So me and my friend are going to AX as Premier fans and we are hoping to book under the JW Marriott, but my dad is also tagging along and he isn't even a general attendee, so will he still be able to stay at the marriott with us or does he need some type of badge?
Yes of course your dad can stay at the hotel with you. He does not need a badge; however, he may need a wristband which will be provided for you upon check in. He simply will not be able to enter the conference center attached to the JW Marriott, as that area does require a badge. For any other questions about hotel booking, please see the Premier Fan Hotel Booking Policies here: http://www.anime-expo.org/plan/accommodations/premier-fan-hotel-block-policy/