As anyone who knows me knows, I am a huge WordPress and Wordcamp fan. Huge. I just got the most amazing hotel deal for Wordcamp 2008. Even though the offical blog has not announced it yet, the the wordpress.org site shows the event will be on August 16th
So here is how I found the ridiculous hotel deal.
I went to hotwire.com and searched for hotels in San Francisco. It lists 4.5 stars west of Union Square. The only hotel of that level I could find in the map area is Campton Place Hotel. This place is listed as a 4.5 or 5 star hotel.
I called the hotel directly and asked them about it. Without even blinking, they asked I that I call back during business hours and speak to the in-house reservations. They matched the reservation price of hotwire, while letting me reserve there directly.
I promised the hotel I would not tell the price online, but if you e-mail me I will tell you what I paid.
You basically end up paying around twice what the Motel 6 by Los Angeles Airport charges for one of the hotels listed by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the best places to stay in the world.
What is better than going to a real “street” un-conference like wordcamp, while staying in a 5 star hotel. Leave me a comment or shoot me an e-mail if you are staying there, we can have breakfast!