2012/4/22 Delphine Ménard <notafishz(a)gmail.com>
On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 5:32 PM, James Hare
The deals we're arranging have no extra
charge for dual occupancy.
This might sound extremely stupid, but make sure that dual occupancy
means 2 beds in a room, not a Queen Size Bed. There are surprisingly
few hotels that actually offer two separate beds in a room or their
contingent of such rooms is actually quite limited. At the prices that
were mentionned, you really want to book all the double bed rooms in
those hotels, because very few people will be able to afford a single
I'm not sure about this... While I haven't done a survey or discovered any
references on point, I've stayed in a number of hotels in Washington and
throughout the U.S. and almost always encounter two beds in a room as a
single occupant. Since I'm commenting anyway, I will say that $149 is a
very good rate for hotels in Washington D.C.
And while Thomas Dalton denigrates it as "a silly American habit" to quote
prices before taxes, that may be because we have so many different tax
domains with different rates. It helps to know the pre-tax amounts (similar
to how airline seats are often quoted) for comparison purposes, as the tax
component will give you no sense of the accommodations or amenities
expected etc. I suppose that may not be commonly understood by travelers
from small nations with primarily national tax policies.