Well I saw 1 available downtown room, added it to the cart and it disappeared. Guess I did something wrong. Went back to search and no more left. I had a 1 hour start time.
I don't know, maybe you were looking for a larger room, but there are still even downtown rooms available.
There's 100% no downtown rooms available right now.
I had an hour and 4 minute start time. No downtown rooms left.
That's ok. We got a much cheaper room with better accomodations and just have to drive in 25 minutes. We've done it before and we had a blast.
GENCON OR BUST!!!!
No downtowns left, only Wednesday nights available from what I could tell.
Got one 7 mile drive away though!
This is insane. Stayed in the 'burbs last time and had a hell of time getting in and out each day. The shuttle service was poor and left me stranded multipkle times. What is the process to get on a wating list? I may have to cancel if I can't get something downtown. There are 6793 rooms within walking distance of the convenstion center and your telling me they were all gone within an hour?
Got a King at the Omni Downtown at 1:30 - W-Su
Got a King at JW at 1:30 wed-sun. I had to refresh the search for a while and then quickly click through to get it before someone else.
All I can say is that if you have the extra money you might want to look into booking a room through Orbitz or some other site for next year a month or two after the convention. You can still cancel if you win the "lottery" but at least you have a fallback.
I'd feel better if I knew I was losing out to people who were 15-20 year badgeholders but I know that there's a bunch of people who just started going that are getting the pick of the litter. Way to reward loyalty Gencon
I got a King at JW Marriott at the 50 minute mark. Not ideal, but I'll take it at half the price of my king at Embassy Suites. Best luck I've EVER had with the Gencon hotel system personally. Much more stable than in the past.
But yes this is a pro tip that most of us who've gone to GenCon a few times are well aware of.
By the way I wouldn't even bother if you want downtown. My time just came up and I decided to look just for the heck of it...closest hotel is 10 miles away.