Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Most of our guests will only need a hotel room for the wedding night. The out of towners might need one or two extra. As a guest, would you prefer to spend $20 more for a location that’s closer to the wedding/closer to downtown activities, and a LOT fancier, or the more budget one? We received a fantastic quote from one of the nicest hotels in the Inner Harbor (and our suite would be amazing), but I know someone will gripe that we could have gone cheaper.
Post # 3
Why not give them two options? They can see for themselves that the one is better quality and no griping!
Post # 3
if it’s only 20$ more i would be fine with it, if you got the one that’s further away they are gonna spend that much on transportation anyway(unless you are providing it)
Post # 3
@rebwana: $20? That’s it? I would want the closer location!
We set aside two blocks because one was close to our venue and pricey. Another, farther, but 1/2 the price.
Post # 4
Can you do 1 block of each and let your guests decide what they prefer? Everyone has a different financial situation, so I like the idea of giving them options on the hotel.
Post # 5
How many guests do you have? Is it feasible to do both? For me, it would probably depend on just how much closer the more expensive one is, as well as where other guests that I might want to after-party with were staying.
Post # 6
Closer always wins for me
Post # 7
I have been pondering the same $20 difference! But with slightly different circumstances – none of my hotel options are closer to the venue (I’d probably get a shuttle service for the guests or have them use the hotel shuttle – it’ll depend on how many ppl are actually staying at the hotel) but 1 is a much nicer hotel for $20 more. I think the rooms are smaller there tho, and they don’t have block room rates for suites, so it would be tight for me and my girls to get ready there. For that reason I am probably going with the cheaper option (bc there was a deal on a suite).
But for you, it sounds better to do the closer one for $20 more. If your hotels do courtesy blocks, you could always block some rooms at the cheaper option if some guests don’t want to spend the extra $20/night.
Post # 8
for only 20 bucks, location.
Post # 9
I would just offer the closer one, and if someone thinks its too expensive, then you can offer the other hotel as another option, or they can search online.
Post # 10
I would just save blocks in both hotels (if this is possible) and let the guests choose.
Post # 11
I offered the convenient location as a block even though it was more expensive. I didn’t offer a second less expensive block. I know our guests can find a less expensive option on their own if they want.
Post # 12
For me $20.00 isn’t even worth questioning but I am sure there are the budget minded out there that would care. Why not have a rooming block at both?
We have two rooming blocks with similar situations/scenarios and people are booking at both. Obviously for some the price difference mattered.
Post # 13
$20 for location; we had to make this choice as well and by the time the discount kicks in, they end up paying about the same amount as the further place.
Post # 14
Definitely closer and nicer!