Staying At Hotels....Just for Fun

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  1. YoungTeacherGuy

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    No, it would never cross my mind to do that.
     
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    Yes, especially when I want to get away, but I go out of town. Going to a hotel in town isn't really getting away for me.
     
  3. TeacherNY

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    I've never done this for fun but one time I stayed at a hotel because it was only 5 minutes away from work and we had bad weather coming so I didn't have to drive far.
    Sounds like a fun thing to do though. There's a small B&B in my town that I would love to just stay at for the heck of it.
     
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    I don't really love staying in hotels, so this would never occur to me. I can't imagine paying $100+ per night to sleep in a strange room in my hometown! Guess I'm a homebody ;). I went to a work conference a couple of hours away earlier this year...I really didn't want to go but was "voluntold." I tried to make myself excited about the hotel so I'd be less grumpy about the trip, but the only positive I could see was that the hotel had cable and I don't have cable at home. I don't care about pools. I definitely would have rather been at home in my own bed and with my pets!

    Back when I lived in the mountains, I stayed in hotels in Denver (about 2.5 hours away) several times when I had to go to the airport due to weather. A few times a bad storm was coming and I stayed the night before to make sure I'd make it to the airport. One time, I was on my way back home and the wind was CRAZY- like trees bending halfway over and I felt like I was fighting to keep the car on the road. I drove by a hotel and impulsively stopped and got a room. It was better than putting up with that on mountain roads. I personally was always annoyed at both the cost and inconvenience when I had to do this.
     
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    I was going to reply "never occurred to me" but my parents have one of those condo points clubs. While we generally use it for family vacations requiring actual travel (or us offspring borrow it for travel) we have been known to use it to drive half an hour up the canyon to one of the resorts for no real reason other than to hang out there.

    It seems some of my students do this all the time, at least by the sound of it ("We went to a hotel this weekend!") and I can't tell if they traveled or literally just hung out at a hotel for fun.

    I like hotels just fine when traveling, but other than the resort thing we've been known to do, I don't think I'd ever hang out in a hotel in the hometown. Though maybe I should. We have one in town that is supposedly severely haunted.
     
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    It used to be common in our area preparense to rent hotel rooms and host birthday parties. They would take the kids to the pool to the gym and have big parties in the room. I was always shocked that someone would do something like that because I was thinking about all the other guests and how noisy that group would be
     
  7. TeacherNY

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    I think it would especially be a good idea if the hotel had a pool. At least you'd get your money's worth! Also, if there was a concert or event held at the hotel (we have a big hotel/conference center in the area) then I'd stay overnight just because it would be easier than driving home after the event in case anyone I was with was drinking, etc. even though it's only about 10-15 minutes from my house.
     
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    We don't stay in a hotel in our hometown. When we first moved here I thought about it because we had 3 kids still living at home and they knew nobody they could hang out with. Nowadays we do stay in a hotel when go visit our oldest daughter. Their house in under renovations, although big enough they just don't have enough beds for us. We go about once every three months.
     
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    IMO I love staying in mid-range chains in really generic places. Eating dinner at the hotel bar by myself, hanging out and people watching after with a few beers ...I'm not even kidding. I have just booked a hotel in the neighbour town through booking site and going to have much fun
     
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    My DH and I do this sometimes. We have stayed at local hotels for a night or two for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, New Years. He is great about finding deals so we try to stay downtown at boutique hotels or close to the venues with lots to do. It's nice to get out of the house even if you can't get out of town.
     
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    Last weekend I stayed at a hotel (visiting friends out of state) and I fell in love with their pillows! They were so squishy! I thought maybe if I bought them I'd feel like I was at a hotel every night LOL
    The tag says they are from WantThisPillow.com
     
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    We stayed at a hotel a couple of years back where the owner was a guy who had made his money selling beds (big time). He had equipped the rooms with top of the range mattresses. Our sleep there was so good we went to one of his stores and paid out £1600 ($2100) for the same mattress for home. Not regretted it.
     
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    I love staying at hotels just to enjoy the hotel. To me staying at a hotel when we are away and doing tourist things seems such a waste of the hotel room - so I'd rather camp or stay at an inexpensive hotel when I'm going out to do tourist things and stay at a high end hotel when my plan is to go into the hotel on Friday and not leave until Monday - use the pool, the restaurant, etc - but just enjoy someone else looking after me.
     
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    Already got my room booked for when we finally get out of that place. The joy of laying around and waddling around in that huge king size bed with no children, no co workers, no preparing lunch, no annoyance, oh I just can't wait.
     
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    Each time I have to sleep at uncommon place it's a torture to me. I don't how certain people spend most of their life traveling. And since you've started this thread about traveling, who knows what coutries allow to carry some... herb (weed actually) in your carry-on luggage, if any. Been having this knee pain for quite a while, it's an old injury. I don't feel like using regular painkillers, because it's a one way road. So I've thinking about herb for quite some time. And I'm not good with law. Question is this: is it legal to buy it online in Ohio? Won't I get arrested when my package arrives? Plus I've been using for my non-prescription pills this https://www.canadapharmacy.com/ for a while. Didn't have a single problem. But you know, you can never be too sure. Question is: is it legal to buy medical cannabis from Canada? Thanks.
     
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