Untucked Hotel Bedding

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  1. anabolism
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    I'm sure many people love tightly tucked sheets (and comforters) but personally I can't stand them. Before getting into bed in my hotel room, I always go around the bed untucking everything from all three sides. Of course, since hotels use sheets that are a foot or so too long, this makes the sheets drag on the floor (not very nice).

    I recall a Seinfeld episode where George and Jerry go to L.A., and George tries to get the housekeeper (Lupé if memory serves) to not tuck his sheets, without success.
     
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    I hate tucked sheets, too. My feet need space and freedom to move.
     
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    You know what they say, people with big feet.....

    ... need un-tucked sheets....:D
     
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    I do as well !!:D
    plus they are my temp controls, getting warm, more feet/leg out of the covers, getting cold, pull them in.
     
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    Exactly!
     
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    I really hate them too. They make me feel so confined.
     
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    I loath tucked in sheets too.
    It's much easier and quicker for housemaids to put all the linen on the bed at once and tuck it all in together - doesn't help the guests though.
     
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    Wanted to update everyone here with one singular success story: I stayed for a week at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, and happened to return to my room before the housekeeper was finished. We chatted, and I asked her to please not tuck in the stop sheet or comforter when she made the bed, She immediately understood (usually I get blank looks), said "Yes, too tight!" and for the rest of the stay, the bed was made with only the bottom sheet tucked!

    I had another stay there, different room but same floor and tower, and luckily it was the same housekeeper, and she remembered!
     
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    By the way, during the first stay I emailed the GM to let him know how pleased I was with the housekeeper. (I also left her a tip every day, and decided not to use the "decline housekeeping" door tag.)
     
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    I was at a Hilton a few weeks ago, saw the housekeeper doing the room across from mine, so I asked her to not tuck in my top sheets or comforter when she made the bed in my room. She told me "Most guests prefer it untucked, but the hotel policy requires us to tuck. But since you specifically asked me, it's OK, I can leave yours untucked."
     
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    Did you ask "Jerry" if he wanted his bed tucked or untucked like George did? :)
     
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    Not sure what your point is. If you're trying to inject a clever reference to the Seinfield episode, I explicitly mentioned it in post #1, and MiamiTed posted a link to it in post #10. So, I'm confused.
     
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    Yes it was just a simple reference to the Seinfeld clip where George starts bugging Jerry about the tuck vs no tuck :p
     
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    I love that episode (which is why I mentioned it in the first post) because it's the first time I saw anyone else talk about how annoyed he gets at tucked bedding, and of course, George is hilarious at it.
     
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