1:54 PM. Earliest time I have ever been assigned. I might not have to do the hotel portal shuffle to get a DT room this year. Although, I've had good luck with that over the last couple years, so I'm fine either way.
I got a terrible time but the husband got 12:36 so we should be ok.
2:02; best ever since the lottery started. I'm liking it.
You can see the Facebook poll here.
Interestingly, it appears access times are tighter this year. Last year, many had times later than 10pm. This year, it appears that 7pm is around the upper limit.
Unfortunately, that may mean that downtown hotel rooms sell out earlier this year. Last year they sold out at 3:55pm.
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...and that’s exactly what I’m telling myself. Another in my group got 1:10, so feeling good.
I got 1:57. I'm aiming for a Hilton cause mt mother-in-law can give us a gift card. I'm really hoping we get lucky. I haven't heard from my friends what they got.
3:54 PM EST worse than last year and nothing last year was decent by then.
However, I already have reserved 2 rooms at the Marriott downtown since last year so I am not that concerned. Its also nice that I have Elite status with Marriott so they CAN NOT cancel my reservations once i make them. In the past I have done this and had a couple issues with rooms out side of downtown but once the call was made to Customer service we actually got upgraded rooms.
Good luck to all and may the dice always roll in your favor.
I got 1:32. I won’t be using the portal, so that should help someone get the room they want.
1:50 for me and 2:45 for my son. Waiting to hear from the other two members of our group.
I got 1:36. I hope I can get an ADA-accessible room at my favorite hotel.
6:05 PM EST.
Looks like I'm going elsewhere for my hotel.
I got 451 glad I already booked a room last year.
I got 12:46! Went to the portal and ... oh ... Sunday.
So I got 4:40 ish. Last few years it was 9 and 10pm. But I saw the posting where the times were shorter then last year, and downtown sold out at 3:30 last year.
FYI there are rooms available at the Hilton Garden Inn downtown. It will cost you $416 a night, or you can pay with Hilton Honors points (which is clearly the way to book it if you can).
If you don’t have a program with some hotel chain, it’s a good idea to get one.
Got my best time ever of 4:24PM so I feel like a winner already even though I know I won't score a downtown room on opening day. Persistence of watching the site daily has gotten me one every year since the lottery has started so I am not down about it yet other then knowing the time commitment I have ahead of me. Good luck everyone.