Questions tagged [hotels]

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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 the booking without reading the conditions. Now I noticed that 320 CAD is ...
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Guests at a motel

My boyfriend and I are renting a room weekly at a local motel while we search for an apartment. My brother, who pays for the room, visits about once a day to check on us and make sure we don't need ...
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How should I deal with declined card with Hotels.com?

I reserved a hotel room using Hotels.com, and the card got declined due to the exceeded limit. They were able to charge me part of the bill (one night out of the several), however. I increased the ...
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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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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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Non-refundable hotel stay

I have a non-refundable room booked at a Holiday Inn in the US, and they have charged me one night's stay already. I asked at IHG and they said they couldn't do anything as it was with the hotel. The ...
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Do US hotels make a copy of the ID shown by guests?

When traveling to hotels in the United States, they frequently require that you show them your driver's license when you check in and then they make a copy of your driver's license. I recently read an ...
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May a hotel provide accommodation for fewer people than booked?

I booked a room in a hotel in Vienna for 3 people (2 adults and 1 child - 8 years old). I received an email from Agoda.com that confirms these details. The hotel sent me an email confirmation too, but ...
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Why do hotels often not allow you to swim after dark?

I have seen many times, usually when the hotel swimming pool is an outdoor one (maybe that has something to do with it) that you are not allowed to swim outside certain hours (e.g. 10am to 8pm), even ...
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Booking with “Pay at the Hotel” option

I want to ask, when you book a hotel with the "pay at the Hotel" option, they mention: "You don’t need to prepay. However, the property may take a deposit from the card you booked with. This is a ...
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Is there any way to tell if someone has been through our hotel room?

I ask this question because I frequently go on lengthy trips, and we bring a lot of stuff. For this reason, we use Do Not Disturb signs. But when we get back to the hotel rooms after exploring a ...
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Host telling me to cancel my booking in exchange for a discount?

I booked through booking.com about 2 months ago, made a prepayment and everything. The place I booked has free cancellation up until 2 weeks prior. Now, the host has e-mailed me offering me a ...
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Is there a website that would let me search hotels by public transport distance from a given landmark?

When I'm traveling to a city with good public transport, I often prefer to save money by booking a place that is well connected to the city center by bus/tram/metro instead of a hotel that's directly ...
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Efficient way of travelling with a lot of coins for coin machines

What would be the most efficient way to handle traveling to a touristy place such as Disney, San Francisco, Seaworld or Knott's Berry Farms where you know you will need many rolls of coins to go ...
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How to tip room cleaning in the US if you don't use cash?

As a matter of habit, I never deal with cash while staying in the US. All I have on hand is a few credit cards, which also means using the ATM would incur fees. At the same time I am aware that it's ...
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Why would a hotel charge a higher rate when booking more than one night?

I am looking to book 2 nights at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center - checking in Saturday July 27 and checking out Monday July 29. When I try to book a 2 Double Bed room with the Advance Purchase ...
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Warning: free hotel wifi is a hacker’s dream (alleged)

Is this article correct? A little bit? A lot? Or is it all bollox? Sure using public or near-public wifi (internet cafe or hotel) you should expect your browsing history to be visible to the world, ...
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How do I decipher this hotel address in Greece?

I am flying to Greece and need to stay in to a hotel called "Castello Hotel", in Patras (a city in Greece). I booked the room through hotels.com and thought everything was fine, until I noticed that ...
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Is there a website dedicated to odd hotels?

There is a boeing 747 hotel in Sweden. Is there a search engine or any other way to find similar odd hotels per destination?
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How can I deal with extreme temperatures in a hotel room?

Recently I've been on a business trip in Germany and I had a temperature problem in my hotel room. Since it was an attic room without air conditioning the temperature rose to uncomfortable levels ...
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What will happen if I checked in for another room in the same hotel, but not for the booked one?

I booked a room via booking.com and when I reached the hotel to check in I came to know that the room I booked was not air conditioned. So the hotel staffs offered me another room with air condition ...
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How to get the lowest hotel price on Expedia?

