(Closed) Best Hotel Chain to Block Rooms off at?

posted 13 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Where are you blocking off rooms at?
    Nowhere! : (0 votes)
    Marriott : (5 votes)
    21 %
    Wyndham : (3 votes)
    13 %
    Holiday Inn : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Days Inn : (0 votes)
    Hilton : (10 votes)
    42 %
    Best Western : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Comfort Inn : (0 votes)
    Crowne Plaza Hotels : (0 votes)
  • Post # 17
    87 posts
    Worker bee

    We’re getting married at the Wyndham, so we blocked rooms inside the hotel! Don’t want people to have to venture outside into the Wisconsin winter! haha!

    Post # 18
    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We used Country Inn and Suites b/c it was MUCH closer than other options. Its wasn’t super glamerous but wasn’t bad either, very clean just not stylish. They were really easy to work with.

    Post # 19
    1449 posts
    Bumble bee

    I booked my room blocks at the Hilton, but they did require a credit card and contract.  If we dont book 80% of the room block, we are responsible for paying the difference.  We are getting married in Long Beach, CA where they have conventions all the time which is why they require a credit card and contract.  Im sure that other Hilton’s dont do this if you arent in a super high traffic area.

    Post # 20
    735 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    My reception is at a hotel so they are blocking rooms for us.  But we are also blocking suites at the Marriot Residence Inn which is only about 5 minutes for my parents’ house.  This is mainly for my Out of Town relatives; they stayed there during my sister’s wedding and loved the suite and having a hot tub in the pool area.  I’m also going to make this known to my friends who have kids.  They may prefer to choose a room in the same place as the reception, but they may also like the idea of having a suite with a kitchenette. 

    Post # 21
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Earning points for your event and block at Marriott is called "Rewarding Events" and its available to everyone!  Here’s a link about it:


    Our actually hotel for Out of Town is the Residence Inn (part of Marriott) – and it comes with full kitchen, hot breakfast, free wifi, free parking, airport shuttle, and happy hour on Monday-Thursdays.  We haven’t signed a contract yet, so I’m not sure if we get our own webpage. I know that the Doubletree does have that.. but I know we get a booking code/group code for our guests. 

    Also, it really is hard to pinpoint which is the best chain – it really depends on what you are looking for: comfort, price, location, decor, etc. But, I know you can definitely shop around and negotiate. i.e. X hotel offered me a rate of $XX, can you match that? It works really well!

    Post # 22
    312 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I’ve reserved a block of rooms at our local Hampton Inn (which is a Hilton property). Hampton Inn’s are usually pretty nice without breaking the bank for guests. The rooms are, in my opinion, family friendly with a "nicer" hotel feeling. Beds are terrific and they are top notch in the cleanliness department. I am also reserving a block at our brand new Holiday Inn Express-opening at the end of the summer and our wedding is in October. The new ones are pretty nice and will offer guests a choice if they have a preference. The rates at Holiday Inn Express are a bit less expensive than Hampton Inn also.

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