VMworld Changed My Hotel

On my list of things I didn’t need today: VMworld changed my hotel from the Handlery to the Hilton.

Normally this wouldn’t be a big deal, but I want to stay a couple extra days beyond what my employer is paying for. So I’d made reservations for the 8th and the 14th on my own. It was $194 a night, which I consider a bit expensive for one guy, but I wouldn’t have to change rooms then.

So I called the Hilton to see if I could get a room on the 8th and 14th. Sure, for $490 a night. Ouch.

Since I’d have to change hotels anyhow I opted to go with a cheaper option, the Air Travel Hotel, a couple blocks away. I don’t intend to spend too much time in the hotel anyhow, but for $380 a night I can hoof it a few blocks. 🙂