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Hotel situation at GenCon 2010 aka The Noise From The Abyss

By jstein - Posted on 27 May 2010

 I'll be attending my 5th GenCon Indy this year with a core group of friends. In the past we typically would sit in front of our computers during the hotel block opening frenzy and manage to snag enough rooms for comfort  - however this year we were unable to get the necessary two rooms.

I'm the grumpy guy who needs a decent nights rest, and is cursed with being a light sleeper. In previous years, I've managed finagle roommates who are also reasonably quiet sleepers.

<cue ominous music>

This year does not look good. One of our group is a terrible snorer - to the point that ear plugs don't cut it (not even close). His snoring is bad enough that I'm willing and quite able to sleep in my old beater van (which would be one of our caravan vehicles from Chicago), but need a place to park that won't get me in trouble. 

So my question is - do you think I will be "allowed" to sleep in my van if it is parked (legally) at the hotel parking lot? I believe we are staying at the Omni which has valet parking (which could mean my car ends up blocks away I suppose).

Any thoughts?


sconway's picture

This is a question I can honestly say I never would have anticipated answering! :)

I wish I had a definitive answer for you but I just don't know whether your plan will fly or not. You might have no problems at all but then again surveillance cameras might make it an issue.

Maybe earplugs are the real answer...

J Moody's picture

I am not sure what the parking situation is like at GenCon, but you might look into snagging a room just out of town. At Origins, I drive 12 minutes down the highway and save $65 a night, plus the place is dead quiet. Hotel parking downtown is basically the same as the daily rate, so I don't have to pay extra there.

scooterb23's picture

Would setting a box of Breathe Right strips next to his bed side be considered rude?  For what it is worth, I have started using them myself when staying in hotels, and I never snore anymore...may be worth a shot. 

As for actually sleeping in your van?  I can't imagine the hotel would be ok with that.



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