A few people have contacted Astin and I about where to stay, so here's some info:
- I've booked a room for Joanada and I for Friday through Monday at the Courtyard Marriott at Yonge and College. This is a bit north and east of Astin's and the club, but is on the subway system and is pretty much a $5-ish cab ride from anywhere we'll be going. The cost with a AAA/CAA discount or through Expedia/Travelocity is $99 a night for 2 queen beds, and includes a breakfast brunch. Like I'm going to want to eat breakfast.
- Another possibility is the Super 8 on Spadina on the third floor of the Chinatown Mall. I think it's fairly new, but it's right on Spadina which is busy and, well, it's a Super 8. They have a deal on the site if you book 2 nights it's about $95 / night. A plus is it's very close to the poker club.
- Astin has mentioned the Metropolitan which is fairly close to both his place and the club. Their price is listed as $150 on their site, but $125 through Expedia.
- I think some of the Tuckfards are looking at the Sutton Place, but I've not heard anything definitive. It's close to everything, and they have a Studio suite for $100 through their website.