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Philly Show Oct '11 - Hotel Info

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August 10, 2011, 04:48 PM
H_Toser
Philly Show Oct '11 - Hotel Info
Hi All:

For those of you ready to book your hotel for the Fall Philly Show, I have the hotel information:

Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Airport (1787-B Airport Rd, Allentown, PA 18109). Phone 610-443-1400. The Hilton Garden Inn will once again be our host hotel. We have arranged a special rate of $84.00 + tax per night, which includes a fully cooked breakfast for two (omelet and waffle station). The Hilton Garden Inn features complimentary high-speed Internet access, many business-class amenities, and more. Less than one mile from the Allentown Lehigh Valley International Airport.
Group code PNS, cut-off date 10/7.

Other hotel choices:

Allentown Wingate by Wyndham
Wingate 4325 Hamilton Blvd., Rt 78/309 and Rt. 222, Allentown, PA 18103). Phone 610-366-1600. We have arranged a special rate at the Wingate of $72.00 + tax, which includes a complimentary hot breakfast. The Wingate features free high speed Internet access, microwave, refrigerator, oversized work desk with a two line speakerphone, expanded cable TV, and 32" flat screen LCD TV.
Group code PHILLY NON SPORT, cut-off date 10/21.
You must call to get the show discount.

Holiday Inn Allentown Center City
Holiday Inn Allentown Center City (904 West Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18101). Phone 610-433-2221. The Holiday Inn is offering Philly Non-Sports Card Show guests a rate of $69.00 + tax, which includes free parking. The hotel features a restaurant on premises and is just 2.4 miles to the Merchants Square Mall.
Group Code PNS, cut-off date 10/7.

Thanks.

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August 10, 2011, 09:29 PM
hcbrewer
yeah !!!
its time to start thinking about Philly Dance

does this mean promo's will start showing up soon ... wink, wink, nudge, nudge

What are the dates in October,
weekend of 22nd & 23rd ?

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August 10, 2011, 10:52 PM
Batman
Yes, October 22 and 23. Book it! Smile

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August 10, 2011, 11:05 PM
Batman
Batman has booked his reservation for October 21 and 22, looking forward to another great show. Last spring was the first time I checked in on Friday and it saved me from driving in early on Saturday morning and it was much more relaxing, it should be even more relaxing this time as I won't be bringing Mrs. Batman! Big Grin So, who is up for Red Robin on Friday night? Smile

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August 10, 2011, 11:14 PM
hcbrewer
have also reserved my hotel suite
and since its the first night
will gladly come out to Red Robin
- spring show, I fell asleep and missed it Roll Eyes

I take it the onion rings are on you then ?

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August 10, 2011, 11:16 PM
Batman
No, they are on Mr. DeFranzo, it's tradition! Big Grin

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August 11, 2011, 02:42 AM
xtime
What are the distances from the Hilton and the Wingate to the show?
Do either/both offer free shuttle service to the show?
ARe there restaurants, including fast food, within walking distance of the Hilton and the Wingate?

Do you offer one free night lodging for first time show attenders? Can you spell...incentive?
Sorry, can't blame a guy for trying. LOL Wink

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August 11, 2011, 03:19 AM
hammer
quote:
Originally posted by Batman:
I won't be bringing Mrs. Batman! Big Grin FrownSo, who is up for Red Robin on Friday night? Smile


I shall be with you in spirit Thumb Up Tell me what time you are getting to Red Robin and I will have a pint in my hand Smile
August 11, 2011, 03:22 AM
hammer
quote:
Originally posted by xtime:
What are the distances from the Hilton and the Wingate to the show?They are not close - $25 Taxi fare from Hilton,
Do either/both offer free shuttle service to the show?shuttle bus doesn't go out that far from Hilton
Are there restaurants, including fast food, within walking distance of the Hilton and the Wingate?Plenty of eating places around Hilton within walking distance

