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Old 04-18-2019, 05:34 PM
 
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They're actually more common in the off-season during times when hotels otherwise struggle to fill rooms.
I travel during busy seasons, during the holidays and the summer, and the hotel coupon books are just as available then.
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:35 PM
 
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Sure, since places like Monticrllo Utah or Cortez Colorado need a hotel that can hold more than the town's entire population, just in case...
I was exaggerating when I was talking about the 432 Park Avenue building, but it would be nice if some hotels did have more rooms.
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:30 PM
 
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Im not a professional developer.
You don't say!
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:45 PM
 
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Riiiigghhhtttt.... because a high rise hotel would look fantastic in rural West Virginia - or rural anywhere for that matter.

When I travel without a reservation (which is how I prefer it), I try to stop around 6pm to find a room. I'll have been on the road since at least 8am, usually much earlier. That way, if I can't find one, I still have time to drive a ways to get another one.

Oh, and I've been doing this since the days of a flip phone and pay phones. I've never had an issue.
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:19 PM
 
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Riiiigghhhtttt.... because a high rise hotel would look fantastic in rural West Virginia - or rural anywhere for that matter.

When I travel without a reservation (which is how I prefer it), I try to stop around 6pm to find a room. I'll have been on the road since at least 8am, usually much earlier. That way, if I can't find one, I still have time to drive a ways to get another one.

Oh, and I've been doing this since the days of a flip phone and pay phones. I've never had an issue.
How about if you're traveling through time zones where you lose an hour?
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:58 PM
 
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I sometimes take big long road trips and there are few things as frustrating as trying to check into a hotel room late at night, after a long day of driving, and being told they're out of rooms. For that reason, if you ask me hotels should build more floors and more rooms. Just like some of the super tall skyscrapers in NYC that's what hotels should be like. The 432 Park Avenue building in Manhattan is an excellent example. The 432 Park Avenue building which is the tallest residential building in the world and the second tallest building in NYC after the One World Trade Center is what all hotels should be like, that way they will most likely never run out of rooms.
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Often when you're on the road, from my experience, you don't know just how far you will drive before you stop so you have to improvise. To give you an idea of how much I travel, I've got a car that I got brand new back in mid 2014 and by now I've put on over a quarter million miles on it.

Also, you can sometimes get really good discounts on rooms with coupon books that you find at rest stops, such coupons however are only good for walk ins, not for booking ahead.
432 Park Avenue cost 1.25 Billion dollars to construct. The roach motels you're describing in the last line are usually a few million.
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:59 PM
 
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How about if you're traveling through time zones where you lose an hour?
I drive in reverse until I get back to the proper time zone to get a room. Duh.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:20 PM
 
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I drive in reverse until I get back to the proper time zone to get a room. Duh.
Don't make silly posts.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:30 PM
 
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Don't make silly posts.
You first.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:44 PM
 
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Hotels size is based on a certain number of rooms they can fill 365 days a year. They know some days they will be fully occupied but they know to have enough rooms for everyone on a few days a year, would mean a lot of empty rooms at other times which would mean the hotel/motel would lose money instead of being profitable.

You want to travel on the cheap, with a car that is near worn out and expect to always find a room waiting for you, that is not going to happen.
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