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Hotels Part Deux

I have another question! I know someone on here works in the hotel industry but I can't remember who exactly that is at the moment. So I have to make a post instead of a PM, sorry. Undecided

I was wondering if it's common for hotels to negotiate with you on room prices after they've sent you their proposal? I don't want to seem tacky so I wanted to ask y'all first. Especially since some of you guys mentioned lower rates for some of these!
Here are the prices I was offered:
Aldolphus: $199
Fairmont: $149
Warwick Melrose: $159
Palomar: $179
Belmont: $144

What do you guys think? Are these fair or should I ask for lower?

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Re: Hotels Part Deux

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    juliebug1997juliebug1997 member
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    edited December 2011
    I didn't really negotiate my rate.  When I told them about how many rooms we'd need, they quoted me the price.  I felt that was a great rate:  there were cheaper chains in the area but they ended up being more expensive. 

    I've seen prices on Expedia for the Fairmount for $99 a night but that's a little different.  I don't know if I would say fair so much as what I would expect from them.
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    fallbride1109fallbride1109 member
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    edited December 2011
    Yeah, I'm really no help except to say I think our room rate at the Melrose was $139--but we had the wedding there so I guess we got a discount.
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    msealemseale member
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    edited December 2011
    We negotiated with the Warwick.  She actually told us when she sent the proposal that if we found a better rate to let her know and she would work with us.  I think they cut the price of valet parking for us too.
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    edited December 2011
    Ooh tough one.   Well, I don't think it hurts to ask...but I know in our industry (also travel) rates vary dramatically based on time of year, supply/demand, current availability for that date...etc.

    That may be the reason for the discrepancies.
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks for your help ladies. I emailed Fairmont back and they said that is the best they could do based on supply/demand, etc like Tiffany said. That sucks!
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    carmen9311carmen9311 member
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    edited December 2011
    you may want to ask them if you/ your guests find a better hotel rate online by the time of the wedding, if they'll honor that price instead. the main difference with going with the online rates is that there is no refund if something happens. 
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    edited December 2011
    I just figured out today that my date is also the weekend of the TX/OU weekend. Undecided
    That's why all the rates are higher. 
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