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 Post subject: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 5:48 pm 
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Been thinkin' about trying to get a room within stumbling distance of Comfest to avoid driving afterwards. Anyone ever try this? :think:


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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 9:09 am 
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I'd start contacting folks now to let them know you'll be crashing at their place Comfest weekend. The first hotel that comes to mind within stumbling distance is The Hampton Inn at 501 N. High St., but, they probably don't have any rooms available. There's also The Red Roof Inn at 111 East Nationwide Boulevard, which is cheaper than The Hampton Inn and probably still has available rooms.

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:11 pm 
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Varsity Inn on King and Olentangy wouldn't be too bad to walk, and I think rates are pretty reasonable. Small outdoor pool there too...

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:36 pm 
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Varsity Inn on King and Olentangy wouldn't be too bad to walk, and I think rates are pretty reasonable. Small outdoor pool there too...


that could be quite a stumble...

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:00 pm 
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Certainly depends what you're looking for. I walk from 2 blocks north of the park to work at OSU hospital within 20 minutes at a brisk pace, 30 when slow. It's all a really pleasant journey except the last bit over the river and across Olentangy RR. There are likely closer places, but Varsity Inn is pretty cheap and clean.

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:09 pm 
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I'm hoping to get arrested nightly. This takes care of my ride to my room.


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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:52 pm 
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I'm hoping to get arrested nightly. This takes care of my ride to my room.


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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:31 pm 
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Mike.3 's place looked like fun last year.

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:34 pm 
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as did Tim Bastard's Kitchen Liquor Hotel. .

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:04 am 
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thefiercelime wrote:
There's also The Red Roof Inn at 111 East Nationwide Boulevard, which is cheaper than The Hampton Inn and probably still has available rooms.


I always stay at that Red Roof. You can negotiate a room for about $95 a night and it is close.

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:00 am 
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This isn't Comfest-specific, but I've gotten rooms at the Westin and the Hyatt at Capitol Square for ~$100 a night via Priceline. You'd be just a quick bus or cab ride away from Goodale if you stayed at either.

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:37 pm 
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Hell, go buy a cheap tent for 40 bucks and just campout all weekend..

Ive always wondered what keeps people from doing this and it legality?

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:38 pm 
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pretty sure they have a no camping policy.

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:59 pm 
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residents in on gay street down town, this way you can look out your window and see the naked hippie lovefest that will be happening on the skylab rooftop

or rennaisance on gay and third, they have a swimming pool


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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:09 pm 
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annie oakley wrote:
thefiercelime wrote:
There's also The Red Roof Inn at 111 East Nationwide Boulevard, which is cheaper than The Hampton Inn and probably still has available rooms.


I always stay at that Red Roof. You can negotiate a room for about $95 a night and it is close.


$95 feels a little steep for the Red Roof. It must be much more luxurious than I recall.


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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:12 pm 
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$95 feels a little steep for the Red Roof. It must be much more luxurious than I recall.


yeah, this one doesn't have pubes in the sheets. :sick:

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:29 pm 
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Yeah, the downtown Red Roof Inn is way nicer than your average RRI.

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:33 am 
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Hi jennyw, I've always wondered where you got your sig from.

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:01 am 
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Hi underspecialization! It's the English translation of an artist's statement of intent about this MASSIVE (200 feet long) knit bunny installed in the Italian countryside by an artist collective named Gelatin. They put it there in 2005, and plan on keeping it there for 20 years.

Which is all very artsy-fartsy, I admit. Mostly, I just really, really like bunnies.

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:14 am 
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oh yeah! that thing is cool and creepy.

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:17 am 
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Indeed.

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:23 am 
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groundrules wrote:
pretty sure they have a no camping policy.


heh... you should wander through the park at 7-8AM.


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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:29 am 
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Super String wrote:
annie oakley wrote:
thefiercelime wrote:
There's also The Red Roof Inn at 111 East Nationwide Boulevard, which is cheaper than The Hampton Inn and probably still has available rooms.


I always stay at that Red Roof. You can negotiate a room for about $95 a night and it is close.


$95 feels a little steep for the Red Roof. It must be much more luxurious than I recall.



It's not that bad, and $95 is way cheap for a downtown hotel in any metropolitan area. Most hotels in Cincinnati will run $150 a night.

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:51 am 
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groundrules wrote:
pretty sure they have a no camping policy.


heh... you should wander through the park at 7-8AM.


didn't say it was particularly well enforced. seems especially lax for exhibitors with booths.

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 Post subject: Re: Comfest hotel advice
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:51 pm 
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groundrules wrote:
Jawbreaker wrote:
groundrules wrote:
pretty sure they have a no camping policy.


heh... you should wander through the park at 7-8AM.


didn't say it was particularly well enforced. seems especially lax for exhibitors with booths.


heh... I didn't mean during Comfest :>

But I've seen people pitch a tent and shit for Comfest. Not sure I'd want to do that, given the peeps that sleep in the park the rest of the time, though.

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