Post # 1
I reserved a block of rooms at the Country Inn and Suites (link below) for my upcoming wedding:
A lot of people have booked this hotel, but when I finally visited it in person, the lobby looks very dated. The rooms are big and clean, but the lobby looks really, really old and I want people to be comfortable and happy. What are your thoughts on the hotel based on pictures and the reviews? Would you be OK staying here for a weekend or would you be disappointed? Guests are paying $115 a night.
Post # 3
As long as the hotel is clean, the lobby isn’t going to bother me. The rooms look big and clean, so I wouldn’t have an issue staying there for a weekend.
Post # 4
@Hope_To_Be_MrsLovebug: Honestly as long as the rooms are clean and comfortable, no one is going to care what the lobby looks like. Unless there is another hotel in the area that is comparable in price that seems to be more updated and “nicer” in your opinion, I wouldn’t worry about it 🙂
And honestly I don’t think it’s bad. It looks like an average hotel. 🙂
Post # 5
I couldn’t care less what the lobby looks like! Not like I’m spending quality time there! As long as the rooms are clean and comfy and the price is reasonable there could be no lobby and I would be fine!
Post # 6
Betterbidding shows that people have recently booked the Opryland Resort via priceline bidding for $85-90. I think if I was your guest I would try that avenue first. It’s a much, much nicer hotel!
Post # 7
The Opryland Resort is typically a lot more expensive, and we booked this block months ago. Wedding is in 36 days, and we have the entire bridal party, me, my FI, his entire family plus about 20 or so guests with rooms booked at this one. It’s a little late to change hotels, but if it is that bad, then I guess I will need to bite the bullet and cancel all the rooms.
We are paying for 7 of the rooms, so we were trying to get something as affordable as possible, plus many of our guests are college students/recent graduates on a budget. I think we may have really screwed this hotel thing up though.
Post # 8
The link just takes me to the main hotel page, so I’m not sure which one I’m supposed to be looking at. But if I were a guest and I didn’t like the looks of the hotel, I’d just find my own. Not a big deal to me.
Post # 9
Yeah, it’s fine.
I’m not thrilled with the hotel we’re staying at. It’s just a very basic one. But it’s literally across the street and everything else requires driving 5-10 miles.
So, not really that much I can do.
Post # 10
@Hope_To_Be_MrsLovebug: I don’t really care about what a hotel lobby looks like and the rooms seem nice, but $115 seems a bit steep for an average hotel, especially since it’s not in a big city (i.e. NY, LA, SF, etc).
Post # 11
My hotel was very dated but it was close to our wedding venues – church and reception hall- and no one had a problem with it. People liked the short ride and most people that were staying at the hotel only came into town 1 or 2 days total.
Post # 12
Anyone that doesnt want to stay there, doesn’t have to 🙂 And yes, we would stay in them.
Post # 13
**I forgot to add: The hotel is in Nashville over Labor Day Weekend. The other hotels I called such as the Hampton Inn and Suites ($145 a night plus tax), Marriott ($154 a night plus tax- without breakfast) Opryland Resort– dont even go there! PLUS $22 a day parking…Embassy Suites ($165 a night and undergoing renovations)..
I suppose I should have called around more but $115 a night seemed reasonable compared to those rates and includes a breakfast, albeit a small one. The plus of this hotel is that it is in a GREAT location for our wedding events and such. I just wish it were more modern and dont want people to be disappointed.
Post # 14
I don’t think it’s bad. Looks pretty good in the pictures. We’d stay there.
Is that the prefered rate? The lobby isn’t all that important but the rooms are. Does the picture of the room look like it does in person? That’s were I’m sleeping- that’s what I care about. Does it have decent reviews online? People will look it up.
We’re going to a wedding in a couple of weeks. A block of rooms was reserved by the couple…I looked it up online and I was kinda disgusted…I showed my husband and he refused to stay there. Of course we aren’t mentioning anything to the couple, but we much rather pay double and triple the price than stay there and pay for it. We found nicer hotels for about $30 dollars more without a group rate minutes away.
Post # 15
@Hope_To_Be_MrsLovebug: i’d stay there. the rooms look fine. $115 for labor day weekend sounds reasonable to me.
Post # 16
I’d be fine with it. $115 seems reasonable and the rooms look nice. If people are picky they’ll find their own place.