Post # 1
My FI and I were thinking of not blocking off hotel rooms, but it seems like you crafty ladies are good at hunting down a bargain!
Is it possible to book a block of rooms for around $150/night? We are getting married at ReBar in DUMBO and live in Prospect Heights/Park Slope. We think the Comfort Inn on 4th Ave is pretty crappy, so were thinking more of the Marriot, but they seem to be $200 or so per night. Should we try them again and see if we just spoke to the wrong person?
Post # 3
I am looking for a Hotel in Bklyn also for my guests who are traveling. Hope anyone can help us!
Post # 4
Hi – i blocked some rooms at the Marriott for 189 a night, although i’ve been doing some research and it looks like others have ben getting cheaper (169). Although i guess it does depend on what time of year..
I’m getting married in ReBar to, soo excited!
Post # 5
Holiday Inn Express on Union St. for $169, complimentary breakfast, and we got them to comp one night for us if we booked 25 rooms. Well worth the $ and the stay.
BTW – we had out rehearsal dinner at ReBar and OMG you will NOT be disappointed!!
Post # 6
How did you get $189 at the Marriott? The Brooklyn Marriott or the Downtown Manhattan one? I had planned on having guests just try their luck on travelocity, priceline, etc. but I’ve now gotten a request for hotel blocks. The Marriott Brooklyn quoted me $249/night, which is completely insane.
Were you happy with the Holiday Inn Express? The rooms are teeny tiny, but that doesn’t matter if everyone can hang out and eat a complimentary breakfast, etc.
Thanks so much!
Post # 7
Have you called around getting quotes for hotel blocks? It’s been my experience that hotels will give you the best deal via a hotel block (as opposed to travelocity). I’d call and get fairly aggressive. Tell them how many rooms you’d need and ask them whats the best they can do. When they give you an offer ask again “Is that truly the best you can do? Is there anyway we can lower the rate.” Being aggressive can’t hurt and you’ll never know unless you ask!
Post # 8
Maybe its because of the time of year? My wedding is in august which is typically off peak.. (my block is at the Brooklyn Marriott). I also tried to call the Radisson in the city but i didnt like the quote. what i did on my wedding website was listed loads of different options. I gave the option of the Marriott block but also listed websites the guests can conduct their own searches.
Post # 9
The Marriott Office is tough. They wouldn’t go below $220 for us but I cited brklynmmbb’s $189 in August and they gave me $199 in July (thank you! thank you! thank you!). They said we may be able to work with the onsite event staff to see how much we can get for that rate (eg a disocunt on a day after brunch if we get enough rooms).
I got $179 for a July Saturday night at the nu hotel. I’ve looked around there and it seems nice. I was hoping to get a bigger discount. For a super cheap option I’ve put in a query to the Super 8 in Park Slope. Its new, a block from the R and one stop from the Atlantic Terminal.
Finally, for guests who want Manhattan the Continental (Chambers & West Braodway) can do $180/night for a summer weekend. They will let you reserve blocks but they dont offer any discount rates.
Keep trying and be ballsy! Places have a lot more wiggle room than they let on.
Post # 10
The latest & greatest: We met the people at the new Brooklyn Sheraton. Its a beautiful space and Amanda there is very accommodating. We got a starting offer of $175 from them and they seem potentially willing to negotiate. The hotel is brand new and with 25 nights booked over the course of a wedding stay the bride and groom get a free upgrade.
Not that this should be a deciding factor but come summer they will have a roof deck w/ bar and they will open up the retractable roof on their pool.