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Questions tagged [hotels]

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

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Overnight at Schiphol airport or hotel needed? [duplicate]

I will go from Belgium (Brussels Midi Railway Station) to The Netherlands (Schiphol airport) so I am supposed to arrive there on Saturday at 11:24pm and then wait many hours (like 10h) for my next ...
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Three adults staying in a room that says two adults on the reservation [duplicate]

A friend and I have booked a package holiday in Spain later this year. I have one more friend that wants to join us as he can get booked on the same flight. But the reservation is for only two adults, ...
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I have discovered that the hotel room toilet is blocked, but too late. What should I do?

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 ...
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How to cope with too slow Wi-Fi at hotel?

So many hotels I stayed at (3~4 stars ratings) provided too slow Wi-Fi. The speed is somewhere around 2~3Mbps, and it frequently falls down to <200Kbps. However, once you find that your hotel ...
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Hotel cancellation from booking.com

I booked a hotel room through booking.com with FREE CANCELLATION policy. Once booked, a small amount of money was pledged from my debit card balance (for security reasons, for the hotel to confirm if ...
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Is it possible to ask for a hotel room without minibar/extra services?

Well, I think the title says it all: in hotels which offer minibar/other extra services for a fee, is it possible to have a room, where there is no risk of accidentally using/eating something for ...
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Is there a website that gives you the average price of a hotel over a year?

I have been searching and I can find any simple website that provides the average price over a year
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What checkin and checkout date to pick when arriving/leaving after midnight?

I will be reaching Goa 1:30 am on 13th Feb and I have a flight at 2:00 am on 17th Feb. I am not sure what should I pick up as checkin and checkout date in a hotel here is the checkin and checkout ...
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Booking.com help

I have recently booked a hotel with my friends card through booking.com. She will not make it to the hotel for check in time and I know booking.com doesn’t charge your card right away. They say it’s ...
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Hotel booking at marriott

I paid for my hotel at booking.com. When a hotel runs your card at arrival for any possible future damages , do they charge your card right away ? Or do they keep your card information just in case of ...
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Why do US hotels sandwich the blanket between two sheets instead of putting it inside a duvet?

Every US hotel I've stayed in so far sandwiched the blanket between two sheets, instead of putting it inside a duvet cover (example of what I'm talking about) like most people do at home. The first ...
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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 ...
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Using Incheon’s Transit Hotel

I’m going to have a 12 hour layover in Incheon in April and was planning on using their terminal 2 transit hotel. Their hotel policy states that I cannot use them if I have to go through immigration ...
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What is the etiquette around sex in hotel beds?

What etiquette is involved for copulation in hotel (not motel) beds? There doesn't seem to be a lot of information about this around.
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Can a hotel cancel a confirmed reservation?

I booked a hotel a yesterday though Booking.com for a special occasion in Barcelona (I'm traveling from another European country). The booking isn't for another few months. The booking includes: ...
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Victim of a Vacation Rental Scam, how should I get the refund?

I booked a property via booking.com on 23rd for a stay in London UK from June 1 to June 7, 2019. I used my credit card. They pulled the full amount on 25th. After that on several occasion I updated my ...
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Doubt Regarding cancellation of hotel in hostelworld.com [closed]

The above screenshot is from hostelworld.com, in the site it was mentioned free cancellation but while booking it again displayed Payable Now:US$49.46, so this amount we have to pay now to to reserve ...
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Did not receive a bill from my hotel [closed]

I had made a booking in Fab Hotel Silver In in Noida, India from 18-2-19 to 21-2-19. I duly checked in hotel & checked out on 21st Feb. While checking out I paid charges due to me & asked for ...
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Help interpret cancellation charges for hotel booking

The above image is a screenshot of the cancellation and refund rules for a hotel booked through airbnb.com. It mentions "Strict: Free cancellation for 48 hours". Does that imply that 48 hours after ...
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How do I find the cheapest date to book a given hotel?

I am looking for a site or service that allows me to search a hotel (or hotels, or a specific beach/location) for the cheapest date. Most sites want you to tell them when you plan to visit. I WANT ...
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Why don't hotels mount air conditioning units outside the rooms? [closed]

At least in the US, air conditioning / heating tends to be on the loud side, since the AC unit is mounted directly inside the room. Often times I resort to turning it off for the night to make sure I ...
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Expedia hotel reservation status - Booked vs. Confirmed?

I've booked the same hotel for two non-contiguous nights on Expedia. The reservation status of one of them is Booked and the other one is Confirmed. My question is... what's the difference? I note ...
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Are hotel room safes tamper evident?

I know that hotel room safes have a master key and are not considered very secure. Let's suppose I'm not worried about theft, but about a person with the master key opening the safe, messing with its ...
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Being charged for an automatically cancelled reservation in the US

About two months ago I made a reservation for a US hotel through Booking.com, using a prepaid credit card. The hotel tried to check my card on May 19th (past the free cancellation period, which was ...
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How do hotels choose which flag to fly over the entrance?

It is common for hotels to fly various national flags over the entrance: How do they choose which flag to fly on a given day? Does it indicate where most of their guests generally come from? Or ...
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Which hotel is featured on the cover of Career Paths: Hotels & Catering?

I just saw this English learning book and was wondering which hotel is this:
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How to buy Japanese baseball tickets from the US?

