Omni Severin downtown had openings 15 minutes ago. In block.
I was able to grab a JW Marriott room this morning, so rooms are opening up.
Coincidentally, there is a King available :P
I'd like to underscore the above because I think it is good advice. You should STILL be able to get a room outside downtown for a good price. You will still need to solve the transportation problem, but worth it in my opinion. Your mileage may vary.
Be patient. I, literally, just got the Hilton less than 10 minutes ago. Vigilance is key, I believe.
A member of our group is releasing a room at Hyatt House in about 2 minutes. Good luck.
I see a Sleep Inn room just opened up 2.3 miles away. $190/night.
They sent an email out last night that (6/4) letting people know that they have to drop their hotels by EOD on 6/10 to avoid getting dinged the cost of a full night. I've seen a couple of downtown hotels hit and managed to get a Hilton and then switched again to a Home2. Keep checking throughout the day this week. You should hopefully get lucky!
Ugh, I wish there was a better way than "need to constantly hit "find" on the housing portal and be married to your computer all day".
Hampton Inn Downtown has an opening currently for $216 in block if anyone wants downtown. Probably the best price you find 2 blocks away.
Yesterday morning I grabbed the Hampton Inn Downtown Across From Circle Center for $236/night, but I had to check the housing portal every 20 minutes to luck into it. I also didn't have another room reserved (other friends did).
For those who may be looking to upgrade (and for my own knowledge), can you search for different housing without cancelling your existing housing reservation first?
Yes you can search without updating your reservation.
Hitting the Find New Hotel button does nothing to your reservation until you hit Save. Don't hit save, your reservation stays exactly as it was.
I almost missed an upgrade because I almost didn't hit the save after I made the adjustments I needed, so you need to be pretty committed to the change before it will be possible :)
Good info. Thanks!
Just grabbed The Westin across the street from ICC and attached via Skywalk. But now I'm broke for spending cash at the Dealer's Room. LOL.
There's a room at the Omni open
I grabbed an out-of-block room at the Conrad for my friend and I to share: only $270ish a night after taxes--per person. :p Ouch! I'm keeping my eyes on the housing block just in case, but I'm guessing 2Q downtown rooms are going to be mighty hard to come by! I could have snagged a 1K at the Omni if I'd been willing to ditch my friend, heh.