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Old Jul 29, 18, 8:21 am
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Why so expensive?

i am trying to book a hotel in San Francisco on the night of September 24. The prices are astronomical. Can anyone tell me why?

thanks in advance.
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Old Jul 29, 18, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by dragonman View Post
i am trying to book a hotel in San Francisco on the night of September 24. The prices are astronomical. Can anyone tell me why?

thanks in advance.
Probably the Dreamforce convention starting the next day.
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Old Jul 29, 18, 12:11 pm
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SF hotel rates fluctuate wildly based on convention activity. Big conventions affect prices everywhere, but the effect is particularly strong in SF.
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More demand for rooms means higher prices.
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Old Jul 29, 18, 11:26 pm
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More demand for rooms means higher prices.
Yes, but SF gets shocking crazy higher prices - over $1K/night for things that are typically in the $200s. I've seen the airport hotels nearing $800, when you can find a room.
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Originally Posted by dragonman View Post
i am trying to book a hotel in San Francisco on the night of September 24. The prices are astronomical. Can anyone tell me why?

thanks in advance.
A simple Google search "what's happening San Francisco September 24th" would have answered your question ... here ... as Eastbay1K already noted it's Dreamforce
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Old Jul 30, 18, 12:21 pm
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Maybe use your points?? Sorry you're seeing this sticker shock!
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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
More demand for rooms means higher prices.
Yes, but what's different about San Francisco is the smallness of hotel room supply, relative to the size of these conventions. That increases the range of rate fluctuations.
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Old Jul 30, 18, 1:43 pm
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i am trying to book a hotel in San Francisco on the night of September 24. The prices are astronomical. Can anyone tell me why?

thanks in advance.
For the night of September 24, the Holiday Inn San Francisco Civic Center is available for $864+tax, or 40,000 IHG Rewards points, and no tax. IHG is currently running a "mystery" bonus promotion on the sale of its points. If you get the highest possible bonus -- 100% -- you should be able to buy 40,000 IHG points for $200. If you don't already have an IHG Rewards account, sign up for one at ihg.com, and then click on "Buy Points" to see what your bonus offer is.
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Yepper - use points
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Old Jul 30, 18, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by guv1976 View Post
For the night of September 24, the Holiday Inn San Francisco Civic Center is available for $864+tax
My goodness. This is not a great location, and itís not exactly a luxury hotel. This must be a huge convention.

Great suggestion re points, guv.
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Dreamforce? One of the biggest....

Rivals MacWorld and Oracle Open World for commanding hotel resources.
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Originally Posted by dhuey View Post
My goodness. This is not a great location, and itís not exactly a luxury hotel. This must be a huge convention.

Great suggestion re points, guv.
But isn't the location not too far from Dreamforce?
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But isn't the location not too far from Dreamforce?
About a mile from Moscone Center. So yes, it's walkable, but it's not a great location in terms of the primary tourist sites. It would be a great location for attending the symphony, ballet or opera, but I believe all three have no performances in this part of late September.
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Dreamforce is projected to "sell out" this year, which means 100k+ people.

If you find anything available at all, especially on points, book it immediately.

Last year, the lucky ones were able to find expensive accommodations in the East Bay and commute to the city.

If you are traveling for leisure and have any flexibility, pick a different week.
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