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Thread: Making a room reservation at LaQuinta Hotel for the 2018 International Convention

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    Dec 2010

    Making a room reservation at LaQuinta Hotel for the 2018 International Convention

    We've had reports that some people have had troubles making room reservations at LaQuinta Hotel in Tacoma for the International Convention August 29-31, Sept 1, 2018. There is a correct procedure to be sure you get your room at the hotel:

    Do NOT call the "800" number for LaQuinta, as that will direct your call to a "national" reservation desk in Texas (or elsewhere). They have NO knowledge of a Studebaker Convention at their Tacoma location, and they have NO knowledge of a guaranteed room rate for the Studebaker Drivers Club. Making a reservation through their "800" number will get you a reservation for the days of the meet at the going national rate, which is substantially higher.

    Call the local number for LaQuinta (253-383-0146), and listen CAREFULLY to the instructions in their entirety. If, before you listen to the entire message, you take "Option 1", you will be directed to their "national" reservation desk (see above), and they will have NO knowledge of a guaranteed room rate.

    Instead, take "Option 5", which will direct your call to the Tacoma LaQuinta front reservation desk, where you can make your reservation for the meet.

    Again, "Option 5", when calling 253-383-0146 for your reservation will get you the Studebaker rate. There IS a "Studebaker" rate on the block of rooms the club has guaranteed.

    Denny Foust
    Convention Chairman


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    Silver Hawk Member StudeDave57's Avatar
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    Nov 2005
    NorthWest Washington State (Lynden, WA)
    Posts on Facebook indicate that there are only seven rooms left at that hotel as of this morning...
    StudeDave '57
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    President Member Deaf Mute's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    Eldridge, Iowa , USA.
    I booked my room in August, and am looking forward to the drive out there. We are looping through Canada at some point, spending a few days in Coquitlam, BC & then heading down to Tacoma. We are returning via Salt Lake City & who knows where else. Sorry, not driving the Avanti as the trunk isn't large enough for all the "stuff" that we will be carrying.

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    President Member (S)'s Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    Ferndale, Washington
    At least 2 hotels have the 800 number if the front desk does not pick up. So be sure you get the front desk, Almost made that mistake at the Best Western too.

    La Quinta, is sold out, Best Western has the most rooms left, and the Holiday inn only has 6 left.

    The Best Western is the closest to the swap meet, etc.....

    Deaf mute be sure to swing North after the show, there may be more 'Stude events' to see. More info as I get it.

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