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Old 04-10-2007, 06:08 PM
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tell me about renting a hotel room for just a few hours

Long story short....I'd like to have sex without worrying about interruptions. With three kids (8, 5, 1) its been awhile since those conditions prevailed.

Is it incredibly embarrassing to rent a hotel room and then check out again 2 hours later?
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:24 PM
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Many hotels have automatic check outs. You don't necessarily have to see the clerk again. Also, I'm will to bet hotel personnel have seen just about everything. They won't bat an eyelash.
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:26 PM
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Been there and done that. Never laid eyes on the desk peeps.
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:31 PM
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I'd like to have sex without worrying about interruptions. With three kids (8, 5, 1)
that's how I read it the first time
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:36 PM
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Well, we used to have the "No-Tell Motel" and "Friends and Lovers" that both advertised hourly rates.

Ick
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:50 PM
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Years ago my wife worked for a while as a desk clerk at a low rent national chain. She often got asked about hourly rates (not that motel) and frequently sold a room more than once.

However, do you have friends who would trade sleepovers? Much more restful.
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:53 PM
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Wouldn't it be cheaper to hire a babysitter to take the kids out of the house for a couple of hours?
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:57 PM
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There are motels that offer "siesta rates" for brief stayovers. Long, long ago when I was single, I used to visit such a place with one of my boyfriends. This motel charged half its normal room rate for a "siesta" visit of four hours or less. It wasn't a sleazy-looking dump, but it certainly wasn't a luxury accommodation. At least the sheets and towels were clean.
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Fretful Porpentine
Wouldn't it be cheaper to hire a babysitter to take the kids out of the house for a couple of hours?
Ah, but what if the spouse comes home???
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:32 PM
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Seriously, your kids have got to have schoolmates, and those schoolmates have got to have parents. Arrange an evening child swap, you drop your kids at their house one night, they drop their kids at your house one night. In a lot of ways it's easier to take care of more kids because they play with each other. You get an evening--not out, but AT HOME.
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:32 PM
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Ah, but what if the spouse comes home???
You seriously want to go there right now?




I don't think you need to worry about the motel staff. I don't think the average person can come up with ANYTHING that would make them blink an eye without trying really hard.

If you're going to rent a room anyway, why not get someone to sit with the kids overnight and give yourselves a nice mini-vacation?
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:43 PM
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I've worked in a motel -- the staff doesn't care. I've rented a motel room for an afternoon -- the staff doesn't care.
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:52 PM
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Wouldn't it be cheaper to hire a babysitter to take the kids out of the house for a couple of hours?

Our only babysitter right now is only 15 yrs. old and doesn't drive. Taking all three of them anywhere (remember one of them is only one) overwhelms even my husband. I kind of consider my own ability to do so a superpower and even I encounter disaster occasionally. I'm not sure I would get the relaxation I'm so desperately seeking if the kids were out of the house.


I can't imagine who I could possibly ask to watch them overnight. That really seems like a huge favor to ask and I don't really want to do it for anybody else.

I really just want about 6 hours in the middle of the day, some of it at a hotel.

All that said, I could certainly stand to increase my list of babysitters. How you doing Fretful Porpetine ?
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:43 PM
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I don't know if you can find a by-the-hour hotel/motel but I'm sure you could find one which isn't terribly expensive.

I stayed at a nice motel in my area this past weekend. The room was only $50 and I found out after I checked out that I could have had an AAA discount. The only thing that came up for me was the local resident deposit. They are concerned about locals getting a room for a party (post-prom shit etc.) so they charged a $100 deposit which I got back.

A few years ago, I worked as a security guard for a hotel in Hartford. I used to hang out near the desk when I wasn't doing my rounds. I occasionally answered the phones when guests called the desk, and I frequently made deliveries to rooms. I have delivered condoms (I forgot mine and my husband works in the area, I don't want him to see me buying some), toothbrushes and toothpaste (because my boyfriend came in my mouth) and new sheets (because my period started). I have found people having sex in the stairwells. I once found a man jerking off near the roof door. I was working the night that the front desk staff helped to capture the man with the outstanding warrants in 6 states.

I only worked there for 1 month before I got moved to a new client.

Nothing you do will shock anyone who has ever worked in even the most ritzy hotel. They don't care. Unless you do something really strange (like tell them your husband came in your mouth) they probably wont even bat an eye. IF you do something really strange, they might giggle behind your back but most likely they will be very professional to you.




On a side note: why the hell do people feel the need to announce the reason why they want something delivered to their room? Why can't they just say they forgot their toothpaste?
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:31 PM
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If the motel doesn't have the auto check out on the tv, just drop the key in the box at the front desk or leave it in the room. The staff at the motel really does not care, unless you're at the only motel for miles around in your tiny hometown and they call your mother.

Not that it ever happened to me.

