell? Have you had your list together already? Let us know in the comments! And good luck on Tuesday!