It’s become commonplace for people to book their hotel reservations online. Regardless of whether you’re booking through the hotel’s website, a travel portal, or an online travel agency like Expedia, you will typically have to choose between various room types.
In a previous article, we discussed how we usually prefer to book a room with one large bed instead of two smaller beds. However, some readers provided good reasons to book a room with two beds. Sometimes, when you’re selecting a room type, you may not have the option to choose. This typically happens when you’re redeeming hotel points or a free night award. Hotels usually provide only one room type for such bookings.
I usually don’t expect much variation in the room when staying at a chain hotel. However, we were surprised to find two drastically different room designs when we booked a king room for one stay and a two-queen room for another stay at the same TownePlace Suites.
Here is the layout of the king room where the bed faces the window.
The two-bed configuration is more typical with the beds facing the interior wall.
Since Sharon stays here for a single night before her fishing trips, it’s no problem having a bed that faces the window as she’s up long before sunrise.
I’ve seen boutique hotels or properties that have been repurposed to have different room configurations, but I’ve never seen a new build have different layouts for each room category. Have you seen this at any hotel you’ve stayed at multiple times or is this a rare occurrence?
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