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Pinfest Um, 2021?- Hotel, Food, Bars, etc, and after hours (no buy or sell)


By Irishbastard

11 months ago



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    #1 11 months ago

    Who has the fluffiest pillows, the best brews, the tastiest pancakes, the coolest side trips after the show? Discuss here...

    **With the 2020 show being cancelled soon, let's hope this mess will be gone for the 2021 show!

    #2 11 months ago

    nah... is more fun to post a random hotel question in the other thread

    #3 11 months ago
    Quoted from splitskull:

    nah... is more fun to post a random hotel question in the other thread

    You have a good point lol

    2 weeks later
    #4 10 months ago

    There always seemed to be decent after parties at the Comfort Inn bar, so now that it is a Sheraton we are going to stay there once again. Where is everyone else staying?

    #5 10 months ago

    Ah, 'after hours'....haven't heard that term used since I was in college 30+ years ago.....

    #6 10 months ago
    Quoted from Kawydud:

    There always seemed to be decent after parties at the Comfort Inn bar, so now that it is a Sheraton we are going to stay there once again. Where is everyone else staying?

    I'm planning on staying at the Renaissance Allentown again, really nice joint. Just don't stay there if you have a trailer, parking is only available in a nearby parking garage. There is a decent brewpub within walking distance as well as a decent outside bar across the street (As long as it isn't down pouring like last year).

    #7 10 months ago

    Should have the block up for the new Four Points in a few days. They are offering a great rate this year. Significant upgrades have been done to this hotel according to management.

    Holiday inn (formally Wingate) and Holiday inn Express blocks are up in the lodging section of Pinfest site. Working on a couple others as well.

    #8 10 months ago

    This is the brewpub near the Renaissance: https://thebrewworks.com/

    This place is walking distance from the show, decent beer selection...Only real downside is you smell like an ashtray when you leave : https://www.tavernonliberty.com/

    #9 10 months ago
    Quoted from nascarrey:

    Ah, 'after hours'....haven't heard that term used since I was in college 30+ years ago.....

    It's one of those strange expressions that George Carlin could make us laugh at, like "pre-boarding".

    #10 10 months ago

    Thinking about renting a rustic cabin 30 min west of the show. My fat ass doesn’t need waffles I need a hiking trail any other campers out there ?
    This would be roughing it no frills , just a bunk bed,
    A fire pit and a front porch . I’ve done the 4 star hotel thing this is just one last camping trip before I take a dirt nap. Camping with pinball. Anyone coming in with an RV ? https://www.rvonthego.com/pennsylvania/robin-hill-rv-resort-campground/?utm_source=yext&utm_medium=directory&utm_campaign=Yext%20Directory%20Listing

    #11 10 months ago

    I stayed at Pine Hill which is right along I78. They had pinball as of 2013. Don't remember if they had cabins. No on-site hiking.

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    #12 10 months ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    Thinking about renting a rustic cabin 30 min west of the show. My fat ass doesn’t need waffles I need a hiking trail any other campers out there ?
    This would be roughing it no frills , just a bunk bed,
    A fire pit and a front porch . I’ve done the 4 star hotel thing this is just one last camping trip before I take a dirt nap. Camping with pinball. Anyone coming in with an RV ? https://www.rvonthego.com/pennsylvania/robin-hill-rv-resort-campground/?utm_source=yext&utm_medium=directory&utm_campaign=Yext%20Directory%20Listing

    One thing to keep in mind is it usually rains almost every Pinfest, you would have floated away last year.

    #13 10 months ago
    Quoted from Irishbastard:

    One thing to keep in mind is it usually rains almost every Pinfest, you would have floated away last year.

    A Cabin not a tent I don’t sleep on the ground anymore , unless I’m so shit-faced I cannot make it into a bed

    #14 10 months ago

    We stayed at the SpringHill Suites (3800 West Drive, Center Valley, PA) last year and will be staying there again. We really liked it.

    Great place! I think it had only been open under a year when we stayed last year. Clean - probably because it was new Nice bar with good drinks. Free breakfast. Nice room size too! There were a few other Pinfest goers staying there as well.

