Questions tagged [hotels]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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/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 ...
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Is there a hotel aggregation site that can sort by TripAdvisor rating?

Is there a hotel aggregation site that can sort by TripAdvisor rating? I find TripAdvisor lacks the filtering options available on most aggregation sites, but hotel aggregation sites generally lack ...
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Is there a website that lets you shop for hotels with taxes and fees included in search results?

Every time I book a hotel online, the price increases by 25% in "taxes and fees" at checkout, compared to the price featured in search results. This does not occur when booking flights (I actually ...
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Hotel search site with “out of pocket” price [duplicate]

I'm looking for a hotel search site that does the following things: List the price as "what you pay" including all fees, taxes, surcharges, etc. Has a map view Ideally allows to search for "free ...
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Hotel search engine that allows to search for rooms with a desk?

Some background: I am planning to go to Finland during February / March next year to watch skijumping at the Nordic World Ski Championships. As Lahti (competition venue) will be fully booked with ...

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