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Old 06-21-2010, 07:05 PM
 
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When my husband's family stays in hotels they sneak 6-8 people into one room to save money. Is this ethical? Legal? Would you?
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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Its really frud. No I wouldn't.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:05 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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No, we never have. When we travel, we pay for a room so that we can spend time together. We expect anyone that wants to come along to do the same. Hotel rooms have 2 beds, at most, usually. Where do these 8 people sleep?
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:24 PM
 
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When my husband's family stays in hotels they sneak 6-8 people into one room to save money. Is this ethical? Legal? Would you?
Most municipalities restrict the number of people in a room to five people due to the fire codes.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:45 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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When my husband's family stays in hotels they sneak 6-8 people into one room to save money. Is this ethical? Legal? Would you?
I don't, but only in certain circumstances, such as when a hotel is almost booked solid and they only have a few rooms left but not enough for everyone. THisi usually happens in places like beach resorts where there are few vacancies in the summer. Actually qutie easily done especially with motels where access is from the outside and not through the lobby.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I rarely travel with people, but if I do.. sure why not! I was advised to do this by a person from hotels.com while booking lol
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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We are a family of six, two adults and four kids under 11. We generally reserve a one bedroom suite (has a seperate bedroom) at a Homewood Suites or Residencee Inn for stays of two nights or less (any more than that and we'd all have nervous breakdowns). When I reserve, I don't put "6" because (I think) the system will force either a two bedroom suite or two room. So, we put the three oldest in the living room sofa bed and the baby in a hotel supplied pack and play; my wife and I get the bedroom.

I don't think we are costing the hotel any more money, except maybe for the free breakfasts and free dinners.

Also, they never check to see if you are truly a government employee for the government rate.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:34 AM
 
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My relatives have six people to a room with two on each double bed and two on the floor. One time they put eight in one room and some of the group slept in the bathroom, one in the bathtub!
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville/Afghanistan
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If I'm going somewhere like Dragon*Con, Comic Con or SXSW you can bet on me stuffing a room full of people for how much they raise prices.
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:21 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Got Stuck in denver durring a bizzard, We got last two hotel room for our group (24) (at about $89/Night) one of the people in our group was a Hilton Super Gold member or something. We checked in the 'normal' about was 50 people deep, Prty line we walked right up. We had 12 guys in 1 room, 12 woman in other. Hilton didnt seen to care they due to the storm.

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