Questions tagged [hotels]

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Can a hotel kick you out if you let an unregistered guest share a room with you?

We are going to an event and because of this event all hotels are fully booked. Now a friend wants to join us, but can't find accommodation. We are okay with him crashing in our hotel room, either on ...
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How much to tip for a free meal in Mexico?

The hotels in the area when I am staying often offer breakfast included with the room. At the end of the meal, they usually drop off a tray with candies which also says 'Tips' or 'Propina' (Spanish ...
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Hotel bill dispute [closed]

I booked a hotel room in the Netherlands for 2 nights. The hotel was a pay-at-the-property hotel, and didn't need credit card details. Before I arrived I added an extra day over the phone. Upon ...
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Is it mandatory to show my credit card upon my arrival at hotel booked using Booking website?

My cousin is going to book a room for me in Istanbul using his Mastercard. I've heard that the hotel may ask me to show the credit card with which the payment was made. If the cost of the hotel is ...
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Is it normal to walk around an (American) hotel in pajamas?

I recently spent a weekend in a hotel with a bunch of friends and colleagues. To help cut down on costs, some of us shared rooms. I like reading before I go to sleep, but my room-mate was tired and ...
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Is there a law against hotels denying guests to have visitors [duplicate]

I've been staying at a hotel for a few weeks now. When I checked into the room the clerk at the desk said that I can't have visitors. A few days later a gentlemen came to ask about something and said ...
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When staying in a US hotel, should I tip the housekeeping? [duplicate]

I grew up outside the US, and in our culture, tipping almost never ever happens. I am aware that when eating at a restaurant in the US, you are expected to tip between 15-20%. When I stay in a hotel ...
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Good place to sleep in (or near) Miami's airport? [closed]

I will soon have a series of flights including a 13 hour nightly stop in Miami and I'm willing to pay a little more if it means a comfortable bed to sleep in. Is there any commendable place near (or ...
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How can I search for hotels with kitchen(ette)s?

How can I do so, without reading each hotel's website or contacting their staff? I prefer hotels belonging to big hotel chains, but not only extended-stay hotels.
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Why does hotel price change with more occupants?

I am booking a hotel in New York City at the following hotel. When I change the number of adult occupants from 1 to 2, the price goes up $15. Why is this? Is there anything stopping me from ...
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Booked hotel, but never asked for payment information

I just reserved a room at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Berchtesgaden, Germany. I went through the booking website and provided all of my info, but they never asked for payment information. I didn't ...
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Can hotels sue international travellers?

We booked for a hotel in the Netherlands. The agreed amount was to be paid on the spot. Unfortunately, we didn't get a visa, so we never had a chance to go to the Netherlands and to stay at the hotel. ...
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Frankfurt hotel near airport [closed]

I am landing at Frankfurt late at 10+ pm. Thinking to rest for a night before continue the land transit to destination. Any idea what is the value for money hotel that I could stay for a short night? ...
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Can I visit a hotel lobby to visit the receptionist? [closed]

I have an old friend who works at a local hotel whom I have not seen in a while. She is the receptionist in the lobby. Is it possible to visit her in the lobby even if I don't have a reservation? ...
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Cancellation fee on failed booking [closed]

What happens if: I book a non-refundable room on booking.com; Credit card is invalid; The bank said the transaction failed; I cancel the booking. What about the cancellation fee?
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Is there an anonymized credit card for hotel stays?

Is there a way to get an anonymized credit card for hotel stays? The reason I ask is that recently I have noticed hotels getting more and more invasive about my private life. This is no paranoid ...
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Accidentally booked hotel room twice

Last week, I booked a 4-day stay in Berlin via booking.com. I chose the cheapest option, which means I cannot cancel and get my money back (it states that if I cancel, I still lose the money). However,...
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How to avoid hotels with bellhops in the USA

Many guides to tipping in the USA include a specification to tip a "bellhop" at a hotel, which is apparently an employee who expects to be paid separately for the "service" of accompanying the guest ...
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Vienna, Austria: Recommendations for affordable overnight parking?

I was searching for hotels in Vienna, Austria. I found a good value Hotel but the hotel does not offer any overnight parking. I tried to search over the internet for overnight parking but the ...
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London Heathrow: What are the options while waiting for hotel check-in?

I am traveling with my wife and son (infant) to London from Dubai. The flight lands early morning (6 am) and hotel check-in time starts at 3 pm. I contacted the hotel and they refused to accept an ...
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How to ensure privacy and safety in hotels of India?

I do a moderate number of travels with my girlfriend and use good hotels (with a minimum 3 star rating) to stay for single/multiple days. We feel insecure to do intimate tasks such as foreplay, sex ...
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Why don't hotels in NZ have lamps?

Have stayed in a number of different motels in New Zealand and not one has had a table lamp in the seating area. A few have had lamps by the bed, but most were attached to it. Are they exceptionally ...
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What should I do if I forgot to turn in a hotel room key card after checking out?

I recently stayed at a hotel and received two room key cards to access the room: one for me and one for my brother. They are like credit cards with a magnetic strip to swipe into the door lock. My ...
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Hostel booking date

I arrive in San Francisco at 10.30 pm. Should I book a hostel on that night itself or the day after which is 12 am onwards? I'm pretty confused because when I proceed to the payment page, one of the ...
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Debit card hotel booking

I used my debit card to book a hotel. Then I received a confirmation but I wasn't charged as well. Will I be charged on the day of check in?
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UK visa hotel booking and contact information

It seems like that this question has been asked for visas to other countries, but I am not sure if it applies juts the same for a UK short-term visit visa. I want to visit UK for 2 weeks and the visa ...
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3-star hotels in Dubai, UAE [closed]

How expensive are 3-star hotels in Dubai,UAE? And are they generally nice and clean? Do American citizens need a visa for a 2-night stay in Dubai?
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Which hotel chains offer paid membership for their elite status?

