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#1 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

So my lady friend lives out of town, and we very rarely see one another. I'd like to treat her to a nice weekend in my city at a very nice hotel now that I'm about to start bringing in the moneys. I've found a really gorgeous looking hotel with great looking rooms and views, but I got to thinking, who pays that much money for this kind of thing? So, what's the most you'd pay? I'm looking at upwards of $500 a night (not too bad for a night or two and considering the occasion) but when I asked my friends the question of what they'd be willing to pay, the answers were like $150-200. So I'm curious what you folks think is reasonable.

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

A dollar?

#3 Posted by Vinny_Says (5707 posts) -

She can't just stay with you?

#4 Posted by ShenaniganZ (65 posts) -

I guess it depends on how many nights....but I'd go max $150. I guess I would pay more only if there were enough amenities at the hotel where we wouldnt have to leave.....

#5 Posted by Bocam (3746 posts) -

@MordeaniisChaos: Where the fuck do you live? New York? $500 a night is pretty fucking expensive.

#6 Posted by Veektarius (4824 posts) -

Most I've ever paid was $225. The bed was excellent, and it had a flatscreen TV, but nothing else was much different, except there were more things in the room I could 'buy'. Another crazy thing about low hundreds rooms I'v enoticed is that the wifi isn't free. And yet it is in cheap motels.

In all I'd say that expensive hotels are trading more in reputation than in amenities - but maybe once you hit 500+ they start giving you a real luxury treatment.

#7 Posted by Heylook (235 posts) -

$350 MAX and that'd be a very, very, very nice room. I also live in central Canada so w/e

#8 Posted by Tolshakk (84 posts) -

Take her to a hotel that has 3-hour rates, she'll think it's romantic

#9 Posted by billyhoush (1192 posts) -

Most I've paid was $200 USD for a night but it was a Mariot in Tokyo next to the convention center TGS was held at.

#10 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5826 posts) -

  

#11 Posted by Shimmy (183 posts) -

Yeah, $250-$300 is about as much as I'd pay at a decent, non-dirtbag hotel (something comfortable and clean, but hardly the Ritz). Then again, if you think spending $500+ a night on this person is worth it, more power to you.

#12 Posted by mosespippy (4178 posts) -

There is this hotel in Singapore called Marina Bay Sands. It's got 3 sky scrapers with a cruise ship design on top as a mall/casino/resort that connects the 3 sky scrapers. You can get a room for under $400 a night. I would say that is probably as high as I'd go.

#13 Posted by sissylion (679 posts) -

Pertaining to your predicament: If you invite someone to spend time in your place of residence and offer to pay for their lodging, it better damn well be at least $200 a night.

For myself: Hundred is probably the max I would go. My hotel criteria is essentially "Is this a place that will nicely dispose of my body if I get murdered here?"

#14 Posted by BananaHead (11 posts) -

Well, probably 700$ I'd say.

#15 Posted by Athadam (692 posts) -

How much moneys are you bringing ins?

#16 Posted by CastroCasper (1301 posts) -

I got a super nice room in vegas with a great, massive glass wall of view for 400 a night, so 500 better come with a little something something.

#17 Posted by EthanielRain (851 posts) -

$29.99

It isn't where you're at, it's who you're with :O)

#18 Posted by Grimhild (723 posts) -

@billyhoush said:

Most I've paid was $200 USD for a night but it was a Mariot in Tokyo next to the convention center TGS was held at.

Lucky...

#19 Posted by believer258 (11899 posts) -

Depends entirely on two things. The first is how much money you, personally, are bringing in. The second is how much this person is worth to you. Oh, I certainly don't want to cheapen this, but you wouldn't be considering buying a hotel for you and someone you just think of as an acquaintance.

But I gotta ask a different question: If you can afford $500 a night at a hotel, then what the hell is wrong with your own place?

#20 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Take her to the Giant Bomb crackhouse and [in the immortal words of Leon] bend that bitch like Beckham. 
 
  

#21 Posted by TheHBK (5485 posts) -

250-300. Paid about 275 a night at Harrahs in las vegas once for a 2 bedroom suite so... where the fuck do you live and what hotel is it that you are paying so much? Hell the hilton by where I live, you could get a nice ass 1 bedroom suite for 200 a night.

#22 Edited by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

@Vinny_Says said:

She can't just stay with you?

I live at home, with my folks, for one (I'm a mere 18 years old and just got my first job), and for another it's a very nice hotel downtown in Seattle with a view of the water, as opposed to my (still very nice) house with a pretty piss poor view in the middle of a residential area and nothing really interesting nearby save for the Dick's Drive Thru (not a typo, so fuck off! :]) Last time she stayed with me for about a week and so she just stayed here, we had the house to ourselves most of the time and could just lounge around where ever and hang out, and get some privacy as was wanted. Next time it'll just be on the weekend, and my mother won't be working during the summer which means she'll be hanging around, which is not the thing you want when you're trying to have a nice weekend with your lady friend.

