For the past few years getting your Comic Con hotel room in San Diego was about as hard as getting first place in a foot race with Kenyan Olympians. Someone is always going to be faster than you, and you’ll be left winded and complaining that the race couldn’t have lasted longer. So get a head start this year and be ready to refresh the page as soon as it goes live MARCH 29, 2012 at 9:00 am Pacific time (12:00 pm Eastern time)!!! We put that in bold so you notice it, but I’d still recommend being on your computer and read to go 30 minutes early. Maybe do some index finger exercises so you can be quick to slamming down ‘F5’ for refreshing the page.

So here is the skinny to get yourself a hotel room for the convention. Go to now and check out a list of what hotels are available. Make yourself a reasonable list of the top 5 or more places you’d want to stay. Keep in mind, many of the hotels are on the shuttle route, which means they are not within easy walking distance (unless you’re like the Flash or one of those Kenyans, at which point we salute you great athleticism!)  At the moment the site goes live, follow the instructions and BOOK BOOK BOOK YOUR ROOM! But remember, there are a few important differences that make purchasing a discounted hotel room for San Diego’s Comic Con International a little different than conventions like Fanime in San Jose. As the kind people at SDCC would like to have us point out:

  • Once confirmed, all hotel reservations will require a deposit of two night’s room and tax for each room booked.
  • Hotel reservation deposits are fully refundable until May 4, 2012.
  • For cancellations from May 5 to June 1, 2012, a cancellation fee equal to one night’s room and tax will be charged. The cancellation fee will be deducted from your deposit.
  • Starting on June 2, 2012, ALL DEPOSITS ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

So make sure your finances are in order and you can definitely attend the show before committing to the hotels.


Now, if anyone wants to guarantee a hotel room, you can also click that link and scroll to the bottom of the page for the early bird options. There you will find a list of hotels that are a good bit further away from the con (but right by the trolley that drops you off across the street from the convention center) but very affordable and available right now! I recommend, if you’re afraid of not getting a room to sleep in, that you go for that fairly generous offer now! Either way, we at Speak Geeky To Me hope you can make it to San Diego Comic Con and enjoy the show!