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Hotel?
« on: January 28, 2013, 11:28:38 pm »
Hey, so I didn't WANT to make a new thread, but I can't seem to find one..
I will be getting a room at one of the hotels the con is in, but I'm not sure how to go about booking..Do I need to call them? Or is there a place on this site where we can book the room..I know at Sakuracon they have a page where you can make the reservations at the nearby hotels..But Akicon I had to call them..So, what am I suppose to do for this one?

Also, While I'm on the topic..What hotel is the AA located in? That way I can just book at that one so I can go back to the room for costume changing very quickly.

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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 02:45:55 am »
While it could be different this year, the last two years the Red Lion was closest to the artist alley.
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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 01:51:09 pm »
I'm sure it would be the same lol Anyway, I'm guessing I have to call to reserve?

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 06:03:13 pm »
you could just reserve it through the website. That's what I usually do.
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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 06:08:18 pm »
But how? That was my original question..I didn't see where we could do that

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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 08:46:05 pm »
It's not up yet for this year, but it should be up on the website before too long - when it's posted, it'll be at https://www.kumoricon.org/location.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 10:26:21 pm »
Yes if you go to location it has the websites listed for both hotels.  But currently Hilton Vancouver shows no rooms available but that may be due to it being to soon to find rooms.  Who knows..

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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2013, 01:54:40 am »
Yes if you go to location it has the websites listed for both hotels.  But currently Hilton Vancouver shows no rooms available but that may be due to it being to soon to find rooms.  Who knows..

The hotel isn't full yet. Those rooms are actually set aside for the Kumoricon code, which hasn't been released yet.
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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2013, 07:53:07 am »
Good Morning folks!

Everyone of our lovely staff (and attendees! yay!) are correct!

The booking code and website link have not yet been released. They will soon though, just a few more tweaks. But rest assured the hotels are NOT sold out yet!

If you are really wanting to make your booking right now, we recommend you call the hotel you prefer directly and book with them by telling them you are apart of the Kumoricon Group. You need to say our convention name specifically in order to get the discount rate.

Right now I have not received confirmation on the location of AA yet, so if you are wanting to be in that hotel, you could either book a room at each hotel and release the one you don't want when you get confirmation, or wait until I receive confirmation from Programming and Relations on the issue. Each way has its pros and cons, but right now you are in no danger of being left without a room so I might lean more towards giving it more time. Once online booking for hotel rooms opens, I'd then start sending e-mails to relations@kumoricon.org and artists@kumoricon.org requesting further information, but not until then!

Hope that helps, feel free to PM me or add further questions, in the mean time get excited! More booking information is coming!
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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2013, 07:01:01 pm »
Oh Jeeze....lots to read lol anyway thank you all that helps a lot. Guess I'll wait and see

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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2013, 07:00:24 pm »
Good to hear I mean I live only 40 minutes away but sometimes its nice to stay at the hotel the convention is at :-)

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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2013, 06:56:48 pm »
Although no announcement has been made yet, and I'm sure there will be an automated room-booking link through the con website like last year, I just wanted to post the Group Code for those interested.

I have just booked my room at the Hilton using the Kumoricon Group Code, which is KUM. This works, brings up the Kumoricon 2013 group rate, and seems just fine.

So, for those interested, there you go. ^_^


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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2013, 07:27:08 pm »
Although no announcement has been made yet, and I'm sure there will be an automated room-booking link through the con website like last year, I just wanted to post the Group Code for those interested.

I have just booked my room at the Hilton using the Kumoricon Group Code, which is KUM. This works, brings up the Kumoricon 2013 group rate, and seems just fine.

So, for those interested, there you go. ^_^
Does "group code" mean like when a huge group (as in an anime club buying a bulk abount of badges and all going) stays in rooms? Does it not work for just someone getting a room for the normal 4 people?

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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2013, 08:09:53 pm »
No, group code means the code that your event has been designated to get the event-specific room rate. So, Kumoricon has a group code that allows people to book rooms using Kumoricon's special discounted room rate, and this code is KUM. Anyone attending can book their room using the group code, regardless of the number of people in the room.


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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2013, 10:22:54 pm »
No, group code means the code that your event has been designated to get the event-specific room rate. So, Kumoricon has a group code that allows people to book rooms using Kumoricon's special discounted room rate, and this code is KUM. Anyone attending can book their room using the group code, regardless of the number of people in the room.


OH!! That's exactly what I needed then.
May I ask, how do I go about booking? I mean, this was the original question I asked but I was told earlier in the thread about a link..Does this mean there will be a link appearing on the main page specifically to book? I'm guessing that if that's how, that the link has still yet to be posted....As I can't find it..I just don't see what the point of the code is when the link isn't up..Doesn't really do much then does it?

