Have you ever lived in a hotel?

@SomeCowgirl (32266)
United States
July 10, 2011 10:21am CST
Have you ever lived in a hotel? If you did, why did you live in it? I know it's bound to get expensive after awhile. I may have to do this though as I have a job interview that I really really hope I get tomrorow, and as many know I don't have a car and so would have to walk to work. Walking six hours to work each day would not be fun, not to mention would mean I'd hardly ever get any sleep. so have you ever lived in a hotel?
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• Philippines
10 Jul 11
I slept in a hotel before. It was great. The whole place looks and feels luxurious.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
10 Jul 11
yes but did you have to live in one? I mean of course we've all stayed in a hotel or motel at some point but living in one is completely different.
• Philippines
11 Jul 11
Nope. That would be a salary killer.
• Sri Lanka
10 Jul 11
I really love to stay in a hotel for a while but not for the lifetime.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
10 Jul 11
You do what you have to do. Please reread my discussion, I know you can add more to it then just what you posted here.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
11 Jul 11
Ya, any of us would love to stay in a hotel if it were for fun but if it is because you have no choise then it isn't fun at all. And there is the problem of storing all your stuff because it surely isn't going to fit in a hotel room. And then there is the cost and all the while looking and trying to save for a place. And let's not forget...she doesn't have a vehicle either.
@thetis74 (1525)
10 Jul 11
I have lived in a hotel for six months. That was in Oman. I was a vocalist in a band and that was where we were accommodated. It truly is expensive, but we didn't have to pay for the accommodation and food. The only thing we cannot have is room service. So we had to go to the buffet every meals.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
10 Jul 11
It's a good thing that you did no thave to pay for the accomodations and food, as I bet it would have been very hard on you. It may be my only option though and you have to do what you can you know?
@Porcospino (19804)
• Denmark
10 Jul 11
When I was a nursing student I had to work at a hospital that was very far from my home and I lived in a hotel. It was expensive, but it was the only option. I tried to find a another solution, but I didn't have car, there were no bus connections that early in the morning and I was the only person who lived in that city so I couldn't ask anyone for a lift. I thought a lot about it, and I wondered if it would be possible to walk to go by bike, but both options were out of the question, it was simply too far away. Taking a taxi every day, wasn't possible either because that would have been too expensive. So I chose a cheap hotel. I had to spend my savings on the room, but I don't regret it, and it seemed to be the only solution.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
10 Jul 11
That is sort of what I am going to be doing if I do get this job. It's about six hours walk from me and two hours on bike. If I could get a bike or moped before I got this job I would, but I have no money saved up. I suppose when I do have enough for a moped after finding a job I'll move back where I am now, provided I do get this job.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
10 Jul 11
I have not lived in a hotel, but during my business trips abroad I do have to stay at hotels for several days, or some times even weeks. Yes, that gets quite expensive, but I had to to be able to get to the business meeting places easily, especially when I am at a place where I am not very familiar with the locations in the city.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
10 Jul 11
In other countries, and even in the USA they have hostels. They are different from hotels as they are like a livein communal dorm. Those I think are usually fairly cheaper, and if you can get over having to share bathrooms with people you hardly know, it's not all that bad I guess? I've never lived in one.
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
10 Jul 11
On several occasions, I had to stay in a hotel. As I went to enjoy holidays at Puri, Digha, Bangalore, I had to stay there at hotels. Being a member of a middle class family, we always prefer cheap hotels with moderately fair facilities.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
10 Jul 11
of course that's for vacation, please reread my discussion I wasn't addressing staying in a hotel for vacation. I appreciate your response nonetheless.
@GardenGerty (105498)
• United States
10 Jul 11
There are some residential motels that run less than others. Where is your interview at? I know you thought you wanted to get a scooter or something to start with. I sure hope it all works out for you.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
10 Jul 11
It's at a walmart. There are some motels around, and that's what I was thinking atleast for a little bit. I'd have to either ask if they could work with me (though I doubt it) and let me pay them in two weeks time after I get my first paycheck, or there is one person I maybe could stay with for two weeks until I can get my own hotel.
@carpenter5 (6786)
• United States
15 Jul 11
For a day or two here and there. When my husband and I first got married, we stayed in a hotel for about two weeks while we were waiting on base housing at the Naval base where he was stationed. Then there was a week after we moved another time that the house we were moving into wasn't ready. That was kind of fun though because it was June and the hotel had a pool for the kids to play in. We got a room with a kitchenette and were able to cook meals, which saved us alot of money.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
11 Jul 11
Not a hotel but motels lots of them. HUbby had good jobs and some of the motels had a monthly rate so wasnt all that bad but if it was high like every week I had time to find a place for us to live. One reason we moved 700 times in 35 years
@bouncybug (615)
• South Africa
11 Jul 11
I've never lived in a hotel before, but I know that some hotels have monthly rentals that you can pay which are definitely cheaper than the nightly rates! I think there are lots of pros and cons to living in a hotel - on the one hand its nice to have your room cleaned every day and there are usually great furnishings etc.. but I think you must get tired of living in just a single room the whole time!
@annavi23 (6306)
• Philippines
11 Jul 11
I never lived in a hotel. Well, in fact I never been to a hotel to be exact! First of all, I have no reason to stay and most of all, have no budget for that! But if ever given a chance, I would love to stay at least in a hotel. I believe it's good to relax for a while as long as you have the budget for that. As what I have observed in our place, most employees who are working far from their houses, it is more convenient to make use of renting boarding houses rather than living in a hotel. Unless you have a good company that provides you your payments in a hotel that would be good.
@febrigas (362)
• Indonesia
11 Jul 11
Yes I have, but certainly not for a long time, because the cost is quite expensive. That time, I stay at the hotel because there was a holiday.
@youless (94738)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jul 11
When I have a travel, I will choose to live in the hotel. So namely we pay for the living all by ourselves. There is an exception. We ever had a travel in an Island. And when we wanted to fly back home, the plane was delayed due to technical problems. And therefore the airlines arranged us a nice hotel to stay. So we were lucky since this is the first time we lived the hotel free of charge. I love China
• Thailand
11 Jul 11
I spent about seven months living in a hotel. It was an expensive experience but I was in a situation similar to the one you describe. The hotel was just across the street from my job. The hotel helped by giving me a reduced monthly rate and giving me a free breakfast every day. On the whole I did rather enjoy the experience with daily housekeeping, free wireless internet and a swimming pool.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
11 Jul 11
I have never lived in a hotel. That would be very expensive. Is there any way that you can get a ride with someone or call a cab or something like that or take a bus? That may be better and cheaper for you.
@celticeagle (121072)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Jul 11
I didn't but my granddaughter did. She left a candle burning and caused her apartment to burn. So the Red Cross bought her several days. They actually stayed at the one of the nicest places here in town. I was sure releived. Walking for six hours? Is that both ways? Can't you afford a bus or anything? That would be hard to do.
• United States
11 Jul 11
No, I haven't. But, I've known people who have and it can be very expensive. They couldn't find a place to rent and didn't have a reliable income.
@alquizar (480)
• Philippines
10 Jul 11
Some hotels are really expensive if you are going to live in there unless You are capable enough to pay the bill in the hotel you stayed.I already tried staying in a luxury hotel for about three days and It was really a nice feeling staying in there in a short span of time just to relax and reward our self with the stressful days in our life.