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post #1 of 10
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Doubt it will help, but who knows?  I have a serious case of the sad (and my wife even more so).  Here is the situation:

 

-Wife decided not to go on the annual week long Whistler trip (1/22-27) this year to save money (family has gone up every year for last 4 years...this would be the 5th year, we have all done week long instructional camps every year.  I say that to point out that although we are not make or break customers, we are fairly reliable ones)

 

-I have to go as I am talking at the conference that I use as a partial tax write-off, my brother (from Missouri) stepped up and said he wanted to bring his 4 y/o out for the week.  Booked in October for 2 adults, a 7 y/o (my daughter) and a 4 y/o, lodging and week long instruction all around.

 

-Wife went up to local hill last week, looked around and said "Why the heck exactly am I not going to Whistler?"  (Hey it was her choice to begin with)

 

-Called to add my wife to the trip, and received an unequivocal "No can do!"  Not "please give us some extra money".  It seems that moving from 2 adults and 2 rugrats to 3 adults and 2 rugrats (who would all be sleeping in the same one bedroom suite with pullout as the original booking) is verbotten.

 

-Could do the "Who her?  She is just here to drop us off....yeah, dropping us off...that's it!" but seems a little risky.

 

-Too late to book other lodging.  Just seems a little short sighted to lose $1,500 - 2,000 out of profits because a 4 y/o counts as an adult.  Long story short....wife won't be going.

post #2 of 10

Is there a question here ? or are you just venting ... smile.gif

 

Buy a blow up mattress and someone will sleep on it.... Never tell the Hotel you are bringing more people...

 

Good luck--- we are going to whistler on Feb 9th... Cant wait 

post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post

Is there a question here ? or are you just venting ... smile.gif

 

Buy a blow up mattress and someone will sleep on it.... Never tell the Hotel you are bringing more people...

 

Good luck--- we are going to whistler on Feb 9th... Cant wait 

I tend to agree, don't even need the blow up bed..have a king size bed (wife, daughter and I) and pull out couch (brother and his 4 y/o).  I guess I just might be to much of a rule follower...and worried about a 2 am knock from the hotel gestapo redface.gif
 

 

post #4 of 10

So if the Gestapo breaks down your door and orders you out, then what?

 

Answer:  You drive home.

 

The other option is to give up all of that bread and good times without a fight.

 

Just go, nobody will care if you don't say anything.

post #5 of 10

What property is it? There are some places that a person could easily move in and out without having to go by a front desk.

 

I think you could pretty easily make this work in any case.

post #6 of 10

I own a hotel - and would NEVER kick an adult out for having one extra person....  Its just bad business 

 

"just do it and ask for forgiveness if there is a problem".... 

post #7 of 10

It is better to beg forgiveness than seek permission   ;-)

post #8 of 10

Yes go for the beg forgiveness :-) you only live once

 

I feel your pain no skiing holiday for me this year as I have a new baby.  Might get a few days skiing in Scotland if we get some Snow.

 

Cheers,

G

post #9 of 10
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Well, had planned to just chance it, wife all set to go.  But she just came down with vertigo (weird thing - happens to her every couple of years, knocks her down for about a week), as we are leaving in 2 days she is a no go.  Now I just need to find out if I can get her edge card refunded or at least applied to next year (loaded it after she decided to come along).

post #10 of 10

Sorry to hear about your wife. For anyone else's reference, just have the extra person wait outside a few minutes, and on a later trip to the lobby ask for some more keycards. There are so many guests that no hotel employee knows who's staying where. Obviously don't tell the desk staff. 

 

I once was in a horrible situation at a Whistler hotel where my oh-so-considerate roommate decided to invite an additional three people to share his bed (yes, it was exactly what you're all thinking). This was in a two bedroom unit, already over the limit by one (ie 6 ppl already--plus these three extra guys sleeping with my roommate). At 2am when I got in, I asked the concierge to bring me out a cot as I couldn't deal with the situation. So yeah, you can even get a cot if you have enough of a meltdown.

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