(Closed) Am I just completely clueless?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2634 posts
Sugar bee

See what other hotels in you area are going for before you decide.  To some people $90 is pricey, to others it’s not. 

Post # 4
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’ve blocked 3 hotels in my area also – and $90 was the least expensive!  I suggest blocking rooms at 3 different hotes 1 low-end, 1 mid-range, and 1 high-end.  This way your guests can choose! 

Post # 5
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

$90 is an okay price I think. I’ve definitely paid twice that! How about you book rooms at two places–the expensive one (some guests like nicer hotels) and something cheaper like a Days Inn for $60 or so a night? If you only have 3 choices, that’s all you have!

I didn’t book rooms online b/c a) there was a chintzy motel 8 nearby that our friends wanted to stay at and b) prices were cheaper ONLINE than the group rates!!!!! So i instructed everyone to book their own!

Post # 6
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would check the other hotels as well.  It depends on the area. $90 in Chicago is a steal, but $90 is a small town for one night for one person is outrageous!    So it all depends. But generally, I don’t think that’s SUPER bad.  But I would still check out the other hotels!

Post # 7
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

The hotel where we are having the reception is $119 a night and that is a deal for our guests! I think 90 is good – on most occasions I haven’t paid less than that staying in a hotel!

Post # 9
990 posts
Busy bee

I personally would not like paying $90 for a hotel room … but in all honesty they don’t get THAT much cheaper – I’m sure it’s a nice place. If guests want a cheaper place to stay … they can find one!

Post # 10
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Based on how popular our “Drunk Bus” was, I think people will be moer than willing to pay $10 or $20 more for a hotel room if they know they won’t have to worry about getting home at the end of the night!

Regardless of where you block rooms, some people will go elsewhere. 

Post # 11
50 posts
Worker bee

I think that $90 is *that* bad. It is a little pricey, but the others are close in price. I’d probably list all 3 as options.

Post # 12
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well, I’m not sure that I have any clue either because I don’t think that’s expensive at all.  I’d love that rate.  Then again, I live in NY so its a little different.  Especially if family can share a room with two double beds, that’s great. 

Post # 13
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I think $90 is very reasonable for a hotel, especially one that is so close to your reception. I feel like that is just a cost that you take on when you accept an invitation to an out of town wedding. Don’t sweat it, but maybe look for something in the $70 range too. Good luck!

Post # 14
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

$90 sounds great to me!  But I’m also in NYC, so my perception is a little skewed.  I don’t think I’ve ever paid as $90 for a hotel at any wedding I’ve ever attended, they’ve all been more expensive.  We’re getting married in Wilmington, DE and we have room blocks at two hotels — one is really nice and historic and it’s $169/night.  The other is more basic, but has larger rooms for families and it’s $105/night.  I also think two options is plenty.  If people don’t like either one, then they can go out on their own.

Post # 15
1490 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I don’t know what hotels go for in your area, but hotels rarely are much cheaper than $90 in my experience. Especially if the location is good, why not reserve the block of rooms? I guess you’ll find out pretty quickly if your guests don’t like it. Guests tend to be pretty vocal I gather.

Post # 16
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m in New Jersey, our hotels are 99 a night, 90 sounds good.

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