Post # 1
I might be a little biased on this, because I have a hotel that I have that is located right between the church and the hall. All three is basically on the same road, within five miles of each other.
Because of this, I cant imagine anyone picking another hotel. We plan on blocking some rooms from this hotel. But should I pick another hotel to block more rooms??
I will probably pick another hotel because you never know. But frankly all the other places I looked at are over 10 miles away from everything. But oh well.
I think I know what I might do. List two hotels and if those dont suit the needs of my guests, I plan on putting a link up for a website that will help them choosethe other ones around the area.
Sound like a plan?
Post # 3
Just block the rooms at the one you want but give the info for the other ones so they have the option
Post # 4
Frankly, I think most people are bright enough and familiar enough with online travel research and booking that they can take care of themselves.
Having said that, I do think it is courteous to offer your guests 2-3 suggestions at various price points. You don’t have to do a block booking at each hotel, especially if there is a high minimum # of rooms or any penalty to you or your guests if you don’t make the minimum.
Post # 5
Yes, definitely list more that one because of prices, special needs (maybe limited ADA options, pets, etc.). Although encourage/stress that the one hotel is closer and more convenient to steer guests to the one you have in mind.
Post # 6
how many stars is the hotel??
Post # 7
I blocked at one hotel, but listed other options on our wedding website, including the two home rental agencies. The only people who aren’t tech savvy are my parents and they’ll stay at the hotel where the block is located.
It’s fine to block at one hotel. People can make their own decisions about where to stay.
Post # 8
Is there a major price difference? I definitely have a preference of hotel based on location but another one is a bit cheaper, so I’m blocking both and it’s up to them to decide where they would prefer to stay.
Post # 9
Whoops! Never even though about blocking more than one since I got an awesome rate at a hotel something like 3 miles from my venue. I agree most guests can research another online if they don’t like the one you booked, for whatever reason. After all, it is just a courteous suggestion! One thing I would think about though is how many rooms you can block off at one without a penalty. We got lucky and have 20 rooms at one hotel but I know of friends who blocked 3 hotels because they could only “safely” block 10 rooms at each.
Post # 10
Well lets see. At the five closest hotels, the pricepoint range is from 113 to 205 a night. The one thats the very closest is priced at 123.
ANd the options (the 5 closests)are a Holiday Inn Express, Country Inn & Suites, Residence Inn, Best Western, and finally and the furthest away, a Sheraton. And u might have guessed it. The Sheraton is the one priced over 200 a night.
@eloping:None are super fancy as far as the pics have shown.
Price difference is less then a 100.
Post # 11
@Earlybride: I would do the rate of 113. It’s one of the closest, and a great rate. I don’t think many people usually think about staying somewhere else unless it’s a hotel that doesn’t meet their standards. For example if the rate of 113 is the Holiday Inn Express, I would want to pay a little more and hope the block was at Country Inn. It becomes purely preference.
Post # 12
Eeeh, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. Maybe, like pp have suggested, just list the available hotels and leave it at that.