The Holiday Inn is pretty decent and comfortable, and they gave me a late checkout on Sunday so I can watch the 49ers game in peace. And the TV set is a nice HD unit to boot. And they also included breakfast, which I didn't expect.
After moving in and getting the TB drive working (I have only 1 USB 3 connection on this laptop, and it's balky), I set it to copying files, which took many hours. How many? Well, I started just as the first of the two NFL playoff games was getting going, and the last files didn't finish until the post-game show of the second game. But that did give me lots of time to kick back and relax in a comfortable hotel room watching football on a good TV set, so I don't have a lot to complain about. I now there's Mythbusters to watch, which I haven't had a chance to see for a while.
I just hope it isn't too much pain to reconfigure the computer after the Win 7 upgrade next week.