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a dumb question-single room, double room?

Old Feb 28th, 2008, 11:36 AM
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a dumb question-single room, double room?

I've notice many of the hotels have rates for single room or double room. Does that mean a single person or single bed? I'll be traveling with my fiance. Thanks!
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Old Feb 28th, 2008, 11:38 AM
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in fact, it means both. But two people cannot stay in a room called a "single", if that's what you are asking. But a single room will always have a single bed.
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Old Feb 28th, 2008, 11:43 AM
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thanks!
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Old Feb 28th, 2008, 11:45 AM
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Thanks, I was wondering that myself!
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Old Feb 28th, 2008, 11:53 AM
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ALso sometimes they list "twin" rooms and "double" rooms. A twin has 2 separate twin beds. A double has one double or queen bed.
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You can't count on that. Sometimes a "twin" room includes two twin beds that are on the same bed frame, and covered with the same bedding. Sometimes a "double" room has two twin beds widely separated. So you have to investigate each case.
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Old Feb 28th, 2008, 12:10 PM
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A single room is a room for single occupancy. It might be, in reality, suitable for two, but the rate you pay is based on only one person using it.

In my lexicon, a double room has a double bed, and a twin room has two separate single beds.
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Old Feb 28th, 2008, 12:14 PM
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A single room does not always have a single bed! In my experience, it often means occupancy of a standard room (double or twin beds) by one person.
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Old Feb 28th, 2008, 12:21 PM
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On many of the hotel website they also meantion "double for single use", which would be a room for 2, but booked for 1.

It is confusing. Just email the hotel directly and ask for bedding configuration if in doubt (we did this when booking quads).
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Exactly! I have not seen a hotel room with only one single bed in years.
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Old Feb 28th, 2008, 12:51 PM
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On the contrary, as someone who travels solo a lot, I have certainly stayed in single rooms at many hotels which have just a single bed! [And I have pictures to prove that.]
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I am not disputing you. But a single room does not ALWAYS mean a room with one single bed, as Christina wrote above.
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Old Feb 28th, 2008, 01:37 PM
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A single bed can mean 'one bed only' which might be what C. was meaning. That one (single) bed might be one 'twin size' bed or one double size bed.

The price for a 'single' (person) would rarely come with a room with 2 beds.
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Old Feb 28th, 2008, 01:45 PM
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The number of beds in a room is not necessarily correlated with whether you are paying a "single" price or not. I've paid a single rate for a room with one, two, three and on one occasion four beds. What counts for the "single" rate is that there is only one person in the room. (And there will be at least one bed.) If you are paying a "double" rate you are allowed two people in the room, and you need to check with the hotel to find out how many beds there will be, and what size they will be.
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To get back to honeyluna's concern: she needs to book a double or twin room (or, if ardour cools, two singles).
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