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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2013, 10:24:30 pm »
No, group code means the code that your event has been designated to get the event-specific room rate. So, Kumoricon has a group code that allows people to book rooms using Kumoricon's special discounted room rate, and this code is KUM. Anyone attending can book their room using the group code, regardless of the number of people in the room.


OH!! That's exactly what I needed then.
May I ask, how do I go about booking? I mean, this was the original question I asked but I was told earlier in the thread about a link..Does this mean there will be a link appearing on the main page specifically to book? I'm guessing that if that's how, that the link has still yet to be posted....As I can't find it..I just don't see what the point of the code is when the link isn't up..Doesn't really do much then does it?

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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2013, 11:09:13 pm »
Sweet thanks. I'll be sure to keep looking for it.

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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2013, 09:22:31 am »
I booked a room at the Red Lion, which is conveniently three blocks away from the Hilton where the con is. I recommend staying there because of how close it is, and it's also away from the crowds and craziness of the convention (good if you get sick or need time to rest away from the noise and drama). I stayed at the Comfort Inn last year, which was much further away-I wouldn't recommend it unless it was a last resort and everything else is booked. It's best to call them (the Red Lion) and ask for a room ASAP before they're all full!
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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2013, 10:47:53 am »
I booked a room at the Red Lion, which is conveniently three blocks away from the Hilton where the con is. I recommend staying there because of how close it is, and it's also away from the crowds and craziness of the convention (good if you get sick or need time to rest away from the noise and drama). I stayed at the Comfort Inn last year, which was much further away-I wouldn't recommend it unless it was a last resort and everything else is booked. It's best to call them (the Red Lion) and ask for a room ASAP before they're all full!
If I get a table at the artist alley I'd rather be in the con hotel.

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« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2013, 03:33:12 pm »
I booked a room at the Red Lion, which is conveniently three blocks away from the Hilton where the con is. I recommend staying there because of how close it is, and it's also away from the crowds and craziness of the convention (good if you get sick or need time to rest away from the noise and drama). I stayed at the Comfort Inn last year, which was much further away-I wouldn't recommend it unless it was a last resort and everything else is booked. It's best to call them (the Red Lion) and ask for a room ASAP before they're all full!
The Red Lion is part of the con, and if Artist ally is in the same place as it was last year it will be IN the Red Lion.

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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2013, 06:16:58 pm »
I booked a room at the Red Lion, which is conveniently three blocks away from the Hilton where the con is. I recommend staying there because of how close it is, and it's also away from the crowds and craziness of the convention (good if you get sick or need time to rest away from the noise and drama). I stayed at the Comfort Inn last year, which was much further away-I wouldn't recommend it unless it was a last resort and everything else is booked. It's best to call them (the Red Lion) and ask for a room ASAP before they're all full!
The Red Lion is part of the con, and if Artist ally is in the same place as it was last year it will be IN the Red Lion.


Oh....I was confused because that person said that the red lion was 3 blocks FROM the con space..Which would mean that it wasn't part of it..Maybe they mean a different hotel?

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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2013, 08:07:27 pm »
Valkyrie probably meant it was 3 blocks from the main conspace. Red Lion is indeed part of Kumoricon. Artist Alley and other events do happen there, just not as many as in the Hilton, which is the main hotel.


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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2013, 08:29:38 pm »
Valkyrie probably meant it was 3 blocks from the main conspace. Red Lion is indeed part of Kumoricon. Artist Alley and other events do happen there, just not as many as in the Hilton, which is the main hotel.


OH!! See I don't know anything about this con....First time and all..Thanks for clearing that up

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« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2013, 09:40:33 am »
Valkyrie probably meant it was 3 blocks from the main conspace. Red Lion is indeed part of Kumoricon. Artist Alley and other events do happen there, just not as many as in the Hilton, which is the main hotel.


OH!! See I don't know anything about this con....First time and all..Thanks for clearing that up
Sorry that I wasn't more clear.  :-[
The Red Lion is where the artist alley is; ALL the other events (games, contests, meet-ups, photoshoots) are at the Hilton. I'm saying that the Red Lion is away from the main attractions by a couple of blocks, it's an ideal place if you want to take the entire con experience in small doses. Personally, whenever I get tired and need to get away for awhile, I need somewhere to go-usually the park or my hotel room.  :)
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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2013, 06:13:47 pm »
Well until they open up the spots for the convention the red lion in shows as booked also.

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« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2013, 08:37:08 am »
No, group code means the code that your event has been designated to get the event-specific room rate. So, Kumoricon has a group code that allows people to book rooms using Kumoricon's special discounted room rate, and this code is KUM. Anyone attending can book their room using the group code, regardless of the number of people in the room.


