Hotel and parking

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Hotel and parking

Post by JosephW » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:44 pm

So this past AB, I didn't get a hotel, I just drove up from RI and parked at a garage ~3 blocks from the con. This year though, I was thinking of getting a hotel, just for Friday night into Saturday, and was wondering if parking is usually included for the hotel?

Mostly wondering because since I'd only have a Friday night reservation, I'd have to check out before noon on Saturday, and that likely includes leaving the parking garage, yeah? So in that case I'd be better off just buying parking at a separate garage again, since I'm going to be staying until Saturday night, but the hotel reservation will only be for Friday night.

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Re: Hotel and parking

Post by MandaTifa » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:12 am

Not speaking in any official terms, just from personal experience. If the hotel has it's own parking garage, you can expect to pay to park there. Usually somewhere around $25ish a night. If the hotel does not have it's own garage, they may have an arrangement with a nearby municipal garage where you can pay to park through the hotel. Always call first to see what the parking situation is like. However, what many commuters from out of state do is park at a T-Station outside of the city for closer to $5-$10 a day, and take the T or Lyft in.
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Re: Hotel and parking

Post by JosephW » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:22 pm

Mmhm. I'll have to compare the price of the hotel parking with the price of the garage I parked at last year. (which was also about $25 per day)

And check whether or not the parking is tied to the hotel, since I'm technically going to be checking out of the hotel Saturday morning/noon.

Yeah, I would just take the train or something, but I'm much more comfortable driving up, as having my car there gives me a place to keep all my stuff, change cosplays, etc. and I don't have to worry about the train schedule, I can just leave whenever I want.

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Re: Hotel and parking

Post by JosephW » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:39 pm

Booked a room at the Midtown, and it looks like their parking is $29 for "overnight", however long that is.

So yeah I'll probably just end up parking at a nearby garage again. Looking at Spot Hero, there is a close garage that'll only cost me $50 from Fri AM -> Sat PM.

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Re: Hotel and parking

Post by MomoMiraculous » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:28 pm

It means overnight while you're staying as a guest. It's their daily fee. They MIGHT make you move your car once you check out though. The Midtown has done that to me before in the past when I used to stay there.
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Re: Hotel and parking

Post by Hokum_52 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:52 pm

Yeah, hotels tend to charge quite a hefty sum for parking since you're not only paying for the parking place, but for the convenience of not having to find another separate place just to park your car as well. But if you aren't lazy, it's definitely better to find said separate place to park your car, it'll be cheaper and often much more convenient! And hell, somme places offer much more security for your car than any hotel that a "normal" person can afford.

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