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Old 02-28-2007, 06:03 PM
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I'm going to pass on the margaritas, I prefer to suck down mojito's all weekend.
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I'm going to pass on the margaritas, I prefer to suck down mojito's all weekend.
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I've been trying to go to Elephant Bar for the last two years but I always get there when the wait time has passed 2 hours.

This year I'm cutting my losses and going straight to In-N-Out!
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My dad and I got a room for the 4th and 5th at Extended Stay. Can't wait for my first Bimmerfest.
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:32 PM
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Any other options out there? I've tried looking and the only rooms available are close to or over $400/night.
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:42 AM
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Any other options out there? I've tried looking and the only rooms available are close to or over $400/night.
If you call the Ramda ASAP you can probably get a 1 King size bed room.
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:39 AM
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If you call the Ramda ASAP you can probably get a 1 King size bed room.
Really? Well, I actually found a room at the Fiesta Inn. About one mile from the location and in downtown. Really crappy and I paid about $250 for it. But hey, I got a room!

Thanks for the help though!
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Really? Well, I actually found a room at the Fiesta Inn. About one mile from the location and in downtown. Really crappy and I paid about $250 for it. But hey, I got a room!

Thanks for the help though!
Ok, but you could still call the Ramada and IF they still have something, you could always cancel the Fiesta.

Just trying to help a brotha out.

Ramada # 800-654-1965, just in case.
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:56 PM
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Yes, if you can get into the Ramada, do it. It's a nice hotel, and will be very full of friendly bimmerfesters.
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I booked at Best Western Encinas for two nights and it was almost $4 bones. Most of the hotels I checked were booked, but Hotel Oceana should have some rooms left. They were at $199/night. I chose Encinas to be closer to downtown and Bimmerfest. Oceana's down by the beach.. seemed like a sweet hotel though.
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but Hotel Oceana should have some rooms left. They were at $199/night. Oceana's down by the beach.. seemed like a sweet hotel though.
They're nothing to write home about, my Wife and I stayed there last summer and it was ok.
Hell, I even told her I'd rather stay at the Ramada next time instead of there.
Her response was, "but the ocean's not across the street at the Ramada".
I couldn't argue that though!

I have to say though, I love the "shangra la" lagoon/pool area outside the Ramada rooms, it feels like you're somewhere tropical.
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just booked my room the other night at the sandman inn. 130 some a night, staying friday and saturday night. hope to have some fun before and after bimmerfest? btw...what is security like at the fest....i wouldnt mind having a good buz going on...although im not quite the legal drinking age although i am highly opposed of that, after all i am giving my life to the country(marines).....
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Old 04-15-2007, 05:19 AM
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just booked my room the other night at the sandman inn. 130 some a night, staying friday and saturday night. hope to have some fun before and after bimmerfest? btw...what is security like at the fest....i wouldnt mind having a good buz going on...although im not quite the legal drinking age although i am highly opposed of that, after all i am giving my life to the country(marines).....
$130/night? Wow, where is this hotel? I just got like one of the last ones at $250/night and it's probably one of the worst hotels. But it's about one mile from Bimmerfest and IN downtown.
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800-346-8357
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kinda right around the corner and down the street
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What hotels are close by? Does anybody know if anything will have vacancies or if it's all sold out?
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800-346-8357
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kinda right around the corner and down the street
Wow, nice find. Maybe you had to stay two nights to get that deal? Either way, awesome.

1995_e36M3Blue: Check Expedia.com or Travelocity.com to find hotels in Santa Barbara. Most are sold out by now though. Good luck!
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I reserved a room today at the Days Inn in downtown SB. Funny, its the same price as 2005, 130/night. Close to BF, too!!
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I reserved a room today at the Days Inn in downtown SB. Funny, its the same price as 2005, 130/night. Close to BF, too!!
How are you guys finding this deal? I found mine through expedia.com. What's up with these amazing last-minute deals? How many beds does your place have? Mine's got one queen bed.
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I went direct to DaysInn where we stayed in 2005. They had a discount room for two nights. I saw quite a few Bimmers there in '05. It has a Queen bed for me and Mrs. Bcat.
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Try Lompoc if you can't find lodging in SB.

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For BF attendees who are sweating because you can't find a place to stay in SB, try Lompoc in N Santa Barbara county. Lompoc is only 45 minutes away from SB, it has a Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Days Inn, Quality Inn and a few other motels. Lompoc is on Hwy 1 so its a short beautiful drive down to SB and rates are much cheaper than SB.

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Who lives in 20 minutes away from Lompoc in Santa Maria, an hour drive to SB.
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