Questions tagged [hotels]

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People in the next room in my hotel are having noisy sex; I can't sleep! What to do?

The people in the next room are having sex all night! it is early morning and I can not sleep and my flight is in a few hours! Their bed is hitting the wall because of the action which makes a great ...
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Hotel asks for credit card and passport through mail for restaurant reservation

I have made a booking at a hotel in an East Asian country for the new years period. The booking was done through a 3rd party website. The payment will be fulfilled on the first day of arrival ...
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Belarus, can unmarried couple stay in one room in Minsk?

Can an unmarried couple (one American, one Russian) stay in same hotel room in Minsk? Or is there a hassle?
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Hotels.com refunds? Card charged immediately when was supposed to be charged at check in and now saying i never paid.

I had made a fully refundable no cancellation fee hotel reservation and have cancelled the reservation 33 days before deadline. They are saying I never paid and won't refund money. It was clearly ...
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What are Hotels on Salt Lake City Trax Light Rail?

Going to SLC in late Feb for snowboarding. Looking at staying in Murray, downtown and South Salt Lake so closer to resorts (Alta, Brighton, etc). How do I find out what hotels are walkable to light ...
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Should we check out from hotel? [duplicate]

I got a hotel card now. My smart gf says I do not need to check out. She said just throw away the card that the hotel will automatically check me out. The card is cheap and replaceable. I fear that ...
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Overnight stay options at Beijing Capital Airport Terminal 3

I'm planning a trip that involves an int'l-to-int'l overnight transit at Beijing Capital Airport T3, arriving around 22:00 and leaving the next morning at 05:30 (yes, ouch). I'd like to crash ...
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Regarding ratings of hotel

Different websites give different ratings for the same hotel. Why is it like that? Which one is the correct one? For example: Senani Hotel in Kandy: Google shows it to be a 2 star hotel But ...
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How do I negotiate a lower price at a hotel?

When living and traveling in Mexico, I became quite accustomed to asking for discounts in many situations: At the market, at the car wash, and at hotels. I was usually successful in getting a lower ...
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Why do hotel chains use so many different names for the same class? [closed]

My question doesn't involve names that stem from mergers and acquisitions. Keeping these names is less costly than replacing them, like replacing Ritz-Carlton, Sheraton, Delta, Westin with Marriott. ...
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Booking date change difficult due to technical problems, who is liable? [closed]

Short version: I tried to shorten an existing hotel reservation, booked and prepaid through a large travel site, a day before the "free change/cancellation" period runs out. They tell me the hotel has ...
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Using airline FF program shopping button (Chrome) on hotel websites - Double-dip?

asking if anyone tried this. Talking about Shopping button extensions from FF programs (AAdvantage eShopping, United MileagePlus etc.) They sometimes have hotel websites possible for mileage ...
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How do stained bedclothes affect the nightly price? [closed]

I stayed at a Hilton Garden Inn in Canada for 1 night at $150 CAD pre-tax. Shortly after my late arrival around 23:00 local time, I spotted some small red (not sure if this were blood) and orange ...
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Old Marriott Gold perks after SPG/Marriott account merger

Last year, I acquired Starwood (SPG) Gold through staying a bunch of nights at SPG properties. When I linked my account with Marriott, I was comped to Marriott Gold, which provides a series of very ...
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Can I have an unregistered guest come over at a hotel?

Can I let my friend come and join me in my hotel room, just for visiting? Not sleeping or eating.
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How long can I extend a hotel stay? [closed]

I have a guest that wants to keep extending his stay, What are the guidelines for extending a stay in a hotel in Michigan?
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Can a hotel charge me for reservations a year later if I signed up on a waiting list?

Last year (2017) my husband and I went to a blues festival in West Helena AR. It was last minute and we had an incredibly hard time finding somewhere to stay (Helena AR is a small town.) After trying ...
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Navigating the layers of American hotel beds: where are you actually supposed to sleep?

Silly question perhaps but I'm a bit puzzled. The bed has a mattress, mattress pad, sheet 1, sheet 2, a thin white blanket, sheet 3, duvet with a removable cover and some more decorative stuff. In ...
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Airline cancelled direct flight. I changed flight to another day. Must airline offer free change of hotel booked through airline?

I booked a direct flight from the UK to Norway. The airline cancelled the direct flight and offered me an indirect alternative, which took much longer. As an alternative, I opted for a direct flight ...
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What are the rates posted on hotel room doors / in the lobby for?

When I'm travelling, I often see hotel room rates posted on the back of the hotel room door (typically in the US) or in the lobby, behind the check-in desk. These rates are typically eye-wateringly ...
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Towel heater switch

What are these switches that are meant to move horizontally? Last time I had one was some years ago in Sweden, and it was pretty straightforward I guess. Now, in Germany, I am not sure if am taking ...
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Two adults staying in a room that says “one adult” on the reservation [duplicate]

I am traveling for work. My company sent me my hotel reservation. It says "one adult" on it. I am bringing my wife. Do I need to sneak her into the room, or will I be fine?
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Is it ok to refuse housekeeping services at a hotel?

I'm about to stay at a 4-star hotel in Stockholm for 5 days. Is it ok to request that I don't want my room to be cleaned or the housekeeping staff to enter the room? The reason for this is mainly ...
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Is it a reasonable assumption that larger US hotels will have laundry facilities?

I'm travelling to the US and staying in a hotel in a tiny town in Utah round about the time I'd need to do laundry. I looked through the hotel amenities to see if it has guest laundry facilities, and ...
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Hotel in Vegas did not charge my card

I booked a hotel in Las Vegas through booking.com. They immediately charged me for the first night. At check in they charged me for the full stay + security deposit. However, on checkout, they did ...
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How do “Early Departure Fees” work when booking a Starwood hotel?

