For questions related to "hotels" specifically rather than "accommodation" generally. See also the "hostels" tag.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
0answers
41 views

Is there a database of hotels that shows what loyalty systems they accept?

When I travel I find it very difficult to find out whether I can accrue Delta or AA miles, or IHG or HHilton points. Often I have to call and talk to the hotel, and still sometimes the person on the ...
0
votes
1answer
86 views

A hotel wants my card details (for payment). Is this safe? [closed]

I reserved a hotel for my vacation. They sent me a mail with this information: We would require a deposit to hold this room. If you wish to go ahead with this booking please call us with your card ...
8
votes
3answers
95 views

How can I tell hotels exist that aren't on the booking web sites?

There are a ton of sites out there to help book hotel rooms and to aggregate all the different sites to book hotel rooms. These companies make enough money to buy ads on TV, so I won't name them here. ...
6
votes
2answers
211 views

Kids not allowed into sauna in Serbia

We recently faced a restriction for children under 16 to enter sauna area of a spa complex in a hotel in Serbia--they are only allowed into a pool, but not into multiple varieties of sauna. No single ...
7
votes
1answer
109 views

How much to tip for a free meal in Mexico?

The hotels in the area when I am staying often offer breakfast included with the room. At the end of the meal, they usually drop off a tray with candies which also says 'Tips' or 'Propina' (Spanish ...
7
votes
3answers
211 views

What is usually an American breakfast outside of the US?

A number of hotels outside of the US offer something they call an American Breakfast. What does that usually include in terms of food and beverage? I have seen this choice offered in a few countries ...
7
votes
2answers
173 views

Can you dive into Berlin's Radisson Blu Aquadom?

I'm trying to find out if it's possible to dive into Radisson Blu's Aquadom. I know that there's a lift for tourists that takes you "inside" the aquarium, but I'm looking for scuba diving. Does anyone ...
9
votes
1answer
115 views

How cheap are the cheapest accommodations in Saudi Arabia?

So I know Saudi Arabia is know for being rich and for not issuing tourist visas. But if somebody were to go there on some other type of visa, such as a business visa, and then attempt some ...
8
votes
2answers
163 views

In which places in China can travellers not stay at just any random local hotel?

I have now heard a couple of times from different sources that in some parts of China you can't just stay wherever you feel like as a tourist. I hitchhiked from the Lao border to the Mongolian border ...
5
votes
1answer
810 views

Turkish Airlines rules to get free accommodation on long layovers

I've flown a couple of times with Turkish Airlines and, the last time I had a long layover at Istanbul airport I applied to a free tour with Touristanbul. When I was waiting for the tour start at the ...
10
votes
4answers
361 views

Door stopper for hotel room

It's been a few times that I read that on helpful item for personal security is a door stopper which stops people from crashing through a hotel room door. I know this is not a concern in all places ...
6
votes
1answer
79 views

Is it normal to haggle for the price of cheap hotel rooms in China?

On my recent month in China I stayed at many cheap hotels when I was somewhere with no backpacker hostel. With the current development boom in China I find you mostly get fairly new hotels that look ...
8
votes
1answer
587 views

What is proper etiquette on bringing one night stands to a hotel room?

somewhat related to "Can a hotel kick you out if you let an unregistered guest share a room with you?": In the, alas, completely hypothetical scenario where I'm out in a foreign town and just happen ...
1
vote
1answer
346 views

Can hotel kick me out into ice storm if I don't have more money? [closed]

I've been staying in a hotel for the past month. I work to pay the bill on a daily basis. We are in an ice storm, there's no work. I can't pay. The officials say stay put, Can they kick me out if I ...
12
votes
1answer
950 views

Can a hotel kick you out if you let an unregistered guest share a room with you?

We are going to an event and because of this event all hotels are fully booked. Now a friend wants to join us, but can't find accommodation. We are okay with him crashing in our hotel room, either on ...
7
votes
2answers
183 views

Strange hotel sheets in Mongolia

I'm in my first hotel in Mongolia, at the border town with China called "Zamyn-Uud". The hotel actually has a cheap dormitory room with four beds and only me staying. Each bed has a kind of ...
2
votes
1answer
67 views

How do I evaluate the HHonors “Earning Style” options?

