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Bimmerfest 2008: Santa Barbara, CA
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:43 PM
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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?
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:50 PM
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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).
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Old 09-29-2007, 05:34 PM
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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!
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:12 PM
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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.
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:09 PM
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I might make a reservation and claim my spot for now. =) If all else fails i will cancel my reservation.
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:10 PM
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:14 PM
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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.
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:38 PM
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I might make a reservation and claim my spot for now. =) If all else fails i will cancel my reservation.
Smart move, that's all I keep trying to tell people!
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)
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Old 09-30-2007, 05:06 PM
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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.
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:30 AM
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:21 PM
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Most of the Arizona crew you mean... lol
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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.
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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.

Hey Curt, you've got mail!
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Old 10-06-2007, 10:26 AM
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Most of the Arizona crew you mean... lol
I didn't realize that, Todd. Cool

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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.

You can meet him next week if you really want to - it looks like he's organizing a drive.
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:02 PM
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You can meet him next week if you really want to - it looks like he's organizing a drive.
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.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:55 PM
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I might make a reservation and claim my spot for now. =) If all else fails i will cancel my reservation.
Exactly! Doesn't cost anything to reserve the room
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:46 PM
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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.
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:47 PM
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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.
No no no silly, it was closer than that!
Heck, I even have your room #.
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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??!!
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No no no silly, it was closer than that!
Heck, I even have your room #.
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.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:46 PM
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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 .
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:12 PM
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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!
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:35 PM
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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 !
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Old 10-10-2007, 12:07 PM
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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 and I've been exhausted
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