Now is the time to book your hotel room for Escapade 2018!
We are returning for our second year at the Embassy Suites LAX North after largely positive feedback at last year’s con. The hotel is located less than half a mile from LAX. A double queen room at the con rate starts at $185 for 1-2 guests, and a single king starts at $165 for 1-2 guests, with modest charges for additional guests. The room rate for this hotel is a little pricier than past options, but Escapade member feedback suggests the amenities outweigh this cost!
The rooms are large enough to permit really comfortable sharing, and they are equipped with refrigerators and microwaves if you want in-room food for economy or convenience. This can really help bring down the costs! They are all suites, so a double can fit 3-6 people with two beds in the bedroom and the sofa bed in the living room. The rooms have lots of outlets. It is possible to connect to the TV with an HDMI cable, but be aware that some guests had difficulty making this connection work, and the hotel was unable to provide any real tech support.
The hotel offers a complimentary, all-you-can-eat, self-serve breakfast in the lobby every morning with a hot and cold buffet that includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, potatoes, cereal, fruit, yogurt, pastries, bagels, toast, juice, coffee, and soda. There is also a cook preparing made-to-order omelettes. This is a truly unusual complimentary hotel breakfast situation! The hotel also offers a Happy Hour every evening, with free well drinks, soda, and snacks including chips and salsa and fresh veggies and dip. This is all free, people!
The hotel has some fun and weird features! The lobby design offers a lot of comfortable open seating at tables and couches. It’s kind of arty in a sci-fi way, including glass sculptures and glass elevators that could be right off the set for an alien palace. The room floors ring and overlook the lobby, so you can look down from the balconies on each floor to find your friends or see who might be hanging out in the lobby and up for some company. If you get a late-night craving for a snack or a soda, you might get a visit from Winnie the room-service robot, and to add to the sci-fi effect, you will probably find yourself sharing the elevator with her at some point during your stay.
For more details, including information about accessibility, visit the Escapade website, and follow the link from there to register at the con rate:
The discounted con rate is good until February 1, but it may sell out early, as it did last year. So don’t delay! Book now!