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Pro's & Con's of your hotel stay for FanimeCon 2006?
« on: May 29, 2006, 06:54:27 PM »

Hi All.

Time once again to find out what worked & didn't work, pro's & con's and your overall satisfaction or dissatisfaction of the hotel and/or the process of your hotel stay.

Please let us know what's on your mind as we want to hear from you!

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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2006, 08:31:44 PM »

I had a wonderful experience at the Marriott, just like I did last year.

Our room was amazing. We were in a corner room on the 19th floor, which made me VERY happy. The view was amazing and there was plenty of room for all of us.

My roommates were all really cool and considerate, no loud entries at 3 AM, no drama, no craziness. Just a ton of fun.

The hotel was very helpful, even though they had no blankets left, they did send us some extra sheets, and that helped us out.

Next year:

1) I'm getting a junior suite with a sofa
2) I'm only having 2 roommates.
3) I want to order for a mini fridge.

that's about it. I had a great stay.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2006, 08:40:21 PM »

I stayed at the marriott and I had a good stay there. I just wish they didn't put me there up on the 25th floor and next to the elevators. It was Heaven(yea right) and the ride downstairs was 10 mins at the most with all the stops. -_-;;

Hopefully, If I reserve in advance, I want to stay at lower floor then a higher one.

Next year, i'm having 4 roommates and twin beds. That's all.
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2006, 11:25:00 PM »

Had a great sleep at the crowne plaza.. Thoes beds are soo comfotable.  I really hated the TV. Had an old POS. Other than that it was a good place. Just didnt like the walk to the hotel late at night. Got bother by the homeless and downtown san jose weardos. Scary walk at night by yourself. Next year im staying at a nice extra large room at the Hilton or marriott.
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2006, 11:39:15 PM »

I booked with the Marriott either the first or second day we could reserve a room. I requested a low floor, mini fridge, and microwave. Didn't get the mini fridge or microwave, but I didn't need it anyway. As for the low floor, I got the 6th floor, which was totally within stair-climbing distance \o/.
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2006, 11:49:40 PM »

Quote from: "RyuHayabusa"
25th floor .


OUCH! I thought I had it bad, (17th floor and two hurting ankles for me) but wow, man 25th floor. :shock:
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2006, 12:45:21 AM »

I got transferred to a king-sized bed room instead of two doubles... I didn't really care, since I was the only one there, but I can imagine that given they sold out, anyone who was supposed to have a king-sized and got stuck with something else is probably pissed off about it.  I'm probably not the only one it happened to, either.  I would've made a fuss, but as I said, it wasn't a big deal to me and I just wanted to crash someplace without waiting around...

Otherwise, everything was fine with getting in and the room and all that.  I didn't have any maids barging in when I didn't want them to, which is unusual and awesome, the room was on a high floor which I enjoyed, there wasn't as much noise as last year (on my floor, anyway) and uh... well, the only thing that sucked was that the restaraunt's menu changed. ;)  But that's nobody's fault at Fanime!
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2006, 09:42:24 AM »

i shouldnt complain because i wasnt the one who reserved the room (altough i did pitch in a few more dollars than my roomies), but here we go.

hilton got our reservation wrong, trying to give us two rooms w/double beds instead of one. we fixed it up, but we ended up having to stay on a smoking floor, which made sleeping a bit of a problem.

and...yea. the all-too-well-known elevator problems, but thats a given.

the tv's didnt have any a/v outlets, nullifying the use of my roomie's ps2.

everything else was good, though.
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2006, 09:44:14 AM »

My hotel room was very nice. King bed, which is plenty for just me (though I sorta acquired some roomies later). No wireless in-room though, which is rare for Marriots, at least the ones I've stayed in.
The Marriot TVs, unlike the Hiltons, have RCA and S-Video inputs, which was excellent cause I got to watch DVDs on my friend's PS2.
The elevators were always packed, but I guess there's nothing that can be done about that...  :lol:
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2006, 09:56:15 AM »

Pros: Friendly and Helpful staff. Well stocked rooms and easy access to the con.

Cons: Elevator rides anyone?
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2006, 10:22:48 AM »

Elevator rides are always bad...ALWAYS.

But actually, I typically caught them when it wasn't that packed. sooo...yeah. ^_^
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2006, 11:34:45 AM »

spiffy office tables @ the marriott <33
lifesaver for last-minute-artwork
the room was roomy and nice (corner on 20th floor)

we called + asked the day-of about mini-fridges, but was told that they were for medical uses only o.o
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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2006, 12:16:40 PM »

My room was awesome, with the exception of the roommates (Who I think I complained about earlier). Once again, the showers in the Hilton were awesome and the closets were very spacious. ^_^ (Guess where I slept)
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2006, 01:00:50 PM »

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25th floor .


OUCH! I thought I had it bad, (17th floor and two hurting ankles for me) but wow, man 25th floor. :shock:


No kidding. It wouldn't been bad if I saw angels and Jesus there, but no luck. I will request next year to put me in the lower floor. Oh yea, I asked for a rollaway and they told me it was free when I made the reservation online. When I checked in and asked for the rollaway, they told me it was $10 extra. What gives?  :evil:
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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2006, 02:09:28 PM »

I stayed at the Marriot and found my room to be excellent. I was on the 21st floor, which was annoying at times since the elevator ends up stopping for people at almost every floor. However this was more than made up for by the room's view. I slept on the floor because my roomates had the beds, but I must say I had plenty of room on that floor and the carpet was pretty comfortable. I particularly liked that the hotel let me check my items at the lobby after checkout time, so I didn't have to carry all my things around the last few hours I was there.