I'm just saying.
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:51 PM
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Ah, but what if the spouse comes home???
Good Lord, don't mention that here.
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:14 PM
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Man, the US needs love hotels. The ones here are pretty well maintained and are a lot bigger and more comfy than most of the regular hotels I've stayed in. We're in a three-generation household, so occasionally the wife and I like to go out for 'dinner and a movie' while her mother watches the kid.
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:19 PM
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Depending on where you live, hotels/motels aren't all that expensive to just rent for the night even if you stay a few hours.
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:52 PM
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Most hotels have what they call day rates when you only want the room for a couple hours. I would check into this and save yourself some money.
It is not unusual for people who travel by car for business using a hotel for a couple hours to change clothes or whatever
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:00 AM
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If you aint too picky about where the hotel is and you know what "star level" hotel you want, I would try Priceline. I've gotten some amazing deals on that site. You prepay online, all you have to do is pick up the key when you get there.
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Old 04-11-2007, 03:15 AM
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If you aint too picky about where the hotel is and you know what "star level" hotel you want, I would try Priceline. I've gotten some amazing deals on that site. You prepay online, all you have to do is pick up the key when you get there.
I haven't used Priceline, but I have used hotels.com, and even though you prepay, they still want a credit card in case you use the bar, the phone, the movies, or trash the room, I suppose. But it might be cheaper.
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:39 AM
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Is it incredibly embarrassing to rent a hotel room and then check out again 2 hours later?
That's quite up to you, I would say.
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:40 AM
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All that said, I could certainly stand to increase my list of babysitters. How you doing Fretful Porpetine ?
I'm a newly-minted Ph.D. in the humanities who hasn't managed to find a job. That might not be a bad idea, actually
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:58 AM
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Good Lord, don't mention that here.
God, that's the truth!
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:01 AM
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It's not been mentioned, only implied, but who cares? Maybe I'm just getting older but as I do, I find I care less and less about being embarrassed. Self-confidence is way stronger now.
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:30 AM
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However, do you have friends who would trade sleepovers? Much more restful.
Just wanted to say, it might be cheaper to be home but it isn't really more restful.

At home you have all the chores that still need to be done all around you, piles of laundry, vacuuming, dusting, bills stacked up, etc. At a motel it's clean, neat and there isn't anything to distract you from just having fun.
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:41 AM
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Man, the US needs love hotels. The ones here are pretty well maintained and are a lot bigger and more comfy than most of the regular hotels I've stayed in. We're in a three-generation household, so occasionally the wife and I like to go out for 'dinner and a movie' while her mother watches the kid.
Here in Panama what are known as "push-buttons" are something of an institution. For economic reasons a lot of young adults live with their parents, and a lot of people share housing with little privacy. A push-button (usually just referred to as a "poosh" as pronounced in Spanish) is a motel surrounded by walls so you can't see who is parked there from outside. They usually have names like Campo de Amor (Field of Love) or Sueos Lindos (Beautiful Dreams).
You gain entrance by pushing a signal bell (hence the name), and make your payment through a drawer. I don't think you ever see an attendant. (I can't speak from experience.) The rooms rent by the hour, and the places are open 24 hours.

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Old 04-11-2007, 12:20 PM
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Bangkok is chock-full of "short-time hotels." Rooms for three hours for about $10. Many of the rooms have large parking bays, and when you pull your car in, an attendant immediately pulls a curtain all the way around, to keep prying eyes from seeing whose car is there. But many couples still get dropped off.

I know I've seen "love motels" in the U.S. before, but I don't think they're very common.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:48 PM
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Just wanted to say, it might be cheaper to be home but it isn't really more restful.

At home you have all the chores that still need to be done all around you, piles of laundry, vacuuming, dusting, bills stacked up, etc. At a motel it's clean, neat and there isn't anything to distract you from just having fun.

You have described the situation precisely.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:54 PM
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Porpentine, I sent you a private message.....
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Old 04-12-2007, 12:32 AM
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Is it incredibly embarrassing to rent a hotel room and then check out again 2 hours later?
Well, I'm sure it's not as embarassing as checking out 8 minutes later.
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:48 AM
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Well, I'm sure it's not as embarassing as checking out 8 minutes later.
Hah! I can just see the couple leaving - the husband looking vaguely satisfied and sheepish, the wife kinda steaming.
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:18 AM
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Whose going to watch the kids while you are at the hotel?
Couldn't that person just take them to the park for a few hours or to a movie?
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:48 AM
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Whose going to watch the kids while you are at the hotel?
Couldn't that person just take them to the park for a few hours or to a movie?

see post 13.

The youngest is 1. Movies are a bad idea. Just last weekend I spent the entire length of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles chasing him up and down the halls of the movie theatre. Not that this wasn't perhaps preferable to watching the movie (my husband was watching the movie with the older two)

It is seriously a major production to take all three of them anywhere. I'm their mom and probably the most experienced at doing it and I avoid it if at all possible.

Taking the older two someplace, piece of cake. Taking the one yr. old somewhere, no problem. But all three......better just to stay home where the doors lock and the stairs are gated.


I'm really hoping for a 6 hour chunk of time (I'm really hoping for a weekend but our parents aren't willing and I don't know anyone I could ask or pay to stay overnight with them) which just doesn't feel comfortable for them being out of the house.


Off to start a new thread about how people use and find babysitters
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:13 AM
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Regarding being embarrassed, don't sweat it. Think back to any other situation where you were on the other side. Do you still think/obsess about the situation? Would you recognize that person if you saw them in the grocery store? Did you start a blog about them? Do you cackle with glee at the very memory of whatever you witnessed that was so embarrassing to them?

Trust me, you'll be out of the staffs' minds just as quickly as any stranger you ever witnessed in an embarrassing position. Not that you have anything to be embarrassed about. The freedom to rent a room for nookie is one of the privileges of being a grown up with an income!!

That, and eating macaroni and cheese in the nude. Hey! You could do both!
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:51 AM
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see post 13.
So you're saying the babysitter is fine to handle all three of them...as long as they don't leave the house. Got it.
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