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Several hotels in the area listed on Trip Advisor as "pet friendly" but only accept dogs. Blatant discrimination! La Quinta JFK accepts cats and there is no surcharge.


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Yes there are a number that allow small pets in the JFK area. Try Travelocity which has a 'Pets allowed (conditions apply)' check box. Be sure to check the conditions- in my experience some hotels levy exorbitant 'cleaning fees' when a pet stays- for that price the pet could have dysentery and be doing somersaults and they'd still come out ahead.


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I book most of my accommodation on hotels.com because of their rewards scheme. Most of the time the hotel will list the different types of rooms which may be priced accordingly. These booking systems might have pre-booked the rooms in bulk and are on-selling them to you, and you will be allocated a room with the room type you book. However, it is still ...


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You are making a mistake in booking your work travel on booking.com. Booking.com takes a cut out of the rate and therefore the hotel is not really interested in helping you. The best way is to book directly with chain hotels. (Almost all the chain hotels guarantee that the rate they offer directly cannot be beaten by buying the same room elsewhere.) The ...


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It depends on a lot of things, but primarily the cancellation policy and how you booked the hotel room. First the cancellation policy, I'm assuming you didn't pay money up front so the charge for a no-show is probably one nights stay (although it could be more). When you don't turn up the hotel will cancel your entire reservation, open the room for new ...


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The rule of thumb is that children count as soon as they need their own beds. Baby sleeping in same bed or in a cot? Doesn't count. Preschooler in a rollaway bed? Counts. Obviously there is wide variation on this on a country, state, city and hotel policy level. In particular, as far as fire codes are concerned, a person is usually a person regardless ...


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Have you tried the Heart of Gold Hostel Berlin? The hostel is located in Berlin City Centre, a 10-minute walk from Hackescher Markt, the Museum Island and Humboldt University of Berlin. Surrounded by local bars and restaurants, it is under a 10-minute stroll from Berlin Friedrichstrasse Railway Station. They have dormitory rooms at around 11 Euro per night. ...


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In the Netherlands, NS, the national rail company, has been putting pianos in some of their busiest stations lately. They are always accompanied by a "Graag spelen mij" sign. I think it roughly translates to: please play me. On many occasions I have seen travellers sit down and play. And almost every time I notice a crowd gathering around the piano to ...


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Unless it's explicitly forbidden by a sign, I wouldn't see a good reason not to play. If you want to make sure, you can always ask. I've seen this kind of public pianos in hotels and in hospitals, and staff were always fine with people playing, at leats at daytime. My main rationale for assuming that the piano may be used (which hasn't been mentioned in any ...


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I would feel comfortable sitting down at any piano that doesn't have a sign saying not to. Assuming they don't have music playing that you would be in competition with, and assuming that you're good and aren't going to play the same thing over and over, I would keep the following principle in mind: It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission. - Rear ...


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Every piano I've ever seen has had a 'not for public use' (or equivalent) sign on it. If you find one that doesn't it's still polite to ask, but they're probably content with people playing it if they don't say otherwise. Or they just installed it this morning and haven't seen the problem yet ... If you can play the piano decently I really doubt anyone will ...


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As said in the comments, ASK. Pianos are expensive instruments, having every punter sit down and bang at them isn't good for them as you no doubt know. I know the one in the lobby of the local hospital here is definitely NOT meant for visitors and patients to use, is reserved for organised performances (which happen several times a week). Of course it has ...


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All very good and interesting and partially correct answers. The cloth in question originated in the early days of the mid-evil time period where they warmed the beds with hot rocks and coal type bed warmers stuffed in between the mattresses diligently monitored by Noble's personal help. The cloth, although I forget specific original name,, was at the ...


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As far as my experience is concerned, it is the registered guest's prerogative as to whether to entertain guests in their room. If this were not the case then romantic rendezvous in hotels would not be permissible. I've never had a hotel decline this privilege and in many cases I have requested additional room keys for my guests. Of course, the maximum ...


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The purpose of the bed runner is very simple: to protect the sheets. So that when you lie on the bed with your shoes on, the shoes would not dirty the sheets. It also looks pretty, but I think that's a secondary consideration. It's not solely aesthetic.


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A bed runner is a small, long piece of decorated cloth used to enhance the appearance of an otherwise plain bed. While some prefer the look solely for aesthetic reasons and would choose it even if it were more expensive than traditional decorative bedding, the primary reason to use one in the hospitality industry is to reduce costs while keeping the room ...


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I have no evidence of it, but I always thought it was there to protect the bed from dirty items like your luggage or your shoes. Your luggage might be dirty because it touched the floor, so if you want to open it you put it in this piece of cloth and only that will get dirty and not the sheets where you'll sleep later. Same thing to your shoes, suppose you ...


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It's called a “bed runner“. The main purpose is to make the bed look nicer and more stylish. Where I live, it's become trendy (again?) to put something similar on tables too (a “table runner”). Earlier, it would be common in some countries to get a similar effect by covering the bed with a large blanket, folded at 2/3rd of the length to reveal another ...


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There is also the Sunflower Hostel that is near Warschauer Str. It's not exactly central, but near public transport, and last time I took a short walk from Berlin Ost station. If you cross Warschauer Str. from there, you end up in the heart of Friedrichshain, with lots of restaurants and bars.


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I would recommend Meininger Berlin Central Station. It is half-hotel half-hostel, so you can find good rooms and facilities for low prices. I've stayed there twice in their hostel style 4-bed rooms. Nice, clean, and no problems. It is literally next to the fairly new Berlin Central rail station, which connects you to all the major parts of the city (and ...



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