The only problem I had was after now being unpacked I can say that my sunglasses are gone, and that it is almost 100% likely that the maids took them (on accident I hope) and the hotel did nothing to help me with getting them back. They were both fairly new and my only pair, so it's quite upsetting.
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« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2006, 03:04:24 PM »

I stayed on the 14th floor in I believe the adjoining room to an executive suite(?) in the Hilton. (Actually I'm still on site cleaning up some odds and ends - I was able to move into the actual suite since my boss went home last night. I'm typing on the glorious wall-bed as we speak and it is COMFY!)

The room was excellent, the staff and housekeeping were courteous and were always helpful. The view was breathtaking and really made things easier to take, especially what with staying up all night formatting schedules and documents to go to print that morning. I think it also helped that I had great roommates to share the experience with.

I loved the hotel stay and I hope we can get the same room again!
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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2006, 03:52:51 PM »

I stayed at the Hilton and made my reservations for one bed and one rollaway and got lucky with two twin beds, but it was on 11th floor. I tipped the maids around 50.00 the first night and was in heaven! Those ladies came before going to sleep and cleaned up, straighen out all our stuff, bought in new towels at least 3 times a day, I swear we were the cleanest people at the con with everyone taking baths around 3 times a day. The ladies even helped us carry out our stuff to our car...

Good times. Great housekeeping. Sadly the didn't speak much english, but they went beyond the call of duty.
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« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2006, 04:41:00 PM »

Overall it was good (7th floor, yay).  Kind of lonely since it was only my brother and I sleeping (but a lot of times just me) in a room with two twin beds. I'd be nice to see how rooming with more people is.
Awesome showers, good and quick house keeping, mini fridge for milk and cold cuts, great beds (and for some reason there was a porno under one before we even got there)

The only bad things were the elevators, not people but the pressure, and losing a fanime shirt and just found out also my teeth retainer.  Does anyone know if we can call or do anything about losing stuff like this?
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« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2006, 05:35:46 PM »

I stayed in a Double/Double room on the 15th floor of the Marriott. I checked in 15 minutes before the check-in time and got what I requested.

I thought it wasn't really a bad stay overall, but it could've been better:

Room: It would've helped if there was actually a lock on the bathroom. I accidentally walked in on my roomate's boyfriend in the bathroom so that was embarrasing. A guy also walked in on me while I was in the shower so that really sucked too. I just avoid people doing it to me by making a little makeshift sign saying "<my name irl> is in here! Keep out!" since the room was co-ed(even that doesn't ALWAYS work). I also didn't enjoy getting my finger burned from the coffee maker inside the Marriott.

But the bed was really comfy. Since I was the one who reserved and checked into the room when one of my friends screwed up the Hilton staff reservation, some of my roomies rewarded me with yaoi, arcade quarters, and A WHOLE DOUBLE BED FOR MYSELF! The bed was so awesome! It was comfortable! I enjoyed the room.

Hotel: The elevators weren't as evil as the ones over at the Hilton, though I still hated the elevators either way. The staff were nice too, though I was confused on some of the processes because this is my first time reserving, checking in, paying for nights, and checking out of a room so I didn't realize room service people could be tipped nor did I expect the hotels to have such a high tax so I ended up asking my dad to drive over to bring more money for the stay because of that.

Roomies: I had a friend from school and two other cool friends room with me so it wasn't that bad, except one of them chose to stay up all night and never stayed at the room due to complications and the other tried to pack my room with all these people I hardly even knew(I knew a few of them, but it wasn't the first time he tried to squeeze in extra people into a hotel room either). Some of them were really cool. Others, I just wasn't too comfortable with them. I don't think I'll be rooming with all of them next year because it was really disorganized all over, even though I loved the company at night after it was so lonely Friday night. Now only was it hard to find my stuff through the flood of bags, but I ended up getting some of my stuff lost/stolen and it was hard finding a place to sleep when the beds were taken Sunday night. I hated walking through the bodies on the floor at night just to go outside the room/to the bathroom.

I also had another group of friends with a Hilton staff room and they were all upset with my roomie's attempt to pack my room with his friends because they found out he's tried to do this a couple of times each year and it's not safe for me or my friends because it's not allowed in hotels so for next year:

1) I'm going to reserve a staffer's room at the Hilton with my other group of friends(or a suite, depending on how much my roomates can pitch in)
2) I'm going to actually plan out the process for reserving the rooms needed for our hotel stay, including payment, roomates, etc.

Asides from that fiasco, I enjoyed my hotel stay overall...
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« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2006, 08:54:55 PM »

Stayed at the Hilton and was lucky that my room was on the 3rd floor. Also more lucky that they had a laundry room ! Kinda wished their tvs had rca/s-video so I didn't have to bring in another tv but that ended up working out for testing videos to be shown at fanime.

Pro:
Excelent Beds and showers
On site laundry room
Self Serve Parking cheaper then Marriot
Free Wireless internet (via internet cafe) not as stable

Con:
No microwave
No discounted internet or self serve parking
Hotel resturant jacked up prices $20+ for a meal???
Check out at 11am (Perfer 12pm)
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