Now I just got "Starwood Gold Preferred Guest" status because I've been an AMEX cardholder for a while. I was talking with flotsomnjetsom about kproche and I sharing a room with her, but frankly having the stay gets me closer to platinum level. I doubt that we'll earn platinum level, but you never know.
Lo and behold... I go through the SPG reservations website, and find (at least for Saturday night, which is the only night we were planning to stay) $99 rooms, if I'm willing to pre-pay on the web.
Now, remember the first line. We're doing our memberships at-the-door so we haven't actually committed to anything. Pre-pay doesn't make sense; we may have to cancel. $119 a night for a reservation without the pre-pay for the same room. Oh, but there's a $139 bay-view available. Yeah, $20 is a bit of manga, but I like a nice room, and it's only 1 night.
(I'll be really happy if they give us credit for our stay at the Wigwam for WesterCon...)