Tips for late-night hotel arrivals with kids
Kieran came by these two bits of wisdom during a road trip down the East Coast:
1. If you're pulling into a hotel late at night, call ahead and request that the crib be set up in advance.
2. Request a room as close to your car as possible and as far away from bright lights as possible. The first night we had to take two sleeping kids trough a brightly-lit lobby, into an elevator then down a long hallway. They didn't stay asleep for long, and getting them back to sleep in a strange hotel room was a nightmare. The next two nights, we got a room only a few feet from the entrance on the ground floor. 45 seconds, key in hand, and we're back in the dark and putting the kids in bed.