Hilton gives one the option to earn points and points; fixed or variable miles with airline partners. How can I decide which one is better for me? I have Delta as airline provider.
1
vote
1answer
47 views

Where is the best place to relax after arriving in KUL [closed]

After 23 hours of traveling I will arrive in KL 30 december and want to stay on a quiet but nice place for new year's evening. I want to stay for some days but not in KL. Do anyone have some ...
5
votes
1answer
212 views

How do travel agents see much lower prices?

I am looking for hotels in NYC and in LAS VEGAS. The weird thing is I am searching all over the internet, on kayak, booking the official site of the hotel etc. But I get let's say price of $1000 for ...
10
votes
3answers
529 views

Tipping in hotels in Germany

When staying in a hotel in Germany (Bavaria), what are the customs concerning tipping hotel staff, in particular chambermaids? Is tipping expected, and if yes, how much? What is a reasonable amount ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Why do hotel booking sites ask for the number of people? Does it matter how many I say?

I was planning a stay at a hotel in Chicago for an overnight layover and checking prices on the hotel's booking site (in this case the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport) for a room with 2 double beds. The ...
4
votes
1answer
87 views

Can I change a hotel booking from free cancellation rates to pre-paid rates?

I am visiting Vienna in April next year and am thinking of booking a hotel via one of the hotel providers like booking.com. Is it all right to book at free cancellation rates now and then change to ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

Booking hotel with my credit card for the third person

I've booked a hotel (in Hong Kong) for a third person using my credit card (but booking confirmation for the third person). Will there will be any problems while checking in? It seems to check in you ...
5
votes
1answer
948 views

Cockroaches in the hotel, what can I do and what are my rights

I stayed in a hotel on a Greek island and one morning I found a cockroach (alive) in the shower; later that day I spotted a dead one on one corner of the hall. It was pretty clear that the hotel had ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

Luggage shipping service within Copenhagen Kastrup airport

I am planning to fly to Copenhagen Kastrup airport in Denmark with 2 large suitcases. (Maybe I should say "huge and heavy"). So it'd be very tiring to carry these by myself to my hotel. I was ...
2
votes
1answer
109 views

Cheap airport hotel at Sheremetyevo International Airport

I need to stay for one night at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Russia and I am looking for a cheap airport hotel (30/40 $ per night), preferrably one that is located within the airport. ...
22
votes
5answers
2k views

I have discovered that the hotel room toilet is blocked, but too late :/

Ok, I have used the toilet after holding myself for too long because of a long haul flight and I am not comfortable using the airplane's lavatory. The problem is, after releasing all the damn load, I ...
7
votes
2answers
545 views

What are the advantages of booking through a booking site instead of booking directly with the hotel?

Should I use booking.com, airbnb or any site like that? Why should I? Are there any advantages?
13
votes
3answers
584 views

What is the use of all these towels?

I stayed at hotels in different places, and each hotel provides different set of towels. But sometimes I don't know what is the purpose of each towel! For example, attached two photos from a ...
4
votes
1answer
69 views

Alaska, from Anchorage to Fairbank, car/hotel vs MotorHome

I would love to travel to Alaska, the flight tickets are already expensive, and the hotel I think those prices are like too high for being Alaska, so came to my mind the option to rent a motorhome, is ...
5
votes
5answers
179 views

Are there any “extended stay” or “multiroom suites” in hotels in England?

I'm from the US, and here there are a number of options for staying in a hotel which offer more than one adjoining room. Residence Inns are a great example where I can get a bedroom and a sitting ...
10
votes
1answer
666 views

Am I expected to tip for room service on top of the Service and delivery fee?

I've noticed that most hotels with room service now charge a delivery fee (~$3) and a service charge (~21%) in addition to sales tax and on top of exorbitant markups on the food itself. A simple ...
3
votes
1answer
92 views

If I lose my wallet can a hotel hold your luggage for collateral for not paying the cancellation fee?

