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Bimmerfest 2007: Santa Barbara, CA
Mark it on your calendar, Bimmerfest 2007 will be held on May 5, 2007 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds!
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:55 AM
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Which hotels do you plan on staying in for bimmerfest 07?

Hey! I had an awesome time this past bimmerfest! I'm definitely going again! But I'd like to do some planning this time. Which hotels are popular for the bimmerfest crew? Last bimmerfest I had to stay in a hotel in Ventura.....BORING! Looking to mingle with you guys this year and looking to see where the party is! Thanks!
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Old 12-26-2006, 05:11 AM
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The Ramda in Santa Barbara just north of the fair grounds is a popular choice.
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Old 12-26-2006, 05:25 AM
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Hey! I had an awesome time this past bimmerfest! I'm definitely going again! But I'd like to do some planning this time. Which hotels are popular for the bimmerfest crew? Last bimmerfest I had to stay in a hotel in Ventura.....BORING! Looking to mingle with you guys this year and looking to see where the party is! Thanks!
Ramada, room 119, ask for the Captain
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Old 12-26-2006, 05:26 AM
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Old 12-26-2006, 12:13 PM
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Ramada, room 119, ask for the Captain
HAHAHA! Awesome! I looked at their availability, but all they had were rooms with one bed, which sucks because I plan on sharing a room with a friend......it would be a lil awkward.

So room 119? I'm getting the feeling that this is a traditional thing? Sounds like evil things go on in that room.

Alright, any other suggestions for hotels near b-fest? I noticed the Sandman INN and Parkside INN. Are those b-fest friendly spots? All suggestions welcomed.
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Old 12-26-2006, 04:38 PM
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agreed...try to get a room @ the Ramada if you can (make your friend bring a sleeping bag ). Come May 5th weekend, it seems like Ramada is going to be filled with pretty much all B-fest people.

I stayed @ the Sandman Inn for the '04 Bimmerfest. It was alright if you're just looking for a place to sleep (if you're OCD, you probably wouldn't like it). However the Sandman is one of the closest motels to the Fairgrounds (less than a mile): 2 turns and you're there.
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Old 12-26-2006, 06:01 PM
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If I were to change my plans from the Ramada at this point, I would stay as close to downtown / State Street as possible...That's where all the Cinco de Mayo action will be. The Ramada is not very close to that...guess I'll be calling a cab
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Old 12-26-2006, 06:08 PM
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Probably somewhere in Los Olivos, and drive down the morning of the 'Fest.
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2 turns and you're there.
Sorry, but it's actually 4 turns...left out of the parking lot. Right on Hope, Left on that long road that I can never remember the name of and then a Left into the fairgrounds.


Sorry, I just had to point that out
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Should I even ask why?
do a search using SWISS, piss(ed) and teh_jev and you'll get your answers. I've got 119 booked again for this year however there are massive room parties that will be going on. Being 5 May, most likely we'll go and raid State St and then just have afterparties (minus the old geezers who have to sleep early) back at the hotel. I'm pretty sure management isn't going to be happy with us. Hopefully though the douchenozzles that broke stuff last year won't show up.
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I'd tell you where I'm staying, but I don't want 100 other bimmer freaks bothering me during my quiet weekend getaway...with a short stop at bfest
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The arizona crew has eaten up a bunch of rooms at the Ramada.
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Just about all of the tdf and a bunch of bfc people are staying at the motel 6 on state street. I believe they are sold out tho.
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Yea, I got the second to last room at the Motel 6 on State st.
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No kidding. I can't find any rooms now. Decided to go at the last minute.
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Yea, I got the second to last room at the Motel 6 on State st.
No kidding. I can't find any rooms now. Decided to go at the last minute.
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:04 PM
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check out the motels in Carpinteria

Carpinteria is about 15 minutes south of SB. Even Ventura is only 30 minutes. Might find some options there.

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Try Lompoc if you can't find lodging in SB.

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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I got my usual room at the DaysInn yday. Downtown SB for 130/night. Nothing fancy but they have coffee and bearclaws in the morning!!
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