One of the biggest pieces of the San Diego Comic-Con puzzle for an attendee – where to stay during the convention – may begin to fall into place with the official launch of the Early Bird Hotel Sale, an arrangement put in place with CCI and a number of discount hotels, located out in the Mission Valley and Airport area.
The plus side is knowing that you have a room waiting for you, irrelevant of what happens in the General Hotel Sale, expected to take place the next month or so. The downsides are, you have to absolutely commit with each booking being required in full and being fully non refundable; that, and they are not exactly prime hotel spots, located a fair shuttle ride away. But a bed is a bed is a bed, right?
The page was spotted earlier today by an eagle-eyed fan, and has been on-and-off throughout the course of the day (even having hotel links being incomplete and price links not connecting) – in the last hour, onPeak (formerly known as Travel Planners and the company charged with administering the Early Bird Hotel Sale) and Comic-Con International have crossed the dots and joined all the tees, making the page live officially.
Here are a list of the Booking Policies, as determined by CCI:
- Each room reservation requires full pre-payment at the time of booking.
- Your full pre-payment is NON-REFUNDABLE, regardless of circumstance.
- You must be over 18 years of age to book a reservation.
- The “Comic-Con Early Bird” hotel rates expire on April 5, 2016 at 8:00 AM Pacific Time.
- After April 4, 2016, reservations are NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Name changes and adding nights to your stay will be accepted through onPeak up to April 4, 2016.
- Reduction in room nights will not be eligible for refunds.
- Within 2 weeks of your arrival date, please contact the hotel directly for any date changes.
- If you do not check in on your scheduled arrival date, the hotel will consider your reservation a “No Show” and your entire reservation will be forfeited, along with your entire prepayment.
The Hotels up for grabs are listed below, along with a GBP conversion to give you a guide of what you can expect to be paying per night (please be aware, the conversion should not be taken as an official rate – the rate comes from XE.com at a rate of 0.71 (3rd March 2016) and is based on the average rate as listed by onPeak).