King size beds

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  1. pugdog

    pugdog DIS Veteran

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    :offtopic:I know this is not specific to just WDW but why do hotels advertise king size beds when they really are not. I have had 3 "real" king size beds and they all are 16 inches wider then what hotels claim are king size. At best what is in the rooms are slightly over-sized queen beds. Las Vegas is the only place that really gives you what you reserved. Ok off the soap box now.
     
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  3. NJRRK

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    A King size bed is 16" wider than a standard queen.

    Twin - 39" x 75"
    Double (aka Full) - 54" x 75"
    Queen - 60" x 80"
    King - 76" x 80"
    Cal King - 72" x 84"

    So if your king mattress was a full 16" larger than the hotel mattress you were on a standard queen mattress in the hotel.
     
  4. annaaidan99

    annaaidan99 Mouseketeer

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    Yeah I've never seen a king in a hotel that wasn't really a king.
     
  5. karenklo

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    We have a King at home and just stayed at Riverside in a King. It was a King!
     
  6. pugdog

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    The King we paid for at POP recently was not a real king. And neither was the one at the Holiday Inn we just stayed at. I wonder if it might also be related to the fact that we need to stay in handicapped rooms with roll in showers.
     
  7. NJRRK

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    This is confusing to me since at Pop king bedded rooms are no extra cost, but just a request, so you couldn't have "paid" for a king room. Nor would one be guaranteed for your stay.
     
  8. bochnikm

    bochnikm Disney Birder

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    Good question!

    I did a little research and found out there are different Queens and different Kings:
    USA Bed and Mattress Dimensions

    Twin Bed Size / Single Bed Size 39" 75"
    Twin Extra Long Bed Size 39" 80"
    Full Bed Size/ Double Bed Size 54" 75"
    Queen Bed Size 60" 80"
    California Queen Bed Size 60" 84" 4 inches longer than standard Queen
    Expanded Queen Bed Size 66" 80" 6 inches wider than standard Queen
    Super Queen Bed Size 66" 80" 6 inches wider than standard Queen, also thicker
    King Bed Size 76" 80" Standard King
    California King Bed Size 72" 84" Not as wide but longer than a standard King
    Grand King Bed Size 80" 98"
     
  9. pugdog

    pugdog DIS Veteran

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    When you book a roll in shower room like we need you get a king bed because that is all that fits in there.

    "I did a little research and found out there are different Queens and different Kings:"

    I wonder if they don't use one of the bigger queens then.:confused3
     

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