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How to Win the Hotel Game for SXSW 2019

The Forrest Four-Cast: September 3, 2018

Want access to the best lodging options for, scheduled March 8–17 in Austin? Follow these five guidelines for success.

. Save $500 on walkup prices if you buy before the early-bird registration rates expires at 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Thursday, September 13.

After buying your badge, you will be taken to a page that will allow you to book a room via . Booking through this SXSW interface will save you between 30–50% on hotel rack-rate prices.

For more information on how this booking process works, read through .

throughout the March 8–17 timeframe in Austin via this page, where you will find information for more than 50 popular properties.

Lower prices in second half of week. Know that most downtown hotels have significantly lower prices from March 13–17, when new tracks such as “” and “” occur.

Also, remember to stay tuned to the SXSW website on Monday, September 10, .

Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at , the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.


Celebrating creativity at SXSW. Also, reading reading reading, the Boston Red Sox, good food, exercise when possible and sleep sleep sleep.

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