Post # 1
Hi Bees! Does anyone have any recommendation for affordable (like $250-ish a night) downtown NYC hotels to reserve hotel blocks at? By downtown, I really mean the Financial District. So far, I’ve been looking at the Best Western Seaport Inn, Club Quarters Wall Street, Embassy Suites, Ritz Carlton Battery Pattery Park, Millennium Hilton Hotel, and Gild Hall @ Thompson Hotels (though those last 3 are really too expensive for what we’d like our guests to pay…sigh).
Post # 3
We stayed at the Hilton Millenium last year, and got a deal on hotwire for $149 per night. Maybe just suggest that guests look for deals online, in addition to providing a room block? We did that because once we made our room block for our wedding, guests were e-mailing us saying they found cheaper rates online through bidding sites and such, and we got married in a small town. So, I would imagine that for a place like NYC, bidding sites would be great,e specially since you can designate the area 🙂 You could always include that in an enclosure:
“A block of rooms have been reserved at [hotel] for [$___] per night. However, we find that you can often find even better deals through online travel sites such as Hotwire, Priceline and Hotels.com. We suggest that if you’re able, look at these sites before making your reservations. If you have any tips to share, please feel free to e-mail us, and we’ll try our best to spread the word!”
Post # 4
Shameless plug… I work for these guys, but we have info on anything south of Chambers St. Here’s our list of downtown hotels:
I’m not sure about pricing, I know some of these hotels are pretty expensive and you named a lot that are on our list, but I hope that helps! Like I said, I work for these guys so if you need any other info feel free to PM me… Good luck! 🙂
Post # 5
@ Miss Chapstick and @ TinyTina–THANKS!! Appreciate the tips!
Post # 6
I just had a downtown weddng and we used
Best Western Seaport Inn and Wall Street Inn.
Both worked out really well and the guests were satisified. We got a block in both for 160 and 140 a night. Wall Street Inn was a little difficult for out of town guests to find – but had a great staff, nice breakfast buffet and a nice restaurants and pubs in the area.
Post # 7
I did a room block at the Downtown Marriott on West St. They got us a deal of around $160 per night (not inc taxes/fees which are about $20 more or so). The rooms are pretty nice and they’ve been great to deal with. Hope that helps!
Post # 8
I think I got the same deal as Miss Chapstick did last year. $149 for the Millenium Hilton and it was very nice.
Post # 9
I stayed at the Marriott that marlie mentioned on a visit to NYC. We booked on Priceline for around $150. The rooms were nice and very comfortable.
Post # 10
I got a great deal at the Millennium Hilton from an online hotel site. It was a great hotel, but our room looked right down into the World Trade Center site. We booked it as a romantic weekend away from home, and ended up spending the first hour sitting next to the window and talking. Then we closed the drapes for the rest of the weekend. We’re both from the area though, so maybe it would be different for out of town guests that would be interested in seeing the site.
Post # 11
Wow glad to hear you can get room blocks for so much cheaper than the online rate, I kind of thought it would be more like only $20/person off or so. Thanks all!
Post # 12
I wasn’t able to find a block of rooms at most financial district/battery park city hotels for my date (two weeks before christmas!), but millenium hilton was able to accomodate me, at a higher price though, than being mentioned here by other brides. I also looked at Best Western Seaport, but felt it was a little out of the way (my wedding is on the west side). I’m not sure how I feel about the proximity to the WTC site, but the rooms were nice and big at Milennium and other options in midtown were outrageous so I booked it.