Just did the same search, about 1 minute apart, on Expedia for a hotel with the same dates, number of occupants and filter both in a window where I was logged into Expedia and an Incognito Chromium ...
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Web resources or other resources for villa rentals in Europe? (Spain, France, Italy etc.)

Im looking for resources ala hotels.com but only for villa rentals. Does anyone know of any good sites like this?
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Fairmont Banff Springs vs Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise [closed]

I'm planning to travel to the Canadian Rockies this summer. I called the hotels, but their answers were too officialese and diplomatic. Courtney Brown writes that they're apart by just "a forty ...
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Booking.com prepayment [closed]

I recently reserved an apartment in Budapest through Booking.com, which was free of charge. Once I’d reserved the apartment, I got an e-mail from the host of the apartment asking me for a pre-...
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Travelling in Germany as a 17 year old. What do I need?

I'm a 17-year-old Finnish citizen. I want to travel to Germany and am worried about all the documents you have to have. I've read a lot of sources that say that I don't need anything except my ...
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Below standard baby crib

Recently, I went to a hotel in Switzerland. I phoned weeks in advance to make sure they had a baby crib for my 5 month baby. They told me “Sure”. When we arrived in the room, the crib was so old and ...
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Buying hotel breakfast without having a room?

I'm wondering how common it is for hotels to allow people to pay for breakfast even if they don't have a room. In other words: Come in the morning Pay a fixed price in reception Eat breakfast Leave ...
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Overnight at Schiphol airport or hotel needed? [duplicate]

I will go from Belgium (Brussels Midi Railway Station) to Netherlands (Schiphol airport) so I am supposed to arrive there on Saturday at 11:24pm and then wait like 10h for my next flight which takes ...
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Is an early checkout possible at a hotel before its reception opens? [closed]

I'm looking a hotel place for a certain town. I will need to take an early train at 05:11 on my departure day so I need an early checkout. However the reception opens at 06:00, i.e. I will need to ...
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Can registered guest stay in other room of the same hotel?

My girlfriend has just come to Seoul in a group of tourists. I'm already in Seoul since I study there. Because we want to spend a night with each other so I thinking about booking a (double) room for ...
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Will I still be charged a cancellation fee from a hotel if I've already paid for my night in full?

I booked a night at a hotel on booking.com and have already paid the reservation in full which is £153. I can't make it anymore due to a family emergency. The booking.com email said that I will have ...
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What if you don't bring your credit card or debit for incidentals?

Usually I never bring my card out, that's what I ask. Will not bringing my credit or debit card be a problem to a hotel such as The Park Ave North?
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My hotel “blocked” 5,000 dollars when I arrived and now is taking again the money

I'm staying in San Francisco for 2 weeks. When I arrived I gave my European debit card to the hotel, and they (at least, I thought so) withdrew the 5,000 dollars I owed them for the whole stay. ...
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Hotel booking: Why is Agoda much cheaper than booking.com?

I noticed that Agoda.com often offers significant cheaper prices than booking.com when comparing prices (looking at the same hotel, same room type, same dates...). I wonder why that is considering ...
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Why would a hotel room shoot up in price at the start of the year?

The Varsity Hotel (Cambridge UK) has pretty standard rates for the next 3 months (£275 apart from Saturday night and the odd day when some event must be happening), but searching ahead into the new ...
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In the context of hotels, what's a “purser”?

In the Winter Package hotel offer, one service provided to Horizon Club members is a "Purser service", without any explanation of what a purser is. Wikipedia's article on pursers only talks about ...
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Is it safe to provide CVV number on booking.com

I have booked lot of hotels on booking.com. I have their genius status. I have successfully used cards previously to book the hotel without providing CVV number. They never asked me this in my ...
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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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I have a question about all inclusive vacation bundles, rarer scenario, question about base price

Ok, i'm sure its been asked before, but in the scenario where a person is seeing someone from another country, and wants to book a little all inclusive resort time together in her own country, how ...
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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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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 ...