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All hotel rooms are reserved — can I book for the event if I’m not attending?
A hotel that I’d like to book has no rooms available because they’re all reserved for a convention. Through Google, I found the convention that’s at the hotel and a link to book rooms as part of the convention (and at a significantly discounted rate). I am not a member of the organization hosting the convention and cannot register to attend. What are the risks in booking the room anyway through the convention link? This destination doesn’t have a lot of hotel options, and staying at this particular hotel would be my strong preference.
I’m sure you could, and doubt anyone would say anything, but it might be annoying to be the only person at a hotel that isn’t attending a conference. There might not be dining options, the common areas will likely be loud, etc.
I’d also think it would work. But be prepared for someone at check in to potentially ask for proof of membership if it is significantly discounted (similar to an AARP or AAA rate).
And +1 to what Tiffany mentioned. We had a convention at a resort in Orlando last year, and it was hard not to feel a little bad for any families trying to enjoy a nice vacation when we completely took over the property.