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Old 02-10-2019, 11:22 PM
 
Location: "Silicon Valley" (part of San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA)
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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?
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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1. In my experience, they have nothing against it. When I travel with my wife or someone else, I only check in by myself.
But Europe is different, some hotels require two passports if there are two guests to stay.

2. All US hotels I've stayed assume double occupancy and they don't even bother to enforce that, I mean, most of they won't stop three persons to stay in a room. I think Europe is the same. Japan is different, many hotels charge different rates for single occupancy and double occupancy.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA
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In my experience, most US hotels won't care if there is a second person in the room. They will even ask how many keys you need and if you want two (or three) won't question why. Of course this will not be true for locations that have a per-person resort fee, or that include lunches and dinners with your stay.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Tulsa
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In my experience, most US hotels won't care if there is a second person in the room. They will even ask how many keys you need and if you want two (or three) won't question why. Of course this will not be true for locations that have a per-person resort fee, or that include lunches and dinners with your stay.
Per person resort fee?

Last time I went to Florida, I had to pay resort fees but it's per room.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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My experience in US is quite different. At Motel 6, their sign will say "From 59.95 single" and if you are a couple, the rate is ten bucks higher and yes, they will watch, make a huge fuss if you try to sneak your wife in. That is the case at nearly all budget rate motels.

That may not be the case in motels over a hundred a night, I wouldn't know, I've never even been in the parking lot of one.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:31 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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When you stay at a Escort hotel/casino in Las Vegas, with 3,000+ rooms, no one on their staff will have any idea how many people you have spend the night with you. I go for a week every year by myself for a conference and they always give me two cars keys. The cheap, small motels are more likely to enforce the single/double occupancy at registration, and more easily follow up.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:48 AM
 
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1. In my experience, they have nothing against it. When I travel with my wife or someone else, I only check in by myself.
But Europe is different, some hotels require two passports if there are two guests to stay.

2. All US hotels I've stayed assume double occupancy and they don't even bother to enforce that, I mean, most of they won't stop three persons to stay in a room. I think Europe is the same. Japan is different, many hotels charge different rates for single occupancy and double occupancy.
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.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:15 AM
 
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Most aren't going to know or care. They are more concerned with over occupancy than whether a guest is in a room.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:19 AM
 
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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?
In the US there is no issue although if your guest were to do something like destroy the room you would be held responsible so choose your guests wisely. In Europe, in my experience, it is different as all guests have to show their passports and be registered.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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Most all rooms in the US are double occupancy so if you have a second person they would not care, however there may be fire regulations that state they need to know how many people are in the room. If it were three adults they would charge extra so would want to know, that could be considered fraud.
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