(Closed) Hotel Block- convenience vs. price

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Why not give them two options? They can see for themselves that the one is better quality and no griping!

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

if it’s only 20$ more i would be fine with it, if you got the one that’s further away they are gonna spend that much on transportation anyway(unless you are providing it)

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@rebwana:  $20? That’s it? I would want the closer location!

We set aside two blocks because one was close to our venue and pricey. Another, farther, but 1/2 the price.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Can you do 1 block of each and let your guests decide what they prefer? Everyone has a different financial situation, so I like the idea of giving them options on the hotel.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

How many guests do you have? Is it feasible to do both? For me, it would probably depend on just how much closer the more expensive one is, as well as where other guests that I might want to after-party with were staying.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Closer always wins for me

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have been pondering the same $20 difference! But with slightly different circumstances – none of my hotel options are closer to the venue (I’d probably get a shuttle service for the guests or have them use the hotel shuttle – it’ll depend on how many ppl are actually staying at the hotel) but 1 is a much nicer hotel for $20 more.  I think the rooms are smaller there tho, and they don’t have block room rates for suites, so it would be tight for me and my girls to get ready there. For that reason I am probably going with the cheaper option (bc there was a deal on a suite).

But for you, it sounds better to do the closer one for $20 more.  If your hotels do courtesy blocks, you could always block some rooms at the cheaper option if some guests don’t want to spend the extra $20/night.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

for only 20 bucks, location.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would just offer the closer one, and if someone thinks its too expensive, then you can offer the other hotel as another option, or they can search online.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would just save blocks in both hotels (if this is possible) and let the guests choose.  

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I offered the convenient location as a block even though it was more expensive.  I didn’t offer a second less expensive block.  I know our guests can find a less expensive option on their own if they want.

Post # 12
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper

For me $20.00 isn’t even worth questioning but I am sure there are the budget minded out there that would care. Why not have a rooming block at both?

We have two rooming blocks with similar situations/scenarios and people are booking at both. Obviously for some the price difference mattered.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

$20 for location; we had to make this choice as well and by the time the discount kicks in, they end up paying about the same amount as the further place.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Definitely closer and nicer!

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