Friday, February 8, 2013

Hotels for the Steamy Bridesmaids and Guests

So we are looking around for a hotel in Waltham that will serve 3 purposes:
  1. Has reasonable rates for our guests so that we can book a block of rooms for our guests.
  2. Has a suite where all my bridesmaids can stay the night with me the night before the wedding.
  3. Close to the venue
<----Please give me your votes in the poll!!

Hotel Comparisons:
  • Courtyard by Marriott Waltham

    • Somewhat Reasonable prices
      • $279 a night for 2 queens or 1 king
    • Has 1 option for a suite: 1 king bed, 2 rooms, no Jacuzzi
      • $309/night for the suite
    • 2.5 miles, 7 minutes
    • Hotel Bar
    • Pet friendly
  • Westin Waltham
    • Comparable prices to Marriott
      • $279/night for traditional room
      • $304 for deluxe room 
    • Has several options for suites
      • Junior Suite $313/night
      • Prospect Suite and Luxury suite also available--prices not listed
      • Only Luxury suite has a Jacuzzi
    • 2.8 miles, 9 minutes from wedding Venue
    • Hotel bar
    • Pet friendly


Sitting area in Suite
  • Double Queen

  • Best Western
    • $159/night
    • No suite
    • No bar
    • Pet friendly
    • 2.4 miles, 7 minutes from venue

  • Hyatt House
    • $208/night for regular room
    • $228/night suite (no Jacuzzi)
      • Several options for suites (including a 1 king, 2 doubles and sleeper sofa with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms--$248/night)
      • Kitchen in suite
    • Free hot breakfast
    • Hotel bar
    • 2.7 miles from venue, 9 minutes
    • Pet friendly
  • Aloft Hotels
    • $239/night, $249 with breakfast or 2 cocktails
    • No suites
    • Awesome bar
    • LGBTQ friendly--Award from the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and gender guests
    • Billiards, grills, lobby fireplace
    • Pet friendly
    • 6.3 miles, 13 minutes from venue