Question on room sharing
Hi, i'm new to this whole thang, and am really hyped for Anthrocon. I have a question on book ing hotels and sharing though.
What is the limit to people allowed in a hotel room? Like if i reserved a Traditional King suite at the Westin (jsut an example), am i the only one allowed to have the room? can i share it with others?
Thanks in advance for the help
You can have four people total, including yourself, in any standard Anthrocon hotel room.
Thanks for the answer Though i'm wondering if the Traditional King room counts aswell? it stands max guests 3 if that has anything to do with it ? ^^
It doesn't. Room occupancy is really dictated by the fire code. All of Anthrocon's hotel partners expect that most rooms will be occupied by four people.
Alright, thanks again for a great answer
Someone can check or clarify this, but just because the fire-code limit in Pittsburgh is limited to 4 per room does not necessarily mean all hotels will allow up to 4 for all rooms they have; depending on the room size/type, a specific hotel may have a limit lower than this...best to check to be sure.
The standard AC answer-and Kage has said it-
is that all standard rooms have an upper limit of 4 people.
There has never been any qualifier for which hotel the room was in.
Each room may be configured to be more comfortable for less than 4,
but that's not the question.
Sounds fine. So, staying with the example of the Westin traditional king:
In the Passkey form to modify the reservation, the dropdown Number of adults in this room only goes up to three. After filling in the personal info for the first three people, would it then be acceptable to use the Additional Requests textbox to provide info for the fourth?
In the Passkey form to modify the reservation, the dropdown Number of adults in this room only goes up to three.
TL;DR VERSION - Ignore it.
It is probable that this particular "dropdown" may be part of the generic passkey reservation system - something which they don't modify or remove just for Anthrocon's purposes - and you can ignore it.
In the USA, most hotels reserve the right to charge for additional people in the room. In California, for an example, each room is required by statute to post a placard, usually placed on the back of the room door, which must list (among other things) the maximum rate that the hotel may charge for the room, and the escalation for each additional occupant above one.
As a practical matter, though - unless there is some super event taking place in town which will guarantee ALL beds in town being in demand - hotels don't charge the absolute maximum rate, and might not charge for the extra occupants.
Anthrocon has negotiated with the hotels to obtain our specific room rate, and our partner hotels have come to understand that fannish conventions are attended by people of usually modest means who often share rooms to be able to attend; and provided the number per room does not exceed 4 in total, pursuant to the local Fire Code, they have agreed to only charge the one rate, regardless of actual room occupancy.
Now, if the Superbowl were being held in town - or, say, the American Legion National Convention was being held at the DLCC - the hotel might very well exercise their option to charge per bed, rather than per room, and for that use, the "dropdown" number would come into play.
Yes indeed, and if you think of the big picture, quad occupancy in every room will cause a shortage of towels and elevator space,
I might be looking for a floor crash do to over sight on some of my friends cash for a floor crash.
@crazyjoe1952 if youre looking for floor space theres a room share thread on the message baord for just such a thing.Youd get beter results posting there.