Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby rfscoach on Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:38 am

For those of you going to Nationals, are you staying in the campus dorms or are your teams staying in hotels? What do you think the benefits of one over the other are?
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby soobsession on Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:58 pm

If so, and there is a higher possibility it will be so, hotel.

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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby jazzy009 on Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:39 pm

Hotels for us: breakfast and pool.
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby starpug on Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:46 pm

Dorms, mostly because it's a little cheaper.
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby sciolyandmathcounts on Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:49 pm

Dorms, because of cost and proximity. What do the dorms look like? Is there TV?
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby rfscoach on Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:55 pm

Residence halls will be assigned as follows:
Illinois Street –middle schools/early arrivals
Florida Avenue – high schools
Busey-Evans – high school; no wheelchair accessibility

http://www.housing.illinois.edu/Event/C ... ities.aspx

Click on each hall to get a tour....
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby andrewwski on Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:05 pm

sciolyandmathcounts wrote:Dorms, because of cost and proximity. What do the dorms look like? Is there TV?


Most likely there's cable if you bring one.
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby Quark on Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:56 pm

I'm definitely a fan of the dorms. The past nationals I've been to (back to Indiana), we've taken dorms when they're available (Indiana and GW if I remember correctly). It makes the experience a bit more special in my opinion. Plus, there are just slightly fewer distractions as everyone is a Scio person. You can't swim if there is no pool (and swimming takes time which could be used for studying - I say this as a swimmer...). At Indiana, the dorm had a room which my team took over. Hotels don't usually have common rooms that you can work in, and we pretty much had an entire (small) building at GW to ourselves. As others have mentioned, it is also fair bit cheaper.
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby GoggleGeek on Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:22 am

Our team has found that the cheapest, and nicest was cabins at a campsite. At Juniata, where there was like, one hotel, we found a campsite with two massive cabins, I think they held 60 and 30 people. And that early in the season the were really cheap. We did the same thing in Bloomington, only these cabins slept four, and had all the amenities of a hotel room plus a waterfall and fresh air.
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby AustinRHL on Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:15 pm

Quark wrote:I'm definitely a fan of the dorms. [...] It makes the experience a bit more special in my opinion. [...] At Indiana, the dorm had a room which my team took over. Hotels don't usually have common rooms that you can work in, and we pretty much had an entire (small) building at GW to ourselves. As others have mentioned, it is also fair bit cheaper.


You've nailed it, I think. We're staying in the dorms because of the convenience as well as the expense, and I feel that it's more exciting to stay on campus with your entire team right next to you. Last year, we had to occupy hotel rooms and hallways when we wanted to work on events, which was kind of fun in a strange way, but the accessibility of common areas is definitely preferable.
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby kjhsscioly on Sun May 02, 2010 6:26 pm

Nationals is held where our states are every year, and I would definitely suggest Dorms. Most hotels aren't very close to the university, but the dorms are within 2 or 3 blocks of the main quad. I don't think there are any hotels within walking distance of the campus. Breakfast is not a problem at all, since in the two blocks next the quad, there is every type of food you will ever want (subway and dunkin donuts through jamba juice and starbucks). Dorms are also more convenient to store building events, since they give you an extra room just for storage, and the hotels nearby are cramped.

Also, about common rooms, it really depends on the hotel, for example, a very large Marriott has a huge lobby that runs the entire length of the hotel, a large computer lab, and common areas on each of its five floors, but this year, we stayed in a much smaller hotel and its common room was a 10 by 10 room...
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby HappySciencePie on Thu May 06, 2010 5:50 pm

We're staying in dorms! Because, um. Well, I'm not sure why, but we are. :3
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby paleonaps on Sun May 16, 2010 9:56 pm

Dorms are cheaper. End of story.
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby sciolyandmathcounts on Mon May 17, 2010 4:55 pm

I like dorms because we have to do 4 to a room at hotels, meaning 2 people sleep on the floor. But with dorms everyone gets a bed.
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby junexia on Mon May 17, 2010 5:41 pm

sciolyandmathcounts wrote:I like dorms because we have to do 4 to a room at hotels, meaning 2 people sleep on the floor. But with dorms everyone gets a bed.


or you could have two people to a bed in a hotel, but if youre a guy, that might be a bit awkward, although i dont see why. Since im a girl, i was fine with it, but then again, it was only for one night at states. Maybe three days might be a bit too much to share a bed with someone else. anyway, i think dorms are much better too.
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