My better half called saying she just tried calling the hotel to see if she could upgrade our room and the rep told her the hotel is all booked. They've resorted to referring customers to the Hilton. Incredible!
I had to compromise and got a place 1.5 miles away or so. I could not afford the host hotel (today morning I was set 100% on going but this eve something came up and I may not come) and I made reservations today for the other place.
It will be a long walk 'home' I won't drive my car at 2am drunk.
a friend just got a room at the hilton (monday) for 71 per night and on the weekend nights (fri. and sat) the room goes down to 67 per night. it is only 1.2 miles from the host hotel, so it is not that bad!