What Does a “Double Room” mean?
A standard hotel Double Room is an elongated hotel room designed for two people, though some standard doubles can accommodate up to four. The standard double hotel room is available at many full-service hotels, with the exclusion of facilities that house only suites or extended-stay guests. The standard double room is ideal for a brief stay of up to a few days. It doesn’t contain a kitchen, so guests can’t cook their own meals.
Some standard double rooms are meant for a couple; these have just one queen- or king-sized bed. Other standard double rooms have two double or queen-sized beds placed side by side a few feet apart. Sometimes families of four with young children who can share a bed opt for the two beds.
Standard double rooms contain one full bathroom with tub, shower, toilet and sink facilities. The bathroom is offset from the beds, located in a corner of the room near the entrance. Standard double room bathrooms are often equipped with towels, floor mats, plastic water cups, hairdryers and assorted travel size bottles of soap, shampoo, body lotion and conditioner.
Furniture and Storage
Standard double rooms usually contain about five pieces of furniture. This includes one or two bedside tables, one or two armchairs and a standard work desk and office chair. Some rooms include assorted standing lamps as well. The rooms feature limited storage space, including a small closet near the entrance and sometimes a small dresser. Sometimes you might find an ironing board and iron in the closet.
Standard double hotel rooms come equipped with heater and air-conditioning with in-room thermostats that you control. They come with a cable TV complete with pay-per-view options. You will also have a land line that you can use to make outgoing calls — a fee will be added to your final bill for long distance. You can order room service from the hotel kitchen or consume items from a mini-bar. You may also use any other basic hotel amenities, such as a pool or hot tub. Wireless Internet service is available, though it sometimes adds another fee to your balance.