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Discussion in 'Glassboro, NJ - July 30th - Aug 1st, 2010' started by SNM Videos, Apr 5, 2010.

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    1. What hotels will our group be staying at?

    Once again this year, we're offering you a choice between our favorite two “sister” hotels in Deptford, NJ. Both hotels are approximately 30 - 40 minutes from Philly Int’l Airport or Philly Amtrak Station, and 12 minutes (8 miles in a straight shot down the road) from Cathe’s gym. The staff knows us and looks forward to our annual visit, and we can assure you that they’ll do everything they can to take care of your needs.

    See the descriptions below, and we also encourage you to surf their websites for more details.

    1. The Fairfield Inn by Marriott at Deptford
    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phldf-fairfield-inn-deptford/
    1160 Hurffville Road
    Deptford, NJ 08096
    $109.99 King or Standard Double Room
    *Reservations must be made by
    June 29th , 2010

    Book by phone: (856) 686-9050 or (800) 228-2800
    • Be sure to mention your group code of CAT or the “Cathe Road Trip” Group rate good from July 29-31st , 2010
    Book online: www.marriott.com/phldf
    • On their homepage, locate the Check Rates & Availability section and click on Special Rates & Awards
    • Enter your date(s) of stay; enter your group code of
    • catcata – for a Double Queen
    • catcatb – for a Single King

    **Please note: For special rooming requests, such as a handicap-accessible room or additional dates outside of the blocked dates, please contact us directly at (856) 686-9050 and ask for In-house Reservations.
    Please note that check-in time is at 3:00pm and check-out time is 12 noon.


    This pleasant hotel offers traditional rooms with either 1 king or 2 double beds. All rooms are clean, very comfortable and pretty spacious, and have hair dryers, nice TV's, a programmable safe, Internet access, coffeemaker, and an iron. There's an indoor pool available as well.

    Our "Cathe Road Trip" rate for ANY room at the Fairfield Inn is $109.99 per night. This price includes the lobby buffet breakfast (waffles, oatmeal, cereals, fruit, yogurt, juice, coffee).


    2. The Residence Inn by Marriott at Deptford (an all-suites hotel)
    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phlrd-residence-inn-deptford/
    1154 Hurffville Rd.
    Deptford, New Jersey 08096
    July 29-31st , 2010
    Under the Group Code CAT
    $129.99 Studio or One-bedroom suite
    Book by phone: (856) 686-9188 or (800) 331-3131 Under the Group Code CAT. Group rate good from July 29-31st , 2010
    Book online: www.marriott.com/phlrd
    • On their homepage, locate the “Check Rates & Availability” section
    • Enter your date(s) of stay; enter your group code of
    catcata – if booking a studio suite
    catcatb – if booking a one-bedroom suite

    *Reservations must be made by June 29th, 2010

    **Please note: For special rooming requests, such as a handicap-accessible room or additional dates outside of the blocked dates, please contact us directly at (856) 686-9188 and ask for In-house Reservations.
    Please note that check-in time is at 3:00pm and check-out time is 12 noon.


    This "sister hotel" sits next door to the Fairfield Inn and is under the same management. As noted, it's an "all-suites" hotel. Check out the website for the various configurations of suites (studio, 1 BR and 2 BR). Since it's a "suites" hotel, it differs from the Fairfield Inn in that the suites have a more spacious sitting area with pull-out sofa and a full kitchen. (We do mean "full". Seriously. The kitchens have oven, dishwasher, microwave, dishes, pots & pans, fridge, silverware, a toaster, even a table and chairs to sit down -- you could move in here!)

    Obviously, then, the Residence Inn is a little pricier, but it is a TERRIFIC alternative for sharing space and a hotel budget with 1 or 2 roommates. The suites are clean, very comfortable, and, like the Fairfield Inn, feature hair dryers, nice TV's, a programmable safe, Internet access, a coffeemaker and an iron in addition to that amazing kitchen. There's also an indoor pool and a whirlpool on this property.

    Our "Cathe Road Trip" rate for a studio suite or 1 BR suite at the Residence Inn is $129.99 per night. There are a few 2 BR 2-full-BA suites available as well. We do not have a negotiated discount on those, but the regular price is $259.99 per night and this is still a bargain when split with a roommate. All suite pricing includes the lobby buffet breakfast which is a bit more elaborate (eggs & bacon in addition to waffles, oatmeal, cereals, fruit, yogurt, juice, coffee).

    2. When can I call for a reservation and what do I say?

    THE HOTELS ARE PREPARED TO TAKE RESERVATIONS Starting April 8th after you have signed up for the event. When you call, be sure to tell the reservations agent that you're booking for the “The 2010 Cathe Road Trip" under group code "CAT". This will ensure that your room or suite is booked at our special rate.

    3. Can I wait a while before I book my reservation?

    You will not have to pay anything right now, so you have nothing to lose by booking early and EVERYTHING to lose by booking late. We know for a fact (it’s happened before) that if you wait late to book, you will probably not get a space at our hotels. These hotels are quite busy during the summer and in our experience have been 100% sold out when we’re there. And being at our hotels is so key to your total Road Trip experience – this is where your Cathe Bus will pick you up and drop you off, and this is where you’ll meet and socialize with other Road Trippers. Aside from Cathe's gym, really, the hotels are the center of gravity for Road Trippers.

    4. How do I find a roommate or suitemate(s)?

    Go to this thread and start posting and talking.

    http://www.thecathenation.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2002998#post2002998 (The 2010 Cathe RT Official Find-A-Roommate Thread)

    5. What do I do if I have to cancel my Road Trip attendance and therefore need to cancel my hotel reservation?

    If for any reason you have to cancel your RT reservation, you can always transfer your room to the Wait Lister who takes your spot. By doing that, you help us make sure that a late-booking Wait Lister is able to get a room with our group. Therefore, PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE HOTELS TO CANCEL YOUR ROOM. FIRST, NOTIFY us THAT YOU’RE CANCELING YOUR RT SPOT. We will help you make sure that your room reservation gets transferred to
     
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  2. weener Cathlete

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    I'm calling now and the rooms are all filled up - that was fast!!
     
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    I just booked my room at the Fairfield and they still had rooms available. The more I think about this, the more excited I get. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve!

    Kristin
     
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  4. weener Cathlete

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    that's who I called and the women said they were completely booked ???
     
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  5. Kelly Pierce Active Member

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    I called Marriott central reservations and reserved my room at the Fairfield. They confirmed with the Cathe Road Trip price so I hope I am okay. There was no mention of being filled or even close. I can't even think straight today. I am so happy and excited. I feel so lucky to have made it in..
     
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    Hotel reservation problems

    There should still be plenty of rooms left. The Hotels have told us they will add rooms if necessary. Our experience with Road Trips is that it takes a few days for the Hotel to inform all of their staff about the special group rates.

    We have also added some more reservation information above that the Hotel just sent us. This should help some of you that may have had an issue when you tried to reserve your room. Make sure to use our group rate code of "CAT" when calling to reserve your room. For suite reservations see the group codes listed above.
     
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