Attendee7000 8 Posted August 1, 2022 Report Share Posted August 1, 2022 Since con-goers are often looking for something different that your average hotel guest, your average online hotel review may not be helpful for conventions. So.... What did everyone think about their hotels this year (and how about last year too, although that's as far back as we should go since hotels changed staff/services a lot pre/post covid. 2022: Renaissance Hotel (becoming Westin) It's one of the co-HQ hotels. So it's very close to the con (across the park) and also seemingly where most of the guests stay (I ran into two on elevators). The staff at the hotel were very friendly/helpful. (They're remodeling some rooms so some of this may be changing) The hotel is reasonably modern and the room furnishings (including the bathrooms) were nice. The bed was comfortable. The rooms have a fridge (though not a fridge/freezer) and coffeemaker. They did not have microwaves, they say there's a public microwave in the back of the club but I can't imagine taking a microwave dinner across the hotel. Wifi was free for con attendees (there's otherwise a $12/day charge) and they also gave us a $10 credit for their little onsite convenience store. Nice and reasonably sized bathroom (with those silly sliding barn doors I hate). Everything was clean. Elevators were fine. Never had to wait more than 30 seconds for one. There's a nice little Chinese garden hidden just off the side of the hotel which is great for cosplay photography. I couldn't hear other rooms but I could hear what was going on in the hallways. I was woken up at least once about 2-3am by a sudden party/orgy/multiple murder in the hallway (I didn't bother to see which). It's a closely located co-HQ hotel which means the atmosphere is a little more raucous. Like half the hotels near the convention center it has a Starbucks in the lobby. Spot Hero had good rates on the garage under the hotel 2021: Grand Hyatt About a 5 block walk from the convention center. An older but modernized hotel. Rooms are nice. Fridge/freezer, again no microwave. Free wifi. Comfortable beds. Bathroom was nice but a little small. Basically no crowds. No wait for elevators/front desk/etc. Staff were friendly. Vibe in the hotel was very laid back compared to other convention hotels, which I liked. The rooms and hallways were quiet, the lobby was quiet. It was a nice respite from the convention center. Starbucks in the lobby. This is one of the cheapest hotels in walking distance and honestly a really good value if the longer walk (5-ish blocks) to the convention center doesn't bother you. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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