Do you offer one free night lodging for first time show attenders? No they Don't Big Grin)

August 11, 2011, 07:08 AM
hcbrewer
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Originally posted by hammer:
quote:
Originally posted by xtime:
What are the distances from the Hilton and the Wingate to the show?They are not close - $25 Taxi fare from Hilton, - Wingate is 15 minutes away
Do either/both offer free shuttle service to the show?shuttle bus doesn't go out that far from Hilton - most likely not - shows not that big
Are there restaurants, including fast food, within walking distance of the Hilton and the Wingate?Plenty of eating places around Hilton within walking distance - not really, a pizza place

Do you offer one free night lodging for first time show attenders? No they Don't Big Grin)


their is an Econo lodge close to the show, probably 10 minute walk - only $59 a night - but it is pretty run down and has lots of bad reviews - and you probably have to share your bed with some bed bugs Shake Head
--> I did it the first year to save money, but won't do it again

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August 11, 2011, 09:08 AM
Batman
If you stay at the Hilton, where many of us stay, you can most likely hook up with one of us for a ride to and from the show.

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August 11, 2011, 09:33 AM
H_Toser
The Wingate is a new hotel for us this year. It is closer then the Comfort Suites was. It's about 5 miles from the Merchants Square Mall.

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August 11, 2011, 09:48 AM
Freddy
Great news. Myself and McCheese8472 were just talking about this last weekend.

Has anyone ever stayed at the Holiday Inn Allentown Center City (904 West Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18101) ? The Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Airport, was very nice, but so far away from the show.

But if everyone else is staying at the Hilton Gardens....I guess we'll go there again, as well.

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August 11, 2011, 10:59 AM
Batman
The Card Talk gathering is usually held at the Hilton, so that's another good reason to stay there.

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August 11, 2011, 11:19 AM
xtime
Thanks.

Really surprised that the Hilton does not offer a free shuttle service, especially for a convention group. Would be another nice incentive.

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August 11, 2011, 01:35 PM
WandringRebel
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Originally posted by Freddy:
Great news. Myself and McCheese8472 were just talking about this last weekend.

Has anyone ever stayed at the Holiday Inn Allentown Center City (904 West Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18101) ? The Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Airport, was very nice, but so far away from the show.

But if everyone else is staying at the Hilton Gardens....I guess we'll go there again, as well.


I've stayed at the Holiday Inn. There's is a great micro-brewery restaurant nearby but... I prefer staying at the Hilton (or nearby Red Roof). The Holiday Inn isn't any closer to the show and you're going through the downtown area which is a pain because there are lots of traffic lights.

You have more food choices near the Hilton and it just makes more sense to stay in that area with the Card Talk event on Sunday mornings.

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August 11, 2011, 03:32 PM
Graham
quote:
Originally posted by Batman:
If you stay at the Hilton, where many of us stay, you can most likely hook up with one of us for a ride to and from the show.
The ride with Mrs.Batman was cosy to say the least Big Grin She put my leg in fourth gear twice Big Grin Big Grin
August 11, 2011, 04:47 PM
Ted Dastick Jr.
quote:
Originally posted by Graham:
quote:
Originally posted by Batman:
If you stay at the Hilton, where many of us stay, you can most likely hook up with one of us for a ride to and from the show.
The ride with Mrs.Batman was cosy to say the least Big Grin She put my leg in fourth gear twice Big Grin Big Grin

Funniest thing I read online all day!! Big Grin
August 11, 2011, 05:04 PM
Freddy
Since the majority of the NSU members stay at the Hilton Gardens, the Red Robin Rest. is a weekend NSU non-official event, and the NSU 'Card Talk Event' is on Sunday morning, too...we'll stay there again. Plus the place was immaculate as well.

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August 11, 2011, 06:12 PM
cmcdjj37
I've got to talk to the wife but I'm thinking I may be able to make the finances work out so I can go. This would be my first time so I'm really hoping I can make it.