Rooms filling up fast for total solar eclipse

OSWEGO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Friday, March 9, marks exactly one month until the 2024 total solar eclipse, and hotels are filling up fast.

Some hotels are trying to keep up with the demand as we move closer to this year’s historic total solar eclipse.

“Literally 365 days ago, we started seeing bookings,” said Michele Donegan, Director of Operations, Broadwell Hospitality Group and General Manager for Best Western Plus in Oswego.

The Best Western Plus in Oswego has 107 guest rooms, with more than 70% of the rooms already reserved for April 8.

“People are continuing to book at a faster pace, so booking sooner than better would be the case,” said Donegan.

Just next door, at the Clarion Hotel, 85% of rooms are already filled with people coming from all over to see the highly anticipated event. Something they typically don’t see this time of year.

“This kind of demand is not typical. Obviously, the eclipse is pushing the demand for that period of time. Because Oswego, New York is in the path of totality, we’re seeing a lot of interest,” said Donegan.

With the hotel offering its Oswego Eclipse Extravaganza package during its two night stay, starting April 7, running until the night of April 8.

“We’re going to live stream the eclipse inside our conference center that starts around 2:08,” said Donegan.

Those staying at the Best Western Plus and Clarion Hotel can purchase this package. Some of the package includes, an astronomical guest speaker, transportation to the Oswego eclipse block party, a luncheon, live streaming of the eclipse and much more.

A majority of the hotel guests can also view the eclipse from their hotel balcony, with 85% of rooms having balconies. The hotel is also offering transportation off-property for eclipse viewing.

“We’re shuttling complementary people to Breitbeck Park as well as Fort Ontario from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday as well,” said Donegan.

If you are interested in reserving a room for the historic event, click here.

To learn more about the eclipse package being offered to hotel guests, call the Best Western Plus in Oswego or visit its Facebook page.

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