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This article should serve as a catch-all for travel topics that might fit under the "Sleep" heading of an article. -- Ryan 17:52, 8 August 2006 (EDT)

Merging in from Finding accommodation[edit]

WTDuck2, thanks for your help with merging from Finding accommodation. I have only one concern to share and discuss.

Currently many paragraphs appear both at the old and the new page. In theory, people may still contribute to Finding accommodation and we'll need to merge that changes into this page, Travel accommodation. How are we going to deal with this? Maybe we should remove the pieces from Finding accommodation that are already here, so we don't have duplication? --DenisYurkin 03:53, 9 September 2007 (EDT)

I moved the rest "as is", putting redirect from "Finding accommodation". Please help to sort out all the content into respective sections. --DenisYurkin 13:16, 29 July 2009 (EDT)

cancelling a reservation[edit]

Currently we only give details on cancellations made before a first date of reservation.

What is usual policy for cancellations in the middle of stay? Let say, I made a reservation for one week, then only appeared for the first day and checked out and left on the 2nd day--does anyone practice any penalties for cases like this?

Same question about moving existing reservation to later days. Say, I booked a 3 days in a hotel for a middle of my stay in the country, but changed my plans on the first day of my original reservation period, deciding to come stay with them a week later. Is it typically "cancellation and new reservation", or how property owners typically deal with that? --DenisYurkin 04:02, 9 September 2007 (EDT)

Booking by e-mail[edit]

I think this might be a very naive question, but I've always booked my hotels (in Europe) via the web and it's only now I come to travel further afield (Latin America, FWIW) and use smaller hotels without fancy web sites that this has come up, and I realise I'm completely out of my depth... When you're booking by e-mail, what's the equivalent of giving the credit card details online to guarantee the reservation? Surely it's not acceptable to e-mail credit card details, is it? Can/should you do this by phone? Or is it common for smaller hotels not to require any credit card details until you physically show up? If someone could edit the section of the article on e-mail booking to clarify this I would be grateful, and I think it would improve the article... --zorn 22:18, 30 December 2009 (EST)

While I believe sending card details by email is not safe, I'm not very knowledgeable in internet security. Personally I frequently accept the risk and email card details (including CVC code) anyway. Another option is to fax a scan of the credit card, but I believe it's even less safe. The only alternative I am aware of is to send a money transfer to the hotel's bank account--at least in Europe this option is offered frequently if a hotel fails to process a given card for whatever reason. --DenisYurkin 14:57, 31 December 2009 (EST)
I am reluctant to edit the article until I've had more actual experience, but I asked my credit card company what the rules were around giving the credit card number in circumstances like this and they said there were no hard and fast rules. They advised me to check the hotel out on the internet to ensure it was reputable but that otherwise it was OK to give the card details by phone, fax or e-mail. I am a bit surprised but if they say it's OK, I'm not too inclined to worry. I guess I'll just try to keep an eye on the online card statement, which is probably not a bad idea anyway. Once I've had a bit more practical experience I will update the article, unless someone who already knows about this beats me to it. --zorn 18:42, 1 January 2010 (EST)


Per Denis' suggestion elsewhere, I would like to rename this article to Sleep. This would conform to our usual more or less common practice of creating travel topics that mirror our section headers, a la Talk, Respect, etc. --Peter Talk 23:18, 4 January 2011 (EST)