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    My reservation on travelocity still shows valid also but when I called the super 7 motel direct to check my reservation # I was told it was never booked with a long explanation

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1TomMac View Post
    I checked with travelocity, my res is still valid??? Gonna sit on this unless I hear different.
    I would recommend you call the hotel to confirm this. Danny Patel, the Motel 7 manager, said Travelocity had six people booked and all six were cancelled. I have contacted two others and both confirmed this. They only have twenty five rooms and no way to contact three of the people. Travelocity does not have thier contact either.

    This is a word to the wise. I am not here to alarm but just went through this both with Travelocity and Motel 7 yesterday. I spent nearly two and a half hours on the phone combined yesterday trying to get to the bottom of this. The Motel has been fully booked since August 2011 says the manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1TomMac View Post
    I checked with travelocity, my res is still valid??? Gonna sit on this unless I hear different.
    Make sure Travelocity and Motel 7 have either an email or phone number for contact with you.

    Jack
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    Went though the same crap with Travelocity. I give up! Called the Parkview in Warsaw and got a room. Note, This area around Warsaw has some great riding. The trip up hwy 65 is flat and boring slab, but it is quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1TomMac View Post
    Went though the same crap with Travelocity. I give up! Called the Parkview in Warsaw and got a room. Note, This area around Warsaw has some great riding. The trip up hwy 65 is flat and boring slab, but it is quick.
    I'm going to wait a bit longer to see if there are any cancellations but you probably did the smart thing! Of course I'm first on the waiting list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire3006 View Post
    Stayed here last year when traveling through the area. Great hotel. Very clean, pool, hot tub, only about 30 miles from the fairgrounds

    Comfort Inn Marshall Station (MO127) 1356 West College Avenue , Marshall, MO, US, 65340

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    Curious if anyone else is staying here for the National. Really great hotel.
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    Crossfire, I have plans to stay there.
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    Hotel Inventory Changes almost Daily

    Quote Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post
    Make sure Travelocity and Motel 7 have either an email or phone number for contact with you.

    Jack

    Jack,

    I noticed the room availability changes every day. What was sold out yesterday might be available today. Don't overlook priceline. I used the priceline that did not involve "bidding" to secure a hotel room. I kept checking for several days thereafter and found the rooms appear and disappear almost every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aperris View Post
    Jack,

    I noticed the room availability changes every day. What was sold out yesterday might be available today. Don't overlook priceline. I used the priceline that did not involve "bidding" to secure a hotel room. I kept checking for several days thereafter and found the rooms appear and disappear almost every day.
    I actually called eleven hotels in Sedalia and all repeat "sold out" for rally period. Did not go through Priceline, Expedia, Travelocity etc.
    A lot of campers also make Hotel resevations and cancel them at the last minute so some do open up but too late to plan a trip around it. Kinda like having their cake and eating it to. This creates havoc for fellow members trying to make reservations who will actually stay in them and not cancel at the last minute. This IMO is very rude and inconsiderate.

    My daughter -in law works for one of the above companies. They are selling resevations that do not exist with a confirmation number and all. As was the six of us who booked through Travelocity. Travelocity did not contact the hotel until one month after the reservations were made only to find out the hotel has been booked to full capacity since August. We all had confirmation numbers for a month thinking we had reservations through Travelocity. We never did nor did the hotel know about it.

    If anyone booked through one of these online companies and not the Hotels or their own company I would be wary. This has happened twice to me when large events are overwelming a small town with not enough hotel/motel rooms.

    Sometimes the hotels discover the large event after the fact and cancel all rooms when they find out they can book the rooms themselves for a more lucrative rate. It happens at almost all large events when no other rooms can be had. They usually blame it on the booking company ( which sells their rooms for cutrate prices compared to the normal over the counter rates) denie the rates and sell the rooms for their over the counter rates.

    I traveled for over thirty five years and set up conventions for three large organizations for over twenty years. These things always happen and it is almost impossible to find out who is really to blame. The Hotel blames the Travel Company and the travel company blames the Hotels. Beware if you booked through a travel company at a cutrate price.

    My best to all of you. Lets have a beer at the Rally even if we have to sleep in the Beer tent. Hey not a bad idea--do you need reservations?

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    I just booked the Super 8 in Warrensburg for the Rally. Anyone staying there? MAy not be that great, but gotta be better than a noisy tent at the Rally.
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    Exclamation Rally Hotel Bookings

    Yesterday I booked a room at the Econo Lodge at Knob Noster 19 miles west of the Fairgrounds. There isn't anything available that is closer. All other vacancies are another ten miles out north or south. I booked through Orbitz but in reading the issues with Travelocity I am calling the motel today to verify my reservation. It may be worthwhile for all of us to do so, whatever the motel if booked online. Otherwise, we may be calling the Sherpa folks instead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by modarin9 View Post
    Yesterday I booked a room at the Econo Lodge at Knob Noster 19 miles west of the Fairgrounds. There isn't anything available that is closer. All other vacancies are another ten miles out north or south. I booked through Orbitz but in reading the issues with Travelocity I am calling the motel today to verify my reservation. It may be worthwhile for all of us to do so, whatever the motel if booked online. Otherwise, we may be calling the Sherpa folks instead!
    My point exactly!

    Jack
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    please keep in mind it most likely will be VERY HOT. We like to camp, but July in Mo. means a motel...
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    I will be doing my weekly check in with the Super 7 motel later today. As of last week they said no one had released any of the 10 to 15 rooms that one party had reserved. I've decided if a room doesn't come available by the 1st of April to just bag the Rally & plan something else.

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    It is looking UGLY for Motel Rooms

    Well gullible me I just called the Econo Lodge in Knob Noster and they do not have a record of my reservation (done through Orbitz) nor any rooms available! I am glad to have been reading the Forum as I would have walked in in July thinking all was well. Here's to all of you that posted comments. Now the search really begins again!

    I suggest you all call and confirm your reservations. MO will really be hot and humid that time of year plus mosquitos and flies so sleeping in a tent w/out AC is not my idea of fun. Good luck folks.

    Hey if anyone has truly secured a room and is looking to split the cost or their riding buddy can't make it let me know. I am quiet and don't snore!

    Nestor

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