Questions tagged [hotels]

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Is there an app or website that evaluates individual hotel rooms?

I just heard on the radio of an app, that where seat guru evaluates the seat in an airplane, they give hotel evaluations on individual rooms. This app would tell you for example when you would not ...
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Is it possible to get a hotel room in France by paying just cash?

I'm from India and I'm going to study in France. However, since I'm arriving on the weekends, I'm not quite 100% sure if my school representative will pick me up. In that scenario, I wanted to know ...
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What happens if you don't pay booking.com cancellation fees?

What happens if you book two hotels through booking.com and reach only one hotel without cancelling the other booking? Would that hotel charge include cancellation charge of first hotel? UPDATE Not ...
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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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Sleeping near San Jose airport (Costa Rica)

I am arriving at the San Jose airport in Costa Rica rather late in the evening (with small children). I would like to stay overnight somewhere close, ideally without going into San Jose itself (which ...
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How big is the bed bug problem in the US?

This November I will be travelling to Texas, USA and am planning on staying in both Airbnb's and motels/inns. My partner is scared the quality (regarding cleanliness and bugs) of the motels/inns will ...
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Website to identify low season for hotels

I use online booking websites (Agoda, Booking.com, ...) to check hotels prices; But they are good when you know the time of travel. I want to plan my vacation and it can be any time. So, I started to ...
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Is it legitimate for European hotels to ask for passport numbers?

In the European Union, data protection law applies, and typically includes provisions along the lines: Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or ...
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Hotels in Barcelona for People Aged 17?

I wanted to know if there are hotels in Barcelona that allow people over 16 to check in (under 18).
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Is it typical throughout Greek islands that guests of one hotel can use the pool of another?

In Corfu, (Kerkyra) you can book a hotel and use its swimming pool. You can also roll up to any other swimming pool and use that, free of charge. Because you can use any swimming pool of a hotel or ...
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Is it normal to haggle for the price of cheap hotel rooms in China?

On my recent month in China I stayed at many cheap hotels when I was somewhere with no backpacker hostel. With the current development boom in China I find you mostly get fairly new hotels that look ...
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Teletext Subtitles on Romanian Television

There is a teletext feature on the televisions in the hotel rooms. In England there was a way to get subtitles to appear by going to the teletext interface and entering 888. As far as I know this is ...
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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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Should I book hotels once or multiple times for weeks of staying?

I am considering traveling abroad for a relatively long-stay (3 to 12 weeks per country). While I don't know how the hotel price is determined, my first guess is that it might get me some discount if ...
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How reliable are hotels' information on their websites?

I want to book a room in a hotel in Germany, But I'm not sure how trustworthy the information on their websites is. Have you ever booked a room in a hotel online? If so, did it come across as ...
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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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Do Hotel receipts in England show number of guests?

I need to go somewhere for a conference, and my company will cover the expenses. I would like to bring someone along with me, although the company might be a bit funny about me doing so, even if the ...
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Is it possible to use the Dubai Transit Hotel when not Transiting?

There is apparently a Dubai Transit Hotel at DXB Airport which is designed for transiting passengers in that these are small rooms rentable by the hour. This sounds like what I need, only I will not ...
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Receptionist took a copy of my passport

This is my first visit in the UK. I'm from UE. A receptionist in a hostel I am staying took a picture of my passport (of the page with my picture and all my personal data). I understand that the ...
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What is the Difference Between Air Conditioning and Climate Control?

While searching for hotels on Expedia, I noticed that some say Climate Control, while others say Air Conditioning. I actually thought they meant the same thing until I saw that if you use the filters ...
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Should I tip if I get free amenities delivered at a hotel?

I'm staying at a nice hotel which has adopted the increasingly common approach of stocking only the absolute basics like soap & shampoo in the bathroom. They do offer a long list of other ...
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What do hotels (in the US) do to control and erradicate bed bugs? How good are they?

Related to this question. I've moved into a telecommuting position that requires me to travel to the worksite once or twice a month and stay in a hotel. One of the things I'm paranoid about is staying ...
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AAA benefits as member of a European automobile club? (IHG rates)

This travel blog article (in German) mentions that also members of a European Automobile Club can use the AAA preferred rate for booking hotel rooms with IHG (a hotel group): Wer bei einem ...
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booking.com: do I need to show printed confirmations?

When booking hotels via booking.com I used to print the confirmation from booking.com and show this printed paper in the hotel receiption. But is this necessary? Maybe it's enough to tell my surname ...
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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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How to stay comfortable in beds found in American hotels?

I am currently in California for a long business trip. It is surprising how often I wake up here with my feet going past the end of the bed. The double European beds are about the same size as Queen ...
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How do hotel cancellation, prepayment and currency changes combine?

