(Closed) Need honest opinions on hotel block prices – Westside

posted 6 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m not a “westside bride” but I will say that I’m from the midwest where everything is cheaper and our hotel rooms are going to be about $130! I don’t think 170 is bad at all…

ETA: If people do have a problem with the price they’re always more than welcome to find a cheaper rate somewhere else but I don’t think they’d have much luck

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2012

We just got married in Santa Monica and reside in the westside. Just to give you an idea, our out of town guests stayed in samo and they paid from 199 to 230/night (before tax) for the 4 star hotels. The group rates were not as cheap as guests finding rates on their own at these same hotels. This is for a February wedding! The nice thing about staying in samo is that they can walk to a lot of things in the area…especially for folks that have never been to that particular area. I hope this helps! 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t think that is too much at all! I am having my wedding in CT and our rates for a Marriott are 160! 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Perhaps consider a vacation rental house or something for some of your guests to share? Could be cheaper per person… 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We have a block reserved at the MdR Marriott at a rate of $169/night. There are cheaper options close by (on Washington Blvd. in Venice) but we wanted something a little nicer. We’ve had no complaints about the price!

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I don’t think your guests will balk at the prices…they will understand that they’re basically staying at a hotel in a nice area of LA and they know it’s during the optimal time of the year. Some guests opted to stay in LAX to save money, but it was their choice and I don’t think it was a significant savings overall, like 30-40/night less. 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@chixor99:  I’m getting married in LA and we have a block at Hilton Checkers in downtown for $129 at the end of May.  We literally went back and forth with them for several days to negotiate down to that rate (they initially gave us $179/night, normally it’s $229/night).  We ended up taking up about a third to a half of their rooms.  It also depends on how many rooms you want in your hotel block.  Most hotels will ask you to fulfill 80% of your block.  We initially had 40 and they actually had to add to it, last count we are up to 50-something rooms.  

I know downtown is different from Santa Monica, but I still say if I were you I would keep negotiating.  You can get it under $150 if you negotiate aggressively.  Good luck! 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am getting married at the Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles- Westside and I got a room block rate of 109.00 per night. It is centrally located to Mall, Movie Theater, Freeway and Beach. Let me know if you need further info.

 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think that those prices are fine as well. Hotel prices are based on seasonality, real estate values, and demand. And the price is the the price with the market dictating what the consumer pays.

The only thing we can do is get quotes from multiple hotels. With that in mind, here are some hotel with telephone numbers for anyone that wants to call individually

  • Hotel Shangri-La (310) 394-2791

  • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel (310) 458-6700

  • The Georgian Hotel (310) 395-9945

  • Shutters on the Beach (310) 458-0030

  • Ocean View Hotel (310) 458-4888

  • Fairmont Miramar Hotel (310) 576-7777

  • Hotel Carmel (310) 451-2469

  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel (310) 395-3332

Or you can get quotes online here: http://grouptravel.org/group-rates-for-hotels/

 

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