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HELP! Marriott Hotels allowing 4 People in Europe

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We are seeing if we can do a European trip (Italy/France or Spain) for springbreak 2009.

2 adults and 2 teens (1 17YO and 1 15YO) but having difficult time finding hotels that allow 4 per room would like to use marriott reward point if possible.
 

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Good luck... We stayed at the Reinnassance (spelling) in Barcelona with 4 in a room. The room came with 1 king bed that we had to share with our youngest (6 years old) and a rollaway bed for the oldest. That was the only hotel I could find in Barcelona that would allow that.

We were only staying one night on each end for a Disney cruise. The hotel wasn't in the center of town so, we had to take the train to get into town but it was a very convenient location to the airport.
 

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When we stayed at the Marriott Champs Elysees they only allowed 3 in a room and only if the 3rd was a young child. Although the beds in the double room were 2 full size beds, they only allowed max 3. We traveled with our 2 daughters and had to get 2 rooms. They were 18 and 21 at the time. You might try adjoining rooms. It seems to be the norm in some places to only allow 3.:bawl:

London had rooms for 4. In Spain we stayed at timeshares. :clap:

Beverley
 

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When we stayed at the Marriott Champs Elysees they only allowed 3 in a room and only if the 3rd was a young child. Although the beds in the double room were 2 full size beds, they only allowed max 3. ...
Hold on, you could check in with your DH, then your kids come wondering upstairs later? I thought this was the oldest trick in the book ! We once crammed six of us teenagers into one tiny motel 6 !!! We picked straws for who got the bed!
 

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It's no longer just Europe....NYC (Marriott) now limits 3 to a room :( !

Wow, that's surprising. European hotels have been restrictive for a long time, but I know a few years ago Marriott was one of the few that allowed 4 in a room. Our friends had stayed at the Marriott Marble Arch in London for just that reason, because only American owned hotels had that flexibility. It is a shame that they're more restrictive now, because adding the cost of another hotel room, especially with the exchange rate, really adds to the cost.
 

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Hold on, you could check in with your DH, then your kids come wondering upstairs later? I thought this was the oldest trick in the book ! We once crammed six of us teenagers into one tiny motel 6 !!! We picked straws for who got the bed!



YUK! Timesharing has spoiled me. I would only do this as a last resort - like waiting an extra night before moving into my 2BR timeshare. :)
 

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The problem with timesharing in Europe is that the majority of the timeshares are located in vacation areas in these countries and not in the major cities. If you want to see Paris, London, Rome etc lots of luck finding a time share in these cities. If you don't mind being stuck in the hinterlands somewhere and undergoing long commutes to get into the cities then fine otherwise you have one choice and that's a hotel. Another reason for getting those Marriott points for trading your unit.
 

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We have often rented apartments in major European cities for just this reason. With two adults and two kids, it usually was as economical to rent a small apartment than two hotel rooms, plus we had the extra space and convenience of a kitchen for breakfast and some other meals. Of course, that doesn't help you if you're trying to use reward points. I've found my places through lots of online searching for rental services in various cities. I've looked on VRBO, but often found better choices through some of the rental services that had staff based in a city. They would usually meet us at the apartment with the key, plus provide an overview on the amenities, etc.,
 

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Hold on, you could check in with your DH, then your kids come wondering upstairs later? I thought this was the oldest trick in the book ! We once crammed six of us teenagers into one tiny motel 6 !!! We picked straws for who got the bed!

Naaaa ... especially not when your kids arrived by plane and at the hotel about 3 hours before you arrived from the South by train. The hotel thought they were vagrants and in Paris they are very arrogant and watch their American patrons like hawks. Even though our daughters told them they had reservations and they could look them up in their system they gave them such a hard time :wall: that our daughters left for lunch and then returned ...

Call us "chickens" but we will not usually overload a room. Possibly by one but never by two. :)

Beverley
 
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