OH!! That's exactly what I needed then.
May I ask, how do I go about booking? I mean, this was the original question I asked but I was told earlier in the thread about a link..Does this mean there will be a link appearing on the main page specifically to book? I'm guessing that if that's how, that the link has still yet to be posted....As I can't find it..I just don't see what the point of the code is when the link isn't up..Doesn't really do much then does it?

You don't need the con's special link to book a room with the con's rate. The link the Kumoricon website will be providing just bypasses a couple steps, making the process easier, but it doesn't do anything that you can't do right now just by going to the Hilton's website (http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/washington/hilton-vancouver-washington-PDXVAHH/index.html), putting in your arrival and departure dates, picking the number of people you will have in your room, and typing KUM in the box that says 'Group code', and clicking 'Check Availability'. This will take you to the available rooms under the Kumoricon room block. Pick one and proceed. The result is the same, the Kumoricon link to be provided just speeds the process up a couple paces.


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« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2013, 10:57:29 am »
No, group code means the code that your event has been designated to get the event-specific room rate. So, Kumoricon has a group code that allows people to book rooms using Kumoricon's special discounted room rate, and this code is KUM. Anyone attending can book their room using the group code, regardless of the number of people in the room.


OH!! That's exactly what I needed then.
May I ask, how do I go about booking? I mean, this was the original question I asked but I was told earlier in the thread about a link..Does this mean there will be a link appearing on the main page specifically to book? I'm guessing that if that's how, that the link has still yet to be posted....As I can't find it..I just don't see what the point of the code is when the link isn't up..Doesn't really do much then does it?

You don't need the con's special link to book a room with the con's rate. The link the Kumoricon website will be providing just bypasses a couple steps, making the process easier, but it doesn't do anything that you can't do right now just by going to the Hilton's website (http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/washington/hilton-vancouver-washington-PDXVAHH/index.html), putting in your arrival and departure dates, picking the number of people you will have in your room, and typing KUM in the box that says 'Group code', and clicking 'Check Availability'. This will take you to the available rooms under the Kumoricon room block. Pick one and proceed. The result is the same, the Kumoricon link to be provided just speeds the process up a couple paces.


Well..That ones a no go..It says no rooms..


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HOLY CRAP BOTH ARE UNAVAILABLE!! I don't know any hotels nearby..what else can I do? What is another really close hotel? I can't believe both are sold out already..I mean jeeze, Sakuracon is less then a freaking MONTH and they STILL have hotels and they get almost 20,000 attendees..
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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2013, 11:46:03 am »
(snip) The booking code and website link have not yet been released. They will soon though, just a few more tweaks. But rest assured the hotels are NOT sold out yet!

If you are really wanting to make your booking right now, we recommend you call the hotel you prefer directly and book with them by telling them you are apart of the Kumoricon Group. You need to say our convention name specifically in order to get the discount rate....

Hope that helps, feel free to PM me or add further questions, in the mean time get excited! More booking information is coming!

(snip) We will have the link and instructions up shortly. Just finalizing a few things.

I know it's hard to wait when you're looking forward to the con and want to plan well in advance to make sure nothing goes wrong, but we really should have the link and instructions up shortly. If you'd rather not wait, the best thing to do would be to call the hotel and tell them you're part of the Kumoricon group.

I haven't called to try to reserve a room myself or anything, but if AllyKat says the hotels aren't sold out, you can be sure there are rooms still available. She's cool like that.  8)
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« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2013, 12:08:48 pm »
(snip) The booking code and website link have not yet been released. They will soon though, just a few more tweaks. But rest assured the hotels are NOT sold out yet!

If you are really wanting to make your booking right now, we recommend you call the hotel you prefer directly and book with them by telling them you are apart of the Kumoricon Group. You need to say our convention name specifically in order to get the discount rate....

Hope that helps, feel free to PM me or add further questions, in the mean time get excited! More booking information is coming!

(snip) We will have the link and instructions up shortly. Just finalizing a few things.

I know it's hard to wait when you're looking forward to the con and want to plan well in advance to make sure nothing goes wrong, but we really should have the link and instructions up shortly. If you'd rather not wait, the best thing to do would be to call the hotel and tell them you're part of the Kumoricon group.

I haven't called to try to reserve a room myself or anything, but if AllyKat says the hotels aren't sold out, you can be sure there are rooms still available. She's cool like that.  8)


Well, I'd assume the site would know have more information on whether a room is open or not..Usually it wouldn't matter if there is an event or not, it would still show that there are rooms available for just everyday use, yet it says none so that means businesspeople and vacationers also will not be able to book via their website. So it's not just attendees that can't book right now, it's the entire world..

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« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2013, 12:30:48 pm »
Well, I'd assume the site would know have more information on whether a room is open or not..Usually it wouldn't matter if there is an event or not, it would still show that there are rooms available for just everyday use, yet it says none so that means businesspeople and vacationers also will not be able to book via their website. So it's not just attendees that can't book right now, it's the entire world..

