San Diego Comic-Con 2022 General Hotel Sale scheduled for April 28

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for years for (and dreaded for years too). Comic-Con International has finally given us more information on the dreaded Hotel Sale, which will take place on Thursday, April 28 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

Just like in the past, the general hotel sale will use a random waiting room, similar to the EXPO Logic waiting room process for badges.

Attendees will be emailed a link to onPeak‘s on Tuesday, April 26, and then will be able to enter the room at 8:00 a.m. PT on Thursday, April 28, at which time they will be randomly sorted and then allowed to complete the form for their hotel preferences. You can also call 1-877-55-COMIC.

Once you are done, you will see the form – a sample of which you can see here. You’ll rank up to twelve hotels in order of preference (note: the email says up to six downtown hotels and up to six non-downtown hotels, but that seems like old verbiage; it looks like you can now choose 12 hotels wherever you prefer). You will only have to select a hotel to submit the form. Requests will then be processed in the order in which you receive access to the form.

You can also choose to select onPeak to book you into a hotel closest to the convention center, regardless of shuttle fare and availability.

onPeak will send email notifications to bon Tuesday May 3 and Tuesday May 10 for which hotel you have been placed, and you will have 72 hours to confideConfirm your reservation with a deposit of 2 nights.

In 2016, we confirmed with onPeak that duplicate submissions were based on three factors: phone number, email address, or a unique identifier associated with the queue/waiting room session. ‘user (probably the QueueID at the bottom of the lobby). So if multiple roommates are working together to try to secure a room, be sure to use unique information.

Hotel rates include a $10.00 reimbursement per night at Comic-Con to help defray shuttle and convention fees (these fees are subject to change). New this year, a non-refundable service charge equal to 3% of each hotel deposit will be charged to the credit card provided for each reservation. Any changes to a reservation that increase the amount of hotel deposit required, such as extending the length of stay, changing to a more expensive room type, changing hotels, etc. will incur an additional non-refundable service charge of 3% of the additional deposit amount.

The General Hotel Sale is the biggest hotel sale for San Diego Comic-Con, as it’s when the hotels closest to the action (the downtown Gaslamp District, as well as several hotels near the airport and to Mission Valley that are on the shuttle list) become available to attendees at a special price, discounted con rate (ranging from $187/night for a single person at the Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle, up to $390/night for a Grand Club room at the Manchester Grand Hyatt). You can view the full list of over 50 hotels, including prices, by clicking here.

If you’re still thinking of booking an Early Bird hotel room, do it fast, it’s closing soon. You can view our comparison of the two hotel sales here.

You can find more information on the Comic-Con International website.

We also highly recommend reading our 2019 recap, to better understand what went wrong in 2019 – and hopefully how to avoid some of those issues this year.

Are you going to try to find a hotel? Let us know in the comments

Daniel K. Denny