Posted 25 May 2011 - 06:11 PM
Best hotel is matter of opinion~
Hyatt: Is the first hotel block most of the time and the hotel near the con. Cost is so so; it is not the cheapest but it is cheaper than the Embassy and a few other hotels and you can get free nights. Has one room hotel rooms but you can get suites/etc. for addition costs. Doesn't have a fridge, microwave, but does have a coffee maker. Also have double and single room beds as well as a washroom. It's more like a Studio apartment if anything. Also has a good view outside/balcony.
Pros: Close to the action, Posh, has a lot of panels right in the hotel, cheaper than Emb/etc. (by about 10-50 dollars,) eventually get free nights with their programs sooner than the other hotels.
Cons: Almost everyone and their mom goes to the Hyatt so expect a broad range of people. From drunks and drug addicts to normal people. If you don't want to deal with the former then don't go to this hotel AT ALL. Also if you have special needs don't go to this hotel. The elevator breaks down a lot more often than the other ones every year at Acen.
Also there isn't much space in rooms so if you share a room you might have to sleep on the floor or a cot. There are only two beds and no pull out bed to speak off. Lack of fridge/etc. means you have to go keep a cooler or buy food yourself.
Lack of privacy; it's not that quiet.
Embassy: Been going to the Embassy since 2010; used to room up in the Hyatt the previous years with the exception of 2009 that I didn't go. It's more expensive than the Hyatt and is one of the latter hotel blocks to show up. It is only across the street from the convention center/dealer room so it is not that far. Right next door to the Double tree. Almost all of their rooms are suites so there are two rooms and you can even have double bed suites with a pull out bed as well. Microwave, fridge, Happy hour, free Breakfast, and tons of space.
Pros: Microwave, Fridge, freezer, A LOT OF AWESOME SPACE, really good if you have a lot of people. Free Breakfast and quiet than the Hyatt. Not a lot of noise and also has a good view. They also have a free nights program too.
Cons: More money than the Hyatt, Elevators are kinda slow, farther from the action and photoshoots, no real problems besides that. Some people were noisy but I didn't hear them in my room at all.
I am thinking about Double tree next year because of free cookies and smaller space; haven't made up my mind yet. Also it's part of the rewards program so that means more free nights.
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