Post # 1
Hi Bees! I called this morning to make a room block at the hotel near our reception..and they were BOOKED! I panicked! Then I called about 4 other hotels in the area and two were booked, but two had availability. One of them is Best Western, and the other is Comfort Inn.
They both look like decent hotels from their pictures – but I’m going to assume the Comfort Inn would be a little nicer.
I just called and got their group rates – Best Western is $89.00 per room. Comfort Inn is $114.00 per room.
Should I just book Best Western, so it’s more affordable for my guests?
Post # 3
Best westerns are nice, actually in my area the best western is NICER and classier then the comfort inn.. i would call back and see which of them offers guest transport.. we blocked our rooms but we have another hotel on hold f our block isnt enough.
they will transport guest in the hotel bus to and from the wedding and festivites..this is important if you are having drinking at the wedding.
Post # 4
@shalynnmarie: Best Western offered us a shuttle back and forth..which is great! I did not ask Comfort Inn about a shuttle, and they did not offer. So I’m not sure about that one!
Post # 5
Check reviews on Trip Advisor, and also see if there are any extra expenses with one hotel or another like parking, breakfast, etc. If the reviews are comparable I’d go with the hotel that is overall less expensive.
Post # 6
My room block ended up being 119/night and I don’t think any of my guests had a problem paying that. I don’t think 114 is outrageous for a hotel room. Infact, based on the trips i’ve taken lately, it’s a friggen steal!
Post # 7
I would definitely consider price but also reviews, location, and ammenities. For example, do they offer a continental (free) breakfast? One less expense they need to worry about. We picked one with and one without. You could also block some rooms at both to give people options. Just a thought. I just went through this so I know the confusion it causes. Good luck!
Post # 8
@christina0225: yeah I think I may just book both places! I do not have to pay anything to book, right? I got a little worried because the first hotel asked for my credit card information, in order to do a room block.
Post # 9
I’d suggest booking some rooms at both places. That way, your guests can choose.
We didn’t have to pay anything to book, nor were we responsible for any unbooked rooms. You may just want to double-check what their policy is. Usually, they just release any unbooked rooms approximately four weeks before your wedding, no cost to you. I’ve heard that sometimes there’s a charge for unbooked rooms, but I think that’s rare. Just double check. 🙂
Post # 10
Definitley check on their cancellation policies before you book anything. There may be a cancellation fee on the rooms that don’t actually get booked by the cut off date. I imagine there probably wont be but it’s good to check.
I’d probably do both hotels also – but maybe try to get some information about each incase any guests ask you.
Post # 11
Just booked rooms at each hotel! 🙂
I’ll leave it up to the guests to decide.. plus I won’t have to stress about running out of rooms at one hotel!