Flexible Travel Dates Lead to More Hotel Options

Written by Lynda Pyle | November 9, 2012

Newly renovated room at the Holiday Inn Midtown

Smart registrants will purchase their badge for SXSW Music, Film or Interactive by midnight tonight to take advantage of the price break that ends today. But what about your hotel room?

Excellent choices on the Hotel Shuttle Route still abound for those with flexible travel dates. For instance, people who arrive on March 8th will see more options than arrivals of March 7th. And those who arrive on March 13th will see many more choices than an arrival date of the 11th or 12th. You may wish to consider booking the core dates of your preferred event at your favorite available hotel and then get on the waiting list to add fringe nights. Just let us know in the “Notes & Special Requests” box when you request your room!

For Platinum registrants who are staying for the entire event, it may seem discouraging to see limited options for a 10-day stay. The SXSW Housing Desk recommends picking your preferred hotel for the 2nd half of of the event, beginning the 12th or 13th, and asking to be wait-listed for an earlier check-in date.

Please keep in mind registrants finalize their travel plans much closer to the conference dates and it is at that time that those changes result in additional room nights we then offer to registrants on our wait list. We encourage anyone who has flexibility to remain flexible with their travel dates or make a back-up plan for the dates we can’t book.

Questions? housing@sxsw.com