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February 24, 2013 11:21 AM Subscribe
How does it work when people check into a hotel under a pseudonym?
posted by Chorus to travel & transportation (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I hear it in countless movies: "Oh, I'm staying at this hotel under X name" - where X is not their real name.
How does that work? When they (or their assistant, more like) book a room, I assume the 'false' name is given at that stage? Does it matter then if the name on the credit card is different?
When checking in/out or ordering room service, I assume staff call them by the fake name? And nobody corrects them, right? Just nod and smile?
They use the fake name even when they're signing into the hotel gym/spa, too?
[I am not famous enough to even consider doing this, I just always wondered how it worked]
Also, if you have any first-hand experience, I'd love to hear