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Old 01-25-2013, 12:06 PM   #31
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I wouldn't fuss about a double, but we have a queen at home and I would prefer at least that on vacation. Neither of us is tiny and we often have a 6 year old little visitor (who sleeps sideways half the time) crawl in during the night which means that even our queen can bit a bit tight!
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:19 PM   #32
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Doesn't matter to me and it does not affect which resort I choose.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:35 PM   #33
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I was surprised at the angry tones in some of the replies too. Seemed like a harmless question and even retreading the OP I don't get where any offense was given in the question. But its been my experience that when that happens on the DIS there's usually some sort of history between the posters so I generally just ignore it.

As far as the question, my DH and I have always slept in a full size bed. We had a king when we first married and hated the feeling of sleeping alone because the bed was so big. We switched to a full within a few months and we had one ever since. Now I wouldn't mind more space and we love the king sized beds on vacation, lol. But I don't see us switching any time soon either.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:57 PM   #34
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We sleep in a double at home. When we go away alone, I like to get a suite, which usually includes a king bed. If not, no big deal.

At Disney, full or queen makes no difference. How far we are from the food court and bus stop is a much bigger concern!
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:10 PM   #35
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We sleep in a king at home, so a double looks really small now, although that's what we started out with.

On our last trip out of town, we had two double beds, and a sleeper sofa. DS got the sleeper sofa, and DH and I each took a double bed!
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:34 PM   #36
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My husband tosses and tuns a LOT. We cannot sleep in a full or double together. We have a king at home but a queen will do on vacation.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:39 PM   #37
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2 words. HOT FLASH. ok, enough said.


Seriously, I do have them and I can't stand anyone even close to me when I do. so that little bit of extra room means something to me. That being said, we LOVE Port Orleans Riverside. They have double beds. I suffer, but I would rather have a bigger bed.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:42 PM   #38
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My husband tosses and tuns a LOT. We cannot sleep in a full or double together. We have a king at home but a queen will do on vacation.
I'm the tosser and turner in our family. (My husband said for the first 6 months we were married, he thought I was mad at him! Then he got used to it.) We have a king at home. I can sleep in a queen but we tend to bump into each other. A double is even worse.

We have stayed at POR lots of times when they were doubles -- but often slept 1 adult + 1 kid per bed. I wouldn't turn down a free trip if it was in a double bed. I'd suck it up. However, if I'm making the arrangements, we usually try to find someplace with at least a queen size bed. DH prefers to sleep with me instead of one of the kids.

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Old 01-25-2013, 01:43 PM   #39
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Um, maybe because of the way the OP posed the question. Almost like talking down to people who want a bigger bed. It came off as confrontational.
Well that helps explain why there is so much nastiness on these boards. I didn't find it the LEAST bit confrontational, she was simply stating a fact and wondered why people felt the way they did.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:50 PM   #40
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When my big-and-tall DH sleeps in a double, he sleeps on the diagonal -- no room for moi. When we sleep in a king bed and he snores (frequently) loud enough to crack the ceiling plaster, i can nudge him and get him to turn over, or at least move into a quieter position. When we stay at a hotel with separate beds I "have" to throw pillows at him to stop the noise.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:10 PM   #41
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When my big-and-tall DH sleeps in a double, he sleeps on the diagonal -- no room for moi. When we sleep in a king bed and he snores (frequently) loud enough to crack the ceiling plaster, i can nudge him and get him to turn over, or at least move into a quieter position. When we stay at a hotel with separate beds I "have" to throw pillows at him to stop the noise.
Same here! DH is 6'4" and does the corner to corner sleep on doubles. Which leaves me having to sleep with the boychild--who likes to roll around in all different directions (still)--the occasional sidekick and feet in the face thing ruins my night!

So, give us at least a queen. We have a king at home.



funny thing, we used to sleep on a queen sized air mattress when camping. Did this for about 15 years. Last year, our mattress died, and instead of replacing it with another queen, I bought 2 of these mattresses from Coleman.
http://www.coleman.com/product/4-n-1...Category=10079

I intended to use them together, and make a double high king. Last minute, I just left them as double high singles.

Best night sleep camping we've either had. No rolling towards each other when getting up or down or changing positions. No fighting over space. Still slightly too short for DH, but so was the queen.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:18 PM   #42
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I also am confused why some of the nasty responses to the question. I see nothing wrong with it and bed size is not a make it or break it issue for me.

We have a queen a home, but a full size on vaca is fine with me. As we own a timeshare and DVC we usually end up with kings though. I also agree with the previous poster that I feel kind of lost in them as DH and I are not big people. I can see for a larger person why it would make a difference.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:29 PM   #43
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The Titans lost the Superbowl years back by an inch. Sometimes, a little bit makes a big difference. For us, a double puts us close to the edge. And I'm tall so I have to sleep partially on a diagonal
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:20 PM   #44
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On my first read of the question, I actually kind of wondered if there was some condescention; the last line in particular about "does it really matter
or is it all just a mental thing" might be read as though it's talking down. Now, of course, I doubt that was the intent, but I can see how it might have read that way. I suspect that may have created a bit of misunderstanding that triggered some slightly emotional responses.

Back to the point, I will sleep in a double on vacation, though we definitely prefer at least a queen (which is what we have at home). Apart from the
increased length, it feels like the dimensions between double and queen are kind of hinging on a magic glass ceiling, at least for us. The way we usually sleep in a queen, there's just enough room for us to be comfortable. Any less, and we certainly notice it. I suspect this is probably why the queen size is so popular... it's width is just enough to provide sufficient room for comfort of two adults.

Another way to look at it is this... if we assume that the loss of the six inches doesn't matter, and a double bed will do, then why not just lose another six inches and go down to a 48" bed with. After all, it's only six inches, right? And, let's do that again. And again, if necessary. I think it's obvious one will eventually hit a breaking point. I suspect the double/queen size is right around that point for many people.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:28 PM   #45
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I always kind of wonder the same thing, OP, because bed size is not a priority with us when choosing a hotel room so I'm interested in hearing the reasons why this is a very important priority for others.

DH is 6'1" and I'm 5'7" and we have a double bed at home that we share with absolutely no problems. When we vacation and end up in a king it feels like we're sleeping in two different bedrooms.
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