Since I've been planning this trip, I have been undecided about whether or not I will be staying at the Marriott, the hotel hosting the convention. The location is ideal since the hotel is attached to the convention center but that price is horrifying. It would cost me about $800 to stay at the Marriott for the duration of the trip.
I would try to stay further away from the city but I'm not a driver and combined with my horrible sense of direction, I don't think that would be a very good idea. So, I've been looking around the city at other hotels. A few of them are $100-200 dollars cheaper but lodging is still my biggest expense. I'll keep looking and make my decision soon.
What do you think? Do you have any suggestions?