That's a good thing, though.  The reason the rooms don't show on the website as being available for the general public is because they're reserved for Kumoricon attendees. It helps to keep us from running out of rooms prematurely.

(Not to mention that in past years where a significant portion of the hotel guests weren't with the con... well, things could have been better.)
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« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2013, 02:52:26 pm »
The Page for booking hotel rooms online should be coming pretty darn soon. The reason for the delay is some work that had to be done regarding 2014. This year, everything had a little bit longer of an order than I was expecting, and to get some things done, other stuff I thought coulda/shoulda/woulda waited didn't get to wait... so... here we are in MARCH with no code! That's gotta change right quick!


Well, that's all the excuses I'll put up! Keep checking back because you definitely WILL get a room at either hotel if you want one, they aren't sold out. Not yet, not even close.


The Kumoricon Event Hotel Booking Page is now Priority #1 and will get done ASAP. Be looking in the coming weekdays on the site for a news post about it.


In the mean time...

If you want to book a room, and DO NOT want to wait for me and the hotel to finish the online booking pages, feel free to just call them up.


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If you call them directly, you can tell them at the beginning "I need to book for the Kumoricon 2013 event" You could even tell them the dates, but they should know them as soon as you say Kumoricon. If for some reason they say "We don't have that event" It means the machine transferred you to the big corporate headquarters cause the hotel itself was busy. That always sucks, I know, just try again later. Many people have already booked their hotel this way, and it's how we did it back before the internet, so if you are feeling adventurous, you can always give it a try.

But for those of you like me who have this weird fear of making phone calls (I don't know what it is, I just hate calling shops) and want the online booking page... have no fear, you'll have it well before Sakuracon!

Oh, and a side note: You are absolutely right, both Hotels are reporting that their rooms for people outside the Kumoricon block are GONE. Which means that all the rooms that don't count towards Kumoricon are taken and no one else who might want to stay in either of the two main downtown Vancouver WA hotels that is not a Kumoricon attendee can. This is kind of unprecedented, and it may change when people see the code available (some people may have booked rooms for con not under the group, not realizing it was available) but that just shows you how much this year is gonna be about Kumoricon... we run these two hotels for Labor Day Weekend!
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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2013, 08:12:18 pm »
Thank you. that made life actually a ton easier....
I called red lion. I love their price lol

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« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2013, 12:59:26 pm »
I would suggest calling them. I just made my reservation for the red lion and the woman I was talking to said that the rooms were getting pretty limited. I rather be safe than sorry. That being said I was able to get a room with two beds no problem.

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« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2013, 02:45:22 pm »
I would suggest calling them. I just made my reservation for the red lion and the woman I was talking to said that the rooms were getting pretty limited. I rather be safe than sorry. That being said I was able to get a room with two beds no problem.


Oh I already booked it. I posted that reply after I called them..

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« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2013, 08:08:39 am »
I was more of directing it at everyone who is waiting till the it comes online. I don't want someone to miss out on the hotels because they waited. Thats the worst.

I'm glad you got your room though :) I would say the Hilton is a nicer hotel but the red lion has free parking and there is only three levels so it is less people to deal with. And if there is the same layout as last year it will be close to the dealers hall. AND it will force me to walk more and walking is good.

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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2013, 01:42:11 pm »
I was more of directing it at everyone who is waiting till the it comes online. I don't want someone to miss out on the hotels because they waited. Thats the worst.

I'm glad you got your room though :) I would say the Hilton is a nicer hotel but the red lion has free parking and there is only three levels so it is less people to deal with. And if there is the same layout as last year it will be close to the dealers hall. AND it will force me to walk more and walking is good.


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« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2013, 08:08:37 am »
I like crowds, the hilton looks alot nicer than the lion, and there are good odds the game room will be in the main hotel.

...Hilton for me it is.  Now to see if I can reserve the room with the code like others have... :-\

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« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2013, 12:08:23 pm »
I like crowds, the hilton looks alot nicer than the lion, and there are good odds the game room will be in the main hotel.

...Hilton for me it is.  Now to see if I can reserve the room with the code like others have... :-\

Don't feel bad if it doesn't work for you. Apparently I'm the only one who got the code to work pre-announcement, lol. If it doesn't work for you now, just wait for the staff to release it officially. There will be rooms left. Don't worry about not getting booked.
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« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2013, 04:40:42 pm »
hello, i tried to book a room at the red lion for the next convention but it says it's unavailable, is it actually fully booked or am i just bad at this? cause i did not think it would be full by now, does anyone have any light to shed on this?


Edit: i tried emailing them and it got returned cause the address was not found and i tried calling but only got a strange creepy high pitched buzzing noise every few seconds
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« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2013, 07:10:10 pm »
That high-pitched buzzing noise was probably a busy signal. Or you have bees in your phone. I would call them back and spray your phone with wasp killer just to be safe.


