Post # 1
Ok for some reason I’m having a hard time figuring this out. I think my brain is officially fried from wedding planning…
I found a realllllly pretty bed & breakfast, it’s $300 a night, but check-in time is at 3pm, they don’t do early check-ins, but they DO, do late check-ins.
Our wedding starts at 4pm. So… we couldn’t do a standard check-in time, we’d have to do a late one. But it’d be REALLY late, when the wedding ends, around 11pm-midnight.
Check-OUT time is 10:30am.
So… I’d be spending $300 for us to be able to stay in a pretty house for less than 12 hours… right? :
It doesn’t seem worth it… But I want us to be able to have “alone time” on our wedding night.
Should I pay for us to stay 2 nights? Or just deal with spending $300 for only 1 “night” (basically 10 hours)?
Post # 3
I wouldn’t want to pay $300 for a pretty bed to sleep in. Are there any nice, 4-5 star hotels nearby? I bet you could get just as nice a room for cheaper, and maybe free stuff for being newlyweds.
Post # 4
@mepayne: I definitely would but, in upstate NY, the hotels are… pretty gross. I’m sure the sheets are clean but, the carpets, walls, and ceilings are all stained. Bed & Breakfasts are the “big thing” because there are a lot of wooded areas/big acres of land and old houses.
We aren’t going on a honeymoon, so this was gonna kind of be our ‘big thing’ until we could afford a decent one… but I’m still having a hard time spending that kind of money for such a short stay.
Post # 5
@LadyMoriarty: Oooh. Then definitely stay for two nights, and have a little minimoon. $600 for ~36 hours is a lot easier to justify than $300 for ~12.
Post # 6
@LadyMoriarty: We found the same thing, it was going to be expensive for such a short time so in the end we decided to stay in the suite that my bms and I are staying in the night before, and we’re staying an extra night after the wedding to really make it worthwhile. We’ll be rolling around in a suite that sleeps 7 people for two nights but it’ll be nice it’s a really fancy suite so i’m looking forward to it!
Post # 7
We stayed at a 2-star hotel on our wedding night–all we really needed was something clean with a bed! I think it cost like $85!
Post # 8
Our suite was $350/night. We opted for the Friday night and Saturday night. We spent the night together before the wedding after the rehearsal party and just relaxed and discussed the next day. Had a nice breakfast together. The hair and makeup girls came and fixed up the bridal party. We made good use of the room. We did not have time to make use of the Jacuzzi tub, or sleep in really late though.
If I were you I would spring for 2 nights.
Post # 9
@LadyMoriarty: Just curious – do they know it’s your wedding night? Any flexibility (or compassion!) for your special night? 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
@LadyMoriarty: The hotels in Upstate NY are not that bad! What area??
Post # 11
First Question… Did I get this right ?
YES that is exactly how Accommodations work… even if someone quotes per day… they truly mean by the night. And if one arrives at a late hour, you still have to vacate the premises by the required Check Out time
So YES the best value is always found when one is staying the maximum amount of time (earliest Check In time to the latest Check Out time)… or by staying longer than one night… in so much as one “feels” that things get more evened out over a longer period of time.
Second Question… Is it worth it ?
Well ONLY YOU & YOUR HUBBY can determine that. Personally, I liked having a fabulous Wedding Night Hotel to come back to very posh, very romantic (mind you were were there for more than one day / night, see my comments in Q-1. So I “felt” there was decent value)
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As for your comments about Upstate NY… well that is pretty inflamatory / painting everything with one very wide brush.
I have stayed all over Upstate NY… and I’d be very curious to hear EXACTLY where you are looking for Hotels.
In many instances in more romote areas of the State (like a lot of nearby New England) I will agree that there are some AWESOME Resorts, Lodges, Country Inns, and B&Bs.
But that doesn’t mean that all the hotels are as you say are “pretty gross. I’m sure the sheets are clean but, the carpets, walls, and ceilings are all stained”
Hope this helps,
Post # 12
@LadyMoriarty: You could always ask the B&B if they allow later check out times (some places do, but may charge a fee). Otherwise I’d either consider getting a 2nd night, or use the money towards a less expensive hotel that has good reviews.
Post # 13
Where are your other options to sleep for the wedding night?? Is a B&B your only option? I think $300 for one night is obscene, especially when you are going to be exhausted after your wedding.
Post # 14
@This Time Round: I was born and raised in upstate NY, so I feel comfortable making such statements.
But fair enough, I’ll instead say: In “certain parts” of upstate NY, the hotel situation is “less than ideal.”
Post # 15
@PeachSnapple: I know, it is a lot of money.
I’m just trying to find a place that will be perfect and lovely for us to relax after a long day, pass out and wake up to a delicious breakfast.
I think after my wedding, I’ll be kind of “done” dealing with my family (my dad has a mental illness that he isn’t taking care of, and therefore is extremely difficult to be around for more than a few days…) so I’m looking for something a little “extra” than just a hotel.
Though we may do the cheap-hotel-route for a night, and wait until we get back to Los Angeles and do something nice out here.
Post # 16
Is there a Hampton Inn or Marriot Residence Inn nearby? They recently switched all their hotels to the white sheeted duvets, which are SO MUCH cleaner than the old comforters. I’d definitely look into that!