(Closed) Blocking hotel rooms please help me bees.

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

For ours I think it’s a week before the date, and then they can open those rooms up to the public. May vary hotel to hotel though. Best to book early because the room blocks may run out, and at lots of places they don’t actually charge you until you check in, anyway. They just use your credit card to “hold” your spot, but you can pay with another card when you arrive.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our wedding is in March and our room block is open until mid-February. You should be fine as long as they haven’t run out of rooms in the block!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I work at a hotel and come across this very frequently.

 

At my hotel the typical deadline for a room block is 3 weeks prior to the date of arrival. But this is what is agreed upon by the people setting the block and the hotel. Sometimes you can discuss the time limit and have it shortened.

 

But there is a difference between setting a room block and making multiple reservations in your name, if you do that they can change the room to their name but if some rooms aren’t taken you are responsible for the cancellation fees etc. But if you set a room block any of the unused rooms go back into the system without penalty at that deadline.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Katnisseverdeen:  if the hockey tourny is over march break the deadline may be sooner.  that is going to be a busy time for hotels and they can’t “hold” rooms too long.

 why are you waiting?  personally, i would book the room soon.  you can always cancel the room usually up to a day or two prior to the check in date.  check with the hotel on their cancellation policies.

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