Please Follow These Instructions

First, go to the hotel website at

2) On every page, on the lower left of the blue area below the pictures, there is a section to check availability. You will see a button marked "Use Group Code". Click to access.

3) For the NMRA-NER Convention, the group code is NMRANER . Please enter this group code in the first box.

4) Select a valid arrival date. Valid arrival dates are October 17, 18, or 19. Setting an arrival date outside of the block will prevent the guest from booking online. If a guest wishes to book for early arrival, or to stay additional nights after the block ends, they should speak with a live reservationist at 1-800-MARGATE.

5) The remainder of the online booking procedure is very straight forward, by selecting number of nights, occupancy, and room type. All reservations submitted online will receive confirmation by e-mail.

**IMPORTANT** : Your group access code is valid until September 17, 2013, after which point the group code will be disabled. After this date, guests may still book online by using the non-group booking link, or by calling us at

**IMPORTANT**: The hotel requires a deposit of one night to hold the room because this is a tourist area.

Here are the negotiated rates for the hotel

Date               Option     Room Rate (plus tax)
Thursday, October 17 Lake View    $109
                     Courtyard    $94
                     West Beach   $94
                     West Inland  $94
Friday, October 18   Lake View    $129
                     Courtyard    $114
                     West Beach   $114
                     West Inland  $114
Saturday, October 18 Lake View    $129
                     Courtyard    $114
                     West Beach   $114
                     West Inland  $114


Since the last bulletin was sent out on Sunday, August 18, the rooms available at The Margate have become very limited.  As of August 21, the NER had control over all remaining unsold rooms at The Margate for Friday and Saturday during the convention weekend.  Only five rooms were available for Friday and eleven for Saturday at The Margate.  There are more rooms available for Thursday, but only seven of them are at the discounted price.  Anticipate that all of these rooms will be taken very shortly, if they are not already spoken for.  Please make your room reservations ASAP.
There are many alternative lodging facilities handy to the convention hotel.  If you cannot obtain a room at The Margate for the convention, consider the following options:

The Landmark Inn in downtown Laconia, about 3 miles (8 minutes) ride from The Margate.  It is a budget hotel with clean rooms and complimentary continental breakfast.  As of August 21, it had 34 rooms available for Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the convention weekend.  The NER has blocked 20 of these rooms until September 15 for the convention.  480 Main Street, Laconia, NH, (603) 524-8000, Besides downtown Laconia, consider lodging facilities in the Weirs Beach area, north of The Margate.  Facilities here are also within a few minutes ride of the convention hotel.  
Lazy E Motor Inn - about 2 miles from the Margate on Rte 3 north; right on the water.  808 Weirs Blvd., 603-366-4003, Motel rooms:  $74-$89, Suites:  $101-$119;
Sun Valley Cottages – about 5 miles from the Margate.  Individual cottages with your own fireplace.  Daniel Webster Hwy, Weirs Beach, 603-366-4945, Cottages w/one small bedroom:  $75;

Tracks to Lakeport 2013 is proving to be a very popular convention.  With many interesting convention activities throughout the day at the convention hotel, convention-goers should strive to reserve a room very soon at The Margate or at another lodging facility nearby.  Do not delay.  Remember, October is popular fall foliage season in this area and your preferred lodging facility could be full when you want it.  MAKE YOUR ROOM RESERVATIONS NOW AND REGISTER FOR THE CONVENTION BY SEPTEMBER 1 TO GET THE DISCOUNTED PRICE!
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