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    Sean and I will follow wherever the Suite goes.
    I like to kick my shoes off and have a few "beverages" while I sew LOL.
    I would not want to drive to the suite..have some fun..get tired..drive to a new place and hit the bed.
    If it costs a few more bucks..well, gonna just have to buckle down and save better.
    It's only once a year.

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    Amping up the lodging could entice finicky people, such as my beautiful wife. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nayrbgo View Post
    Amping up the lodging could entice finicky people, such as my beautiful wife. :-)

    Foreign Mego table reserved......

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    As next year will likely be my first time attending, the new hotel looks pretty nice, and some stories I've heard about the Super 8 there don't make that place that enticing to me. A little bit extra money for a better atmosphere is good IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by samurainoir View Post
    I know folks were a little reticent around the topic of holding Mego Meet 2014 across the border in Toronto, but having scouted out Buffalo this weekend during our Mego Meat Canada excursion, I think it's a good compromise without bothering with passports and customs for those traveling from the US. the super 8 there is much better and similar enough in cost... Plus waffle bar! the Toys R Us is just across the street. Plus awesome wings and beer at the buffalo brew pub on Saturday night. Alternatively, there is the Bates like motel adjacent to the cemetery which charges a very convenient hourly rate.
    Plus it's near Niagara Falls. Lots of stuff to do if you bring your family (especially on the Canadian side) and casinos if you'd rather blow your money gambling than on Megos. And there could be a mass flea market excursion on Sunday morning! And yeah, if the Super 8 is too bland, there's always a nice haunted hotel not far away.

    If we hold it at the Legion Hall where they usually have the Buffalo toy show, there is the added bonus of the skeevy bar just through the double doors, which you have to walk through anyways if you want to use the rest room facilities. I can't imagine anything more family friendly than sharing a stall with an elderly gentleman who is completely loaded at noon.
    I think we could do better than that. But wait, skeevy bar, you say? Hmmmm.

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    The Super 8 was the (pardon the cliche) straw that broke the camels back for me this year. I REALLY needed a good night's sleep on Friday and I firmly believe that being denied that due to all of the noise above me was what pushed me over the edge into how I felt on Saturday and why I had to miss most of the meet. I was not planning on staying at the Super 8 again, no matter what the circumstances.
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    I'm all for anything other then the Super 8...

    I had the Marriott SpringHill Suites booked as an alternate this year:

    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...ites-wheeling/

    ...but since I had several folks in tow with us that were also staying at the 8, we decided to stay.

    It's 3.5 miles (7 mins) away from the Museum and also offers breakfast, a pool, and an exercise room.

    We will most likely stay here next year because I'm a Marriott Rewards Member (unless the Hampton Inn is cheaper)...but it's not that far away from the Hampton Inn (less then 1/2 mile).
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    I'll echo what others have said about it being once year. Also, with the Super 8 on the downswing, Hoss's and Undo's out the picture the experience in the immediate area will probably never be the same as it was before. So it's probably time to move down the road and start some new traditions. The fact that there's several dining options also make it attractive.

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    I have no preference. I can always go to the 8 if I want a cheap room.

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    I'm good with whatever but agree on all accounts. I went to use the treadmill this year and they had a bunch of mattresses stacked in there. When a Patel takes control, the quality goes down, i deal with this in my job. Oh well, their loss.
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    I agree on all accounts. The price has been increasing and what they can offer has been decreasing. It's definitely not family friendly. I never had an issue with the 8. The first years I had a decent room and the room adjacent to the Suite was always nice. I always booked a room with Johnny prior to taking the mini suite. I spend about 2 hours total in the room awake for the whole 3-4 days. If I'm not sleeping, I'm either not there or I'm getting ready to leave to go to another room or the Museum. I'm good with wherever we go. Not like that's gonna stop me from attending. Two years in a row I haven't even gotten the room on Sat night because of my early Sunday flight. I leave for the airport at 4am. Whatever works is fine with me.
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