Questions tagged [hotels]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How does booking.com know how many rooms in a hotel are free?

I hope this is not a duplicate. I'm wondering how in the world they know how many rooms are free at any point in time. I know for almost sure that not all hotels are giving them access to their ...
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Hotel details in Schengen visa form [duplicate]

I am filling out a Schengen visa form for Iceland but as I will be travelling to multiple countries, I have booked multiple hotels. The area in the form to fill out hotel details is quite small, so I ...
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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 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 far in advance can you book a hotel room for an eclipse? [closed]

In La Higuera, Chile on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 there'll be a total solar eclipse. I thought I'd look for hotels on Expedia but it looks like the farthest out I can book is Feb 25, 2019. timeanddate....
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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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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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Hotel “rebooking” policy: full night's rate?

Is it normal for the fee for changing a booking in a hotel to be the whole of the room rate for the night? I am booking for a one night stoppover a few months in advance, and am concerned about the ...
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Late no-show at hotel

I booked a hotel via a 3rd party (expedia) for 1 week months ago. Due to weather conditions my flight was delayed by 3 days. I did not check in online or via phone to the hotel, or contact expedia for ...
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Which hotel reward program should I sign up for? [closed]

I am getting about 20 consecutive days of paid stay in a hotel up to approx $100/night. This can make me qualify for a decent level of hotel reward program status levels. I currently do not have an ...
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Elite perks at hotel when staying at a rate that doesn't earn points

I will soon be attending a conference and staying at a hotel where my employer has negotiated a special rate. This is a large group booking and I will not be eligible for points or stay credit. ...
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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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Are hotel “safes” really a joke to open?

I have seen all kinds of videos on YouTube demonstrating trivial methods of opening hotel safes, the kind that are in the room. In one video the guy opens the safe with a potato. Are these videos ...
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Maximizing travel points for paid travel [closed]

My company is paying for my relocation, 30 days in a hotel plus meals plus car rental plus flight. How can I maximize this in terms of airlines or hotel points ? For example, I have a United credit ...
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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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How to search for hotels online for a room with more than one bathroom? [duplicate]

I tried with booking.com, and the only way seems to put in "2 bathrooms" in the name of the hotel, or simply look for apartments and hope that someone put it in the reviews or it is mentioned under ...
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Hotel room was problematic - what's a typical compensation?

I recently stayed at a hotel in Munich for six days. For three of these days, I couldn't connect to the Internet (they had this problem with their system where you'd get disconnected about 30 seconds ...
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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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Why do hotel rooms often have no central light? [duplicate]

When I stay at ordinary hotels in the United States it seems there is rarely or never any central light. The entryway usually has an overhead light, but the room itself usually just has lamps, so to ...
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Why don't American hotels have ceiling lights?

Random question du jour, inspired by the thoroughly depressing airport Holiday Inn I'm writing this in due to a missed flight connection: Why don't American hotels have ceiling lights? Every chain ...
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Hotel refuses to replace personal device broken by one of their appliances [closed]

I put my device on charge and was getting ready for sleep when suddenly one of the hotel appliances falled from the wall and smashed my phone. The hotel refuses to replace/compensate my device. What ...
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Do I have to inform the hotel about my lateness for check in? [duplicate]

It's my first time to personally book a room, and I'm a little bit confused with the notion of "check in". Let's say I am supposed to arrive at the hotel on Aug. 15th @ 01:00 am (the room is fully ...
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Why the price of a room at weekend is not mentioned?

I'm going to book a room at a hotel (from 19-23th September) whose price per night is $113, but the booking website has noted no price for 23th September as below: What is the meaning of that - sign?!...
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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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What constitutes a late check-in for a hotel and should I inform them about my late arrival?

For a particular hotel I booked Expedia's Check-in policies section states the following: Check-in time starts at 4 PM If a late check-in is planned, contact this property directly for their late ...
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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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What is a continental breakfast and what other types of breakfasts are there?

When I look for an hotel I often see the "continental breakfast" expression when they refer to their breakfasts. I looked up the expression on Google and found: a light breakfast, typically ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of capsule hotels or an easy way to find them?

I've never been in a capsule hotel, but these seem an affordable and interesting solution. Is there a resource on line that lists capsule hotels around the world? Or, is there an easy way to find ...
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Are Schiphol airport hotels noisy?

We are visiting Amsterdam for 2 nights and will try to stay somewhere near Schiphol (if possible) to catch the 10 A.M. flight. We can see quite a lot of marquee hotels near Schiphol with good weekend ...
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What is the red light in the hotel bath for?

I've recently stayed in a hotel with a red light bulb in the top of the bathroom. The red light bulb works only for a limited time until it automatically shuts down. Anyone knows what is this red ...
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Tactics for filtering out fake hotel reviews

There is a popular question on how to spot fake reviews on TripAdvisor How to spot fake reviews on TripAdvisor? My question is if there are any tactics on how to leverage multiple review website to ...
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Can I dispute late cancellation fee with the hotel?

I tried to book a hotel for someone for work, the same hotel I used last time for the same guest. Last time they did not ask me to fill out credit card authorisation form and now they insisted on it. ...
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I booked a hotel on my old bank card before I cancelled the card and switched banks

I booked a room on my old bank account card; I paid for the room in full on that card. I no longer use that bank account and opened a new bank account through a different bank. Will I have issues ...

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