Neither hotel is booked solid right now, I myself just called and got a reservation at the Hilton at the con rate by telling them I'm attending the con.

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« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2013, 07:22:47 pm »
ok thanks, thats sounds encouraging, i guess their website is not working right

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« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2013, 02:24:24 pm »
hello, i tried to book a room at the red lion for the next convention but it says it's unavailable, is it actually fully booked or am i just bad at this? cause i did not think it would be full by now, does anyone have any light to shed on this?


Edit: i tried emailing them and it got returned cause the address was not found and i tried calling but only got a strange creepy high pitched buzzing noise every few seconds


The Red Lion isn't fully booked. The rooms are reserved for Kumoricon attendees, which is why they are not showing up on the Red Lion website.  We'll have a link up shortly that will let you book a room online.  If you'd prefer not to wait you can try them back on the phone.  I had a problem getting through to them over the phone once too, but I called back a few minutes later and all was fine.  :)
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« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2013, 03:56:34 pm »
Ditto on the recommend call hotel, as of today they are upgraded to "extremely limited" at the red lion

So the con rate is $109 for a standard 2 queen at the red lion, just wondering what is it for the hilton?  I don't see the rates listed anywhere, tho I just might be missing it.
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« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2013, 08:12:55 pm »
I have a room a the Hilton and the rate is $139/night (that's con rate) for 4 people, in case anyone else wants to know too.
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« Reply #44 on: May 23, 2013, 11:49:59 pm »
I'm paranoid about having a room in the Hilton because my son is coming with me for the first time and this way even when I'm staffing he is in the same hotel as me. Any ways I booked the room three days after last con. Now I just have to call and get the con rate.

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« Reply #45 on: June 05, 2013, 03:26:34 pm »
Sooooo I'm a staff member. I was going to the convention with one of my roommates, and was going to share a room with her, buy she just told me she didn't think she would be able to go this year. This leaves me pretty much stuck in a room by myself and having to pay for it. I should have financial aid by then, and I should have money saved from working, but in the case that FA isn't happening for me I'd like to be able to pay for a room with money from my part time job. What are some cheaper hotel options near the con space that will allow me to get there in time for my staff duties? (Panels + Karaoke Room)

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« Reply #46 on: June 05, 2013, 04:25:16 pm »
If the Hilton and Red Lion are out of your price range, there's an EconoLodge only a few blocks away that's cheaper... unfortunately, they're likely to be out of rooms at this point. (If not, be forewarned: Don't settle for one of their smoking-allowed rooms unless you can tolerate an extremely strong smell of acrid, stale smoke that will stick to everything you bring in the room, especially your clothes.)

There's also the option of sharing a room with other attendees or staff - people set up room-sharing threads for attendees all the time in Room & Ride Sharing (https://www.kumoricon.org/forums/index.php?board=57.0), and it's probably about time for someone to set up a 2013 thread in the staff area of the forum for staff room-matching.
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« Reply #47 on: June 10, 2013, 01:43:38 pm »
Good to hear I mean I live only 40 minutes away but sometimes its nice to stay at the hotel the convention is at :-)
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« Reply #48 on: June 16, 2013, 10:06:00 am »
Well, for me anyway all's well in the Kumioricon woods again. Yesterday I got my hotel rooms set up. I've got the little e-mail from the Vancouver Hilton letting me know that it's all done. So now I can get back to life. -Sigh- Life is good.
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« Reply #49 on: June 24, 2013, 10:50:22 am »
If the Hilton and Red Lion are out of your price range, there's an EconoLodge only a few blocks away that's cheaper... unfortunately, they're likely to be out of rooms at this point. (If not, be forewarned: Don't settle for one of their smoking-allowed rooms unless you can tolerate an extremely strong smell of acrid, stale smoke that will stick to everything you bring in the room, especially your clothes.)

There's also the option of sharing a room with other attendees or staff - people set up room-sharing threads for attendees all the time in Room & Ride Sharing (https://www.kumoricon.org/forums/index.php?board=57.0), and it's probably about time for someone to set up a 2013 thread in the staff area of the forum for staff room-matching.

thank you so much for the advice! I was able to find a really nice roommate on the staff through that little subforum and so things are all fine and dandy again! :D

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« Reply #50 on: August 07, 2013, 09:33:53 pm »
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« Reply #51 on: August 13, 2013, 06:35:49 pm »
Even thugh I already have my hotel room reserved I have to give the Kumoricon staff props for the brilliant idea of going to the other local hotels and getting them involved. Nothing against the Vancouver Hilton and the red Lion but with the way Kumoricon is expanding it means we need more hotels. So Kudos (Applause) and props to the Kumoricon staff.
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« Reply #52 on: January 28, 2014, 04:35:07 pm »
Didn't want to make a new thread, so I will just revive this one.

