BlogHer '08: Reserve Your Hotel Rooms ASAP!
We have some very important information regarding making hotel reservations for the BlogHer '08 Conference in San Francisco!
As of this morning, we are at about 80% capacity on our room block. This means that there ARE still rooms available (really!), but our room block will sell out.
We know that many of you have been experiencing difficulty in reserving rooms, and apologize that the process has been a bit bumpy. Please know that we're working very closely with the Westin St. Francis and trying to accommodate as many BlogHer attendees as possible.
That said, I wanted to give you a little more insight into what's going on.
Issues With Online Reservations
The online reservations system is convenient, but not very flexible or intuitive. For instance, if you go to make reservations for Wednesday through Saturday, and only Wednesday night is sold out, the system will tell you that no rooms are available for any of your nights.
Therefore, if you run into any error message using the online system, PLEASE call the hotel reservations number. The reservationist can help get to the bottom of your issue, and in many cases resolve it.
Phone number: (415) 397-7000
Number of Rooms and Room Types Available
We base our room block numbers on historic data (i.e., the ratio of number of rooms you've reserved in previous years given attendance rates). And this year, you've blown us away. Which is great, but is keeping us on our toes...
So, while we have increased our block as much as possible, it's looking like we will sell out completely. If this happens, we will work to provide convenient, affordable alternatives. (We're currently setting up something with local hostel already, located less than a block from the hotel -- details coming soon!).
We have also upped the number of rooms in our block with two beds, but there are more queen/king rooms available than double-doubles, which may help you in getting an available room.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding, and as always, please don't hesitate to contact me directly if you're having difficulties or any questions about the event.