(Closed) As an OOT guest how much do you expect to pay?

posted 7 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much would you pay per night?
    Less than $100.00 : (8 votes)
    9 %
    $100.00 to $150.00 : (54 votes)
    64 %
    $150.00 to $200.00 : (20 votes)
    24 %
    $200.00 and above : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    it really depends on your guests and their finances. i would try to block a hotel that’s around $100 or less and a hotel in the $130-150 range.

    Post # 4
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    2410 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    As long as you take blocks at a range of hotels with a range of prices (3 is ideal) you should be fine.

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    18644 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    It depends on the area.  I would look at smaller less expensive places.  Most people probably aren’t going to want to stay at a 5 star hotel or something.

    Post # 6
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    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’d say somewhere between $100-150 for something along the lines of a Best Western or Holiday Inn type chain hotel. Something reasonable but clean are my requirements. And fairly updated. I hate scary motels with linens from the 80s! LOL!

    Post # 7
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    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I see that you are getting married in Charleston. They have a lot to choose from in the way of hotels but $100 -$150 will get you a stay in a pretty nice hotel. The hotels along the battery tend to cost more but if you aren’t blocking rooms in that area of Charleston you should be good.

    Post # 8
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    1030 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    For me this REALLY depends on where the hotel is.. i’ve been to weddings and paid $79/night, other weddings I’ve paid (begrudgingly) $250/night. Totally depends on where and what’s available.

    Post # 9
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    5784 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’d pay around 200 a night. I’ve honestly been happier when the Bride/Groom pick out nicer hotels for the block. I like plaintains idea of blocking rooms at multiple hotels.

    Post # 10
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    In Charleston your guests are most likely not going to pay less than $150 per night unless you find a GREAT deal. Especially if your hotel is close to downtown. We stayed at Aloft near the airport in Charleston and it was around $150 for the night I believe. I’m sure there are groupons and that sort of thing but I wouldnt count on it. In Charleston I would expect to pay between $150-200 but probably closer to the $200 mark.

    Post # 11
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    It really depends…with our military discount, I’d be surprised if we had to pay more than $80 a night! I’ve never had to, so far, anyways. I’m not really opposed to staying at a shithole, though, if there’s not a Marriott or Drury nearby…..but Marriott is what I stay in for work and I like it….and a hot breakfast!

    Post # 12
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    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @ejs4y8: I love the Marriott as well. I try to stay at a Marriott whenever I travel. LOVE those new mattresses they have.

    Post # 13
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @ejs4y8: and @JamaicaBride: I LOVE Marriott too!  Darling Husband travels every week and stays in Marriotts with work so we get super high status and tons of free nights.  We therefore always stay at Marriotts when we go anywhere together.

    To the OP – if I couldn’t get my free Marriott room, I’d want to pay less than $150 a night for my hotel.  It can definitely be done in Charleston – I’ve done it multiple times in the past without problem (and that was without any kind of group discount for a hotel block).

    Post # 14
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    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I was a little peeved at a wedding where I had to pay almost $200 for a room.  My sister had the same feelings when my best friend got married and her block was that expensive as well.

    Some locations you can’t get around the high price because of the season or city, but if you can, I’d say to definitely have a block with below $125/night if possible.  Then two other blocks, one below $200/night, one above $200/night.

    Post # 16
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    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We gave two options for our hotel blocks, one was $200 (the hotel where our wedding was held and rooms are normally $350/night) and the other was a hotel 3 blocks away at $140/night (Normally $160). We got discounts for our blocks.

    I would say if your wedding is during high season, try to do teh same I did, shoot for a $200ish option that’s really nice and convenient and another under $150. People can always book other hotels on their own, which some of our guests did, but you couldn’t get a much better deal the night of our wedding than what we offered.

    We set it up so no one could complain about the hotel prices, if they wanted cheaper it was available and close by.

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