(Closed) Which hotel option to pick? Advice Needed.

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@BrewCityBRIDE2014:  are guests within walking distance from the ceremony and/or reception at either?


If no, I’d rather stay at the cheaper and less city-driving one because I tend to freak out in such situations!  Also, if they’re flying the one near the airport may provide a shuttle to/from airport, meaning they may not have to rent a car.

Post # 4
2556 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Honestly, if I’m only coming for the wedding, I would want to be as close to the wedding as possible if you weren’t providing a shuttle.


If I were coming in and staying a little longer, I would probably want something closer to downtown — mainly because Fiance and I like to go out to the bars and restaurants.


Maybe you can offer both hotels and give people the option to decide for themselves?

Post # 5
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I listed 4 options on our wedding website.  I indicated the distance each hotel is from the wedding site as well as the average nightly rate and I am letting the guests decide what they can afford to book.

Post # 6
1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If I’m traveling across the country, I would much rather be near things to do. I think I would be extremely disappointed if I arrived and there was nothing around. 

Post # 7
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Maybe you can offer both hotels and give people the option to decide for themselves?

This. Guests will appreciate it, and usually it isn’t a problem to have room blocks at two hotels.

Post # 8
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’d pay the $115 to be close (and that still sounds like a really reasonable rate!) but I agree with others that maybe you can just offer both?

Post # 9
5883 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’d like to be where I dont have to rent a car. Since I will prob fly in Fri night. Take a shuttle (free)  to the hotel. As long as I can eat at the hotel, I wont be going out–too tired. The next day will be the wedding. So if you are having an afternoon wedding, no need for lunch. So I might like the downtown place, so I can go to dinner someplace nice. But if you are having an evening reception, all I need is breakfast and lunch, which I can do at the hotel. So airport hotel is fine.

How can I get to your wedding/reception? Can I catch a ride with other people or will you have have a shuttle?

Post # 11
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@BrewCityBRIDE2014:  based on your last comment, I’d rather stay in town. Actually I’d always prefer to stay in town. Might as well see the city while I’m there. Plus $115 is really reasonable. 

Post # 12
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I would prefer the downtown option, as an out of town guest. I like to stay in the heart of things.

You found a good deal for a downtown hotel at $115! I just paid $119 for a friend’s wedding in the suburbs of Cleveland. The one in downtown Cleveland this fall is going to be $150 (and those are both group rates).

Post # 13
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@BrewCityBRIDE2014:  I would hate to be stuck at an airport hotel. It’ll cost way more when it comes to transport… like cabbing from the hotel to downtown will cost a pretty penny, and public transport is a pain (especially for people who are not familiar with the area). I would definitely do the within walking distance hotel.

We only stay at airport hotels the night before we are needed at the airport. Like when we go to London, for example. We’ll stay at a hotel in central London for most of the trip, but book our last night at the airport hotel so we don’t have to deal with traffic and actually getting there.

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