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I look at it this way. Every hotel parking lot has signs saying not responsible for theft. Do not leave valuables in car.

That right there tells me my bike is coming into the room.

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Very good point...you tell me the parking isn’t safe and now you’re telling me I can’t bring valuables to my room?
 
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This x 100

The first time we stayed at the Red Rock hotel...I asked a random hotel staffer. He went and asked someone else. A dude in a suit came up to me and said I had to leave the bikes downstairs in one of the storage rooms. So I did. The second night I asked another staffer and he "no problem"...bring it on up. Since then...I don't ask and just roll the bikes across the casino and into the elevators. No one has ever questioned me about the bikes. There is usually a security guard sitting by the elevators...none of them ever said anything to me about the bikes.
That is why you call ahead and not ask while you are there with your bike. When you are standing there with your bike, you have no choice but to do what they say. If you call ahead, you can get an idea of the hotel policy and then either work out a better resolution or decide to be more covert with bringing your bike in, or find a different hotel.
 

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It's always easier to ask forgiveness...

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On the other hand, it's not easier to be given a "hard no" from the staff then have to find alternative lodging upon arrival. I now verify ahead of time.

The best arrangement is a hotel with bike valet service. I've only seen that in Whistler.
 

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That is why you call ahead and not ask while you are there with your bike. When you are standing there with your bike, you have no choice but to do what they say. If you call ahead, you can get an idea of the hotel policy and then either work out a better resolution or decide to be more covert with bringing your bike in, or find a different hotel.
So what if I called and I got the first guy and he said no...I can't bring my bike up? Then I would have gone to another place. I like this particular hotel. I'm glad I didn't call first.

I've stayed there multiple times since and no one staff has ever batted an eye at our bikes.

I don't ask at any of the hotels I stay at...and so far...I haven't had anybody stop me and say I can't bring my bike up. It's one of those things where if you ask...they'll object...but if you don't...they probably won't care.
 

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So what if I called and I got the first guy and he said no...I can't bring my bike up? Then I would have gone to another place. I like this particular hotel. I'm glad I didn't call first.

I've stayed there multiple times since and no one staff has ever batted an eye at our bikes.

I don't ask at any of the hotels I stay at...and so far...I haven't had anybody stop me and say I can't bring my bike up. It's one of those things where if you ask...they'll object...but if you don't...they probably won't care.
Well you could say " I want to stay at your hotel, but if you don't allow me to bring my bike to my room, then I will have to look elsewhere."

You could have called and got the 2nd guy and then when you arrived at the hotel and they said you can't bring the bike up, you would have replied "I spoke to so and so on this day and he said it wasn't an issue, that's why I booked" Then you wouldn't have had to leave your bike with the luggage the first night.
 

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I have openly rolled a lot of bikes along with others in my party, into nice and higher end hotels and I have never been approached or told that I could not.

But if I were call and ask and was told no... Too much hassle to play games. But do what ever you feel in necessary.

Sometimes it's easier to beg forgiveness, than to ask permission.
 

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Some of you guys are way over thinking this.

It's essentially the same as a suitcase. Handle with wheels.

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It's even more like a wheelchair; they're not going to object to that.
As long as the bike is relatively clean there's no reason not to allow it.
 

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Some of you guys are way over thinking this.

It's essentially the same as a suitcase. Handle with wheels.
This.

I've never had an issue visiting many hotels a year over many, many years. I just walk in with the bikes like it's a normal thing. That's been the case from Best Westerns to Fairmont's and Ritz's. The only time I get a frown is when I ride in the hotel. But hey, who can resist a switchback downhill run in the stairwell?!?!
 

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Wait… am I the only one here who’s gotten stopped at the door??? That's messed up.
They only stop you if you let them?

I was once told there was a no bike policy... my reply was very matter of fact and something like - my bike is like my wife and my dog, it's coming with me.
 

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They only stop you if you let them?

I was once told there was a no bike policy... my reply was very matter of fact and something like - my bike is like my wife and my dog, it's coming with me.
Hmmm. That seems a little entitled. As a business owner myself, I try to respect a business' rules.
 

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Hmmm. That seems a little entitled. As a business owner myself, I try to respect a business' rules.
Aside from my bike, respect extends in every way to their facility and employees. I always leave my room as clean as possible and with complete consideration to housekeeping, bike or not. The follow up to my response above was that they are welcome to charge me for any cleaning and damages they find.

Entitled...? Perhaps, but when maybe 1/50 hotels has a problem with bikes - including hotels in the same chain that have no problem - it seems to me concessions can/should be made.
 

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Entitled...? Perhaps, but when maybe 1/50 hotels has a problem with bikes - including hotels in the same chain - it seems to me concessions can/should be made.
Maybe, but it sits better with me to have the agreement laid out ahead of time so that I'm not having to scramble upon arrival or argue with the hotel staff. For example, I'm headed to Idaho in a couple of weekends and I called the hotel to find out their policy on bikes. They said they allow them either in the rooms or they have a locked storage room for guests, whichever I prefer. I don't have to worry about "sneaking in" through a side entrance or anything like that.
 

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Wait… am I the only one here who’s gotten stopped at the door??? That's messed up.
I've stayed at several different hotels in Vegas on and off the strip. Only time I've ever been "stopped" was my first time riding in Vegas...when I asked.

It would be fun to ride through the Bellagio Casino. It shouldn't take to long to get stopped.
You'd get stopped pretty fast. I don't think you get too far if you didn't get stopped...its usually pretty crowded on the casion floor (pre Covid). I did ride from the elevator to my room though.
 

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I've rolled my bike through plenty of hotels with no issues. Like others have said, make sure it is clean. I have brought a drop cloth/plastic sheet to lay the bike on just to be sure no crud or grease gets on anything. But to be perfectly honest, I travel and fix industrial machinery for a living and the grease and gunk that comes off my clothes when I get back to the hotel is more likely to stain something (I always try my best not to).
 

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^ yeah but think of the other things that happen on those sheets! Which would you rather lay in?
 
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