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realCL23 09-29-2007 03:43 PM

So who's staying at the Ramada Inn?
 
The rates are up this time. A gardenside with 2 queen size is $199/night.

So who's going to stay at the Ramada again next year?

Cliff 09-29-2007 03:50 PM

I made my reservations there a few weeks ago. Room 144 again this year for me.

Cinco De Mayo is partially the driver on the rates, but I am also told they're refurbishing the property over the winter. A quick review of Expedia reveals that their rates are consistent with the other hotels in Santa Barbara (and I've paid more for worse at a different hotel on a previous visit).

Keith 09-29-2007 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Cliff (Post 2683754)

Cinco De Mayo is partially the driver on the rates, but I am also told they're refurbishing the property over the winter. A quick review of Expedia reveals that their rates are consistent with the other hotels in Santa Barbara (and I've paid more for worse at a different hotel on a previous visit).


Well said and Cliff is right, remodeling and Cinco De Mayo has these rooms going up, oh well, that's life!

Yep, so far Cliff and I have 2 of the 32 rooms I have reserved for some of the Nor Cal contingent, it's going to be a great time, AGAIN! :beerchug::banana::roundel:

Bill-SD 09-29-2007 10:12 PM

You guys are starting early :) I'm planning on joining the group this time, but I'm not sure about making the reservations this far ahead.

taimaishuu916 09-30-2007 01:09 PM

I might make a reservation and claim my spot for now. =) If all else fails i will cancel my reservation. :bigpimp:

AB 09-30-2007 01:10 PM

Teh Jev will be there, that's all you need to know.

toi 09-30-2007 04:14 PM

there are a lot of cheaper hptels just a couple blocks from earl warren showgrounds and closer to downtown SB.why the ramada inn.
check out lemon tree inn.

Keith 09-30-2007 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by taimaishuu916 (Post 2685163)
I might make a reservation and claim my spot for now. =) If all else fails i will cancel my reservation. :bigpimp:

Smart move, that's all I keep trying to tell people! :thumbup:
Try to find somewhere that's better for the price, has parking that's NOT on the street and it's somewhere MOST of us have stayed for 8 years and we've been treated very well there. (IMHO:D)

Cliff 09-30-2007 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by toi (Post 2685394)
there are a lot of cheaper hptels just a couple blocks from earl warren showgrounds and closer to downtown SB.why the ramada inn.
check out lemon tree inn.

No thanks, my friends are all at the Ramada. It's mostly the Bay Area folks that stay there, along with some of the Arizona crew.

BoostedE21 10-02-2007 11:30 AM

Us E21 guys will be staying there too :thumbup:

marvelphx 10-02-2007 12:21 PM

Most of the Arizona crew you mean... lol

GBPackerfan1963 10-06-2007 09:24 AM

We're in. I just made our reservation this am. I just hoping to run into Lucky589. I want to make him feel "welcomed", if you know what I mean. :slap:

Keith 10-06-2007 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by firehire (Post 2700118)
We're in. I just made our reservation this am. I just hoping to run into Lucky589. I want to make him feel "welcomed", if you know what I mean. :slap:


:thumbup: Hey Curt, you've got mail! :D

Cliff 10-06-2007 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by marvelphx (Post 2690124)
Most of the Arizona crew you mean... lol

I didn't realize that, Todd. Cool :thumbup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by firehire (Post 2700118)
We're in. I just made our reservation this am. I just hoping to run into Lucky589. I want to make him feel "welcomed", if you know what I mean. :slap:


You can meet him next week if you really want to - it looks like he's organizing a drive. :eeps:

GBPackerfan1963 10-06-2007 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Cliff (Post 2700212)
You can meet him next week if you really want to - it looks like he's organizing a drive. :eeps:

I'll wait to see if the little cheap bastard shows up at Bimmerfest. Then I'll show him where his $20.00 can go. :bareass: :rofl:

///M3lissa 10-07-2007 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by taimaishuu916 (Post 2685163)
I might make a reservation and claim my spot for now. =) If all else fails i will cancel my reservation. :bigpimp:

Exactly! Doesn't cost anything to reserve the room :)

BMWALDO 10-08-2007 12:46 PM

Made my reservations yesterday. Very relieved to not have to worry about that. I remember last year Keith sneaked me in within a month of the 'Fest.

Keith 10-08-2007 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by BMWALDO (Post 2704231)
Made my reservations yesterday. Very relieved to not have to worry about that. I remember last year Keith sneaked me in within a month of the 'Fest.

:tsk: No no no silly, it was closer than that! ;)
Heck, I even have your room #. :D

Keith 10-08-2007 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by marvelphx (Post 2690124)
Most of the Arizona crew you mean... lol

Looking forward to seeing you again Todd ol buddy.

Oh, by the way, are you gettin' that "hook up" again like this year, at you know where??!! :D:thumbup:

GBPackerfan1963 10-08-2007 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Keith (Post 2704807)
:tsk: No no no silly, it was closer than that! ;)
Heck, I even have your room #. :D

Keith, thanks for the offer to stay in the NorCal wing, but the missus and I want to stay in the gardenview room with the king. Think of us for Bimmerfest 2009 and we're in.

JadeWinn 10-08-2007 09:46 PM

I've never attended Bimmerfest. What area of SB is the event held at? What are some of the nicer hotels/inns that you guys recommend. Sounds like the Ramada is where all the craziness happens. So somewhere other than the Ramada :).

Keith 10-08-2007 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by firehire (Post 2705379)
Keith, thanks for the offer to stay in the NorCal wing, but the missus and I want to stay in the gardenview room with the king. Think of us for Bimmerfest 2009 and we're in.

It's all good Curt, but I'll make sure you & the Misses get the "other" awesome gardenview/King location! ;)

///skogdogg 10-09-2007 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by taimaishuu916 (Post 2685163)
I might make a reservation and claim my spot for now. =) If all else fails i will cancel my reservation. :bigpimip:

its ok peter, taht way when u cancel ill take ur reservation !

taimaishuu916 10-10-2007 12:07 PM

You can go ahead and take it but im not peter ..ahahah:rofl:

///M3lissa 10-10-2007 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by JadeWinn (Post 2705419)
I've never attended Bimmerfest. What area of SB is the event held at? What are some of the nicer hotels/inns that you guys recommend. Sounds like the Ramada is where all the craziness happens. So somewhere other than the Ramada :).

I would encourage you to reconsider the Ramada. They are remodeling this winter and it should be nice when they are finished with it. For me, the best times I've had at Bimmerfest have not been hanging out at the fairgrounds, but rather the entire weekend: arriving at the hotel to find it filled with BMW's (and other BMW junkies like me), washing my car along with most others, the socializing Friday afternoon and evening, and after the fest Saturday night. I've not found it particularly "crazy" at the Ramada, but maybe that's because I've had a Gardenside room :dunno: and I've been exhausted :)


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