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Old 04-19-2019, 08:43 PM
 
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Originally Posted by IDoPhysicsPhD View Post
If you see a need, you have an opportunity to fulfill it. Why don't you set up larger hotels to generate revenue from travelers needing rooms?
As I said earlier in this thread, Im not in the hotel business.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:12 PM
 
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Even more ridiculous is thinking that Morristown or St. Clairsville need skyscrapers.
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Are you familiar with those towns?
Do you actually think St. Clairsville (population 5,000) and Morristown ( population 300) need skyscraper hotels?

Hotels.com shows 14 hotels in Clairsville ( none in morristown). I find it hard to believe all were fully booked, especially as none are fully booked as of right now at 11pm on a Friday night. I think you're making it more difficult then it needs to be by driving up to random hotels instead of booking online.

Or is it that they only have a certain number of rooms available for whatever coupon it is your using?
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:31 PM
 
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Yeah, this is almost as humorous as the thread he created to tell everyone that he was thinking of filing a lawsuit because a fast food restaurant took too long to give him his meal.
Dude that's ancient history.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:53 PM
 
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OK, let me get this straight. You drive about 50,000 to 60,000 miles a year. In all this time crisscrossing the good ol' USA you have had multiple experiences of trying to find a hotel/motel room in small towns and them being sold out of rooms?

With the amount of miles you have driven and seemingly length of time doing so, have you ever noticed a correlation between population density / tourist destination and hotel/ motel room availability?
Is it possible you wait to long to find a hotel / motel room late in evening?

The times I have had this happen to me during road trips, it was usually because an unknown event was occurring nearby that took a massive amount of inventory. I had this happen long ago traveling through W.V. when there was a coal industry convention in Beckley and I ended up driving on another 60 miles to find a place.


What I don't understand, and forgive me if someone else brought this up or you mentioned it somewhere, but as someone who uses coupons in rest stop plaza tourist books, you would be better off getting a AAA membership and picking up the free AAA guide books and maps, which I believe still have coupons / discounts at participating hospitality establishments and actually doing just a little bit of planning.

If you are that inflexible to vary your sleepover destination to find the nearest available in adjacent larger cities or major travel thoroughfares on your trips, you may need an emotional intelligence check. Hospitality industry facilities have metrics of occupancy, average daily rate, and average revenue per available room, while municipalities have building codes to insure a requisite size building for the municipality. These factors will always trump your personal desires for abundant inventory of rooms.

Your hyperbole is exceptionally hilarious!

I never thought I would find the equivalent in an auto driver to my NON Auto driving sibling who constantly complains about the failure of public transit options to meet HER personal requirements and timelines - you sir, have made my day, thank you for the hearty laughter you have caused.


I wish you all the best in your travels - godspeed!
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:06 PM
 
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Originally Posted by PamelaIamela View Post
Reading this thread, and laughing all the way thru, made me want to start one ré 'What is the funniest/silliest/most entertaining/ or just plain oddball thread on CD.

But I couldn't figure out where to put it.

This one is up there with the 'Flowered Mailbox Insult' thread, just nowhere near as long.
But it's still early.

It almost ranks up there with the following classics:



"What was the meaning behind being asked if I wanted cream cheese with my bagel?"

"How do I get this girl i have crush on to like me" teenager who kept creating multiple IDs to ask repeatedly
"I am in love with my escort" man

"Fifty Restaurant pet peeves" woman


I think the restaurant pet peeves was longest individually entertaining thread based upon the OPs insistence and persistence in maintaining illogical position and demands without any consideration for the type and quality of establishment.



That teenager though likely got in total THE most mileage out of the variation of the same question over and over. Wonder how old the young fellow is now and if he ever won her over or ended up with a restraining order.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:27 PM
 
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No. If there is a demand for more, they will build another hotel. But if they have usually plenty of free rooms, then there isn't a need to add more.
Yes, plan ahead...
The question is "how many nights per year must the hotel be sold out before it is deemed worthwhile to expand?"
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:33 PM
 
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Originally Posted by madmanofbethesda View Post
yeah, this is almost as humorous as the thread he created to tell everyone that he was thinking of filing a lawsuit because a fast food restaurant took too long to give him his meal.
+1.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:37 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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great idea, let the hotel bankrupt itself, building more rooms, just to please a traveler who is unable ( for whatever reason,) to book in advance. When we travel, I always book in advance, but if you are not sure how far you will travel,, on any given day, then use a phone app. If you only want to use coupons, then be prepared to be disappointed. When I go to Dollar tree, I know I may have to stand in line for one item, but that is the price I am willing to pay, to get a discount item. Things are priced for convenience.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:37 PM
 
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As I said earlier in this thread, Im not in the hotel business.
I hear ya. I wasn't in the hospitality business until I opened up my first hotel. I, once again, am no longer in that business.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:41 PM
 
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Hotels should have more floors, more rooms
People should have more arms, more legs.
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