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Old 09-03-2017, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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Same thing happened to us a few months ago but we were the ones already in the room .

We got back to our room after checking in 3 hours earlier. There's a couple coming out of it with hotel staff with them. They had been assigned our room & had a keycard. The hotel management actually asked us for our ID & it was our stuff in the room. In fact, the hotel employee said, "Yeah, That's the name on the prescription bottle in there." Not a good feeling but at least they were checking ID's.
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Old 09-03-2017, 11:43 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Clerical or system mistake. Didn't happen to me, yet - but it wouldn't be a big deal. I would probably forget about minutes after I moved to a different room.
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Old 09-03-2017, 11:59 AM
 
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Mistakes happen. (Except to me, I am faultless).
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Recently, we stayed in a chain hotel. We checked in and got our key card. When we arrived at our room and opened the door, immediately we saw someone's suitcase plus a hair dryer lying on a table. At that point, we shut the door and went back to the front desk.

The front desk clerk was very surprised when we told her what happened. She checked the computer and said that someone checked out of that room 2 days prior. Then she went to talk to someone in housekeeping. After that, she assigned us another room which was fine---no problems there.

In the days before key cards were around, we once got our room key, opened the door and saw someone's suitcase and some clothes draped on the bed. This was the days before things were computerized so, I figure that mistakes like that back then could easily happen.

So...what do you think happened with our most recent experience? A glitch in the computer? Or was an employee, perhaps, sneaking a friend into an empty room?
I've had at least one experience where a guest wasn't quite gone and the maid assumed they were, then they brought some of their stuff back into the room "mysteriously" in the interim. Maybe human error at the counter or just random bad timing. Some guests just leave their cards in the room and fail to notify the desk, and I'm sure it causes hassles.

For that same reason it's wise to block off your door when you're sleeping with a chair-back or portable door bar.
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:39 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I have had similar happen, usually with arriving flight crews in the middle of the night trying to enter my room.

likely the desk / someone relocated the previous guest who was unhappy with their room, and the hotel did not complete the paperwork, while the room still had your reservation assigned to it. (Maybe it had to go to 'central office / operations HQ' to complete

You would think... the card code device would restrict access to ONE registered guest (with provided ID, which is usually stuck in my room when I lose my key at the pool...). But it is probably running on a 'windows/ dos ' based system that is 1980's vintage.

You can always alert Marriott and they will give you some extra points for the trouble!
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Old 09-03-2017, 02:03 PM
 
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Just Keep The Door Bolted While you're in it
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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I had a similar experience last year. When we entered "our" room for the first time with the key card, there were foreign people's clothes on the bed. We went down to the front desk, they came up and also checked the room and gave us another set of cards for another room. Don't know how things like this happen, but they seem to happen sometimes.

From that day on, I always use the safety lock on every hotel room door.
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:28 PM
 
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Recently, we stayed in a chain hotel. We checked in and got our key card. When we arrived at our room and opened the door, immediately we saw someone's suitcase plus a hair dryer lying on a table. At that point, we shut the door and went back to the front desk.

The front desk clerk was very surprised when we told her what happened. She checked the computer and said that someone checked out of that room 2 days prior. Then she went to talk to someone in housekeeping. After that, she assigned us another room which was fine---no problems there.

In the days before key cards were around, we once got our room key, opened the door and saw someone's suitcase and some clothes draped on the bed. This was the days before things were computerized so, I figure that mistakes like that back then could easily happen.

So...what do you think happened with our most recent experience? A glitch in the computer? Or was an employee, perhaps, sneaking a friend into an empty room?
That's really weird, because that's 2 fails. The person who left her suitcase, and the maid for not noting the suitcase and hairdryer were still in the room.
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Florida
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If the system is man made it can screw up. Been there, done that.
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Old 09-03-2017, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Once I tried to open the room assigned to me only to find the chain was in place and someone was snoring. I quickly closed the door and got another room!

Another time I was in Hawaii on a military mission and found a bunch of porn magazines on the shelf above the clothes rod in the closet. They made a nice addition to our porn stash at home station.
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