Post # 1
We are getting married at a W Hotel right outside of NYC. W Hotels are on the high end in regards to nightly room rates. Do you think $219 – $249/night is too expensive for guests to pay? We are thinking about getting a room block at a more affordable hotel nearby but are not providing transportation so guests will have to take a cab.
Post # 3
I personally think that’s a bit steep.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t pay that much. In addition to a hotel your guests are also paying airfair/gas, for a gift and possibly shower gift, food, and for an outfit. I thnk its too much…
Post # 6
Yikes! Is that the block rate?!
I think it’s a bit steep too, even for NYC.
Post # 7
Honestly, I’d end up going through Priceline to find something cheaper if I were a guest. I’d suggest maybe having two blocks available (assuming you aren’t responsible for paying for unbooked rooms, which you shouldn’t be) – then there’s the option to stay where the wedding is, or stay somewhere more affordable.
Post # 8
That sounds high, but anyone that know NYC will know that you really cant get much cheaper than that. But definitely give a cheaper option, even with cab rides, the stay would come out a lot cheaper esp if people are riding together.
Post # 9
I’m assuming you mean the W in Hoboken…I think the price is a bit steep…even though its The W…can’t they bring the price down if you have a lot of guests? Also, are you expecting enough people to stay overnight?
Post # 10
I DEFINITELY wouldn’t pay that amount.
Post # 11
That sounds like a lot although I know that a friend of mine attended a wedding at the tribecca grand and paid for a hotel room in the place around $219 and she said that people thought it was a bargain. I would definitely advise do some research to find a cheaper option for your guests if possible.
Post # 12
It does seem high, I think it would be nice to be able to give your guests a choice between that or a cheaper rate at a nearby hotel. But for the W hotel brand it’s not too bad. . . just tough if there are travel expenses, etc.
Post # 13
The block at my wedding in Boston near the water (aquarium reception) is $220 a night- big discount from the other hotels and it is walkable to the reception site to avoid additional costs. We are providing transportation to and from the ceremony. The other hotels near the reception site are $330+. A lot of out-of-town guests are staying with friends in the area as a bunch of us are from New England though living in the Midwest, and staying at the hotel just the night of the wedding. People can stay whereever they want- the block is just a convience if people want to use a group discount/stay near the site… its their call what they want to do.
Post # 14
I think it’s pretty high, so maybe search around and give them some options.
Post # 15
That sounds a bit high to me as well. As a guest, I would appreciate having an option of that hotel plus a more economically priced one reserved.
Post # 16
The rooms for my wedding are around $230. The wedding reception is at the hotel and it’s a luxury hotel, but they only discounted about $25 from the original price and they are giving us free breakfast. I do feel a little guilty when I think that they’re going to be spending all this money plus airfare… but then again, there are other way less expensive hotels in the area they can look into.