Ok, get your rotten tomatoes out, because I have a confession.
Sometimes I spend more, OK a lot more, to get a door that separates me from my children. If we're going somewhere for more than a couple of nights I work hard to find a suite at a decent price. My baby just doesn't sleep well knowing that we're right there! Plus, I like to lay her down early and watch a little TV on my own.
This time, price was king (holy crap, you wouldn't BELIEVE how expensive it is for a room in the park!) so we had a regular hotel room (btw, we stayed at the Yosemite View Lodge, it wasn't anything fancy but it was a decent price and the rooms were fairly large). The first night we tried to lay her down at 7:30 and just watch a little TV all together. She was just whoopin' it up in the playpen. Louder then I could imagine. Finally, by the end we put her in at 8 and watched TV til' 8:30 when we all went to sleep. The girl can't go to sleep with the TV on. And frankly, neither can the boys.
I will admit that I bribed the boys with candy to sleep nicely together. They were in a queen size bed, and often we hear a lot of cries of covers stealing, or being on the wrong side. One 58 cent candy bar later things were quiet and blissful, and you can bet your bottom dollar that I'll be doing that again.
So, do you guys have tips with sleeping with your kids in a hotel? Or, perhaps sleep in general? I love sleep. Let's talk more about it. :)