Friday's FAQs: "Is it my imagination, or is it getting crowded in here?"
So why only two humans per room? There are two reasons. First and foremost, the Fire Code restricts us to two persons per room. After the Station nightclub disaster in 2003, Rhode Island enacted one of the strictest fire codes in the country. We quickly complied with the expensive new sprinkler and occupancy codes and will continue to do. (The code counts the Hideaway as a separate unit which is why we can allow up to six human beings in it.)Secondly, in our early years when we would take anyone and everyone to pay the mortgage we learned that stumbling over the luggage of four guests in a room meant for two was a horrible way to make a living. We found that more than 16-18 people at breakfast ensured a miserable experience for guests and staff. What's the point of owning your own business if you are just going to make your life a nightmare?
Again, other properties have other policies. We strive to provide our guests with a comfortable and private get away experience and sticking to occupancy laws helps us meet that goal.
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