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San Diego Comic Con: Hotel Reservations March 9, 2011

Starting at 9:00 AM PT on March 9, 2011, you will be able to access the SDCC Hotel reservation request form via this page or by calling 1-877-55-COMIC (1-877-552-6642) or 212-532-1660.

Here’s a sneak peek at the hotels & rates as a SDCC attendee … keep in mind that nearly all the hotels within a 15-mile radius is participating in the whole SDCC thing so it’s not like you’re going to find lower rates in the area – at least for now. Let us know how your Priceline plan goes on July 19th. 🙂

Here are your options. If you do not plan on getting a rental car, just bite the bullet and book as close a hotel to the convention as your budget allows or one very close to the SDCC shuttle bus route. Otherwise, if you think you can just taxi in – YOU will rack up a huge taxi bill as traffic slows to a crawl most hours of the convention so it’s fairy pointless to try and save on a hotel but to pay for a $50 cab ride for 15 blocks twice a day.

If you really feel comfortable in planning, you can taxi to the a train stop – either the commuter train or the Amtrak so you can stay further away – though of course, SD is a resort town so it’s not like you’re going to find huge bargains along the coast …

If you have a rental car (or driving in) – You can probably save money staying much further North-East and or East towards the desert but keep in mind traffic is heavy commuter traffic so it’s an option but keep that in mind when weighing the savings as it might only look like 30-40 miles away but it is most definitely NOT a 30-40 minute drive.

Again, you can drive close and park in one of the shuttle parking lots versus making it all the way in – the shuttles run all day so if you want to ferry stuff back to your car or hotel, that’s the easy part.

So, here’s hoping the hotel booking thing goes just a tad smoother than everything else.

Other things to note:

# Once confirmed, all hotel reservations will require a deposit of at least one night’s room and tax for each room booked. This will encourage people to release unwanted rooms in advance so people on the wait list can reserve them.

# Hotel reservation deposits are fully refundable until May 10, 2011.

# From May 11 to June 8, 2011, a $100.00 cancellation fee will be charged. The cancellation fee will be deducted from your deposit.

# Starting on June 9, 2011, ALL DEPOSITS ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

Here is the SDCC Hotel page & info packet PDF if you want more info.


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1 March 2011 Travel 9 Comments


  • Terri says:

    Mine too. I just pay more and get them myself. Not worth it to try to get the comic-con discount. It’s like pulling my hair out one strand at a time to try and get through the phone line. I look forward to this trip all year long. It is so exhausting though. I was going before my cars collecting addiction. I spend almost the entire time in Hall H which requires getting in line in the middle of the night every day.

    I miss the times when you could go to the floor for the last hour or so before closing and simply get in line and buy your stuff. Now you have to get in line to get in line. Then they tell you the real line is closed. I stress every year about getting my stuff bought because I usually have to wait until Sunday to try. I cannot even get into preview night anymore. Will try and renew for 2012 at the show this time to see if I can get in next year.

    • NascarFan says:


      Maybe we should hook up this year on Thursday and get our 4.5 day pass right away. maybe hold each others spot in line for that 2012 pass as needed.

    • NascarFan says:

      If anyone is still thinking of going but has no tickets, I am thinking of getting in the race for a 4.5 day ticket still through refunds processes and then pass on my single day tickets (minus Saturdays ticket) to who might need them.

  • VDC says:

    Nascar FAN RULES!!!!

    • NascarFan says:

      Thank you VDC.

      By the way…..

      I am starting a “2011 SDCC Buyers Email List” immediately. You can opt out later if you wish to not buy anything or go with another SDCC buyer.

      You can send me a more specific list on a “2011 SDCC Shopping List” later when its revealed what the SDCC items at the Mattel booth are this year.

      The Mattel booth has had Cars items, action figures, cartoon figures, Hot Wheels, and Barbies (Flashdance Barbie was last year) and you can specific item quantities later this year, or opt out as stated above.

      Please send your City, State and or Country if not the USA, and specify please:

      Cheap shipping or Priority mail




      If you are going to SDCC this year and want to help out on the Buyers List, I always have other people looking for Hasbro stuff and those darned Halmark ornaments. (Right Scott? giggle) Let me know as I can pass on things to other buyers who care to visit other booths.

      • NascarFan says:

        Oh one other thing…..

        If Mattycollector does pre sales this year like they did last year online, I will get those items bought for you and picked up again this year.

        First come, first served.

  • slicepie says:

    Taking the shuttle is definitely the way to go if you can get a hotel near the route. When I went an All Day Pass was only $5 compared to $3 per trip. And that sure beats a rental car or even paying $4+/gal for gas.

  • Wow, looks like it’s gonna be a fun week,….

  • NascarFan says:

    My reservations are already done.

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