If you want to avoid the lotto you can book downtown on the Hilton site right now. Prices are high which is why I am on their rewards program and those rates are reasonable.
Yeah I have been a Diamond member since the pandemic started thanks to them perpetually rolling over your previous year's status and every hotel was absolutely insanely priced since I first started checking in September. Well, I remember the Hampton Inn a few blocks away was "only" like $250 at one point but it is just ridiculous compared to being able to get the Embassy Suites for $275 out of block only like five years ago
Oh sorry, I thought you were talking about how you can get rooms otherwise unavailable if you are a high enough rewards member. Good point, I never end up holding on to my points long enough to even consider that as an option, haha.
Does anybody have any idea of what the rough breakdown is in terms what what sort of room type is more in demand, ie suites and multi-den rooms versus single bed, etc
when do we find out our assigned time? im sorry if its been stated, but i cant find that information.
My problem is that I want Wed-Sun, that block is often not available (not sure why). So I have to take what I can get, then request an extension. The issue has never been explained. It's usually Wednesday that is not available.
What confuses me is why any dates are not available, really, especially when it seems a mere formality for them to be added. I tried to get Monday-Monday, and it would only let me do Tuesday-Monday, and then I requested to be on the "waitlist" for the first Monday, and like the next day I got the message my request was granted. Was that really a waitlist?
I just got my time:
Sunday, February 12 at 2:19 PM Eastern
If it's like last year, when all connecting was sold out around 1, this is a disaster.
It looks like over half are before 2, so 2:19 is dead in the water for a connected room.
12:16, Happy Dance!
3:17 for me. Got 12:02 last year; had a feeling I wouldn't get that lucky two years in a row.
I don't care about a connected room, I just want a downtown one within walking distance.