The San Diego Comic-Con Early Bird Hotel Sale started today! If you were able to score SDCC badges over the weekend, and you don’t mind staying in the Hotel Circle/Mission Valley area, you might want to consider booking your room at one of the ten hotels participating in the Early Bird Hotel Sale. Read on for more details!
As usual, no downtown hotels are available during the Early Bird Hotel Sale. However, if you don’t want to risk being shut out of any hotel room at all during the General Hotel Sale (which unfortunately has happened to some people), and if you’re more concerned about saving money than having a hotel in close proximity to the Convention Center, then the Early Bird Hotel Sale is a great option. One drawback to the Sale is that you have to pay for your entire stay in advance, and there are no refunds.
The hotels participating in the sale are as follows:
1. Best Western Seven Seas
2. Courtyard by Marriott SD Mission Valley
3. Crowne Plaza San Diego
4. DoubleTree San Diego Mission Valley
5. DoubleTree SD Hotel Circle
6. Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
7. San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8. Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
9. Sheraton San Diego – Mission Valley
10. Town and County Resort
Prices vary from hotel to hotel, and sometimes depend on the number of people staying in your room, as well as the length of your stay. Based on a 4 night minimum stay, the least expensive option is Best Western Seven Seas at $168 per night (number of beds and people in the room does not matter), while the most expensive, if you want 2 beds and have 4 people, is Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina at $250 per night.
Note that some of these hotels charge for parking, and that cost is not included in the price of the hotel room. In 2013, we participated in the Early Bird Hotel Sale and stayed at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, at which it cost an additional $14/day to park. However, if you book your room at Courtyard by Marriott SD Mission Valley, as a special incentive through this sale, complimentary parking is included for up to 2 cars per room per day. We also participated in the Early Bird Hotel Sale last year, and stayed at Best Western Seven Seas, which does not charge for parking.
The Early Bird Hotel Sale ends on March 24, 2015 at 8:00am PT. According to the SDCC Unofficial Blog, the General Hotel Sale is expected to take place on March 24, 2015, at 9:00am PT.
To get an idea of how much hotel rooms cost last year during the General Hotel Sale, click here. It looks like this year’s Early Bird Hotel prices are around the same or up only a few dollars from last year.
Click here for more information and to see all the incentives that the hotels are offering during the Early Bird Hotel Sale! The link to the hotel reservation page will be at the bottom of that page, or you can click here to get to the reservation page directly.
Will you be booking your SDCC room through the Early Bird Hotel Sale, or will you wait until the regular hotel sale to try your chances at getting one of the coveted downtown hotels, such as the Hilton San Diego Bayfront? Let us know in the comments below!