(Closed) As an OOT guest, what would you prefer? (Hotel preferences)

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: As an OOT guest, which would you pick?
    Average Priced 3-star hotel, in the middle of a fun part of town -but totally outdated room. : (7 votes)
    16 %
    A lush 5-star hotel (a little more than double the price of the 3 star) : (0 votes)
    Keep looking for options and find something in between : (5 votes)
    12 %
    Give your guests the option between the 3 and 5 star and let them choose. : (31 votes)
    72 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    what prices are we looking at here?

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    For most people who are only in town for two days or so, a slightly pricier hotel is probably ok.  If you can get a good deal, without requiring a certain number of rooms, at the 4-star hotel, I would go there.  It’s a happy medium!  Even if you don’t necessarily block off rooms at the other hotels, it may be worth mentioning them as accommodation options in case your guests do want to spend more/less for a room.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I would pick 1 place to set up a block and still tell guests about the other 2 so they have options to go with.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’d get rooms at both hotels if the price swing is drastic.  You may have more people decide to spend the night instead of driving home tipsy if there is an uber affordable option too.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I see you are in LA.  Do you mind sharing which specific hotels you are referring to.  Perhaps local ladies might have more insight.  

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    the cost def. makes a difference. I chose the 3 star (patially because i like being near bars and coffee shops) but also assuming you meant it was in the $75-100 range. If I am mistaken about the price range, I may choose a different hotel.

     

    Another thing to remember…they don’t HAVE to take your word for it. Some guests might take it upon themselves to check in at a hotel where they have points cards or just a cheap place like motel 6 because that is what they can afford. So don’t worry too much, because each guest will work it out on their own. Of course, if a guest were to call and ask for a cheaper (or nicer) recommendation, I would certainly research that for them.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee

    How close are these hotels to the ceremony and reception site?  That makes a huge difference.

    Another thing to keep in mind – people loyal to hotel groups and people that may be using hotel points.  We have 5-10 people getting rooms elsewhere because they want to earn points or plan to use their points.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee

    Also consider where YOU are staying the night of… a lot of times people will want to be where the bride and groom at.  I think $229 is very reasonable for a 5 star hotel in LA.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Personally, I would opt to stay at the cheaper one, and voted thusly.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee

    I def think offering a couple of choices is good.  Not everyone has the same budget or preferences.  But I also think that it would be wise to see if you can find another budget friendly hotel that doesn’t turn you off so much.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I reserved spots at two and let them know that they could choose between the two prices and what’s offered at each.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Definitely give your guests options and let them decide based on their preferences and budget. While some people will jump at the chance to stay in a 5 star hotel, others will be just as happy with, and prefer the pricing of, the local Motel 6.

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