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Old 06-20-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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I do not want to stay with relatives - either mine or my in-laws.

In both cases, the beds are twin beds and the mattresses have not been replaced in 50 years and are terribly uncomfortable. At one time, we considered replacing them ourselves but not at this point.

Also, nine people to one bathroom is just too much.

With Priceline, I can always get a room down the street for $30-35 that is convenient and comfortable.

I am sure that there will be some squawking about not staying at home.
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:01 PM
 
Location: oregon
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Always a hotel or motel....
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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My husband and I are going up to PA next month to visit his very large family. The rest of his brothers and sisters who live all over the Mid Atlantic area are going to all stay (and attempt to sleep) at his parents house. They live in a very small 1950s era rambler with three bedrooms. 14 people will be staying at the house.

My husband and I love to TRAVEL to visit friends and relatives but want to stay at a motel or hotel and then go over to the friends house late in the morning after a good nights sleep. This always causes severe conflict with friends and family. They insist we stay with them and we insist we stay at a hotel. But sides get angry after the insisting is done.

My brothers parents and siblings are especially angry that we stay in a hotel instead of their home. So one time we backed down and stayed at their house and slept on the air mattress. Trouble was neither of us slept a wink and there was noise in the house 22 hours of the day.

How about you, when you travel to visit friends and family, are you pushed to stay with them even though you would prefer to stay in a motel? If you do stay with family or friends can you sleep well in the guest room?
It depends.....I have one friend who has a huge house and when I visit them,
I have my own bed and bathroom and a lot of privacy and that is great for both parties. Outside of these friends, I almost always prefer hotel for the same reason that many others have posted. It is just way more comfortable. Once, after dh and I spent three days (of 7 vacation days) with my sister, her dh and their three cats, we left for a hotel because we both developed flu symptoms we think from cat allergies. Sister was VERY disappointed but we left anyway. She got over it. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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Always a hotel or motel....
Me too! I've taken a personal vow to never again sleep on anyone's tired, old mattress. If the relatives think I'm cranky after a day of seeing the Bee Museum they are going to hate me in the morning if my back hurts.
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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So none of you have relatives with a decent bed and mattress?
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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^I personally can't see it as any different as staying in a hotel, other than you have privacy and an attached toilet and shower that you need not share.

I have always felt strange the first few times I sleep somewhere different than the place I'd been sleeping in. I wake up and I don't know where I am for a few minutes.
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Old 06-20-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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It depends on the accomodations that can be provided. If it's an air mattress or lumpy sofa bed or the double bed in the musty basement "spare bedroom," or there will be six adults sharing a single bathroom, then get me to a hotel!

But if it's in a nice home with a private bedroom and bath for guests, I'd love it!

We have a true guest bedroom, complete with a TV with cable, closet with padded and wooden hangers, a spa style robe, and a luggage rack, and a private bath in it's own wing of the house. The mattress is a plush pillowtop and there are extra pillows and an extra blanket in the closet as well. There's also a pack-n-play with sheets and a blanket for those traveling with little ones. I want my guests to feel comfortable and welcomed.
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I always stay at motels when visiting relatives and friends. No other way.

Besides, I'm a smoker.

And smoking in my own house, along with being a 2X-a-year-house-cleaner,
helps keeps them away. But I extend the invitation anyway: You're always welcome to stay at my house!

No takers! And, strangely, hypocritically, even though I'm a smoker, I don't want other smokers in my house! One smoker is enough!
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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So none of you have relatives with a decent bed and mattress?
No. They are too 'close'.
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:03 PM
 
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Depends upon the friend or the family. Most are fine, and have good accomodations. Some are just too crowded, so a motel does just fine as well. I usually sleep equally well (badly) in either. As far as family at who's house I wouldn't want to stay? Shoot, if I don't want to or be willing to stay with them, that usually means I don't really want to see them, either.

It's just too bad the original OP's family gets bent over it. I guess the family is viewing it as rejecting family?

My family just views it as rejecting sleeping on the floor...and understands that.
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