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    This might be a stupid question, but....

    I'm not going to know until the last minute if I can make the rally. What are the odds on finding a decent room within 30 miles or so, if I show up on the day it begins?

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    Most hotels allow you to cancel reservations 24 hours prior to your arrival. I would make the reservations, and then if it is definite that you will not be going say Tuesday or Early Wednesday cancel, but check with the hotel on their cancelation policy that way if you are going you will have a room.

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    You should have no problem finding a last minute hotel in Huntington or Barbourville - which are right down I-64. Huntington is close to 50-55mi. away, and Barbourville about 35-40 mi. from Charleston. I wouldn't expect any problems until you got up to St.Albans (which is right out of Charleston) really. But I'm not giving a guarantee either.

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    Re: This might be a stupid question, but....

    Originally posted by brodon
    I'm not going to know until the last minute if I can make the rally. What are the odds on finding a decent room within 30 miles or so, if I show up on the day it begins?

    Unlike previous BMW MOA International Rallies where you sometime had a very hard time finding a motel room closer than 40 miles away at the last minute (or at all) there are approximately 5,000 rooms within a 10 mile radius of the Civic Center. Even at the last minute there still should be a choice of rooms, perhaps not two or three blocks away, but certainly not 40 miles away either.

    You can still call Judy Ward at the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau, 800-733-5469, to make a motel room reservation for the Rally, even up to the last minute.

    See you in Charleston
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    Have all the LOCAL numbers for the hotels in the area if you can; calling the 800 numbers gets you some operator in Tehachapi. Usually the local desk folks know what they have and don't have. The local staff usually have a room or two they hang onto. Sometimes if you check at the cut-off time (six? four? depends on hotel) they will release a special room, such as one of the handicapped rooms, to the public at large.

    I didn't have any trouble finding a room in Redmond, which was good, because thei inside of that tent was getting pretty pungent.

    terry

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    Bring your best tent.

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