    It's just under 9 miles from the show.

    https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/abecv-springhill-suites-allentown-bethlehem-center-valley/

    #15 10 months ago

    I know it's still early but does anyone know if Flipper Fidelity will have a booth at the show this year?

    1 week later
    #16 10 months ago
    Quoted from Ivan1496:

    Should have the block up for the new Four Points in a few days. They are offering a great rate this year. Significant upgrades have been done to this hotel according to management.
    Holiday inn (formally Wingate) and Holiday inn Express blocks are up in the lodging section of Pinfest site. Working on a couple others as well.

    Ivan - any updates on the 4 points room block?

    #17 10 months ago
    Quoted from djreddog:

    Ivan - any updates on the 4 points room block?

    Looks like it's up on the website:

    http://pinfestival.com/lodging.html

    #18 10 months ago
    Quoted from djreddog:

    Ivan - any updates on the 4 points room block?

    Yes it is up on our site. They are offering a great rate of $99. I suggest that everyone that wants to stay there book soon. I pretty sure they will sell out. I’m keeping an eye on it so I can request an expansion of the block.

    #19 10 months ago
    Quoted from Ivan1496:

    Yes it is up on our site. They are offering a great rate of $99. I suggest that everyone that wants to stay there book soon. I pretty sure they will sell out. I’m keeping an eye on it so I can request an expansion of the block.

    It’s sold out.

    #20 10 months ago
    Quoted from djreddog:

    It’s sold out.

    That went quick. Glad I'm only like an hour away from this show! Anyone tailgating!?

    #21 10 months ago
    Quoted from djreddog:

    It’s sold out.

    I will see about expanding that tomorrow. I’ll report back what they’ve done.

    Ivan
    Pinfest 2020

    #22 10 months ago

    Got in over a week ago. Great deal. I hope the hotel is run better than the nightmare at Comfort Suites back a few years ago. It's been renovated, so that's good. I don't think breakfast is included anymore though. No biggie. Perkin's down the street, or the Farmer's Market early.

    #23 10 months ago

    You could try calling. They did say that they would expand the block. I’ll have more details tomorrow.

    #24 10 months ago

    Four points will have our block expanded by 12 noon today if not earlier. They will continue to expand on a per need basis. Feel free to let me know if you can’t book due to sellout.

    There our other hotels on our lodging page as well. The former Gateway is now a full service Holiday Inn.

    Ivan
    Pinfest 2020

    #25 10 months ago

    Was just looking at the Holiday Inn Express online, is their "Pinfest" price $139? Or did I enter the code incorrectly (Entered it in "Corporate ID" as "Group Code" only allows three characters).. Just weighing my options.

    #26 10 months ago

    We've found the days inn to be the cheapest, $119 including tax. Rates seem a little higher across the board compared to last year.

    #27 10 months ago
    Quoted from Irishbastard:

    Was just looking at the Holiday Inn Express online, is their "Pinfest" price $139? Or did I enter the code incorrectly (Entered it in "Corporate ID" as "Group Code" only allows three characters).. Just weighing my options.

    We went with the suite for $139. You get a couch too for relaxing. It includes breakfast, which isn't included in the $99 rate, but for $39 you could find a decent breakfast out and about. We paid a little extra for the convenience.

    Since we have a 10 hour drive to get there, we're arriving on Thursday sooo ... where's the pre-party at? We need to find something (or a pinball place) for Thursday evening.

    #28 10 months ago
    Quoted from KingBW:

    we're arriving on Thursday sooo ... where's the pre-party at? We need to find something (or a pinball place) for Thursday evening.

    +1 for Thursday. I’ll be there on Thursday afternoon. I got killed with traffic last year on Friday even leaving early and ended up arriving late Friday night. At that point I was exhausted and the show had almost shut down for the night.

