(Closed) Question for people who reserved a block of Hotel rooms

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think it was around $25.00

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Ours is $10 off the rate per night but includes the $12 valet per day. Valet is the only parking option, so $22.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it was 10%.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Mine was about 10% because I didn’t want to guarantee reservations. Blocks are a nice to have, not a must have. 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ours is about $10 cheaper than the lowest web price but the lowest web price is non-cancellable, non-refundable and our booking type is changeable up till the day of arrivals. Our rate is about $50 cheaper than the unrestricted rate online.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

This is why I didnt do a hotel block. I was going to but then I realized it was too much work and you really werent saving a lot of $$. Especially with all those hotel discount websites nowadays. There’s a ton of hotels near my venue anyways, so I’m leaving it up to people to find thier own deals. I think one hotel tried to tell me I would be saving people something like $20 on a room , but then when I looked online I saw that I could book a room at the same hotel for that ‘discounted’ price!!

Plus, with the hotel blocks, a lot of them (that I found) needed to be booked 3 weeks prior to the event of your dont get the deal… If I was personally gong to a wedding I probably wouldnt think about the hotel until a couple weeks before. I did a lot of investigating into hotel blocks and I ultimatly decided against it.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

janedw:  Often block discounts are not very significant discounts from what you can find online, but sometimes have perks. For example, online you might get a room for $150, but it is a non transferable, non refundable room. Whereas block pricing of $145 would be for a full-reservation with the option to cancel without penalty, etc. 

However, if you are blocking a large number of rooms, they may be willing to work with you! I would call back and let them know you are hoping to bring in quite a bit of business, and were wondering if they might be able to give you a little more 🙂 

Post # 10
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Honey bee

My family got a cheaper rate through one of the online booking companies (Orbitz/Expedia), because plane, hotel, and rental car were booked at the same time. The couples’ website had a link for guests to click on, to book rooms. We saved about $30 a night over their block rate. So glad we didn’t click the link.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

One hotel gave like a $50/night discount, so that was really awesome. The other two are basically their normal rate, but then my guests are ensured that a room will be available. There’s a conference going on at the hotel next door to our venue at the same time as our wedding, so otherwise things would have gotten booked up!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

We got a 20% discount on our room block – which was pretty decent. 

But our venue is pretty pricey so even with the room block  know we are pricing some of our friends out so we came up with alternate arrangements at nearby hotels for half the price as well. 

We also started a google doc with available Airbnb properties in the area so everyone could choose something that best suits them 🙂 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Our hotel’s usual rate is about $259 for a standard room, they gave us a rate of $139 for our guests. So they took off $120 from the regular rate.

 

We blocked off 10 rooms but will probably not have all of them booked up – thankfully the hotel said there is no financial obligation if not all 10 rooms are booked.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by  clawsnpaws.
Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

The cheapest rate at the hotel we are having our wedding at is $289, our room rate is $129 per night. We have about 30 rooms blocked.. this is the rate a few days before and after the wedding.

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