The lotto for hotels during Comic-Con has come and gone. Many did not receive an email, many didn’t get into any hotels and have kindly wait-listed. Some got a whole lot of tears.
It’s hard, I know, to truly understand that when a company, and definitely if it’s a Comic-Con company (or doing their dirty work) says their process is going to be randomized, that it REALLY will be random. If we could all just accept that it might hurt a little less.
I always expect to get the worst hotel not on my list. That’s how true randomization works. It makes no sense. I also don’t feel I have to be in the Gaslamp packed in there like a bunch of sardines.
Getting out out Mission Valley is not that bad. I’m staying here now (I travel) and it’s quiet, and very accessible to the convention center area. If you can score parking or hop on a trolley, you’ll be fine. Don’t drop all the shelter islands and Coronado island hotels. They are beautiful. Having time to decompress might actually be nice.