(Closed) Hotel Blocks

posted 11 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How much for each night?

    < 50

    Between 50 and 100

    Between 101 and 150

    Between 151 and 200

    200 +

  • Post # 3
    84 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    It all depends really on the location of your event…we’re having it in downtown Seattle, close to a TON of stuff, and its still considered peak season..so i think guest would expect it to be a little more than say a small town 30 minutes outside of the city…our rates are running from 120-150 within 5 miles of the hotel…if guests want something under 100 they’re going to have to rent a car, which would end up being more than just paying 50 more bucks for a prime close location 🙂  

    Post # 4
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I believe the rule of thumb is one in the low-moderate range, and one in the high range (I even read somewhere that you can do 3 hotels-low, middle, and high).  I was going to do this for my guests, but their budget runs the whole gamut of ranges, and most guests would need car rental and airfare, so I pawned this detail off to a travel agent. 

    Post # 5
    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We did one at $99 and one at $120. It depends on your area. I’d go for one value-priced, but still comfortable and clean, and one reasonable price adult, classy, boutique place.

    Post # 7
    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I think most guests would prefer something under $150, but it can be difficult depending on your location.  For example, we were looking into room blocks for a summer weekend in NYC and found nothing under $150 (and it was even difficult to get something convenient under $200).  We ended up not doing it since we weren’t sure how many people were going to use it and they could get a better deal on their own or through priceline.

    Post # 8
    131 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    About 99% of the hotels in the city I’m getting married in have a two night minimum. So the best I could do was $159 a night but with the option for 1 or 2 night accomodations. Plus it includes free breakfast in the morning which makes it easy for a morning after breakfast before everyone goes home. =)

    Post # 9
    6980 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    My goal was to find blocks for $99.  (found two. Although one of them has a $23 parking charge)

    Post # 10
    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    even though you are doing a block of rooms, if you have some guests who are on a tighter budget you can suggest that they look up prices online for the hotels and book that way instead of going under your block…i’ve done this for the last 2 weddings i’ve gone to and saved ~$30-50 each time. they won’t be on the hotel’s list of your guests, but if you are doing goody bags you can just have them request one at the desk or you can call the hotel and have them add the name, shouldn’t be a big deal…

    Post # 11
    28 posts
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Our rooms are $159 per night!  I feel horrible that we can’t provide a less expensive option for our out of town guests but our wedding unfortunately falls on a Notre Dame home game weekend and the hotels take advantage of this because of all of the out of towners in for the game 🙁  I don’t think $159 is too bad but it’s way more than we’re used to in small town USA!

    Post # 12
    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have a similiar problem.  We only have one (acceptable) hotel that is close to the ceremony/reception site.  However, they have two tiers of room pricing.  Now we have to decide how many people will want the larger, nicer hotel rooms for more $, or the smaller motel style rooms for less $. 

    I’m planning on listing options for other, further away, hotels that have different price points, in case people want a different option, but the group block is only at the one place. 

    Post # 13
    7039 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Our wedding is on the water in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in San Diego, so there weren’t really “cheap” options. We were able to find hotel blocks for $150 a couple of blocks from the venue, which was a great deal. If people wanted to stay farther out and pay less, we let them figure that out on their own. Since this allowed people to walk to the wedding, we thought it was the best option.

    Post # 14
    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Depends on the area, and you want to take proximity to the event into consideration as well.  If guest don’t like you choice, they can always book at a different hotel.

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