[vcf-midatlantic] Anyone going to HOPE?

systems_glitch systems.glitch at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 09:20:35 EDT 2018

Also, the Hotel Penn isn't booked solid, try TripAdvisor. I booked rooms
just last night, worked fine and was cheaper than when I used the Hotel
Penn site directly two years ago (I'd been warned not to do that in the
future). Again, though, the standard of room being provided may be shocking
to those who aren't familiar with NYC price/quality curves :P


On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 5:29 PM, systems_glitch <systems.glitch at gmail.com>

> Definitely something to note: if you're not used to the standards of
> "cheap hotel room in NYC," the Hotel Penn might be a bit of a shock to you.
> I've never seen evidence of bugs or rodents in rooms I've been in, and no
> one I personally know has either, which is about all you can say for the
> older/cheaper rooms at the Hotel Penn. Last time Ethan and I split a room,
> the AC was leaking condensate all over the carpet and made it smell a bit
> like death in there. Fortunately I had my security bits in my toolbox and
> was able to open the window :P
> Beware that they will also try and stick a daily housekeeping charge on
> your bill, after you check out.
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 5:22 PM, Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> Anyone from VCF going to HOPE this year?
>>> The date snuck up on me, and now the hotel Penn is full. If someone knew
>>> of
>>> a good / inexpensive place to stay for this conference I'm all ears!
>> I will be there! Crashing with a friend I know from the old school hacker
>> scene though, I didn't setup the hotel.
>> From MAGFest knowledge, it might be that the HOPE Hotel block is full.
>> Check to see if the room is available with or without the HOPE code. The
>> next thing is there is some 5000 club or something that gets access to
>> nicer (meaning a normal hotel grade) room.
>> Also more rooms might open up as the event gets closer, but it's a pain
>> being on that line.

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