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third child in room

Our room at the Hilton Garden Inn has two beds and since there we are bringing our three kids, that makes five of us in all. Our plan is to have our 2.5 year old daughter sleep on her new Toddler Aerobed on the floor. Does anyone think this will be an issue? Do I have to inform the hotel staff about this?

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1. Re: third child in room

I would be quiet about it. I had a hard time find a room for 5. Even when it was for my kids that were 17-15 & 2 and we co sleep with our son

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It is probably a violation of the fire codes to have more people in a room than the stated occupancy. Having said that, I am sure that you won't be the first person to have a 5th person in such a room, especially when the 5th person is a toddler. If you mention your plan, the staff may be directed to cancel your booking or require you to book a 2nd room.

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I agree with the others. If you are bringing the bedding, just do it and don't alert the desk. They can and (likely) will require you to get a second room if they find out, as fire code limits the number of guests to four.

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I would be more concerned about having room to set the thing up. I've stayed at that HGI a few times, and the rooms are pretty small!

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If you do manage to set the aerobed up, then you may want to make peace with the only hotel employee who may know or care - the Chambermaid. A good tip daily will usually make everyone happy.

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I can't imagine the hotel would actually throw you out into the street if they discovered this, but please do let us know how it turned out! Though if you booked a vacation rental apt. you would have lots more flexiibilty!

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I don't think it will be an issue at all, unless OP insist on getting the blessing from the hotel first. It is only a couple with three children, not five grown adults. I expect most front desk would just smile and wish you a nice stay. (One US city where this may be a problem is Las Vegas, they do charge for each and every person)

The only person that may need to do a little more work is the Chambermaid, even then most of them may not care as long as people don't make a big mess or ask for extra supplies. Whether there is enough space for five is another question.

OP, if you want more room in the future, you should look into Embassy Suites. They usually have an extra double size sofa bed in addition to whatever bed arrangement you reserve. So if you reserve a room with two double beds, the fifth person can sleep on the sofa bed which is usually in a separate living room with its own TV. Kids love that.

Edited: 05 April 2014, 13:52
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There are several Embassy Suites in DC. Maybe look into that.

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