Which hotel chains offer paid membership for their elite status? Usually to get to an Elite status with a hotel chain you have to accumulate a certain number of stays or points. I wonder if there are ...
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Is there a reason for heavy doors in hotels? [closed]

Almost every hotel I've been in has had an enormously heavy door that bangs when it closes. Now, I've been to many homes, offices, and retail outlets with solid doors that have a definite pull-back ...
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Can I have unregistered guests at my hotel room? [duplicate]

I'll be staying in Paris for several weeks and I am planning to stay at an Ibis hotel. I want to know if I am able to invite unregistered guests during the day (not to sleep, eat, or take advantage of ...
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Laws requiring identification at hotel check-in

I know that in many non-US countries they require identification to check into hotels. However, in the United States I am not aware of any laws that require this. Do they exist? The reason I ask is ...
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Missed hostel check-in by one day - charged full stay and not given lodging

A while back I booked a hostel in Madrid and accidentally got my travel dates mixed up - I ended up booking for 8 nights instead of 7 because when I booked the hostel I thought I was arriving one day ...
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What is an “incidental amount” when booking a hotel in Las Vegas?

What does an incidental amount means when booking a hotel in Las Vegas? Could this amount be changed from the originally mentioned amount? Is this amount will be totally refundable? Because this will ...
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Places to stay in Mainz, Germany for 1 to 2 hours?

I will be in Mainz, Germany next month, but only for about 5-6 hours during a layover. I can't seem to find anywhere online if there are hotels/hostels, or something of the sort that will allow a ...
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How free nights are redeemed at hotels.com?

Once you stay for 10 nights with hotels.com you get 1 free night. However, how exactly does it work? Do you just pay for taxes? Or does redeemable value covers just part of the price? Or have limits ...
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Can I exit the airport on a layover in China?

I am a Canadian citizen with a Canadian passport, I am considering a flight with an overnight layover in Chengdu. I am just looking for a place to crash. Will I be able to stay in a hotel? How will I ...
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Are there any “extended stay” or “multiroom suites” in hotels in England?

I'm from the US, and here there are a number of options for staying in a hotel which offer more than one adjoining room. Residence Inns are a great example where I can get a bedroom and a sitting room/...
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Should I not use double things in a double room if I have booked it as a single guest?

Some hotels physically don't have single rooms even if they can be booked so. The towels, soap, shampoo and so on are always for two guests. I'm not a wasteful person, but I wonder if I'm allowed to ...
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How do I insist that American hotels accept my employer's credit card for payment, instead of asking for personal credit card upon check-in?

I work for a state government body in the United States. As a part of my work, I occasionally have multi-day travel. My hotel stays are paid by my employer and are tax-exempt. I frequently run into a ...
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Can the person who books a hotel ask hotel for information regarding guests etc?

If someone else books and pays for a hotel for me, but it is reserved in my name, can they ask the hotel for information such as whether I had any guests stay over? This is not a business trip; my ...
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What is the difference between folio and invoice in hotel management?

I was curious about the difference between folio and invoice in hotel management terms. Some hotel say invoice and others say folio. Are there difference?
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What happens when my credit card does not work at a no-show?

What happens when I book a hotel room, don't show up, but the credit card I used doesn't work and I already moved overseas, so the address isn't up to date anymore too? Does anyone know what happens ...
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Cape Verde: accommodation to expect?

What are the usual accommodations in Cape Verde (Cabo Verde in Portuguese)? We are backpacking, hence looking for cheap but clean options. Is there anything available for travellers on a budget?
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Is there a service that would notify me whenever a hotel room becomes available for booking in a given city?

I want to travel to a city (Arnhem, NL) at time when all hotels and hostels, which meet my standards, are booked. I wonder if there is some service which can notify me when something convenient ...
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How to prevent the hotel from giving me a new towel on each day?

I was on a business trip to the US recently. In my hotel there was a typical sign saying: save the planet by reusing your towels; hang your towel if you are happy to reuse it. Day 1, I hang my towel ...
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Are hotels open to public?

I am traveling to Shanghai and I heard that you can get a good view of the downtown from Ritz Carlton's roof and the source said it is a free alternative to the observatory decks on other buildings. ...
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Double bed in Germany

I recently slept in a hotel in Berlin. The hotel is a 4 (maybe 4.5) stars respectable hotel which belongs to a known brand, near the Alexanderplatz. I specifically ordered a king size bed, but when I ...
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Can one take away hotel slippers? [duplicate]

Sometimes in hotels one finds slippers in their room, in addition to toiletries and towels. Is one allowed to take them away, or are they supposed to stay in the room?
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Will there be any special event in Paris on November 9th? [closed]

I'm finding a hotel in Paris on November 9th at a reasonable price. (around 100 euros) However, there is no room especially on that day. Does anyone know the reason?
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Should I write down all four addresses on a UK Landing Card?

If I am staying at several (say, 4) different hotels across the country during my trip, should I list them all on the landing card under the field "Contact address in the UK (in full)"? Many ...