Will this year be at the same places? If so, this is my first time going and both the Red Lion, and the Hilton are sold out already. Is this because they are sold out, or just holding spots for Kumoricon, if they are sold out, what are some other good hotels in the area for me to book a room?

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« Reply #53 on: January 28, 2014, 04:36:42 pm »
Didn't want to make a new thread, so I will just revive this one.

Will this year be at the same places? If so, this is my first time going and both the Red Lion, and the Hilton are sold out already. Is this because they are sold out, or just holding spots for Kumoricon, if they are sold out, what are some other good hotels in the area for me to book a room?

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« Reply #54 on: January 28, 2014, 04:40:15 pm »
Thank you for the fast reply, is there any site I should look at frequently to insure I get a room?

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We'll announce it under News at https://www.kumoricon.org/, on Twitter, and Facebook.
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« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2014, 10:53:20 am »
In all honesty, I would very much recommend just calling them (it was like pulling teeth for me, as I'm self-conscious about my phone voice) to make your reservation if you're really paranoid about availability, 'cause once that announcement is made, the rooms go quickly...Especially if we're expecting more and more attendees with each passing year.   :)
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« Reply #57 on: February 21, 2014, 06:07:12 pm »
Just called and made my reservation at the Red Lion. Now... to get to work on the cosplay X-P
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« Reply #58 on: April 21, 2014, 06:56:44 pm »
I need help folks. I just found out the hotel block for Kumoricon at the Red Lion and the Hilton is sold out, so I'm stuck, is there anyone out there who has any ideas.

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« Reply #59 on: April 27, 2014, 06:42:31 pm »
Update: Well I got off the phone with Econo-Lodge and I'm all set up there. I'll be checking ibn on Day 1 of the convention. So the good news is I'll be able to attend after all. Note to self: Next time keep a closer eye on the convention site.
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« Reply #60 on: May 11, 2014, 11:44:45 pm »
Update: Well I got off the phone with Econo-Lodge and I'm all set up there. I'll be checking ibn on Day 1 of the convention. So the good news is I'll be able to attend after all. Note to self: Next time keep a closer eye on the convention site.

I also did the econo lodge as well. Has anyone ever stayed here before? This year will be my first Kumoricon, as plans fell through last year. I'm really looking forward to the extra day, and I am working extra like a mad man to afford it.
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« Reply #61 on: June 09, 2014, 11:17:41 am »
If anyone is still looking for a hotel room there are rooms available at SpringHill Suites Marriott Vancouver. The Kumoricon rate is $85.00 per night and there is complimentary hotel shuttle service to and from Kumoricon until 2:00am.

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« Reply #62 on: June 26, 2014, 08:54:39 pm »
My sister actually reserved a room for us about a week after Kumoricon 2013, and then updated the price later when the code was released. Only works for people knowing they're going to the con the next year, but hey, it works.
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« Reply #63 on: July 01, 2014, 02:14:47 pm »
Well pretty much all the hotels are booked. I'm a little sad, but I live in Portland, so it looks like I'll just have to commute each day. :P
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« Reply #64 on: July 01, 2014, 03:18:10 pm »
Well pretty much all the hotels are booked. I'm a little sad, but I live in Portland, so it looks like I'll just have to commute each day. :P


Are they really? They posted the Overflow Hotels yesterday if you haven't checked yet: https://www.kumoricon.org/location <--They have 6 Overflow Hotels.

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« Reply #65 on: July 01, 2014, 03:24:23 pm »
Yep. Kind of nuts. I called pretty much all of them - only place that had anything was Homestead but they only had King suites and I'm booking for 4. Plus it was super spendy.
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« Reply #66 on: July 02, 2014, 05:30:22 pm »
Homewood but they only had King suites and I'm booking for 4. Plus it was super spendy.

Update: Homewood Suites still has king rooms available for the group rate - and the king rooms can accommodate more than I originally thought - it's a king in a bedroom plus a sofa bed (and plenty of floor space). But if you need to book Thursday, they don't have anything under the group rate.
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« Reply #67 on: July 13, 2014, 11:49:21 am »
So any ideas what to do if I live in Seattle and can't find a room nor a roommate? >_<

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« Reply #68 on: July 13, 2014, 09:38:27 pm »
So any ideas what to do if I live in Seattle and can't find a room nor a roommate? >_<


Have you tried the room and ride sharing board? https://www.kumoricon.org/forums/index.php?board=57.0


Congoers are looking there too and maybe along with the few that are there ya'll can band up to be roomies? Good luck!
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« Reply #69 on: July 16, 2014, 11:16:39 am »
There are still lots of rooms available at the SpringHill Suites for only $85.00 and there is a complimentary shuttle back and forth to Kumoricon venues. When calling just ask for the Kumoricon rate.