I was looking on booking.com to book some hotels for our trip next year. Quite a few deals have free cancellation until 1 day before arrival, which is always useful. However most of them also have a ...
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Cheap hostel around London City Airport

Is there any cheap hostel around London City Airport? Preferably the hostel should be reachable by foot. I would be arriving at the London City Airport at about 8.30pm someday during May, so I am ...
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Room with Kitchenette, Who Does the Dishes?

Got a room in a guest house with a kitchenette. The owner said she would do the cleaning, but does this usually include doing the dishes? Even if I've been in a room with a kitchenette before, I had ...
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Last minute hotel deals

I am just curious if last minute hotel deals is actually a thing. I am not a big traveler and have no clue. But in theory if a hotel has a bunch of empty rooms for the current day, it would make ...
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Finding a quiet hotel in Madrid

I'm trying to find a quiet hotel in Madrid that's not too far out of the way. Normally, I'd just hit a hotel booking website, pick a few in the right geographical area and price range, and check the ...
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Is there a quaint hotel in Venice Beach?

We don't like chrome and mirrors, fancy hotels. e.g. a Marriott is about as far away from our ideal as I could imagine. We would prefer something old fashioned relaxed, small, family and friendly. Oh ...
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Self-service hotels/hotel chains around the world?

In Finland there is a hotel chain (Omena Hotels), where you book your room online and on a day of arrival the system sends you SMS & email with the numpad code to enter the lobby and your room. No ...
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Pay cash hotels booked with Agoda?

I have booked through Agoda.com some hotels, guesthouses and ryokan for a trip in Japan. Normally you are supposed to settle the hotel bill at check out (or at check in) using the same credit card ...
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Damage insurance in a hotel (UK)

I am currently staying in a hotel in the UK, for business purposes (I have been invited to a university for research,and they booked the room for me). During my stay, I have caused by mistake the ...
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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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Where in Europe can I find an aircraft turned into a hotel?

I just found out that in Sweden there is an old Boeing 747 turned into a hotel. Where else in Europe can I find something like this? The closer to Germany, the better
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Why are hotels in Paris too expensive? [closed]

I am planning on vacationing in Paris for a few days and really have a problem with these expensive hotels. I have two options: Pay too much, at least 220€/night and stay in comfortable/safe hotel. ...
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Kids not allowed into sauna in Serbia

We recently faced a restriction for children under 16 to enter sauna area of a spa complex in a hotel in Serbia--they are only allowed into a pool, but not into multiple varieties of sauna. No single ...
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What does the expression 'Prepayment' mean in hotel booking terms?

I've made a booking for a weekend in Holland online via ebookers. When I completed the transaction and looked at the final receipt, it said "prepayment required" ... does that mean I need to pay at ...
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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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Would a hotel in Turkey question absence of entry stamp in passport?

I have the passports of countries A and B neither of which require a visa to Turkey (to avoid doubt, none of them is Turkish). I am planning to book a flight in passport A, present passport B at the ...
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Pay now vs pay later at expedia.com

So for a particular hotel on expedia.com I can "pay online now" $374 or I can "pay later" $374 (approx). The following screenshot better captures what I mean: My question is... why is pay later an ...
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Using a Travel Agent for non-Complicated Travel

I am having issues figuring out the best way to go about booking travel for my honeymoon at the end of August (right in the middle of Labour Day weekend in order to add to the degree of difficultyl). ...
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How to find accommodation that is not listed in booking websites? [duplicate]

I recently did a couple of travels where by accident I found unlisted hotels. Basically I found them on place. I was curious and googled them. These were small places, mostly known by locals I assume, ...
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Booking a “12 hour use” hotel room at the Incheon Airport Transit Hotel

I want to book a room at the Incheon Airport Transit Hotel in South Korea. They have a rate for a "12 hour use" room. I'm booking it on hotels.com but there's nothing that lets me specify exactly ...
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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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Is it common for hotels to allow requests when booking a room?

I looked around a bit for this question and didn't see it anywhere, but it's something I've never known. A few friends and I are taking a trip soon, and I was wondering if it is common for hotels to ...
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What affordable beachfront hotels in or near San Diego should I consider?

I'm looking for a beachfront hotel in or near San Diego for my family (on the theory that the water there is warmer than say Los Angeles or certainly Pizmo Beach). I'm hoping to find a hotel near a ...
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Is historic downtown in Savannah, GA too loud for kids to stay over night?

My wife and I are torn between booking a hotel by the historic downtown of Savannah for ease of transportation or somewhere a little further for quietness, so the kids can sleep. Given that the ...

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