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Old 02-10-06, 05:41 PM
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Figuring out Hotel Costs

I am starting to make hotel arrangements for this years Dragon*Con. I have a roommate list of 6 people. The thing is, is that two of us are staying 3 nights, 2 of us (might) only be staying 2 nights, and the other two might not go. What I am trying to do is to get some sort of mathmatical formula so that all I have to do is plug in how many people stayed how many nights so that everyone only has to pay for the nights they stay. Thanks.
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one person pays, than divide the total price by nights stayed and depending on who stays each night divide up the per night cost by the number of people

I would also warn against having more people in a hotel room than you tell the hotel about. Some hotels will charge you extra or kick the extra people out.
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well, Dragon*Con is a HUGE convention (we broke 20,000 people last year). So I don't think the hotel will be checking. Even if they do, they can't prove they are staying there.
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Night 1 = cost of room / people staying in room
Night 2 = cost of room / people staying in room
Night 3 = cost of room / people staying in room

Is there more to it?
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Personally I'd tell people to either commit or find their own place. This is the exact reason I hate going anywhere with more than 2 couples. But to answer your question The Bus has it. Just take the cost of each night and divide by the number of people there.
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I would also include in the calculations beforehand the tip that you'll be leaving for the hotel help. That is, if you guys are going to be leaving a tip...
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Originally Posted by kantonburg
Personally I'd tell people to either commit or find their own place.
Exactly.

You might want to go as far as getting them to either pay up ahead of time or put up a sizable deposit. It might keep those from flaking out on ya. It sucks to set up a budget for a Con and have flaky people shoot holes through it.

This summer, for the first time, I'm getting a room during Comic-Con for 2 of the 4.5 days. I'll be right across the street at the Hilton. Woohoo!
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ya, last year I had 6 people lined up, and 3 of them backed out. It was ok though cause the hotel gave away our room by accident so we had to get a smaller room.

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