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Hotel Block Alternative

Dshelle, on May 31, 2020 at 11:49 PM Posted in California Planning 0 15
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Hi my finance family is in another state and we don’t want to pay extra for hotel blocking for rooms so what plans b we can do for the hotel and transportation?

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  • Nicole
    Rockstar November 2020
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    Check out surrounding hotels for “courtesy blocks”. These room blocks do not require you to pay anything for the hotel to block the rooms for you. Otherwise, maybe list some hotels in the area on your wedding website or details card when you send your invitations.
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  • Dshelle
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    So I don’t have to pay nothing they will help me?
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  • Dshelle
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    Do you have any websites I look for courtesy blocks ? Or apps?
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  • Nicole
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    No. You’ll just need to contact the hotels that you’re wanting to do a room block at and see if they do courtesy blocks. I’ll be honest though, I’ve only used a hotel block once as a guest. Most guests are capable of figuring out their hotel needs.
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  • Dshelle
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    Is it hard to find hotels that do courtesy block where I don’t have to pay or sign contract? I live in the state California so idk if we have hotel room thzt do that but I will call and ask ty
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  • Nicole
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    I don’t think it’s difficult. I’m also in California and had a couple hotels in my venue’s area that offered courtesy blocks. However, we decided to not do a block and just listed hotels and AirBNBs in the area for our guests to book their own accommodations.
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  • Dshelle
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    Do Airbnb do the same thing?
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  • Nicole
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    No. Guests have to find those and book them on their own. I just linked the AirBNB link on the website as another option for guests. I’m not doing anything other than giving lodging suggestions that are near the venue to my guests. They can decide if they need a place and/or their budget for accommodations on their own.
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  • Dshelle
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    Ok thank u because I’m not finna pay extra money for my wedding planner to do that that why I as for advice
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  • Dshelle
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    What the next step after they do accept courtesy blocks?
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  • Nicole
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    You’ll sign a contract with the hotel locking in your rate. Typically courtesy blocks hold an agreed upon number of rooms for a certain amount of time and then release any unsold rooms after a certain date.
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  • Dshelle
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    Is that with the rooms service includes to?
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  • Nicole
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    The service itself is available, but it's never included in a nightly rate, just like a regular hotel . The hotel block only holds the agreed-upon number of rooms for your guests at a certain rate. Your guests are responsible for booking through the hotel to get the room block rate. It's just like them booking a hotel room otherwise, but sometimes the room-block rate is a better deal than without it.

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  • Dshelle
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    Ok so is no extra stuff including into it?
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  • Nicole
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    Normally, no. You'd have to talk specifics with the hotel you're contracting with.

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