Picking up on my post earlier about hotels customizing experiences, is there a way for me to explain to hotels that I’m not traveling with the Brady Bunch and/or a harem of concubines?!
During three of my most recent hotel stays I’ve been upgraded to accommodations with extra beds.
Lots and lots of extra beds.
At the Radisson Blu Oslo Airport I was upgraded to some sort of a family room, which featured an extra bed and a crib.
But quite possibly the most bizarre “upgrade” of all is my current room at the Walt Disney World Dolphin (don’t. freaking. ask.), where I didn’t get a room upgrade… but a rooms upgrade.
In fact, I got upgraded to three rooms.
To give you the full experience:
So here are my questions:
- Am I supposed to assume they intentionally gave me three rooms, or am I supposed to go to the front desk and ask if they just forgot to lock the doors between rooms? When I checked in nothing was mentioned about an upgrade, so I’m not sure what to make of it.
- If I’m a Platinum guest showing up alone, do they really think three rooms on the ground floor would be preferable to a single room with a view of something?
- I do a more thorough room inspection than the Secret Service before closing my hotel room door. Do you have any clue how time consuming that is with three rooms and no central lighting controls? It took me a good hour before before I “cleared” the room. I’m more safety conscious than a US airline flight attendant trying to find an excuse not to provide drink service.
I’m not complaining at all, because in the end I just locked the doors to the other two rooms and had a nice ground floor junior suite, but am I the only one that finds it a bit… odd?