I'd rather be scuba diving.
The hotel should be fairly empty at that time. The show will have been over for almost 2 weeks. It runs from July 7th till the 11th.I booked at the Hampton Inn on Monday the 21st. There were only 8 rooms reserved at that time. I was told the Nutter Center is across the street.
On the informational paper that I got at Saratoga is states you must be registered for the Convention before making hotel reservations. I found that is not the case. The 114.00 per night (at the Hampton) is not a discounted price but a standard price.
It also states Meet registrations are NOT refundable. Had I not verified that I would not have made a reservation one year in advance.
If people are waiting closer to the time to book a room based on that information they will be hard pressed to find a room.