Hotel mysteries

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Let'sgoflying!, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Let'sgoflying!

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    I am in a room right now and need to stay in town all week - however - when I booked they said the hotel is full Tue night (tomorrow nite). They didn’t say I’d have to vacate, interestingly.
    I know there is some rule (in some states, or all?) that says they cannot boot you if you are already entrenched in a room.
    Everyone is saying; Ya, just stay there - but that doesn’t seem right (and certainly unfair to travelers who’d arrive to find no room).
    Does Expedia, et al snap up too many rooms & they go unused?
    How does this work?
    What would you do?
     
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    They’ll call the cops to beat you and remove you forcibly. But that’s only if a hotel employee needs the room.
     
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    He'd have to be sleeping on a United flight for that.
     
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    I've been in a hotel for 3 weeks and holy crap I take a lot of household things for granted.

    Assuming they wouldn't let you pay for the night you can't be there, find somewhere else. I went through 3 hotels before I found one that I liked. Less busy hotels will negotiate. 4 Star hotels are the hardest to deal with and if I'm by myself would never stay in one.
     
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    If they double-booked your room I guess you can always wait and see if you like your roommate or not, then either stay and make memories, or beat feet and avoid the trauma!
     
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    Didn’t sound like they double booked.

    Sounds like they said “we have you M, W, Th departing F. We are fully booked Tuesday.”

    Many times they’ll put you in a nearby sister hotel, or across the parking lot (or tell the 1-night guy that if he shows).
     
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    I was travelling for work once, came back from the office and someone elses stuff was in my room(in addition to mine).

    Turns out the company I was working at had a group of college interns in for something or other, so the hotel just matched up the company name on the rooms. I had to very not-politely explain to the front desk that no, I was not part of that group(I was a contractor on time and expenses) They found me a new room rather quickly.
     
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    Had an extended discussion with a front desk clerk once after unlocking and opening the door to my room, which was occupied by someone else.

    She argued with me that I must have been mistaken, as there was no way they could issue additional key cards to a booked room.

    Almost walked her back up there to have her open the door on the other guest a second time.
     
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    Yeah, I had that happen once, as well. Kind of unnerving (and probably moreso for "who's sleeping in MY BED?" guy) at 2:00 am when I clicked the lights on.
     
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    You'll get more points moving to another hotel in the chain, if that matters.
     
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    I was planning a mini vacation and wanted to stay at a specific hotel for 6 nights. When I was reserving a room I was told they only had 4 nights available, so I had to find another hotel for the first two nights.

    I have had a few instances where I check in, get the key or card, open the door only to find someone already there.

    Anyone else remember when hotel rooms had actual door keys.??
     
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    Speaking of unnerving, had a co-worker who carried, and slept with his hardware at the ready on the nightstand at a Texas border hotel.

    He says he quickly had it in hand, and almost unloaded on an unsuspecting traveler with a duplicate key card as he startled awake from a deep sleep thinking he was being robbed.

    I tried to make sure I never spooked him.
     
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    I got into the habit a long time ago to knock on the door and give it a pause before entering, after having been assigned an occupied room.
     
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    Dad was management. He was part of a team working strike duty at one of the refineries one time. Hotel space for the called in group was so short, they were doubled up on rooms. Since they were working 12 on 12 off, they were assigned rooms as such. The company dropped a huge bonus on the hotel to have the maid service do those rooms twice a day so everything was fresh for whomever was coming off shift. They also paid to have a small kitchen staff at the restaurant 24/7 to feed the guys.
     
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    Actually they can... when you booked the room and when you checked in did they confirm this to you or was this a surprise surprise... if a surprise then stay.. if not, go find another room, they can just boot you..

    That is a good question... I had one bad experience with one of them, and since then I have always gone direct to the property website.

    So.... one time I thought I was booked to stay at a Hampton Inn.. when I got there, I don't have a reservation... my bad.. and they wanted to charge my double.. I got on line log in to the Hilton and presto... book the room for the standard price. About a minute later it shows up in their system and all is good. You may want to check their site if they are a chain... or if independent see if you can book online or if there are any rooms left...
     
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    I’ve been in a hotel so far for 7 weeks. I’m missing my house!!
     
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    la la la.. what would happen if it was Oshkosh week.

    [Hint: use search, you'll find it]
     
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    It all worked out. I just had to say, Don’t you know WHO I am, young lady? in an obnoxious tone & loud voice; they cowered, genuflected, free upgrade to the penthouse.

    Oh. Back to reality. Got a call at 6:00am “someone left early, you can stay”
    “cool. (snore..)”
     
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    I would have waited to find out who my roomie was before complaining. That could have worked out... :ihih:
     
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    Probably be a 300 lb wino with chiggers.
     
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    REPORTED!!!
     
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    @eman1200 might have shown up! :eek: