All the hotels are FULL ON TUESDAY
August 25, 2014 6:00 PM   Subscribe

All the hotels in my area are booked solid on Tuesday night, full to capacity. I don't hotel often, but this strikes me as unusual. Why Tuesday?
posted by shipbreaker to Travel & Transportation (14 answers total)
Is there an event in your city? A convention or concert or something? In my experience that is usually the explanation.
posted by AV at 6:02 PM on August 25, 2014 [3 favorites]

You can't get a hotel room in San Francisco for love or money during Dreamforce.

So what date and what city?
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 6:04 PM on August 25, 2014

Usually a sporting event, a convention, religious gathering, or some sort of natural disaster nearby. Call the local chamber of commerce or city hall and ask.
posted by 724A at 6:24 PM on August 25, 2014

Why Tuesday?

I suggest asking them. If they're packed solid on a weeknight they probably know why.
posted by jessamyn at 6:26 PM on August 25, 2014 [10 favorites]

I agree with Jessamyn. Call their front desk. It's not classified information why a hotel books up, and they're happy to tell you why they can't take your sweet, sweet money at this time.
posted by xingcat at 6:51 PM on August 25, 2014 [1 favorite]

Tomorrow Tuesday, next Tuesday, or all Tuesdays always?
posted by Hermione Granger at 7:16 PM on August 25, 2014

Business travel. (Source - sister who works in hotels).
posted by kjs4 at 8:09 PM on August 25, 2014

Yeah Tuesdays are big for business travel. For one thing, airfares are generally lower for Tuesday travel. For another, it's near the beginning of the business week, so a lot can get done, and the hosts have had Monday to prepare.
posted by trip and a half at 9:14 PM on August 25, 2014

This is the last week before a lot of people have to go back to school/work. So maybe last minute vacations?
posted by littlesq at 10:03 PM on August 25, 2014

Tourists? This week in the UK, Monday was a public holiday, and it's still the school summer holidays, so it's a big week for families going on holiday (since parents only need to use 4 days off from work).
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:30 AM on August 26, 2014

Agree with trip and a half. My husband and I moved cross-country and tried to get a room in Junction City, KS on a Monday night. Nothing available at the first four hotels we tried. The clerk shrugged and said, business travel.
posted by pepper bird at 6:50 AM on August 26, 2014

I live in a college town, and hotels tend to get full this whole week with parents dropping their freshman kids off and helping them move in.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:38 AM on August 26, 2014

Tuesday and Wednesday are the busiest nights for hotels as far as business travelers are concerned.

Also, I didn't even think about the back-to-college thing.
posted by tckma at 8:38 AM on August 26, 2014

Labor Day is Monday. Maybe people are taking advantage of the last long weekend before school starts and making it a bit longer for a trip with their children.
posted by myselfasme at 8:42 AM on August 26, 2014

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