Travel Do European hotels hate kids?

Oct 30, 2006
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We are thinking of going to Europe this summer and I have been checking out hotels. MANY of them say there are no rooms available when you select kids and have rooms available when you enter 0 children. I was thinking maybe you just need to select 2 rooms because they can only allow 2 people per room but that wasn't it. Put any kids in and it says no rooms. I have probably had this happen in 10 hotels already.
 

twiggers

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There are many hotels that aren't favorable toward children. I do know that most will force you I to two rooms because they are so small. I would stick to the bigger US chain hotels.
 
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Hihi! I cannot believe my eyes when I saw your thread! Same thing happened to me when I tried to book a room for our upcomg trip in London. Anyhow, we decided to pick up the phone to call and the answer was very positive! They can easily put in a toddler crib for us. We did choose a Spanish chain, NH. Good luck with your search!:smile:
 
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I think a big part of it is that a lot of european hotel rooms don't accommodate more than 2 people. I often travel with my parents (so a group of 3) and run into this problem, and I'm 30+, not a kid.

(maybe a kid issue sometimes too though, as you've said you don't think it's this problem.)
 

maryg1

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e - mail them, rooms are small so they probably will have to add a bed and don't handle this feature online.
 

renza

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Where are you traveling? Would apartment rentals be an option? If you are visiting Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris, Barcelona, London, Istanbul, or Lisbon, you should check out cross-pollinate.com to find an apartment.
They are recommended by Rick Steves; we used them to book a place in Rome and loved it.
 

Sternchen

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I have never had this problem. DH and I have traveled extensively throughout Europe with our children and have yet to stay in a hotel that "hates kids".

I'm thinking it's more likely a computer problem. They are likely looking for a room that will accomdate 3, which probably isn't available.

Your best bet is to call or e-mail.
 
Oct 30, 2006
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Where are you traveling? Would apartment rentals be an option? If you are visiting Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris, Barcelona, London, Istanbul, or Lisbon, you should check out cross-pollinate.com to find an apartment.
They are recommended by Rick Steves; we used them to book a place in Rome and loved it.
I don't want to do an apartment. We will not be in any one city more than 4 nights and I want a little higher service with having the kids.
 
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I have never had this problem. DH and I have traveled extensively throughout Europe with our children and have yet to stay in a hotel that "hates kids".

I'm thinking it's more likely a computer problem. They are likely looking for a room that will accomdate 3, which probably isn't available.

Your best bet is to call or e-mail.
No, I wasn't trying to accommodate 3. I even put 2 rooms with one adult and one child each. Almost every time I entered a child, it said no rooms available.