    #29 10 months ago
    Quoted from Ivan1496:

    Four points will have our block expanded by 12 noon today if not earlier. They will continue to expand on a per need basis. Feel free to let me know if you can’t book due to sellout.
    There our other hotels on our lodging page as well. The former Gateway is now a full service Holiday Inn.
    Ivan
    Pinfest 2020

    Thanks Ivan
    I booked a room on Saturday at the AAA price, called today and they changed it to the Pinfest rate!
    Thank you again!

    #30 10 months ago
    Quoted from KingBW:

    We went with the suite for $139. You get a couch too for relaxing. It includes breakfast, which isn't included in the $99 rate, but for $39 you could find a decent breakfast out and about. We paid a little extra for the convenience.
    Since we have a 10 hour drive to get there, we're arriving on Thursday sooo ... where's the pre-party at? We need to find something (or a pinball place) for Thursday evening.

    For a good Pinball place, check out Penn Skate. It's a skate park with a bike & skate board shop plus a sweet arcade. No alcohol, but they've got some rarer pins and arcades, many themed around skating etc. A Radical, BMX, Skateball, Blackwater 100, 720.... $10 all day play.

    #31 10 months ago

    Hilton Garden Inn West Allentown was $85 a night with taxes when I booked 3 months ago.

    #32 10 months ago

    Anyone from New England looking to carpool and/room share? I should be able to make it this year but will be flying solo as the wife has a girls trip to Maine that weekend.

    #33 10 months ago
    Quoted from Matesamo:

    Anyone from New England looking to carpool and/room share? I should be able to make it this year but will be flying solo as the wife has a girls trip to Maine that weekend.

    I might be flying solo as well. I haven’t gotten a solid answer out of my son yet. My wife and daughter are definitely not going. I have already booked a room. I would have to figure it out and let you know.

    #34 9 months ago

    Hello PinFest Folks:

    I know it's not directly related to the thread here, but I wanted to share information about the Stern Pro Circuit Event Tournament taking place at PinFest this year.

    We have the main event, two one-day side events, and additional events planned.

    Link for that thread is here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinfest-2020-ifpa-tournament-a-stern-pro-circuit-event

    #35 9 months ago
    Quoted from Murphdom:

    I might be flying solo as well. I haven’t gotten a solid answer out of my son yet. My wife and daughter are definitely not going. I have already booked a room. I would have to figure it out and let you know.

    Sure, let me know man.

    #36 9 months ago

    Comfort Inn Lehigh Valley West via Hotwire... 69$ + tax per night... helluva deal!!!

    Hotel isn't bad at all; same deal last year.

    #37 9 months ago

    Four points is sold out. I’ve stayed there before , they change names so Often I’ve lost track between this and comfort Suites

    #38 9 months ago

    Four points is comfort suites, there one and the same?

    #39 9 months ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    Four points is sold out. I’ve stayed there before , they change names so Often I’ve lost track between this and comfort Suites

    Holiday Inn next door is still available, I booked today and canceled my Renaissance booking. I've stayed at the Holiday Inn a few times, never had an issue. (Has always been a step up from the old CS) Renaissance was awesome the past two years, but trying to find the parking garage, two steps away from death hungover last year blew....

    #40 9 months ago
    Quoted from Madmax541:

    Four points is comfort suites, there one and the same?

    Yes, and during transition from CS to FP they had a different name last year, Allentown Suites? Or something like that..

    #41 9 months ago

    Four points added rooms to the block today.

    #42 9 months ago

    At least one of the sponsored hotels has pinball!

    #43 9 months ago

    Just booked at
    Four Points, get 'em while they're hot.

    #44 9 months ago

    got mine at four points too .....

    #45 9 months ago

    Booked four points yesterday

    1 week later
    #47 9 months ago

    booked 4 points today- thanks, Ivan!

    1 week later
    #48 8 months ago

    Officially moved to June 12-13th.

    #49 8 months ago

    I updated the event page here on Pinside. I’m sure that Ivan will update his site within a week.

    #50 8 months ago

    I'm very happy that Pinfest is only postponed, not canceled. Unfortunately we paid for our hotel reservations at nonrefundable rate. Hopefully they can just change the dates and won't charge us twice.

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