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Title: Parking at NHC?
Post by: steveg297 on February 05, 2013, 11:19:41 PM
Does anyone know if there's a lower rate for the parking at the NHC?  The hotel is showing $45 a day, which is ridiculous.  Even if they have offsite parking with a shuttle that would be okay.

SteveG
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: brewmichigan on February 05, 2013, 11:41:26 PM
In the NHC hotel thread there was some parking info someone posted. I'm sure there will be others posting info but off the top of my head there were other lots for 20 a day or so. Big city, big prices.
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: guido on February 06, 2013, 02:29:30 AM
I posted this before, and I'm not an expert on parking.  However, There are parking garages listed at www.philadelphia.centralparking.com (http://www.philadelphia.centralparking.com).  If someone has more info, please chime in.
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: Jimmy K on February 06, 2013, 02:45:31 AM
Philly parking authority has a few garages closer to the hotel in the mid-$30 range, but this one is the least expensive. It's on the other side of the convention center.
http://philapark.org/locator/location-details.php?FacilityId=627&sLat=39.9538&sLng=-75.1579&sN=Pennsylvania%20Convention%20Center (http://philapark.org/locator/location-details.php?FacilityId=627&sLat=39.9538&sLng=-75.1579&sN=Pennsylvania%20Convention%20Center)
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: summy on February 18, 2013, 02:22:02 AM
On another note, some of us are thinking about taking Amtrak from Lynchburg, Va into Philly. Appears to be only $55 round trip. My question is for people in Philly, which stop should we get off on in Philly? One is called "North Philadelphia" and the other is "30th Street". Which one is closer to the hotel? How far away is it, would we ned a cab? Thanks.
 

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Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: Jimmy K on February 18, 2013, 02:37:48 AM
On another note, some of us are thinking about taking Amtrak from Lynchburg, Va into Philly. Appears to be only $55 round trip. My question is for people in Philly, which stop should we get off on in Philly? One is called "North Philadelphia" and the other is "30th Street". Which one is closer to the hotel? How far away is it, would we ned a

See answer on other post.
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: Radiobrewer on February 18, 2013, 01:16:49 PM
Parking near the Hotel is pretty steep just about anywhere. The garage right behind the hotel is 6 bucks per 1/2 hour. In relation to taking the train, 30th street station is about 18 or so blocks from the hotel...Take a cab it is a long walk. For those that don’t know Philly Suburban Station is closer but still a hefty walk. Some parking Suggestions. You can park at the airport and take the light rail. I am pretty sure is stops at both 30 street and Market Rail east stations the latter the closer to the hotel. Now for near by food. Directly across the street from the hotel entrance on Filbert street is the Reading Market Terminal. Some of Philly food at its best. The Hard Rock cafe is located on the 13th and market street side of the hotel. There are plenty of good restaurants within in a short walk.
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: redbeerman on February 18, 2013, 04:57:12 PM
Parking near the Hotel is pretty steep just about anywhere. The garage right behind the hotel is 6 bucks per 1/2 hour. In relation to taking the train, 30th street station is about 18 or so blocks from the hotel...Take a cab it is a long walk. For those that don’t know Philly Suburban Station is closer but still a hefty walk. Some parking Suggestions. You can park at the airport and take the light rail. I am pretty sure is stops at both 30 street and Market Rail east stations the latter the closer to the hotel. Now for near by food. Directly across the street from the hotel entrance on Filbert street is the Reading Market Terminal. Some of Philly food at its best. The Hard Rock cafe is located on the 13th and market street side of the hotel. There are plenty of good restaurants within in a short walk.

And Chinatown is two blocks north of the hotel.
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: dbeechum on February 18, 2013, 11:12:52 PM
And Chinatown is two blocks north of the hotel.

Conference Dim Sum!
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: bluesman on February 19, 2013, 03:52:07 AM
And Chinatown is two blocks north of the hotel.

Conference Dim Sum!

No shortage of activities/restaurants in the city of brewerly love.  ;)
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: Jimmy K on February 19, 2013, 01:37:59 PM
Directly across the street from the hotel entrance on Filbert street is the Reading Market Terminal.
That place is awesome! Now I can diversify my overindulging.
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: bluesman on February 19, 2013, 05:29:14 PM
Directly across the street from the hotel entrance on Filbert street is the Reading Market Terminal.
That place is awesome! Now I can diversify my overindulging.

+1

The RTM is a great place to grab a bite to eat.

http://www.readingterminalmarket.org/
Title: Parking at NHC?
Post by: denny on February 19, 2013, 07:10:18 PM
Directly across the street from the hotel entrance on Filbert street is the Reading Market Terminal.
That place is awesome! Now I can diversify my overindulging.