How do "Early Departure Fees" work exactly? If I booked a room for 4 nights, and I want to leave after 2 nights, and I have pre-paid for the 4 nights, will I still be charged early departure fees? ...
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How does the Starwood Hotels in-app check-in work for affiliates without a keyless entry system?

I see that Starwood Properties has been rolling out the In App Check-in and Keyless entry but has not installed them yet at the Westin Brand in Scottsdale. Was wondering if you can still check-in ...
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Electronic Map with Lodging pricing

A wedding in Jamaica will be at the booked Prospect Plantation Villas. Is there a method or web services that map nearby accommodations? The goal is to be as close as possible (walking distance) to ...
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Can I transfer my hotel reservation?

I booked a hotel for a conference visit in Barcelona. Although I have the appropriate visa for Spain, my passport is at the UK embassy due to a visa application that is taking much longer than the ...
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What is the purpose of this cloth in hotel?

What is the purpose of the cloth across the bed? I see it at many hotels and it does not seem to serve any purpose other than make it look nice. Any idea what it can be used for? Ps. The purplish ...
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Proper etiquette to be able to bring sex worker in hotel room?

I plan to visit a European country where prostituion is legal. I will stay several days, visit the town during the day and have fun at night. I have no idea how the normal proccess but, after reading ...
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Can I resell my hotel booking?

Suppose that person A booked today a hotel room for 3 nights in Dubai to travel in the upcoming February with Hotel Z (room price = 50€). In January, person A changed his mind about the visit and ...
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Hotels with or around casinos in Colombo

I am hoping to visit Colombo in a couple weeks and I am looking to stay in a hotel (at least 4 star user ratings). I expect to spend quite a bit of time at casinos in Colombo and based on my past ...
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In US hotels, what happens if you skip checkout and just leave the hotel?

Every time I check out of a hotel, they ask me if my stay went fine, let me review my incidental charges and ask if they should charge the credit card used to check in. But what if I simply walk out ...
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In the UK, what rights do you have if a hotel is overbooked?

Today I had a pre-paid reservation for a hotel, booked a month ago or so. They rang me to say they had a problem at the hotel, and had to move a number of guests elsewhere as the rooms weren't ...
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When asking for ID checking into a Spanish hotel, what is acceptable?

Whenever I check into a hotel in Spain, they ask me for ID. A credit card and loyalty card for the hotel chain doesn't seem to be enough, it seems to need to be some sort of official ID. It seems ...
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Denied check-in with a paid reservation, what can we do? [closed]

We made this reservation at booking dot com, with all money paid. At that day, we arrived at 8pm at the property, the property owner insisted that we arrived late and refused to check us in. ...
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Does a visitor to someone already staying in a hotel have to pay the city tax?

Imagine person A is staying in a hotel in Paris for a month. During this month, a friend, person B, comes to visit person A for 10 days and stays in the room A is staying in. The hotel is fully aware ...
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Cancellation fee for a hotel in Austria booked via phone call

I booked a room at a hotel in the Austrian Alps (I hadn't paid for the room, nor did I give them any credit card details at the time of booking). However 2 days after making the booking I informed ...
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What is a typical room cleaning tip in Montreal?

This fall, I will be traveling for work and staying in a relatively nice hotel in Montreal for six nights. I've never stayed this long in a hotel before. Is a tip for room cleaning expected in ...
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Is there a reason why housekeeping wouldn't accept a tip?

When I stay in a US hotel, I like to leave a tip for housekeeping. I usually leave $2 (two singles) somewhere obvious that this is for them - not just something I've left behind by accident. Usually ...
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Does Newark (EWR) have a hotel actually in the airport?

Does Newark (EWR) have a hotel actually in the airport? Perhaps in Terminal B? (Interestingly, I just could not find this information, despite knowing how to use a browser/google.) Failing that, ...
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Why do different hotel websites show different prices for the same room?

What makes the difference between the price of a room in two websites? If I use Trivago, I can find several prices for the same room. I want to know what makes the difference here. Is it the fee that ...
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Moved from room after bad insect bite, but what about the next guy? [closed]

I am staying in a hotel in Genova for three more nights. The hotel is prepaid by my grant, and leaving is something I don't want. Last night an insect bit me, and for the first time in my life I got ...
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In which places in China can travellers not stay at just any random local hotel?

I have now heard a couple of times from different sources that in some parts of China you can't just stay wherever you feel like as a tourist. I hitchhiked from the Lao border to the Mongolian border ...
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What is YCS in Online Tourism industry?

While checking Agoda's website I was able to see Agoda YCS Portal. I want to Know what is YCS ? I feel that this is associated with Online Tourism.
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What is the purpose of Plant Room, GSM Room and MCC Room in hotels?

Can someone explain me what is the purpose of: Plant Room, GSM Room and MCC Room found in certain hotels (at least in one)? I have just found them while staying at Premier Inn next to airport in ...
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Can you use a student ID to check in at a hotel?

Out of curiosity, can you use your college ID as a form of identification when you're checking into a hotel? Or are there certain specifications for IDs that can be used for that?
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Travelling as unmarried couple in Indonesia [duplicate]

My girlfriend and I are travelling to Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Bali this month and we will share the same room throughout the trip. We are both Chinese citizens. Recently I have seen news reporting ...
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What is a “French bed room” in German hotel terminology?

I have booked a hotel room in Germany. On the reservation confirmation, it says: Room category: 1 × French bed room non-smoking What is a French bed room?