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Old 08-10-2020, 05:52 PM   #15
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We've done it a couple times when on a trip where we parked the RV at a campground then went on a long daytrip in the Jeep. Stayed in a hotel then drove back the next day.
By the time we drove the rv there and back it would have taken longer both ways, cost as much in fuel as the hotel room and been a less comfortable drive. Not to mention the shower is much roomier.
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We have on several occasions just because we wanted to experience a historic hotel of special interest. The Sheridan Inn in Sheridan, WY comes to mind. We simply pulled the RV/Toad up curbside and parked it for the night. Beautiful place by the way if you are in the neighborhood.
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Old 08-10-2020, 05:54 PM   #17
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Somewhat off topic. I stay in motels a lot. After retirement I went into part time consulting to have something to do plus it pays well. This job requires me to work away from home.

This is all pre virus. I shut it down once the virus hit and will sit it out until it's over with if it ever is.

When I first started consulting I'd just pick a name brand motel/hotel close by the job location. I learned quickly that some name brand motels can be trash dumps.

I decided that I should start staying in 5 star motels. My expenses are paid anyway so why not.
Since then, I haven't had any problems with cleanliness as far as I could tell and the service is wonderful too.

I settled on Hilton properties. I became a rewards member and I'm now one of their Diamond members. I have a lot of points to burn.

Right now, you couldn't pay me to stay in a motel. If I do start back working, I'll use my motorhome for a long while.
I too am a Diamond Preferred member, because of professional travel requirements, with well over 500,000 points right now (and nowhere to use them, ) . I specifically note that there is often space at Hamptons or Garden Inns. I may have to give a couple a call on our next route to see if they allow it as their parking lot would accommodate it.

For those mentioning your Class As, and "why would you stay at a hotel", I understand. As you can see from my signature, I have an $11,000 travel trailer, not a quarter million dollar Diesel Pusher. I presume my shower is not as relaxing as yours.
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We have on several occasions just because we wanted to experience a historic hotel of special interest. The Sheridan Inn in Sheridan, WY comes to mind. We simply pulled the RV/Toad up curbside and parked it for the night. Beautiful place by the way if you are in the neighborhood.
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Old 08-11-2020, 11:20 PM   #19
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I too am a Diamond Preferred member, because of professional travel requirements, with well over 500,000 points right now (and nowhere to use them, ) . I specifically note that there is often space at Hamptons or Garden Inns. I may have to give a couple a call on our next route to see if they allow it as their parking lot would accommodate it.

For those mentioning your Class As, and "why would you stay at a hotel", I understand. As you can see from my signature, I have an $11,000 travel trailer, not a quarter million dollar Diesel Pusher. I presume my shower is not as relaxing as yours.
Also: spas and room service.
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I don’t even stay in peoples homes when I’m visiting friends and relatives. I’m all set up with everything I need in the coach so it’s just easier and more convenient.

So likewise with hotels, unless something unexpected happens that creates the need, I can’t see doing it. I also travel with dogs, and that doesn’t make the hotel thing any easier.

I did stay in a KOA cabin once while en route in my truck to pick up a 5th Wheel in Upstate NY. I could have stayed anywhere I wanted but I found myself in the Sandusky KOA because it was a familiar friendly environment. I sat on the porch with my dogs in the evening watching people bbq, kids playing and riding bikes, people enjoying campfires, and felt much more at home than I would have in a hotel. The cabin was also very comfortable and well set up. So I would be more likely to do that again, than stay in a hotel
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I must admit this is something I never want to do. I spent hundreds of nights in hotel rooms on business trips. I want to sleep in my own bed, with my own stuff, and not have to pack and unpack a suitcase. If I needed to do it for some unknown reason, I would make sure the hotel/motel has appropriate parking. Many don’t without advance notice. We have moved kids in UHauls cross country more than once, and we usually had to arrange parking ahead of time.
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I must admit this is something I never want to do. I spent hundreds of nights in hotel rooms on business trips. I want to sleep in my own bed, with my own stuff, and not have to pack and unpack a suitcase. If I needed to do it for some unknown reason, I would make sure the hotel/motel has appropriate parking. Many donít without advance notice. We have moved kids in UHauls cross country more than once, and we usually had to arrange parking ahead of time.

Yep ... that is exactly one reason you may have both a TT and want a hotel for a night.

Of course, I told my kids, "if we need a U Haul, you are taking too much stuff".
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All those UHaul moves were when we had a travel trailer and the 3/4 ton truck with it. I was never tempted to spend the night in a hotel even when we had the 17’ Casita trailer with its tiny wet bath. On the kid’s move we had to tow the Uhaul with the truck so no trailer (sad).
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Chiming in! I agree with Old-Biscuit--YUCK!! and another one: UGH! Why? Well back in the days of pre-Covid, long long ago (really not so long ago), I stayed in a supposedly nice hotel chain which I will not name but most of your would know the name if I uttered it. Anyways... got back home and something awful happened! A guess? I'll save you the trouble: one word...BEDBUGS! That's right! The critters hitched a ride on my clothes and got in my house, in my bed. It was AWFUL and VERY expensive. All of our clothes had to be taken to the dry cleaners and dry cleaned. ALL of them! All of our bedding in all BRs on all beds--dry cleaners... after this, they came and steam cleaned the bedding, carpets, entire closet (completely emptied) and after this, they sprayed bed bug poison. The cat had to be boarded. And we had to stay in another hotel! We came back from this hotel and we removed all our clothes at the door and washed and dried them. Finally after two more visits by the exterminators, they and we declared the bedbugs vanquished. It cost us about $1600 and much more than that in inconvenience. Then, while we were watching TV, they showed what's really on those hotel bedspreads--unmentionable! UGH! That was one reason why we got an RV!
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Someone mentioned earlier that the name-brand does not always equal that brandís reputation for quality. I had my choice of half a dozen or more airport hotels in Tucson when I flew down there to pick up my a Ventana.

So I chose the Hyatt - best name on the menu. And what I found was an ok spot to bed down, slightly less sumptuous than a Best Western. So I might as well have stayed in the Econo-lodge for $50 less. Oh well - I guess the QC folks at Hyatt donít make it to Tucson very often.
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Someone mentioned earlier that the name-brand does not always equal that brand’s reputation for quality. I had my choice of half a dozen or more airport hotels in Tucson when I flew down there to pick up my a Ventana.

So I chose the Hyatt - best name on the menu. And what I found was an ok spot to bed down, slightly less sumptuous than a Best Western. So I might as well have stayed in the Econo-lodge for $50 less. Oh well - I guess the QC folks at Hyatt don’t make it to Tucson very often.
All the clustered airport hotels in Tucson have a captive audience, and you are correct are typically a grade below the nameplate's standard.

So ... imagine what the Econo Lodge would have provided.
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We never stay in a hotel. One of the main reasons we have a motorhome is to avoud nasty hotel rooms.
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