Surely A Large Human
Date registered: Jun 2006
Vehicle: '08 C219
Location: Between Earth and Mars
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On the hotels, whatever you do, use Priceline.com. Do the "name your own price" thing, and start with the highest rating you can get (4 stars will work). Pick a price at around $50 and see if you get a bite. If not, go to 3 stars or 3.5 stars, and go up to maybe $55 or $60.
If you have to go lower than 3 stars, bring your offer down. If the city is real busy, you'll have trouble getting a room, but I've used this method successfully from D.C. to Tampa to STL to Austin to Dallas to Atlanta and so on.
In fact, using STL as an example, I've stayed at the Sheraton Grand (close to Keil - the huge brick building) for $26 a night, the Millenium riverfront for $35 a night, the Hyatt in Union Station for less than $40 a night, and the Raddisson downtown (huge rooms, nice joint) for $35 a night.