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Old 02-11-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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okay here is the legal answer:
Any guest NOT registered at the hotel is considered a "visitor" and will be and can be escorted off property for trespassing. . We have zero interest in your trying to save a buck because we don't charge extra. . You can have up to four registered guest in a room if you like, so long as the code allows. But this sneaking folks in can get ya kicked out.
Hotels have 2 roles to play: the safety of the in house guest- which includes if an evacution occurs they must account for all guest on the roster. If you choose to risk anothers' life and not have them registered, do not expect the hotel to go looking for them when they were sneaking into the pool and get injured.
Secondly by doubling the occupants the Hotel who may serve foods or need proper staffing will be blind sided by the "extra"s being requested. They usually project how many are needed on staff.
Be the decent guest and add the other person to grant them permission to the room or pass security.
We just had a guest who was involved in a domestic matter. The police dropped "HIM" off, yes HIM. Because his lady friend decided to make him a punching bag. He arrived and we followed protocal to not give out his room number or if he was even there. Lo and behold She calls the hotel. Requesting to be transferred to Mr Ivebeenbeatenup. I decline to confirm that he is even a guest. She shows up. She is then directed to leave. Even if he wanted her on his room as a guest we had the authority to remove them both since he was brought there by the officers.
The sad part is folks who think they are being clever in not informing the front desk are doing a disservice to the industry. Mind you I work for a reputable hotel ..I can't answer to how mom and pop hotels choose to jeopardize its guest.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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check with your wife
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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China also charges a single occupancy rate for a single guest. But I would guess that there wouldn't be a problem in the USA.
I don't remember they did.

Room with double breakfast is more expensive than a single breakfast.

Double occupancy without breakfast isn't more expensive than single occupancy without breakfast.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:31 PM
 
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Again not sure if this is the right forum but it seems closest. Two questions, both regarding a hotel room where you are the only person registered (and this is primarily regarding hotels in the USA, but experience in European hotels is also considered helpful):


  • if you meet someone special at a nearby bar (NOT a prostitute or anything of that nature) and you guys want to spend time together, is there generally a policy against them staying in your room overnight? How could one do it in such a way as to comply with policy? Would the person have to register? I had a similar experience in 2017, and management said nothing, although they might not have been paying attention. So I am asking to have this information for the future.
  • longer term situation: what if you have a friend and you guys fly to another city together, but the friend initially says they have accommodations over there (another friend)...but something comes up and the friend can't accommodate them anymore...do most policies allow them to stay with you for the remainder? Would you have to pay a fee or something, since your room was originally single occupancy and is now double occupancy?...has anyone ever been in that situation?
The only thing according to hotel policy is 1.) the listed name matching the ID of the person checking in (you), and 2.) any maximum occupancy codes being followed.

Other than that, the "number of adults" asked has typically only dictated how many towels, shampoos, and conditioners I was given other times, nothing.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:54 PM
 
Location: "Silicon Valley" (part of San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA)
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Interesting, good information. Thanks all
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:33 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I dropped in on a friend at a hotel and offered to pay at the desk but they wouldn't take take it. They acted like it happens all the time.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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In practice they really don't seem to care or take notice. I can see a budget chain motel making a fuss but that's it.

Mostly they want that CC on file in case the room gets trashed.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:08 AM
 
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okay here is the legal answer:
Any guest NOT registered at the hotel is considered a "visitor" and will be and can be escorted off property for trespassing. . We have zero interest in your trying to save a buck because we don't charge extra. . You can have up to four registered guest in a room if you like, so long as the code allows. But this sneaking folks in can get ya kicked out.
Hotels have 2 roles to play: the safety of the in house guest- which includes if an evacution occurs they must account for all guest on the roster. If you choose to risk anothers' life and not have them registered, do not expect the hotel to go looking for them when they were sneaking into the pool and get injured.
Secondly by doubling the occupants the Hotel who may serve foods or need proper staffing will be blind sided by the "extra"s being requested. They usually project how many are needed on staff.
Be the decent guest and add the other person to grant them permission to the room or pass security.
We just had a guest who was involved in a domestic matter. The police dropped "HIM" off, yes HIM. Because his lady friend decided to make him a punching bag. He arrived and we followed protocal to not give out his room number or if he was even there. Lo and behold She calls the hotel. Requesting to be transferred to Mr Ivebeenbeatenup. I decline to confirm that he is even a guest. She shows up. She is then directed to leave. Even if he wanted her on his room as a guest we had the authority to remove them both since he was brought there by the officers.
The sad part is folks who think they are being clever in not informing the front desk are doing a disservice to the industry. Mind you I work for a reputable hotel ..I can't answer to how mom and pop hotels choose to jeopardize its guest.
Yes, but this is your hotel. Some do charge extra for a third or fourth guest. A visitor, as in just overnight, won't get you kicked out unless you raise some sort of ruckus or they get caught using facilities like the pool if it is a resort and they check guest cards. But since almost all hotels don't charge for a second guest and you don't need to name them just book it for two if you might intend to bring another person in. In Europe, as I stated, in my experience they took all our passports so they know who is in the room.
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