What's a good way to buy Japanese baseball tickets from the US? I'm trying to get tickets to the 4/13 Tigers game at Koshien stadium in Osaka. I can read Japanese, and would love to buy from the ...
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Arriving in hotel after 6 pm after announcing via telephone

In Germany it is common that your hotel room booking is guaranteed until 6 pm. If you plan to show up later, you can give your credit card number beforehand, otherwise your room might be given to ...
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Why don't hotels offer (at least) 1 kitchen bookable by any guest? [closed]

A minority of guests do desire to cook themselves (even at luxury hotels like Shangri-La, Hilton's Waldorf Astoria, Marriott's Ritz-Carlton), as I've seen many guests complain about overpriced food ...
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Are hotel beds rated?

Is there any kind of bed rating system for hotels? I would like to only rent at hotels with extremely firm mattresses. It seems to be nearly 100% hit or miss. I've stayed at hotels expensive hotels ...
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I booked with “free cancelation” but have been charged; what can I do?

I booked a hotel with agoda travel on "no risk free cancellation" for 03/06/2019. I cancelled the booking, and agoda sent me the confirmation that I cancelled 29/01/2019. The hotel took full payment ...
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Is it safe to stay outside the Boulevard Périphérique in Paris?

I'm planning on staying in Paris with my wife for a few days in April. I've found a number of hotels for a reasonable price and with overall good reviews on TripAdvisor. But all of them are located in ...
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Hotels in Las Vegas near Caesar's Palace that accept 18 year olds

I plan on staying in Las Vegas for a conference in August. I'm planning this early because there are going to be some problems when it comes to age restrictions and I want to make sure everything is ...
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Lebanon - Visa on arrival requirements

My girlfriend is coming from Lithuania to Lebanon in a week, now I'm reading everywhere that Lithuanian citizens can get a "Visa on Arrival" while they are at the Lebanese Airport. One of the ...
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Pay now vs Pay later on travel booking websites [duplicate]

I'm planning for a trip from the US to Iceland and I've noticed some hotels give the option to pay now or later. I'm specifically talking about Expedia but they all seem to be the same anyway. I've ...
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Finding a hotel booking site that really books the hotel (for Mumbai)

I want to travel Mumbai and stay for one day there. I want to book a hotel for one day. I want to book a hotel online but can't find any suitable way of doing it. Whenever I try to book a hotel, ...
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What happens to the unfinished open soaps in hotel bathrooms?

Inspired by what I (and many others) thought this question would be about: What happens to all the half-used (or more likely 5% used) soaps in hotel bathrooms? You check into a hotel. You open a ...
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What is a “Partially open bathroom”?

I was browsing London hotels on hotels.com and noticed that many, in the room information section, said they had "partially open bathrooms". This includes one where the room is described as en-suite. ...
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Where does the soap go once open?

This is the bathroom of my hotel (the other side of the sink is the same): Where is the soap supposed to be placed, once it is opened and used? (I use the plastic tray, but it is all flat, slippery - ...
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Cancellation of booking (without credit card) from booking.com

I booked a room from booking.com just for the visa. The room that I booked didn't require a credit card information and I did yhe booking without reading the conditions. Now I noticed that 320 CAD is ...
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Day use/hourly rooms convenient to SFO or Sunnyvale?

In a few weeks I'll be travelling to Silicon Valley with a very early morning arrival at SFO and a room booked for the night at a hotel in Sunnyvale, which may not allow me to check in until 3 PM. ...
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Can I cancel a hotel booking after receiving my Dubai visa?

I booked a hotel and mentioned it on my visa application. I now wish to live with a friend of mine. Is it safe to cancel the booking right now? Or should I cancel it after immigration. I don’t find ...
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Is there a hotel booking website that lets you filter by a highlighted map area?

A friend of mine is interested in seeing the 2017 solar eclipse, however they are having difficulty locating a cheap enough room. The area where the eclipse will be visible is huge, however normal ...
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I am looking for a hotel search engine for rural areas

I am trying to find a bucolic holiday destination, which means finding a nice hotel in a small beautiful village for spending some quiet time. Most search engines are only finding major cities, and ...
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Is there a hotel search engine which allows one to exclude shared rooms? [duplicate]

The main big hotel search websites I know: http://www.booking.com/ http://www.hotels.com/ http://www.laterooms.com/ list many "hotels" which also sell single beds in dorm rooms. Try searching for ...
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Hotel booking sites with a calendar view?

I was a great fan of Wotif.com's calendar view, where you could punch a place and a start date and it would show you prices and availability for all hotels, which you could then filter down by your ...
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Hotel/hostel search engine that allows filtering by check-in time?

Typical scenario: I arrive by air very early and will be too tired to sightsee something in the city. I just want to go to sleep. How can I pick a hotel that allows early check-in (noon at least)? On ...
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Is there a hotel search tool that allows me to see prices for potential dates? [duplicate]

I don't know if this is considered common knowledge, but personally I have found that for a typical week-long trip, the price of the hotel is greater than the price of the flight. My trip planning, ...
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How to search for a late checkout hotel?

This question comes up often, this time I am going to land at YUL at 00:33 and my next flight is at 16:55. Is there a hotel search engine which allows searching for late checkout? (Otherwise I'd need ...
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Is there an hotel price search engine that also searches nearby cities?

I use often booking search engines or price comparison for hotels. One feature I miss is the possibility to search in nearby cities. Either specifying a radius or by system suggestion. Most times I ...