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PubCon 2007 – Where I Won't Stay in 2008

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If you missed out on attending PubCon this year it’s too bad. this is really a fantastic show that you must attend next year. Now I know it’s too late too warn anybody about their accommodations for this year, but it’s never too early to start talking about next year. And I, for one, know where I won’t be staying in 2008!

We chose the Las Vegas Hilton (click the link to go to their Yelp review page) because of its proximity to the convention center (within walking distance). That and it wasn’t one of the most expensive hotels around. But now that Vegas has the monorail pretty well connected, proximity doesn’t matter so much, provided you’re willing to spend a few bucks on a monorail pass.

So let me tell you about the Hilton and you can decide for yourself if this is a place you want to stay. First they got our reservation wrong and then felt that they were doing us a favor by giving us a “free upgrade”. The upgrade was essentially what we reserved, minus a bed. When we realized we were a bed shy and complained to the assistant manager, again they said the best they could do was to provide us with a roll away bed. Poor Rob! The next day I spoke to the manager and he was gracious enough to give us $100 off per night.

The next morning we found that several of our rooms had no hot water. We called and they sent someone up to fix but even still the water was never hot in some rooms. it was tepid at best. When I spoke to a supervisor this morning about our lack of hot water, he basically told us that since we already got $100 off and the free room (the room we originally reserved) that was all the compensation we needed. Gotta love it!

I do have to say that the Star Trek Experience rides are great and you can eat at Quarks if you enjoy the Star Trek theme, but don’t expect great food. It’s decent enough to eat though.

I’ll post more about PubCon in the coming days so stay tuned.


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Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm who's pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his bride enjoy and his children. Read Stoney's full bio.

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