My boyfriend and I stayed in a hotel for about 9 days while seeing his mom (we booked it with a temp card). We ended up cancelling our stay early because his mom said we could go stay with her. My ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

Monday Silver Anniversary in Texas, need ideas [closed]

So I'm having a hard time where to go for our Silver Wedding Anniversary in or around Texas. I had thought the Hyatt on the Riverwalk in San Antonio might be nice, but I heard restaurants are closed ...
1
vote
1answer
127 views

Apartment vs Hotel - Dubai downtown?

I am planning to visit Dubai in december for 3 days on my way to India. We are a family of 5 and I am looking for a best accommodation option in Dubai. I am confused whether to stay in apartment or ...
6
votes
2answers
565 views

booking.com: do I need to show printed confirmations?

When booking hotels via booking.com I used to print the confirmation from booking.com and show this printed paper in the hotel receiption. But is this necessary? Maybe it's enough to tell my surname ...
5
votes
2answers
386 views

Where in Europe can I find an aircraft turned into a hotel?

I just found out that in Sweden there is an old Boeing 747 turned into a hotel. Where else in Europe can I find something like this? The closer to Germany, the better
6
votes
1answer
158 views

How to stay comfortable in beds found in American hotels?

I am currently in California for a long business trip. It is surprising how often I wake up here with my feet going past the end of the bed. The double European beds are about the same size as Queen ...
1
vote
1answer
77 views

La Quinta Returns nightly rate

I stayed last year in a La Quinta Hotel and I have about 15000 points. I would like to make a reservation using those points but I don't understand if the nightly rate is, for example, (15000 points + ...
5
votes
2answers
140 views

Single room in a hotel for a party of 4 if we check out in the evening?

I'll be arriving in Milan, Italy by train from Rome around 12:00 and have to leave for the airport at around 21:00 the same day. I'm with my family of 4 and thought of booking a hotel room essentially ...
-1
votes
2answers
130 views

Why do so many business hotels have HLN as default channel? [closed]

I have stayed at a number of business hotels, and in so many of them, every time I turn on the TV, it's Jodi Arias trial on HLN. Go get breakfast, Jodi Arias and HLN again. Why do so many business ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

What tips or tricks can you use to get “upgraded”/better hotel rooms?

(Inspired by this question on flight upgrades), Most non-budget hotels have various categories of rooms - perhaps larger rooms, "Executive" rooms, suites, and so on. What tips or tricks can you use ...
4
votes
2answers
144 views

Finding a place to stay between Czech border and Nuremberg

I'm driving from Prague to West Germany on the A6 and am looking for a nice place to stay overnight, preferably between Nuremberg and the Czech border. My wife and I want to interact with people, so a ...
10
votes
1answer
703 views

What should I expect when I stay in a hotel?

I plan to stay in a hotel in Los Angeles, CA by myself for a few weeks in the near future. Is there anything important I should know about staying at a hotel? Things that I have considered but I'm ...
4
votes
1answer
172 views

Using a Travel Agent for non-Complicated Travel

I am having issues figuring out the best way to go about booking travel for my honeymoon at the end of August (right in the middle of Labour Day weekend in order to add to the degree of difficultyl). ...
5
votes
1answer
115 views

Is it possible to aggregate different hotel bookings in one search?

When you search for a hotel in a given period and for some reason that period is a special period, finding a hotel can be tedious. If for example the first day a hotel is full, you often will get a ...
4
votes
2answers
192 views

What is the nearest underwater hotel to Germany?

I'm trying to find an underwater hotel that is not too far away from Germany. What's is the nearest one?
3
votes
0answers
49 views

Family Hotels in Ireland? [closed]

My family and I are traveling to Meath in May 2013 and would like advice on a list of great hotels specifically 4 star range close to tourist attractions. Can anyone help us? So far I looked at ...
12
votes
1answer
528 views

What do many hotels have against stairs?

Today, while waiting a rather long time for a lift to take me just one floor, I got wondering. In almost all the hotels I stay in, the only option to get between reception and your room is to take a ...
32
votes
6answers
7k views

What happens if you cannot pay for a hotel?

What happens if you cannot pay for your hotel stay because you accidentally run out of money (can happen) or your credit card was blocked (much more likely)? I assume you cannot arrange the money on ...