Do you tell the hotel it’s your Honeymoon?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would tell them it’s your honeymoon when you get there and ask if there are any complimentary upgrades.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

By the way, it’s always a good idea to ask. I’ve been to Las Vegas and my BF, at the time, would ask for a complimentary upgrade…and they’d give it to him about 30% of the time.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Yeah, you should definitely wait until you get there, and mention it at the front desk! We went to a hotel spontaneously the night we got engaged and they gave us the penthouse suite for the price of a room that night, because we mentioned we just got engaged!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would probably tell them when I book it and when I got there.  But I’m kinda neurotic lol.  I’d say it when I was booking because they may put a note in the system that could bump you up or at least they’ll know to do something special for you, like maybe champagne and roses.  And in the event that they never made a note, when you get there and let them know, there may be some special last minute accomodations they can provide.  We booked through a travel agent though, so we won’t be ablet mention it until we get there.  And its a Sandals resort so like everyone’s on their honeymoon, I don’t know how far they’ll even be able to go to make it romantic for us, we’ll see!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I think it depends on how you’re booking – telling them when you get there is fine (although I personally would feel awkward and probably not bother in case they looked at me like “and?”). We stayed in B & Bs for part of our honeymoon, which I booked by email, so when I was booking I would write something like “It will be the first/last night of our honeymoon so if you have a room with an extra special spa/view/etc that would be appreciated” and they both came through for us 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

when we got engaged, i had notified them of my plan to propose right before our dinner in the “special notes” section of the reservation to the restaurant i’d planned for us to go to immediately afterwards, and we got the best table in the restaurant and a free bottle of champagne. it was pretty sweet. 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Most hotels won’t give you free champagne…not even the Ritz. My cousin was getting married and we booked her room there as a surprise…when I called and asked they said they didn’t provide anything.

Hotels won’t upgrade you ahead of time because they’re leaving it open in case someone will book the room and actually pay for it.  The only reason they upgrade is if they no they can’t sell the room.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I called the week before the wedding to confirm our reservations for the 2 hotels we’d be staying at during our honeymoon. One, an inn, cut the price for our room when I mentioned honeymoon. The other was a super nice historical mansion and when I told them it was for our honeymoon, they said they’d try to upgrade us but told me we wouldn’t know until we opened the door to our room. They gave us one of their nicest suites. Husband and I were both amazed, especially when we remembered we’d paid about half price anyways (yay for hotels.com)!

Also, when you go out to eat, mention it. When our servers would ask if we were visiting the area, we’d mention it (yeah, I was too excited to NOT tell everybody, lol) and most gave us either free beverages or dessert. People are really nice if they know what you are celebrating.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It can’t hurt if you do it at both times. You have nothing to lose so just ask. That’s been my wedding planning motto and I’ve saved thousands, well maybe almost 1 but still it’s a lot of money.  

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

depends on the hotel.  Usually at the really nice ones you can get something – we got a bottle of champagne brought to us on our first night at the Royal Hawaiian.  They also upgraded us to a junior suite room (which I practically had to beg for).  The upgrade might also have had to do with the fact that my cousin worked for that brand of hotels and was helping us get a discount there.  Most places though didn’t care at all if you were on your honyemoon, but that might be because we honeymooned in Hawaii.  If they gave out free stuff to everyone who honeymooned there they would probably go out of business pretty soon (Hawaii is like honeymoon central).

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you know the hotel will give you free stuff (champagne, strawberries, room upgrade, etc) I would mention it at reservation time.  If not, mention it when you check in.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would tell them. Both the hotels we are staying in in Hawaii will upgrade us if there is an available room.  The hotel we’re staying at in Maui will give us a free bottle of champagne and I beleive something free in their lounge (I’ll have to check on that).  So, I figure every little upgrade/freebie helps!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

The hotel we are going to stay at actually had a honeymoon/newlywed special package that comes with complimentary champagne, etc. and their premium ocean view rooms. I compared the price to booking a non-honeymoon room and it was the same.

A travel agent booking for Hawaii told us that any hotel in Hawaii will give you a one-category room upgrade if it’s available as long as you have a copy of your marriage license for proof.

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