@believer258: I can't afford that kind of thing all the time, it's going to be a one time expense. And again, as I said above, it's really an issue with privacy/location more than anything else. We are both pretty reserved and don't like being around people much. I love my family (at least the members I live with) but I honestly can't stand being around them. Sadly there's not much point in getting a place of my own now that I'm 18 and out of HS, because I plan on enlisting in the next 8-12 months, and I don't want to bother with all of that. Especially if that time ends up being shorter than expected.

@Castermhief117 said:

How much moneys are you bringing ins?

Very little, but I live at home and my expenses are pretty tiny. I'll be spending a month's wage on this little trip probably.

@EthanielRain said:

$29.99

It isn't where you're at, it's who you're with :O)

Denying that the location can change the dynamic is silly. I could have a great time with her just sitting around at home in PJs all weekend, but I want to go all out with this and show her that she's worth the expense. Plus privacy and a nice view go a long way in romantic weekends.

@TheHBK: @Bocam said:

@MordeaniisChaos: Where the fuck do you live? New York? $500 a night is pretty fucking expensive.

Seattle, and it's a very, very nice hotel, and there's a lot that comes with the rooms. It's possible to spend a whole grand a night at this place. It's not cheap.

#23 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Huh, and here I thought that you were... 
Anyways, $350-$400 is probably the amount I would pay for a nice hotel room without going "That does seem a little expensive".

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#24 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I don't earn enough to be splashing out on big hotel rooms, no more than £100.

#25 Posted by erichr (58 posts) -

My advice would be to spend around $200 on the hotel and use the rest for dinner etc. No point in staying in some fancy place then eating somewhere plain and uninteresting. Haven't been to Seattle since I was a kid but I'm sure there's some nice things to do/eat downtown where you'd be staying.

However you decide to play it though, enjoy your weekend!

#26 Edited by Im_a_Wizard (51 posts) -

How in the world do hotels get away with charging that much? That's like, a quarter of monthly apartment rent. A QUARTER....FOR ONE NIGHT.

#27 Posted by dudeglove (7841 posts) -

For 500 a night you better be getting room service and a penthouse suite or something.

#28 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

If the occasion warranted it and I could afford it, I'd spend a grand a night.

What price happiness?

#29 Posted by Hunter5024 (5672 posts) -

I guess for like a honeymoon, a really important anniversary, or some other event that only comes around a once or twice in my life I might spring for a 500+ dollar hotel room. But really I've been in a room like that once before and I don't actually see where all of that extra money goes. If she's a very special lady, you're really making the dough, and she's the kind of person who appreciates when that kind of money is spent on her, then go for it duder. But otherwise I'd say just go for a regular room at a semi nice hotel. It's the company that matters. Have fun!

#30 Posted by hoossy (934 posts) -

As long as the room has a good view to the gun show.... you know...

your guns... and your penis.

#31 Posted by Winternet (8018 posts) -

The least amount possible.

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#32 Posted by Vinny_Says (5707 posts) -

@MordeaniisChaos: okay I see, maybe I just have you confused with another duder here. Look at it this way: you're going to be showing her around beautiful seattle, not taking her on a tour of Seattle's best hotels right? What is the most you two will end up doing in the room besides boning anyway? $500 is too much just for a room you'll basically spend only a small portion of the trip in....

#33 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

@Im_a_Wizard said:

How in the world do hotels get away with charging that much? That's like, a quarter of monthly apartment rent. A QUARTER....FOR ONE NIGHT.

Around here, it's more than a month.

@Vinny_Says said:

@MordeaniisChaos: okay I see, maybe I just have you confused with another duder here. Look at it this way: you're going to be showing her around beautiful seattle, not taking her on a tour of Seattle's best hotels right? What is the most you two will end up doing in the room besides boning anyway? $500 is too much just for a room you'll basically spend only a small portion of the trip in....

I think I stated this before, but we're both quiet, we just want to spend time together. She's been to Seattle a lot, she doesn't need a tour. We'll probably walk around around sunset because I adore Seattle like that and it's one thing she hasn't seen about Seattle. But we'll be doing a lot of relaxing, watching stuff/playing games/reading together, and generally 'tending' to one another. And considering the trip she has to make, I want her to be comfortable, even if she isn't in the room all weekend. But this isn't supposed to be a "go out and enjoy Seattle" kind of getaway, we just want to focus on each other. Kind of treating it as an anniversary thing might, I guess.

@ZeForgotten said:

Huh, and here I thought that you were... Anyways, $350-$400 is probably the amount I would pay for a nice hotel room without going "That does seem a little expensive".

Thought I were what?

@erichr said:

My advice would be to spend around $200 on the hotel and use the rest for dinner etc. No point in staying in some fancy place then eating somewhere plain and uninteresting. Haven't been to Seattle since I was a kid but I'm sure there's some nice things to do/eat downtown where you'd be staying.

However you decide to play it though, enjoy your weekend!

If we made a thing out of dinner, it'd be cooking together, or her cooking for me, both things we've wanted to do for a while. But, I can easily set aside some money for things like dinner in Seattle, and I certainly know of some nice places I could take her.

@hoossy said:

As long as the room has a good view to the gun show.... you know...

your guns... and your penis.

Isn't my penis the only gun that matters?

