Schedule and registration information is now up on our website. We are working on a block of rooms at the hotel. Thank you for your patience while we worked on getting a great sprint venue!https://www.laorienteering.org/2022-ousa-nationals
If the block of rooms gets booked, there are a couple of Hampton properties close by at a similar rate via the OUSA discount MVP program
if you sign in with a Hilton Honors membership.
So $174-184 / night is considered discounted??
GuyO—did you not see the discounted rate for the Masters meet hotel? (It’s higher.)
Hotels are all getting more expensive. We have to decide on a cheaper option and/or drive from farther away.
Re the Masters Nationals I got a sub $100/ night rate at an Econolodge in Sturbridge but that was several months ago. It is true that hotel rates are going through the roof.
So looking for those bargains helps. If you don't search; you won't find.
Also good alternatives are the places offered by VRBO and AirBnB. For the Eastern Canadians I found a place much closer to the events than any hotel and much cheaper, too. And I got to prepare my own meals.
There are probably 50 VRBO properties alone between the Saturday and Sunday sites for the US Nationals in California.
Seconding AirBnB and VRBO. So far good experiences with both. I had also found a good rate on an AirBnB right in Sutton for the ECOC (but had to cancel). Look beyond the motels if you don't want to camp.
The hotel that we have the block of rooms at is not a lower end property, so if you are on a budget, you can likely find some lower rates in town. it's still probably going to be over $100 though. I've learned that there is a baseball tournament in the area that same weekend, so that is jacking up rates.
I would stay away from non-chain hotels in Lancaster with a Sierra Highway address. They are probably cheap, but they are also sketchy.
Comfort Inn in Mojave - $130/140 a few months back. No rooms that we could get all 4 of us into, tho - strange absence of the Queen/Queen/pullout configuration in this area. When did the kids get so big?
Also saw some "cabin" rentals in the area that are small prefabs. We've done that before and it's been ok.
I'm in with a bunch of people who are renting a house for the weekend, which turns out to be pretty affordable (on the order of $100 per person for two nights, I think). We've been doing this for a number of meets recently (Eastern Canadians, last summer in Truckee, earlier this summer in Missoula/Spokane...).
Update: OUSA Nationals Sprint at Pierce College has now been sanctioned. Registration is open on EventReg. Full details on event website: https://www.laorienteering.org/2022-ousa-nationals
Hi. My partner and I are looking to join in with others to make accommodation cheaper and transport cheaper. We are also after a ride back toward San Francisco after the races. Let me know if you can help: email@example.com
We can drive 2 people back to SF that Sunday, yes indeed. Can't help with accommodation, apologies. +1 971 9980321 (email in profile is unlikely to be answered)
Where can I learn more about the COOL format? Is it something I could sign my 6-year old up for? If so, what kind of course would he be running? And would I be allowed to shadow him? (He's getting pretty comfortable running white courses with me shadowing, but he hasn't yet tried Yellow.)
COOL is our local youth league. The event at Red Rock Canyon State Park will be a scoring event for the league members and we are offering an option for them to register separately just for that purpose. Some COOL members will choose to join the Nationals, but for those that don't, they can run just for COOL points at a reduced rate. Youth who are not local COOL members can sign up for White or Yellow rec courses.
I just made a reservation for a double queen room at the event hotel for Friday and Saturday night and would be happy to share with another female orienteer! 208-315-4826
Room filled! Thanks Sharon
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