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San Diego Comic-Con General Hotel Sale Set For March 24

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With the new year upon us, many attendees have been left wondering how long they’ll need to wait until San Diego Comic-Con Open Registration, and then just when the general hotel sale will start. And we have an answer, at least for part of that question. We have confirmed with a representative for the Comic-Con hotel sale vendor, Travel Planners, ... Read More »

New Hotel Coming to Downtown San Diego in 2016

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After breaking ground late last year in the Gaslamp, construction has begun on the first hotel of the new brand Pendry Hotels. The Pendry takes over the space that was previously a parking lot, located between 5th and 6th Avenues, on J Street. When it opens, the hotel will feature 317 guest rooms and the expected amount of swanky restaurants, ... Read More »

Additional SDCC Hotels Open Up For Waitlisted Attendees

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For those who weren’t lucky enough to score a downtown hotel during the Travel Planners San Diego Comic-Con General Hotel Sale earlier this year, there’s good news. While filling out hotel preferences, attendees were asked to click a box to be placed on a waiting list if a downtown hotel room later became available – and today, several hundred attendees were ... Read More »

Hotepocalyse Round 2: The Revenge of the Refresh Button

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Generally, we associate the largest San Diego Comic-Con hotel sale (the one that took place earlier this month) with Hotelpocalypse, because thousands upon thousands of attendees are vying for an even smaller number of hotel rooms. However, this afternoon, the re-opening of non-downtown hotels may have taken both the title and the crown as this year’s real Hotel Hell. At ... Read More »

SDCC Hotel Reservations: Hotelpocalypse Part II

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If today’s Hotelpocalypse was a film trilogy, it would be the middle film. Dark, downbeat, ominous and threatening to the heroes of the story. It would be the Two Towers, Back To The Future Part II, or even The Empire Strikes Back of the Hotelpocalypse saga. Last year’s hotel sales were the just the beginning. Many attendees were caught off ... Read More »

SDCC Hotel Reservations: So That Happened… 2014 Edition


The one Comic-Con event that stresses everyone out is the annual Hotel Reservation sales. Why? For one, everyone is competing for a limited number of coveted downtown hotel rooms, likely to have a shower close by after a spending a night in the plaza outside of Hall H. And when we say everyone, we mean it. Preregistration and open registration ... Read More »

Guide To The SDCC 2014 Hotel Sale [Updated with Prices]

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[UPDATE: Comic-Con International has announced the list of hotels and room prices for this year. You can view the list here And if you need help finding a roommate, be sure to check out our Roommate and Room Finder forum on reddit] If you thought getting a badge to San Diego Comic-Con was tough, you better buckle in for the ... Read More »

Prepare For The General Hotel Sale on April 8: The Process, Prices, Finding Roommates, More [Updated]

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Comic-Con International has just announced on the Toucan Blog - what Travel Planners confirmed to us back in February – that the General Hotel Reservation Sale will take place on Tuesday, April 8, at 9AM PT. The General Hotel Sale is the biggest hotel sale for San Diego Comic-Con, because it’s when the hotels closest to the action (the Gaslamp District downtown, as ... Read More »