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    Quote Originally Posted by k75karol View Post
    What nights did you have a room?
    Carol,

    I had 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th with check out on 20th of July. Guest Relations said they put a new computer on line for reservations and "lost" some reservations. I guess I got lucky!
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    Others had reservations "lost" at Motel 6

    Quote Originally Posted by k75karol View Post
    What nights did you have a room?
    Karol,

    I found another guy who's reservation was lost. The owner obviously did not want to continue to offer the original price published in BMW on. I thought the hotels signed contracts promising to maintain their prices. My friend also was told the room prices were 139.99 per night. He showed up and demanded his room and eventually they found his reservation.

    What's up with MOTEL SIX in Gillette?

    As for me, I am camping this year, and reducing the amount I pump into the local economy!

    Alex Perris
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    Quote Originally Posted by aperris View Post
    Karol,

    I found another guy who's reservation was lost. The owner obviously did not want to continue to offer the original price published in BMW on. I thought the hotels signed contracts promising to maintain their prices. My friend also was told the room prices were 139.99 per night. He showed up and demanded his room and eventually they found his reservation.

    What's up with MOTEL SIX in Gillette?

    As for me, I am camping this year, and reducing the amount I pump into the local economy!
    Sorry for the Delay, Alex. I'm getting ready to settle up on a few more things, but I was on my way when you sent this and didn't have much access during the rally.

    I'm forwarding this to my contact at the Cam-Plex so she can address it (after the fact) with the hotel management. I know it's too late for us, but we've emphasized the need for the the CVB to try to work with these hotels for future. Unfortunately,(or fortunately) we live in a country that encourages "free enterprise". It's a shame some businesses take that as a license to "gouge", not just the BMW riders, but all tourists.

    Hope you had fun at the rally!!
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    Exclamation Why not call the sherpa tent guys&gals

    The problem is Aftab Khan, is in India. Thats where Minecs phone center is located and that is where your reservations are booked into the system so if the order is two months old it is stale dated subject to re booking.. AWAYS PAY FOR THE ROOM AHEAD. And you won't have these troubles.

    I thought the Rally was for camping and not to go and bring your house with ya. Might as well bring a motor home


    Hope you all had fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrich12000 View Post

    I thought the Rally was for camping and not to go and bring your house with ya. Might as well bring a motor home


    Hope you all had fun.

    Some enjoy camping some don't.

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    Angry Motel 6 debacle aftermath

    Quote Originally Posted by mrich12000 View Post
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    AWAYS PAY FOR THE ROOM AHEAD. And you won't have these troubles.
    Hope you all had fun.
    I thought the Rally was for camping and not to go and bring your house with ya. Might as well bring a motor home
    GREAT ADVICE, THEY CAN'T MAKE THE PAYMENT DISAPPEAR.


    For the record, I bought a tent, and had a ball camping. I also saved a significant amount of money. Thank you Motel 6.

    I also camped in Johnson City, TN the following year.

    I missed the 2nd Redmond rally in 2010 but brought my camping gear to Bloomburg PA in 2011.

    I don't miss hotels at all now, except during Monsoons and desert Heat Waves. The motels are now reserved for backup in case of inclement weather.
    Ale>< in Akron, OH and that picture is a girl with a cute smile

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    Holy resurrection batman!!!


    Seemed appropriate with the title of the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aperris View Post
    GREAT ADVICE, THEY CAN'T MAKE THE PAYMENT DISAPPEAR.


    For the record, I bought a tent, and had a ball camping. I also saved a significant amount of money. Thank you Motel 6.

    I also camped in Johnson City, TN the following year.

    I missed the 2nd Redmond rally in 2010 but brought my camping gear to Bloomburg PA in 2011.

    I don't miss hotels at all now, except during Monsoons and desert Heat Waves. The motels are now reserved for backup in case of inclement weather.
    Let me get this strait. You plan on camping but reserve a hotel/motel room as a backup? No wonder the rest of us scramble to find a room when someone is hoarding it for a backup only.