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« Reply #70 on: January 13, 2015, 07:02:48 pm »
Hey there, everyone, Animeman73 here.

 I decided to check out the website yesterday and I found that you can now reserve a hotel room with the Red Lion and the Hilton for this. I've already done it and fulfilled my pledge to get a room at the Red Lion on the Quay. Add to that I now have paid for a VIP pass and I'm all set. But what matters is the hotel reservations for Kumoricon 2015 are up and running check it out everyone.
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« Reply #71 on: January 13, 2015, 08:04:42 pm »
Hmm....I called the red lion this morning and booked a room..For those wanting a 2 bed, they are now out..I got the last one this morning..When I called and asked he goes "let me look. [pause while he looks]. Ok, so you are in luck, we have ONE room left with 2 beds. You got the last one.."

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« Reply #72 on: January 27, 2015, 07:06:10 pm »
Does this mean all the rooms are gone already!? I was scared of this. Please tell me there are rooms available!!


Ugh when did the booking and reservations become available? Please give me the EXACT DATE. There seems to be no set time since last year the rooms were made available later (not until February). This year it was earlier. The rooms are available for booking no sooner than January, right? So...my best bet is to start checking once the holidays are over?


I'd love a more active thread when this time rolls around. Making an announcement would be nice! Does the official Facebook or Twitter announce when this happens? Reservations open in January, right? early January? Do the dates change each year?
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« Reply #73 on: January 28, 2015, 09:17:44 am »
The ability to book rooms was opened January 12, and was announced on the Kumoricon Facebook page as well as the Kumoricon website location page. The availability date was specified on the location page and Facebook, but it is still the kind of thing it would have been easy to miss, unfortunately. The date doesn't seem to be the same every year, as you are right, hotels were opened significantly later last year. For now though, the Facebook page is probably the best place to stay up on Kumoricon details like that. I also suggest (in the future) checking the Kumoricon website once a week or so if you are waiting to register/book a room/do anything involving the con. Information can and occasionally does fall through the cracks, so it doesn't hurt to be extra-vigilant if you're ever worried about missing something.
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« Reply #75 on: January 29, 2015, 06:48:40 pm »
Does this mean all the rooms are gone already!? I was scared of this. Please tell me there are rooms available!!
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« Reply #76 on: February 01, 2015, 01:33:05 pm »
No idea why, but I think the hotel acknowledges the kumoricon rate even though the announcement isn't up..I booked mine the second day (the day after the announcement went up) and there was only one 2 bed available.

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« Reply #77 on: February 01, 2015, 07:38:15 pm »
I checked the websites for rooms through Kumoricon however the websites said that there where no open rooms for the weekend.
Today, I had my mother call Hilton for a room (Afraid of calling on phones, plus I couldn't talk) and booked a room just fine.
I also have a friend who's brother called the Red Lion for a double bed room, and they said that they had a few

I believe reservations cancel all the time so even if they are full now just keep trying
Plus calling is most likely the best way to reserve a room, if you have a thing where you can't use a phone write down the specific information and have a friend call for you.

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« Reply #78 on: February 02, 2015, 10:00:12 am »
My friend noticed last year that online places showed the hotels as open until late Jan - early Feb, where they're booked out to the Kumoricon attendees. In order to be sure you reserve and get a room, she had to call.
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« Reply #79 on: January 30, 2016, 07:52:22 pm »
I already booked a room at the Motel 6 a couple minutes from the convention center. I just now read the info on this site and say "We have not yet opened hotel room booking for Kumoricon 2016". That just refers to the actual convention hotel right? And not, per say, the Motel 6 down the road, right?
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« Reply #80 on: January 30, 2016, 08:31:00 pm »
That means Kumoricon have not arranged con rates with any hotels yet. So, you getting a room at the Motel 6 at this time is booking a room under the hotel's average rate, without any Kumoricon discount or room-block. Kumoricon haven't announced which hotels they will be arranging rates for yet, so you won't be able to book a room within Kumoricon's designated set of rooms and under their discounted rate until then.


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« Reply #81 on: January 31, 2016, 12:11:54 pm »
I already booked a room at the Motel 6 a couple minutes from the convention center. I just now read the info on this site and say "We have not yet opened hotel room booking for Kumoricon 2016". That just refers to the actual convention hotel right? And not, per say, the Motel 6 down the road, right?