#34 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -

Find a good bed and breakfast. For 150-250 where I live (near Washington, DC) you can find something better and romantic than at a big hotel

#35 Edited by thornie (169 posts) -

Ummm... $500 a night is pretty excessive. I've travelled all over the world and I think the MOST I ever paid for a hotel was like $350 a night which was in Venice, Italy. $250 is my limit, $275 would be if I had no other choice. I mean, are you guys just going to stay in the hotel room the whole time? A hotel room is really just a bed. I would imagine you would be spending most of your time going out and seeing Seattle. I'd book a cheap hotel and use the rest of your money on nice dinners, a movie, and other sorts of things.

Then again... I was an 18 year boy once with a girl in my hotel room. Uh, I don't think we ever left the hotel room. If that's what your planning, then $500 a night might just be worth it I guess.

#36 Posted by MikkaQ (10288 posts) -

If it's a treat, and the whole point IS the hotel, like boutique hotels, then yeah $500 isn't totally nuts or anything. But only for like two-three nights.

If I was on a trip though yeah $200 a night would be my sweet spot.

#37 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -

I'd call my dad and ask him if I can use his hotel points. But really if it was a lady friend, I'd probably pay 200 max.

#38 Posted by Marcsman (3196 posts) -

The most I ever payed was $500 Super Bowl Night at Trumps casino in Atlantic City NJ. Other than that about $250 a night while in Hawaii.

#39 Posted by WickedCobra03 (2106 posts) -

I think $250 or something, but other than that one time, usually its like $60-80 a night. I do a love of my traveling in the off-season. Not due to cheapness really, it just seems to be when my girlfriend and I are the least busy.

#40 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (855 posts) -

Let her sleep in your bed, you crash on the sofa and spend all that cash you would have spent on a hotel on getting drunk or eating or something.

#41 Posted by BoFooQ (673 posts) -

Personally I would spend more money on other things to do and cut back on the hotel bill. You need to find a great place to eat. If you want to impress and show her off taking her to a very high end restaurant is better than hotel. You have to get dressed up and other people will see you, and we'll have to eat either way at some point. Make a plan and figure out what you're going to be doing, you'll need a room at the end of the night but unless the plan is just to fuck like bunnies there isn't much to do in a hotel room. If the plan is to spend the whole weekend in bed, than I've found you really only need a room with a large bathtub for 2, that and a bed.

#42 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6398 posts) -

@Sooty said:

Take her to the Giant Bomb crackhouse and [in the immortal words of Leon] bend that bitch like Beckham.

Brilliant.

#43 Posted by bombHills (632 posts) -

I have paid something like 240 before, but it was over New Years and at a resort. The room was nothing special either. My wife and I just booked a trip to Mexico at one of those all inclusive type places and I just decided to do the math and see what it is per night, yikes 400! It does look pretty dope though.

#44 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

@thornie said:

Ummm... $500 a night is pretty excessive. I've travelled all over the world and I think the MOST I ever paid for a hotel was like $350 a night which was in Venice, Italy. $250 is my limit, $275 would be if I had no other choice. I mean, are you guys just going to stay in the hotel room the whole time? A hotel room is really just a bed. I would imagine you would be spending most of your time going out and seeing Seattle. I'd book a cheap hotel and use the rest of your money on nice dinners, a movie, and other sorts of things.

Then again... I was an 18 year boy once with a girl in my hotel room. Uh, I don't think we ever left the hotel room. If that's what your planning, then $500 a night might just be worth it I guess.

haha. Well, we won't probably leave too much, but not just for that reason :3

@BoFooQ: A really nice place to eat isn't out of the question even if I go for this place. There are some fantastic places to eat around here that aren't the kind of thing you spend a ton on just for the sake of a higher rated location. I prefer the smaller places that focus entirely on the food.

#45 Posted by RubberBabyBuggyBumpers (716 posts) -

i'm going to be staying at the antenæum in london in early december. i think the exchange rate for rooms go are around $300 per night. so, yeah, that's what i'm willing to spend on a 5 star hotel with posh treatment, across from hyde park, within walking distance of buckingham palace, and all that jazz. i'll be staying there for nearly an entire week. {=oD

#46 Posted by Diakiha (17 posts) -

Why not let her live in your house?

#47 Posted by Pezen (1604 posts) -

I would say it depends entirely on my budget for a specific trip and what I am planning on doing. This summer me and the wife are going away and we're paying around 120-130/night and that's with flat screen tv, free phone calls, free bottled water, breakfast, etc. I've always loved hotels and if I ever had the budget to do something crazy like you, I would jump on it.

#48 Posted by Sweep (8858 posts) -

When I was travelling round Europe I was paying about £16 per night staying in hostels. That's about $20, right? But yeah, when I was in Boston I was looking at rooms for maybe $150-200 per night? I ended up sharing with a couple of other people so we split the cost, but for that amount you can get a pretty nice hotel room in the center of town.

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#49 Posted by NekuCTR (1663 posts) -

I'd pay whatever it takes to get a hotel room on the moon. BAM!

#50 Posted by InternetCrab (1504 posts) -

About 300$. Can't go any higher in my opinion.