It can be a challenge finding hotel rooms for three people in Italy, France, the UK and other European countries. Hotel rooms in Europe tend to be much smaller than in the U.S. with smaller beds, rather than the queen-size beds as you find in the U.S. Also, hotel rooms in Europe often accommodate a maximum of two people, rather than four as you might expect in a standard, chain hotel in the U.S.
Plus, the descriptions of room types hold different meanings depending on the country or even the hotel. While in North America, a double room may have a King size bed or two full or queen size beds, in Europe, a double room is almost always two twin beds joined together or two separate twin beds (often called a 'twin room').
Below are some of the ways travelers try to accommodate three people in an American hotel room. But these may not always be the best options for travelers to Europe. For instance, consider the following possiblities:
Hotels in Italy, France and other European countries offer only a few viable options for travelers needing a room for three people. The options are to book:
It's often a good idea to contact the hotel directly to confirm room arrangements and find out the extra fees for three people in one hotel room. Alternatively, consider getting the assistance of a travel planner who specializes in trips to Europe.