thought i might book a room at the comfort suites in cullman for the classic. i thought $149 per night was a little high...went back and checked the dates for the same room a month before the classic and the rate quoted was $114 per night. that's an extra $105 over a three night stay.
the hampton inn seems to be doing the same. a three night stay in mid-july totaled $339. the same three nights during the classic will set you back $490.
it may be time to re-think whether or not it is worth it to attend the classic.
maybe learning a little something from the folks in Paris?