is booking a single room for 3 okay?

Old Jun 12th, 2011, 06:32 PM
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I am 0-2 on this website. I think the way I wrote this post may have people confused and some of you see that. I am from the states and here we always just get a room. It usually doesn't matter what room. Most rooms here have a queen, king or two twin beds. Any one of these is enough to sleep my wife, daughter and me. The only reason I asked this is because when I went to book room at various Paris hotels they often ask the number of adults and children. If you list all three the price doubles and only suites or the biggest rooms in hotel (that cost a premium) come up. If you simply put 2 adults then you can get any room in the hotel.

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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 07:06 PM
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thoefen: "<i> I am from the states and here we always just get a room</i>"

That is not universally true. Some major cities in the states also have rooms for 2 -- and only 2 -- unless you book a suite or a triple/quad/whatever. NYC, San Francisco etc. And B&Bs seldom have rooms sleeping more than two. If you are talking about mid-range chain hotels/motels, yes they often have rooms w/ two queens. But there are similar chains in the UK and Europe -just mostly not in city centers.
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 07:14 PM
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janis - check his other post. He's looking to spend $300 to $450 per night in Paris and can't find anything to suit. With that budget I do not understand wanting to cram 3 people into a twin bed and paying for a single.
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 07:27 PM
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By "single," the OP did not mean a single room (room with twin bed for for one person).

The OP meant one room, not a suite.

He wants to put 2 adults and a toddler in one room that features one double/queen bed or two twins, with mom and toddler sharing a bed.

Thoefen, As others have said, you must check with the hotel as to their policies for children the age of your child. You cannot assume they will allow you to share with the chold for no extra cost.

If your budget is as adrienne mentioned, you shouldn't have a problem. I would email directly to the hotels in which you are interested and ask what options they have for your situation. Don't depend on the standard options available through their online booking services.
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 07:29 PM
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Sorry! Just realized your child is no toddler. A child fie years old will probably be required to have his or her own bed. European hotel rooms can be quite small, so having the appropriate number of beds also ensures that there is truly enough room for that number of people.
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 07:29 PM
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Of course you can't. That's cheating. And do you think the hotel staff won't wonder where you're stashing Junior?
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 07:32 PM
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Use Expedia.com to search for a room. You can enter 2 adults and 1 child, and even put in the age of the child. In some cases there is no extra charge for a child under 6 staying with parents. If you've not been to Europe before, you may be surprised at how small hotel rooms are. If your budget is in the range Adrienne has mentioned, you should not have any problems.
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 07:57 PM
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Check also Bestwestern.com. Although not all rooms can accommodate a third person, where available there is no charge for a child travelling with two adults. (This is not the Best Western you may be familiar with in the U.S.; in Europe, it's a marketing brand. You may not even see Best Western on the signage.)
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 08:03 PM
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adrienne: "<i>janis - check his other post. </i>"

I <i>have</i> read all of thoefen's posts and know both what he is looking for and his budget. He started this thread back in April. My latest comment was specifically in response to today's post saying essentially >>in the States we just book a room and any number is OK<<

Any number is often <u>not</u> OK . . .
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 08:07 PM
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Okay, I hear you all. I didn't mean for the response I got. It was an honest simple question and I will put in 3 people when I search.

I will also look here for cheaper hotels. I do not want to spend $300-400 but that seemed to be the going rate for many of the first hotels I read about on this site and others. The ones that some up the most. I did search expedia, hotels.com, kayak, travelocity and the homepage for the hotels and many others. I am not a snob when it comes to a hotel but just want my family to have the trip of a lifetime without getting kicked out of my hotel because I didn't put 1 child <12. No I understand that I must.
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 08:10 PM
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In Europe, you hotel will need to register your passport numbers so all three of you will have to turn over your passports.
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 08:16 PM
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In London, try londontown.com which lets you designate the type of lodging you want. We booked a family room through them, that had four twin beds.

In Paris, we found a quad room, which had two double beds, at the Hotel de la Bourdonnaise(??).

I don't see anything odd about your plan. Just search for lodging for two adults, and let the hotel know you have a 5-year-old along.
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 08:23 PM
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Just eliminate the word "single" (and 'double' for that matter) from your vocabulary when booking The way you are describing what you want is confusing yourself (and others).

You want <i>either</i> a 'Family Room' - or a 'Triple'. They are easy to find - but you have to ask for them that way. You won't have to pay a fortune.
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 08:34 PM
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Got it! Thank you for the tips. I will adjust accordingly
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Although this thread is few years old, I wanted to share what I found in case others are looking for information.

There is a disconnect between the hotel policy and what the hotel booking engines and reservation systems show.

I've looked at two hotels one in Geneva and the other in Oslo.

Both hotels don't show up when two kids are included in the search but in the specific website for those locations it is clearly mentioned that kids can stay free with their parents

http://www.expressgeneva.com/en/rates.php

"The daily room rates are for one or two adults and two children under the age of 18 years sharing one room."


http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-osloalna/rooms

"Children 12 and under stay free in the parent's room with existing bedding. An extra bed charge of NOK 350 per night per child applies."
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Good advice. Hotel websites themselves are always the best place to go for these details.
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This is the second ancient post you've dredged up to tell us that.
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