+1

The RTM is a great place to grab a bite to eat.

http://www.readingterminalmarket.org/

Too cool!  I've heard so much about that place.  I'm dying to see it.
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: brewmichigan on June 06, 2013, 02:34:12 PM
As we get closer I'm still trying to decide what to do. It looks like most of the garages within walking distance are $30-$35 a day. Is that what everyone else is seeing. When I was in San Francisco a couple years ago I was able to pay ahead of time across from the hotel to get a nice discount. Anything like that out in Philly?
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: smkranz on June 10, 2013, 07:31:23 PM
Some of our club members plan to caravan out to my dad's place in northeast Philly after we drop off our beers.  His complex has ample & free parking.  We'll meet there, consolidate ourselves and our stuff into one mini-van, maybe make a quick stop for some German coldcuts and landjäger http://www.riekersmeats.com (http://www.riekersmeats.com) and drive one vehicle to park down at the hotel instead of 3 or 4.

$20 for directions to his place 8)
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: redbeerman on June 13, 2013, 07:23:36 PM
Wursthaus Schmidt is in Reading Terminal Market.  They have a decent selection of German goodies as well.
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: stevep on June 13, 2013, 09:07:38 PM
The convention center parking facility is offering discounted (50% Off) parking for the conference. A coupon is available for download now on the conference website:
www.ahaconference.org/hotel-travel/travel-info/
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: smkranz on June 13, 2013, 09:31:14 PM
Dang...I think our club's plans just got easier (and cheaper).  Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: redbeerman on June 14, 2013, 11:37:02 AM
Awesome deal!
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: guido on June 14, 2013, 12:23:20 PM
The normal rate at the Convention Center Garage is $30, so we're looking at $15 a night.  Woot!
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: dbeechum on June 14, 2013, 03:29:05 PM
That's damn cheap for city center parking! (I remember having a heart attack when the Falcons last travelled to SF for an Anchor CA Homebrew Club of the Year party. Fletch parked his truck at the hotel and the fee worked out for an "oversize" vehicle (aka heavy duty pickup) at ~$70 per night!)
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: morticaixavier on June 14, 2013, 03:56:04 PM
That's damn cheap for city center parking! (I remember having a heart attack when the Falcons last travelled to SF for an Anchor CA Homebrew Club of the Year party. Fletch parked his truck at the hotel and the fee worked out for an "oversize" vehicle (aka heavy duty pickup) at ~$70 per night!)

to be fair, parking in SF is redickulus. I don't cross either bridge in my car unless I am headed to the airport. There is parking at the east bay bart stations for 3 bucks a day.
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: Jimmy K on June 14, 2013, 04:19:47 PM
The convention center parking facility is offering discounted (50% Off) parking for the conference. A coupon is available for download now on the conference website:
www.ahaconference.org/hotel-travel/travel-info/ (http://www.ahaconference.org/hotel-travel/travel-info/)
You just made my day!
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: dbeechum on June 14, 2013, 05:18:29 PM
to be fair, parking in SF is redickulus.

true, I don't even think that Chicago or NY match SF for parking prices.
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: bluesman on June 14, 2013, 05:20:33 PM
I was going to park at the airport and take a bus, but this is wangdangdoodle!  8)
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: theDarkSide on June 14, 2013, 05:26:54 PM
This just made my airfare and airport parking more expensive than driving, and I could have brought some beer too!!!   GGRRRR!!!

On the flipside, though, I will be home an hour after my flight takes off instead of the 6-7 hour drive with a hangover  :-[
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: theDarkSide on June 14, 2013, 05:31:00 PM
the fee worked out for an "oversize" vehicle (aka heavy duty pickup) at ~$70 per night!)

I bet anything bigger than a Yugo is considered an oversized vehicle.

Someone yesterday paid $560,000 for 2 parking spots in Back Bay of Boston yesterday, that were being auctioned off by the IRS.
http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/06/13/tandem-parking-spots-sell-for/f7G3KRWmEut6K7f8OsagDJ/story.html
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on June 14, 2013, 06:40:21 PM
to be fair, parking in SF is redickulus.

true, I don't even think that Chicago or NY match SF for parking prices.
$35 for a half hour made me shake my head. Garage in midtown Manhattan. I was on foot.

Don't know hotel rates.
Title: Re: Parking at NHC?
Post by: brewmichigan on June 19, 2013, 07:22:16 PM
Sweet! This is what I was hoping for.