To get a little more into detail with what was said above, I think you are confused. In fact I am almost positive you are. There is no "con Hotel" anymore. It's being held in a convention center now. Not in a hotel.
This means the convention will talk with the nearby hotels (usually within 5 blocks or so) and get them to lower their "per night" cost. These hotels will be the ones that the thing you read is talking about. We don't know if that motel 6 is going to be part of the block of hotels that the con get's to lower their prices. So if it turns out that it is, then you just screwed yourself out of a better deal. I would cancel your room now and wait until the con says their room blocks are open, then find one that way. I believe this con does the same thing the other ones do..Usually staying in a hotel that's contracted with the con, you get a wrist band that let's you jump lines and get early access to some events.

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« Reply #82 on: January 31, 2016, 01:23:57 pm »
Quick question. Will the hotels have shuttles for people with disabilities (like myself)? Doing lots of walking tires me out, pretty quickly. Therefore, when I get tired, I get cranky, and when I get cranky, compassion is pretty much the only thing that'll save you from having a negative encounter with me.
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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #83 on: February 02, 2016, 01:02:07 pm »
At my age I've leanred the value of diligence and patience. I'm going to wait for the hotel rates to come out and then book my room, so that way there will be no problems. I know some people say get your Hotel/Motel rates now, but with the fact we don't know what hotels Kumoricon is negotiating with, and since I'm not a mind reader and don't want to assume anything with them. So again...I'll wait.
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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #84 on: February 03, 2016, 09:50:53 am »
I already booked a room at the Motel 6 a couple minutes from the convention center. I just now read the info on this site and say "We have not yet opened hotel room booking for Kumoricon 2016". That just refers to the actual convention hotel right? And not, per say, the Motel 6 down the road, right?


To get a little more into detail with what was said above, I think you are confused. In fact I am almost positive you are. There is no "con Hotel" anymore. It's being held in a convention center now. Not in a hotel.
This means the convention will talk with the nearby hotels (usually within 5 blocks or so) and get them to lower their "per night" cost. These hotels will be the ones that the thing you read is talking about. We don't know if that motel 6 is going to be part of the block of hotels that the con get's to lower their prices. So if it turns out that it is, then you just screwed yourself out of a better deal. I would cancel your room now and wait until the con says their room blocks are open, then find one that way. I believe this con does the same thing the other ones do..Usually staying in a hotel that's contracted with the con, you get a wrist band that let's you jump lines and get early access to some events.


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By "con hotel" I was referring to the Oregon Convention Center Inn that's inside that building, sorry for the confusion ^^;
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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #85 on: April 28, 2016, 08:00:29 am »
I wonder when Kumoricon is going to have the Hotel codes up? I've been keeping a close eye on the site and thus far I haven't seen much of anything.
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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #86 on: April 28, 2016, 08:06:32 am »
I wonder when Kumoricon is going to have the Hotel codes up? I've been keeping a close eye on the site and thus far I haven't seen much of anything.


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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #87 on: May 11, 2016, 06:50:12 pm »
So the hotels are up but I can't book the room with my Hilton Account

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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #88 on: May 12, 2016, 08:40:02 pm »
I'm having some difficulty booking a room myself.
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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #89 on: May 12, 2016, 09:44:17 pm »
For anyone who is having problems, could you send an email to hotel@kumoricon.org with a detailed description of the problem you are having, including the text of any error message? We'll be happy to assist. We can also follow up with our booking vendor if need be.

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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #90 on: May 13, 2016, 04:59:22 pm »
For anyone who is having problems, could you send an email to hotel@kumoricon.org with a detailed description of the problem you are having, including the text of any error message? We'll be happy to assist. We can also follow up with our booking vendor if need be.

Thanks!

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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #91 on: May 15, 2016, 05:05:58 pm »
Just booked my room. I'll be at the Double Tree by Hilton.
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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #92 on: May 27, 2016, 10:04:30 am »
I'm staying at the Double Tree, too. I enjoyed being there when they held Kumoricon in '05 and '08.
I didn't know that there was a Motel 6 close to the convention center, but after I looked at it, I'm glad I chose the Double Tree instead. I read some reviews on the Motel 6 and the place sounds like a nightmare.

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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #93 on: May 27, 2016, 08:41:25 pm »
Hey I'm at the Doubletree myself. Maybe I'll run into you Otaku_24 and PaladinCecil79. A friend of mine from Washington and I will be room mates this year. And considering who are the guests of honor this year are, I look forward to it.
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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #94 on: October 05, 2016, 06:32:21 pm »
Is there anyone looking for a roommate? I thought I wasn't going to be ablet o make it to kcon this year but it looks like I might, but sadly I don't have a ride. If this is the wrong board to post to can someone direct me to the correct one?

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Re: Hotel?
« Reply #95 on: October 06, 2016, 08:28:13 am »
Is there anyone looking for a roommate? I thought I wasn't going to be ablet o make it to kcon this year but it looks like I might, but sadly I don't have a ride. If this is the wrong board to post to can someone direct me to the correct one?

Check out the Room & Ride Sharing sub-topic. You should have better luck there. ^_^
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