New Hotel for Merkurs at Carlisle 2007

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Post by Togglehead » Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:53 pm

Not sure i can afford the hotel for all three nights this year....just moved into my own place and MAN thats pricey....

What would be the best night to stay.....fri or sat?
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:13 pm

Well, the typical deal is only 2 nights - Fri & Sat. You can also split a room with someone and effectively end up paying for just one night.

But to answer your question.... Saturday night.
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Post by Togglehead » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:14 pm

i was more thinking of splitting a room for ONE night....=P

We'll see though....either way ill be there for AT LEAST a night....

dont care if i end up sleeping in the merk!!! (hell, i lived in an Escort for a year)
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Post by KingpinCEO » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:36 am

Togglehead wrote:i was more thinking of splitting a room for ONE night....=P

We'll see though....either way ill be there for AT LEAST a night....

dont care if i end up sleeping in the merk!!! (hell, i lived in an Escort for a year)
you lived in an escort for a year??

what happened?

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Post by Togglehead » Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:24 pm

lets just say my priorities were a little too out of whack. :wink:
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Post by Rooster » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:06 pm

Togglehead wrote:i was more thinking of splitting a room for ONE night....=P

We'll see though....either way ill be there for AT LEAST a night....

dont care if i end up sleeping in the merk!!! (hell, i lived in an Escort for a year)
if i get a merkur before then thats what im doing.. thats what tin ted windows are for lol
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:38 pm

My first year at Carlisle ('99), I slept in my car Sunday night at the Fairgrounds and then went junkyarding on the way home Monday. It was kindy creepy, seeing the place turned into a ghost-town around me within just a couple hours. :shock: Once was enough for me - I don't think I need to do that again.
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Post by Rooster » Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:28 am

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:My first year at Carlisle ('99), I slept in my car Sunday night at the Fairgrounds and then went junkyarding on the way home Monday. It was kindy creepy, seeing the place turned into a ghost-town around me within just a couple hours. :shock: Once was enough for me - I don't think I need to do that again.
thats why you just sleep in the parking lot where all the other merkurs are staying... it would be like having a guard outside lol
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Post by Colin » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:58 pm

I tented in '05 - I just drove back across town to the campground after the parking lot festivities wound down. Last year I just laid out a couple of blankets in the back of the Previa. Sounds like the hotel is quite a bit further away from the showfield this year, and I'm not driving the Previa... so I'll probably need to get a room. :(

So... if I reserve a room and give 'em my credit card info, do I get billed immediately or will they bill me upon checkout on Sunday? :?

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Post by jasonty » Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:51 pm

they dont bill 'till checkout
Colin wrote:I tented in '05 - I just drove back across town to the campground after the parking lot festivities wound down. Last year I just laid out a couple of blankets in the back of the Previa. Sounds like the hotel is quite a bit further away from the showfield this year, and I'm not driving the Previa... so I'll probably need to get a room. :(

So... if I reserve a room and give 'em my credit card info, do I get billed immediately or will they bill me upon checkout on Sunday? :?

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:10 pm

Colin wrote:So... if I reserve a room and give 'em my credit card info, do I get billed immediately or will they bill me upon checkout on Sunday? :?
Not until checkout, HOWEVER, unlike in previous years, if for any reason you need to cancel your reservation, it must be cancelled 2 or more days previous to the reservation. Note that this is different from most hotel reservations where you can usually cancel up until 4PM on the day of the reservation; needs to be 48+ hours advance notice here.

And yea, you're right Colin, we're going to be about 13 miles away from the fairgrounds this year; not quite as far away as the Raddison, but certainly nowhere near as close as the Hotel Carlisle.
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Post by richardcurtis » Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:04 pm

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
Colin wrote:
And yea, you're right Colin, we're going to be about 13 miles away from the fairgrounds this year; not quite as far away as the Raddison, but certainly nowhere near as close as the Hotel Carlisle.
But the backroads to get there from the fairgrounds are a lot of fun!
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Post by MERKUR 2FNFAST » Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:10 pm

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
Colin wrote:So... if I reserve a room and give 'em my credit card info, do I get billed immediately or will they bill me upon checkout on Sunday? :?
Not until checkout, HOWEVER, unlike in previous years, if for any reason you need to cancel your reservation, it must be cancelled 2 or more days previous to the reservation. Note that this is different from most hotel reservations where you can usually cancel up until 4PM on the day of the reservation; needs to be 48+ hours advance notice here.
I am a Holiday Inn Priority Club Rewards member, and this was tagged onto the end of my reservation e-mail:
reservations@ichotelsgroup.com wrote:If you need to modify or cancel your reservation, please do so before 6:00 PM (local hotel time) on Friday, 1 June, 2007 or your credit card will be billed for a minimum of 1 night plus tax
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Post by GeneticRehab » Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:10 pm

How much better is this hotel over the Carlisle hotel? I like twisty roads.
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:31 pm

GeneticRehab wrote:How much better is this hotel over the Carlisle hotel? I like twisty roads.
Then you'll like the back way into Carlisle that we take from this hotel. :twisted: We'll have maps printed up, but basically it's Rt. 944 that you want to get to.

As for the hotel itself, all the rooms have recently been refurbished, so I trust we won't have the "bug issues" like we had at the Hotel Carlisle. The parking lot is nicely configured for hanging out. There's a very popular sports-bar on premises - you'll get a drink coupon when you arrive. :P

Other than that, well, it's a Holiday Inn. Don't expect a mint under your pillow at night. :lol:
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