I figured since it was such a big international event, I had better start looking for lodging now. Any suggestions for neighborhoods that I should look into or specific hotels? I'd prefer to be able to walk to the festivities if I can or have it be a short bus/train/cab ride away.
Depending on your group size I would recommend renting an apartment on VRBO. We stayed in a great apartment accross from the Löwenbräukeller. The subway is very easy to use so you don't need to worry about staying a few miles away.