Each night we were away we stayed in a Hampton Inn. H and I learned a lot in our week of hotel living. We loved the Hampton Inn for several reasons, primarily because they have a full breakfast that includes eggs, yogurt, bananas, blueberry muffins, and good coffee.
Not used to being in such tight quarters, at night H and I would hole up in the bathroom to wait for the children to go to sleep. Sometimes they took a few minutes to go to sleep, some nights they wouldn't go to sleep. Several nights we ended up sleeping with a baby in the bed--never good sleep.
We learned several things staying in a hotel for a week:
First, ask for a sheet so we can carpet picnic on a sheet, thus not grinding all the dropped food into the hotel's carpet. More importantly, the children do not end up eating off the hotel carpet. Second, separate the pack-n-plays as much as possible. The first night, when the pack-n-plays were all wadded up together, we had a nightmare of a time getting them to sleep. Though they had a lot of fun giggling late into the night. Third, we need to streamline the morning routine; three hours to get up and out the door is much too long.
The first picture is of Mazie checking out the luggage cart. In the next two pictures, H is making tents for the babies to play in for hotel entertainment. The last photo is our first morning on our road trip: the babies are watching the cars go by on the interstate. This is not something they see very often in the country.