Skip to comments.Freeper Ball: Hotel Rooms and Room Sharing
Posted on 12/07/2004 4:01:03 PM PST by GRRRRR
ALL---I was planning to go to the Freeper Ball, but "life happens" and I can't go...
There are also many other Freepers that are looking for rooms and room mates to share the cost...so JimRob has agreed to let me post this thread for just this activity.
I HAVE A ROOM AVAILABLE...see below.
If you are interested, please Freepmail me and we'll work out the transfer to you. As you can see this room is actually a TWO BEDROOM Suite, two baths etc...locacted directly across from the RedLine Metro stop...about 6.2 miles from DC and easy to transfer etc to the Ball Site.
We can work out the details on the phone...
7335 WISCONSIN AVE.
BETHESDA, MD 20814 US
We are pleased to confirm your reservation with Residence Inn by Marriott. Below is a summary of your booking and room information. Enjoy your stay at Residence Inn, where there's room to live in our spacious, home-like suites.
Confirmation number: XXXXXXXXX (to be supplied when agreed upone transfer to you)
Check-in: January 19, 2005
Checkout: January 22, 2005
January 19, 2005
Rate(s) Quoted in: US DOLLAR Room Rate 309.00 per night.
Plus tax when applicable
Rate based on length of stay.
Rate Program: CORPORATE RATE
Guest in Room: 2
Number of Rooms: 1
Room Type: TWO BEDROOM(2-QUEENS 2-BATH)
Credit card guarantee -- YES, on MY CARD
SMOKING ROOM, GUARANTEED
THERE IS A Cancellation Penalty, ONE NIGHT's RENT!
Holey moley, what are you? A Rockefeller? :-)
Actually, my brother and his wife were going to share it..but as I said, Life Happened and we can't go now...
Are ya interested???
Sounds like you got the Penthouse Model, (Older Residence Inn's) Thats a party room, I know, I party.......
Nope, cant afford to go :-(
Does that mean you'll pay for this portion of the gig? I'll need more details - like that card's expiration date...
You really need that three-digit security code from the back of the card, for confirmation. Make sure to post it here.
For general information there are much better rates as you move further out of the city, but still on the metro.
We were able to get a Club Level room at a Sheraton with 2 double beds for $200. ($50 per person.) Actually, we've booked 5 of those rooms. :-)
It is definitely possible to save on rooms, especially if you are willing to share.
And that number is...BRLFQ spels Mom and Dad...LOL
Come on folks, let's get busy with ROOM "Sharing"...har har...
Don't get caught sleeping out on the steam table!
Rooms to share, rooms to share...no hot bunking allowed!
Don't roll over and go back to sleep!
OK...I was thinking I'd jump a JetBlue flight from Oakland to DC and split a room...but golly gee $309?!? The mind boggles!
I have some housing options in Alexandria VA. Can walk to the transit system...Sorry I don't know the region...Is this an option within reason?
Here's the link to Metro's Web page.
Morning Drango--don't let that rate scare you away, it's a double! See if there are a couple more FReepers who don't have a room yet...sharing is CARING!!
I've "heard stories" about the Mythical "Freeper Octet" room sharing from 2001!!
Jetblue has a major kewl rates. About $320 round trip and Mrs. Drango flys free! Still with the airfare, party tickets and room rate...thats a chunk of change. I'll play with it...
side note...Jetblue flys into Dulles...Is that even semi close to where I'm going? I guess I'd need a rental car. ~sigh
You don't HAVE to rent a car, you can take a train from Dulles that will connect with the DC Metro. Dulles is 26 miles from DC by car.
Go to the website HERE and click on "Ground Transportation"...the DC Metro is spotlessly clean and very safe, I've used it when I've been to DC to get from Reagan to Bethesda, including a transfer...
If a FReeper needs a room, I have one available. I first got a room at the Howard Johnson Express at 600 New York Ave NE (at Florida) in DC for the nights of the 19th and 20th but then got a room at the Hawthorne Suite in Alexandria for the same nights. The rate is $127.43 for the two nights, plust taxes.
It's a king bed, smoking for two adults.
There must be a way to transfer the reservation. I've got a 24 hour prior cancellation on it and it's held with a CC.
I am going to maintain the reservation until a day or two before the ball.
Ah come on GRRRRRRRR (+/- a few R's)...You were part of the octet.
Heard stories my foot...LOL
And that last nite "room sharing" you were "duped" into setting up...That was a Doozie!
Firetalk was smokein' that nite!
Bummer you won't be able to make it buddy. Drango, you gotta come feller...It will be a BLAST!
Oh THERE you are Sync! I'm NOT Saying anything...I'm just saying , Ya know?!?!
Freepers LOVE a Party!
Long Live the Balloons!
Do you need a nice suite?
bumpttttto da Top!
Merry Christmas to one and ALL!
My Alexandria brother passed away recently and his empty house (I call it the Ody J. Fish Memorial Home) isn't quite ready for sale yet.
It's just a few taxi miles from the Alexandria Metro, so that's part of how I'm affording this trip.
I don't have approval from the rest of the family for outside visitors yet, but it might be a last ditch crash pad for those FR brothers and sisters that can't find last minute accommodations.
The plumbing works and the furnishings are nothing but freshly sanded and finished floors, but it'll suit me just fine, in full temper with the media's perception of Dubya's cowboy/bunk house demeanor.
After the party, there's tough work ahead. Sleeping and waking up in a hard place is always a great motivation (at least for me).
Will post further if I get approval for visitors from the family, and will read my Freepmail thereafter.