(Closed) Hotel too expensive?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think that’s a good plan. People like having a choice on where to stay. I am having an out of town wedding and intend to do something similar.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I am not from Philly but $159 seems reasonable in the city.  The hotels we selected for our Out of Town Guest ranged in price from $89 – $149.  Interestingly enough almost all of our guest stayed at the most expensive which was also the location of our reception.  We had a few that decided to find their own deals. 

Anyways, the right solution is as you suggest, offer several options.  You may find that people take the more expensive but less travel option because of the cost of renting a car and such.

Good Luck!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Thats reasonable.  My wedding is in San Francisco 9-26-09 and our discounted rate at the hotel the reception is at is $209/night.  But then again, very convenient. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Is it in Philly or in the outskirts of Philly – e.g. King of Prussia area? The hotel we are getting married in Malvern, PA is charging only $126 a night.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

We gave our guests a choice between rooms at $79 a night and $99 a night. Our guests ended up split evenly between the two. Remember, your hotel block is just a suggestion. People who don’t want to stay there will make their own arrangements just fine. The number one thing is don’t stress about it!

One thing to account for is if the hotels charge for parking. City hotels often charge upwards of $30 a day for parking and that can be a very unwelcoming surprise. I think people with cars are much more willing to drive a little ways if they can save a few bucks overall. Good luck!  

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I think it’s reasonable. I’m in Philly Labor Day weekend at its $209 a night at the Omni and $159 a night at the Holiday Inn. But it’s only a suggestion. You’ve given your guest options and that’s the most you can do

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i would book both places so your guests will have a choice. that way they can’t complain! those that want a nice hotel can get it and those that would like to save money can!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

My hotel rooms are pretty expensive. But I think it depends on your guests. I think you should offer a few options at different price ranges. Most guests will do some research on their own to see what fits best into their price range.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Coincidence? I went to St. Joe’s! Check out the hotels near that strip on City Line. It’ll be convenient for them with all the restaurants in that area. Good luck!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

$159 a night for a hotel in major east-coast city is fantastic for that time of year…. I spent the last 14 years in the hotel business. As mentioned by other bees, if that does happen to be too expensive for some of your guests just give them some less expensive options that are a little outside of the city.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

i pondered about this as well- we choose the sheraton society hill in philly for where we’ll stay, and where we’ve blocked off rooms.  yes, it’s $169/night- which is not budget- but i listed out cheaper hotels nearby.  it’s people’s choice- convience vs price.  everyone’s priorities are different, but i could not cater to everyone’s price point.

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