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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 just to keep the luggage there and to use the WC.

Do you think it would be possible to book just a single room for that purpose? Or that the Hotel would frown upon it?

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  • Also you can check Airport lounges that are designed for this purpose, but it might be way more expensive. Related question : travel.stackexchange.com/questions/10190/…
    – Vince
    Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 11:44
  • I'd rather spend the day in Milan than Malpensa, the architecture at least should be more interesting! I'll probably just book the cheapest hotel adjacent to the central train station.
    – Karlth
    Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 12:09
  • Yeah, good indeed. But why not using the airports toilets and the lockers then? airwise.com/airports/europe/milan_mxp/luggage.html
    – Vince
    Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 12:23
  • Because I'd rather stay in Milan. So I'd need a hotel/luggage storage near the Central station in Milan. I just checked and you can get very cheap ok hotels there which should suffice for the day.
    – Karlth
    Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 12:55
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    I probably should have clarified my statement better: I'm arriving by train from Rome to Milan, so I won't be at Malpensa (airport) until I leave.
    – Karlth
    Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 13:06

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It would really depend on the hotel, and their terms and conditions. More than likely, you'll probably be charged for a full night as the hotel will find it hard to sell the room once you all depart.

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  • There is no question that I would pay that full night price. I was more worried if they'd make some fuss because we are 4 and only paying for a single room.
    – Karlth
    Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 11:15
  • I would say so, as often, hotel rooms charge extra per extra person. Furthermore, they could get in trouble with the authorities if they have on their books that they allowed a party of 4 to occupy a single room (safety regulations).
    – user6842
    Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 11:17
  • You're most welcome, and safe journeys!
    – user6842
    Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 11:26
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    The Sheraton hotel in Milan that is connected to Terminal 1 offers a day use package specifically for this situation, but you have to vacate the room before 18:00 to get the discount: deals.sheraton.com/Sheraton-Milan-Malpensa-Airport-Hotel-3138/…
    – user27478
    Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 11:37
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Milano Centrale station has a [left luggage office(http://www.milanocentrale.it/en/service/detail/left-luggage1); for 9 hours the fee is €7.80. There are of course toilets (with a €1 fee), but unfortunately no shower. It seems that there is a wifi hotspot too, I can't find any information as to whether it's free.

While there are hotels in Milan with day rooms, you'd have to vacate the room by 18:00 at the latest. It doesn't seem worthwhile unless you really want to sleep.

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