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Here are the official NEAR-Fest XXV Special Hotel Room Rates for 2019.

Both the Super Eight Motel and the Holiday Inn Express in Manchester offer special rates for NEAR-Fest attendees.


For those of you looking for inexpensive overnight accommodations, I was able to negotiate an excellent room rate for NEAR-Fest XXIV at the Super 8 Motel, 2301 Brown Avenue, Manchester NH (603) 623-0883 which is about 15 miles from the ‘Fester.  The rate PER NIGHT for two adults in effect from Thursday, May 2nd, through Sunday, May 5th, 2019 is $70.00 plus 9% NH Meals &  Services tax.  Smoking rooms are available for $80.00 plus 9% NH Meals & Services tax.  Cots for additional guests are $10.00 extra (regardless of the age of the person sleeping in it) and this is not negotiable so don't even ask the desk clerk to "waive" it.,+Manchester,+NH+03103,+USA&sa=X&oi=map&ct=image

A block of only 48 rooms are normally held for NEAR-Fest attendees but this time the number of rooms allocated to us will be less because this is their “High Season”.  Consequently you are well advised to MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY (like right now) to avoid disappointment.  You may start booking  your rooms immediately.  However,  you MUST make your reservation by 4 PM, Wednesday, May 1st, 2019.  Reservations made AFTER that time and date will NOT be eligible for the special rate, and you WILL pay more.  No exceptions.  Don’t say you weren’t warned.

The hotel has stipulated that you must confirm your reservation with a credit card and the name on the reservation must match the name on the credit card.  You may cancel your reservation without penalty more than 48 hours in advance but if you want to beg off less than 48 hours you will be responsible for the cost of your entire reservation unless the hotel is able to resell the room.  In this case you will be charged a $25.00 cancellation fee.  There are no exceptions.  You must mention the NEAR-Fest block rate when you make your reservation or you won’t get the deal.  Finally, you must pay for your total stay IN FULL when you check in. The hotel wants me to advise you that no checks of any kind will be accepted.

If the person who answers the phone doesn’t know what the heck you are talking about ask for Lindsay, the Front Office Manager!  Please be sure to thank her for the great rate. For the Fall hamfest you don’t want to know what a room costs anywhere else at the height of leaf-peeping season.

Amenities include: 6am-10am continental breakfast, High-speed wireless internet, 24 hour wake-up service, Cable TV (includes HBO and HBO2), Complementary USA Today.


For those who may want a higher level hotel the Holiday Inn Express at South Willow Street at I-293 (actually on South Porter Street) is pleased to extend a discounted rate of $134.00 plus 9% NH State tax to anyone attending the event.  Please note this is not the Holiday Inn on Brown Avenue across from the Super Eight. It is one exit off I-293 closer to Deerfield near the Mall of New Hampshire.

They will not be holding rooms, but will extend a discounted rate providing we have availability at the hotel.  The rate will be valid two days before and after the dates of the event.  To book, please call the hotel at 603-669-6800 and ask for the “NEAR-Fest Rate”.

Hopefully they will offer a better deal in the Spring.....



See you all at the ‘Fester!


MisterMike, W1RC