Room Block Help!

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Where to set up room block?
    Sheraton - $119. A little dumpy, but cheap : (16 votes)
    35 %
    Courtyard Marriot - $129. Looks nice, in budget, but no real restaurant for guests : (11 votes)
    24 %
    Doubletree - $139. Looks nice, has a restaurant, but a little more than I wanted to ask. : (10 votes)
    22 %
    Hampton Inn - $129, Nice, a little closer, AND has free breakfast : (9 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    11740 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I prefer the DoubleTree and don’t think that’s too much for a hotel, especially in NYC (if that’s where your wedding also is).  I think that any of those options are good, though.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2962 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I voted Doubletree I mean it’s only $20 more than the cheapest option and I too think that’s a good deal for a hotel in NYC

    Post # 5
    Member
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    what type of guests are you having and where are they coming from? Yes, Doubletree is nicest but I think I would choose the least expensive option. People will likely stay more than one night and are also bringing you a gift, buying outfits, travelling, etc. I took that all into consideration for my wedding and picked the cheapest option. None of those hotels look very nice and none look like a dump IMO.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @abbie017:  Can you reserve rooms at two?  Thats what we are doing…we are reserving the min amound of room at each (10 rooms/block) with two options a decent but affordable hotel and then a nicer hotel, that way people have an option.

    Post # 7
    Member
    7410 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Why not just give a list of alternative hotels and let people choose for themselves. Surely they will be able to get a cheaper price on one of the discount websites. I have never used a room block for a wedding because the price has always been more than I can source myself online. 

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We’re doing two options: a slightly less expensive one and a more “boutique” option for those who want to splurge. I think it’s great to have that flexibility for your guests!

    Post # 10
    Member
    82 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I’m guessing these are the discounted rates the hotel is offering you?

    if the hotels are close to each other, go back to the nicest one, or one you like most and tell them you need the rate lowered. They may still have some flexibility in the rate.


    I am a meeting planner! Hotels want your business, and they won’t give you a thing unless you ask. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would definitely look into which hotel offers breakfast. I was recently a BM and there was a choice between 3 hotels, all about equal distance and price. We chose the one that offered breakfast, cuz you’re getting more bang for your buck! Plus it was nice that we didn’t have to shell out extra dough for that the next morning.

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I voted for Sheraton. Honestly, they won’t be spending all that much time in the room anyway, and if they would like something a little nicer, they can always book elsewhere.

    Post # 13
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    3955 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @JrzyGurl:   I voted Doubletree, for the food.  It is really nice to have a restaurant in the hotel.

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    30313 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    DH and I would personally go for the Courtyard, mainly for Marriott points.  But the doubletree looks fabulous as well! I’m with whoever mentioned room blocks at two places, so people could choose themselves?

    Post # 16
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    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’m almost positive I stayed at that SHeraton for a wedding, and it was FINE!

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