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Old 10-31-2014, 07:27 PM
 
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'Budget' hotels (in name only) I don't sleep too well.

Keep thinking about bed bugs, even slightest perception of itch and I start looking for bugs.

Who knows how filthy a room is too, people puked in there, took a dump on carpet, blew their boogers everywhere, etc.

There's also a creep factor with dead body stories.
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Old 10-31-2014, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Northern Ireland
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:45 PM
 
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On the first night never. After that usually no problem (I think I just don't like strange beds, lol).
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:19 PM
 
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I usually stay in Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton, Doubletree and their business spin-offs (H Garden Inn, etc).

These places are more pricey than the Motel 6, but the nicer bed is worth it (being the point of a hotel after all).

I sleep like the dead pretty much anywhere (anytime too), so it's no problem.
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:56 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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I usually stay in Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton, Doubletree and their business spin-offs (H Garden Inn, etc).

These places are more pricey than the Motel 6, but the nicer bed is worth it (being the point of a hotel after all).
Doubletree has my favorite mattresses among Hilton brands (and is perhaps the only thing I like about that brand). Marriott brands seem to have consistently boring mattresses, nothing special among any of the brands. Sheraton is inconsistent, have had both good and bad and Starwood brands are all over the place as far as quality goes.
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Old 11-01-2014, 01:18 AM
 
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Old 11-01-2014, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Doubletree has my favorite mattresses among Hilton brands (and is perhaps the only thing I like about that brand). Marriott brands seem to have consistently boring mattresses, nothing special among any of the brands. Sheraton is inconsistent, have had both good and bad and Starwood brands are all over the place as far as quality goes.
Interesting, so many are talking about mattresses and pillows. I have no problem with most hotel mattresses but I do like a decent pillow. Slightly off subject, but yesterday I got my instruction for my knee replacement in the mail: one thing the hospital mentioned is: if you want to bring your own pillow make sure you use a brightly colored pillow slip. Bringing my own pillow to the hospital would never had entered my mind. I do know a lot of people who do this when taking road trips. You see them coming into the hotel with their luggage, including pillow.
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Old 11-01-2014, 05:34 AM
 
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If its a road trip I bring my own pillow, use a box fan for noise and take two advil pm. I still never sleep as well as I do at home but it helps.
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:03 AM
 
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snopes.com: The Body Under the Bed

Woman found dead in Atlanta Hotel breezeway in Roswell | www.wsbtv.com

Dead Body Found in Motel Leads to 6 More, Cross Country Serial Killer | FOX40
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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1. It can't have a noisy HVAC unit. If it does, I am sleepless. Since I have no problem sleeping if it's freezing this is only a concern if it is hot, so my new trick if I have a noisy AC unit is to crank the AC on 60 until I go to bed, then turn the unit off.

2. The pillows have to be comfortable. If they are not, I take my clothes and wrap them in a towel and sleep on that.

3. Only light is my laptop where I stream my local sports station at a volume just above white noise.
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