I Only Get Suite Upgrades When I’m Alone

“Would you like a suite upgrade,” I was asked yesterday at the Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman.

“Yes,” I said aloud. Inside I muttered, “Always happens when I’m not traveling with my wife.”

Once, just once, I would like the upgrade to appear when we are together and can use the space in our different sleep schedules.

I am not one to bother much about rooms, I don’t call ahead or try various ploys to get better rooms, so it is a roll of the dice when I check in. We do try different methods of check-in together, she check-in alone, I check-in alone, it seems ironclad that when together the hotel wants us to spend quality time really together. Or…maybe she is calling ahead after all.

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Boy does that sound familiar !!

Carl P

It looks just like the suite I got upgraded to when I was on a trip with my mom. They didn’t mention the change from to double beds so when I hit the room was I wasn’t wanting to share a bed with my mom. After some thought I kept the suite and used I slept on the pullout couch (without actually pulling it out). It just added a lot of flexibility for sleep times, room temperature, etc.

Carl P

Sorry for the slightly garbled post.

It funny how similar the rooms are. I can’t tell if your bedroom was a separate room from other area or not (as mine was). As I recall I was in an HI Express in NC, as opposed to a HI Resort on the Caymans, so the similarity ends there.


LOL. Happens to me all the time.

Ric Garrido

Same thing with my wife. She remembers Hilton Budapest very well as one of the few hotels where she was with me when I received an amazing suite. That was 2002. Of course, she has been in many hotel suites with me since then, but not the most impressive ones. It seems that I get the biggest suite spaces when traveling alone.


This is known as the “Murphy Bed Law”


I had that exact same suite 2 years ago the night before my wedding. Luckily I wasnt alone LOL


Happens to both me and my significant other as well… When we’re traveling separately on business. Never when we’re together!

Wow, so true. I’ve gotten suites with my family, but only when I’ve actually arranged it or asked for it. I can remember only one instance where we got a suite without having to pay for it in some way (via points, DSUs, etc), but I did email the hotel ahead of time and say that we would appreciate one of their larger rooms if one were available for a complimentary upgrade for a diamond member (or something like that). I almost never travel alone, and the one time I did, in St Louis for a night, I got put… Read more »