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In some cases you can get a discount from hotel award programs such as Club Carlson. With enough points you can get book a free of charge room or you can book at a discount with points (e.g. 50 euros per room per day for a room that normally costs 200 euro). Meals eaten at the hotel's restaurant charged to your room will earn you extra points.


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If you plan to travel around without fixed dates to move from one location to the next, you can book online for the first location, refundable or non-refundable if you are really sure you want to stay there. You can next make refundable bookings if traveling in popular times or wait with making a booking if it is almost sure to be possible to book last ...


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Having been down this road before, I would carefully weigh the potential hassle vs. the cost savings. Having to change hotels (or even rooms in the same hotel) in the middle of a vacation (when you should be relaxing) or a business trip (when you should be focused on your objective) can be extremely distracting and inconvenient. While it may, in some ...


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I used to have long hotel stays, and I can confirm you that it's possible to get a significant discount for long stays. Usually, I would book the first week online, and then have a word with the hotel manager a couple of days before departure. Hotels which are not in the top of a given city usually can't fill all rooms, so they will rather give you a ...


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As Calchas says, you might get the best price by negotiating with the hotel directly. If you tell them that you do not need room service -- or only need it once a week -- you may be able to get a significant discount as labor is one of the highest marginal costs for a hotel. The same goes for waiving breakfast, if they have it. Also, you should try to ...


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Depending on the country, long stays can be exempt from various taxes. This is an example for Texas, but I believe it is also the case in many (all?) other US states. Permanent Residents (30-Day Rule) Guests who occupy a hotel room for 30 or more consecutive days are considered permanent residents and are exempt from hotel tax. There can be no ...


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Partial Open Bathrooms, usually refers to ensuite facilities where the sink and mirror are out in the open, while the shower and toilet are inside closed rooms/stalls. A lot of the ones I have seen have a divider between the sleeping area and washing area, but usually just something minimal, like three quarter height screen or wooden slats. It seems to be ...


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In my experience (non EU, non UK citizen) I have only been asked for the passport during check-in, as this is my legitimate ID when I am traveling. During reservation, I have only been asked for a credit card number (and billing address). I would find it very odd to be asked for my passport information at the time of reservation. In many parts of the ...


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I am not a hotel operator, but something similar, an Airbnb host. Here is my experience with the local law. I am obligated to provide the guest's passport number, nationality and home address when I file my tax report. It is really damaging to me because privacy-conscious persons prefer to do things the illegal way, with a hotel or operator who doesn't ...


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Depending on your daily schedule you may consider Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg (J9/J7 express bus to Medical Center, works only peak time weekdays, or regular bus 55,61,58 to Shady Grove weekends), or nearby Holiday Inn. My friends stayed in both and found both quite comfortable


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You can share the same room as your girlfriend in Dubai. This is absolutely not an issue there. The hotels would have really hard time to be profitable if non married couple weren't allowed to check-in. This is critical for a tourist destination to be able to attract couples regardless of their status. Not everybody can book two rooms, especially in Dubai ...



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