SDCC 2017 Hotel Waitlist Set to Begin May 15

Hotelpocalypse is (almost) finally over.

E-mails with instructions about this year’s hotel waitlist – which will open on Monday, May 15 – are going out now.

Rooms from Hotelpocalpyse were allocated (supposedly, anyway) based on timestamp of when you entered the form to fill out your information, and then assigned in two groups, the last of which was this last Monday. Now, any rooms that have been returned will be opened up to a general waitlist.

On Monday, May 15, those eligible who requested to be on the waitlist will have the first opportunity to book from any remaining Comic-Con hotel inventory. On Monday, an email will be sent to those individuals, which will include the waitlist link. For those who choose to book, you’ll owe a deposit of two nights room rate plus tax, just like normal.

The waitlist sale is live inventory, and will be first come/first serve, so make sure to keep a close eye on your e-mail on Monday. No specific time for the waitlist sale has been announced, but we’ll update if that changes.

[UPDATE]

Those who didn’t put down a deposit in at least round two were e-mailed today, to let them know that their rooms have been released. There’s also a “Book Now” button in that e-mail, which takes you to a list of inventory. Currently, none of that inventory is available – but it’s entirely possible this is also a link to the waitlist, and that you’ll be able to attempt to snag a hotel on Monday.

Will you be participating in the hotel waitlist sale? Are you as excited as we are that we can all stop talking about Hotelpocalypse soon? Let us know in the comments.

About Kerry Dixon

Kerry Dixon is Editor-in-Chief of The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog and the site's resident panel guru.