(Closed) Is it okay to list only 1 hotel for out of towner guests?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Member
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Just block the rooms at the one you want but give the info for the other ones so they have the option

Post # 4
Member
30388 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
Member
30 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
Member
3605 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

how many stars is the hotel??

Post # 7
Member
980 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
Member
2961 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
Member
9 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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 # 11
Member
9 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@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
Member
173 posts
Blushing bee

Eeeh, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. Maybe, like pp have suggested, just list the available hotels and leave it at that.

The topic ‘Is it okay to list only 1 hotel for out of towner guests?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors