Why can't I get a hotel room in Silicon Valley on December 6?
November 29, 2006 5:45 PM Subscribe
Why is nearly every hotel on the peninsula between San Francisco and San Jose fully booked for December 6 and ONLY December 6?
posted by aaronh to travel & transportation around California (13 answers total)
I am supposed to attend a small Christmas party in Belmont, CA on December 6th. I live in San Jose and was looking to get a room in the area so I wouldn't have to worry about driving back that night.
I started looking around over the weekend and everything was either twice its normal rate or fully booked. It is so strange. I googled like crazy and there is no conference in town I can find, no Apple event, no Stanford graduation, etc. I've called and asked the hotels and they don't know why they are booked up that night.
Hotels in SF and in San Jose have availability and are charging their normal rates (not that it helps me, I was just trying to see how widespread this was).
There are some rooms available in cheap-o places, but that's about it. I've pretty much given up finding a place (unless someone here has an in at an inn). I'm now just really curious if anyone knows what's going on in Silicon Valley in the middle of next week.
Anyone here in the know?