    You are very inconsiderate to your fellow members when you do this. If you are saving all that money and "just love to camp" why hoard the rooms that you do not need?

    Jack
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post
    Let me get this strait. You plan on camping but reserve a hotel/motel room as a backup? No wonder the rest of us scramble to find a room when someone is hoarding it for a backup only.

    You are very inconsiderate to your fellow members when you do this. If you are saving all that money and "just love to camp" why hoard the rooms that you do not need?

    Jack
    Jack,

    There are several reasons for reserving the hotel. The monsoon or desert weather would be a reason for me to sleep in the motel. I am married, and my wife will not camp anymore. If the stars align just right, my wife comes along. If I have a hotel, everyone is happy.

    If the wife is not coming, and if the weather looks good I release the hotel room. You may think it is selfish. I consider it good planing. Hoarding would be renting several rooms, when only one can be used.

    As far as I can see, hotels are still available in or near Sedalia. My reservation should not interfere with you or anyone else.

    I probably will use the hotel this year as my spouse said her work schedule is looking good. That of course means one extra tent space for the campers.

    And if you and I happen to meet in Sedalia, we should discuss the matter under the beer tent. I have found the beer tent helps me clarify my thoughts.

    Hope to see you there!
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    At Lima we tried to camp. After the overnight heat and humidity the first night I was ready to cancel my four seminars and go elsewhere. We tried a hotel that said check back at 2:00 - we will probably have cancellations. We did, they did, and we moved in and stayed the next 2 nights.

    After the first night at Bloomsburg, I picked a hotel and tried to book a room in Sedalia. The computer said "date not available". So I marched over to the Sedalia Tourist Bureau booth and inquired why the hotels had reservations blocked. The lady smiled and said, "You can only book a year and advance. You need to wait until tomorrow. So I booked the Sedalia room the next day - 365 days in advance - from my tent in Bloomsburg.
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    No room at the Inn A G A I N !, this time American Inn Sedalia

    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    At Lima we tried to camp. After the overnight heat and humidity the first night I was ready to cancel my four seminars and go elsewhere. We tried a hotel that said check back at 2:00 - we will probably have cancellations. We did, they did, and we moved in and stayed the next 2 nights.

    After the first night at Bloomsburg, I picked a hotel and tried to book a room in Sedalia. The computer said "date not available". So I marched over to the Sedalia Tourist Bureau booth and inquired why the hotels had reservations blocked. The lady smiled and said, "You can only book a year and advance. You need to wait until tomorrow. So I booked the Sedalia room the next day - 365 days in advance - from my tent in Bloomsburg.
    Paul,

    And anyone else reading this. Double check your reservations. I have had reservations from Priceline for quite a while. I saw on another thread that some online reservations were not being honored.

    I called the American Inn Sedalia to verify my reservations made on priceline. They said they had no record of a reservation. I am back to the tent unless Priceline finds me another motel.

    They said the American Inn Sedalia would have to pay any difference in price between the Priceline price and whatever I am charged. I just hope I get a room.

    UPDATE EMAIL FROM PRICELINE:

    Thank you for choosing Priceline.com.

    Please accept our sincere apologies for the American Inn for not honoring your confirmed reservation 2XXXXXXXX.

    On the rare occasion that a hotel becomes overbooked, we require the hotel to take all necessary steps to ensure that your reservation is transferred to a suitable alternative hotel or we will do so ourselves so as to not inconvenience you more.

    We will get back to you as soon as possible to keep you informed. Thank you for your patience.

    Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions or concerns.

    Thank you again for choosing Priceline.com. We apologize for the inconvenience and we hope to be your online hotel reservation choice in the future.

    Kind regards,

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    Matthew Huizinga
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    Last edited by aperris; 02-09-2012 at 08:00 PM. Reason: update
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