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Hotels that carry TCM - compiling a list

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I travel a lot and am always so much happier when I can stay at a hotel that carries TCM but I could never find an easy way of knowing ahead of time if they do or not. So I've decided to start a list of hotels that carry it on their TV system. Right now it's pretty sparse so I thought I'd ask for some help. There's a button on the site which will take you to a sheet where you can enter any hotels you've stayed at (preferably in the past year) that have TCM. 

http://tcmwithatwist.com/marty-can-stay-here

Would truly appreciate any contributions from the good folks here on the forums! Or if you know of such a list that already exists please, please let me know!

(Note: This is a labor of love - I'm not receiving any monies and consideration for any of this stuff...)

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I once had a nice chat with the manager of a major chain hotel in this area and I asked him why they didn't carry TCM. He was very open and honest with me. He said that when he made his deal with the cable company, he naturally chose all the major entertainment, sports and news channels that his, mainly business, customers would expect. 

Then he said that he avoided TCM because his corporate bosses felt that having a non-commercial movie channel included for free would drain business from the premium channels like HBO and Showtime that his hotel charged extra for and made money from. I didn't like his answer, but I did appreciate his honesty.

 

 

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I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express in Denton, TX, back in June of 2010. They had TCM, which surprised the heck out of me. Not sure if they still do.

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Wow, this is a fantastic idea for a thread! I don't stay in hotels often, so I don't have much to contribute, but I can think of twice in the last 10 years I've watched TCM in a hotel room. One night during holiday traveling I watched Remember the Night, and the other trip, The Mummy was on. Don't remember the names of the hotels in either circumstance right now, but I'll see if I can figure it out.

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15 hours ago, markfp2 said:

...he said that he avoided TCM because his corporate bosses felt that having a non-commercial movie channel included for free would drain business from the premium channels like HBO and Showtime that his hotel charged extra for and made money from

 

 

That is a really good explanation (good in the sense of rational not desirable)... With Netflix, etc. so common these days, I'm hoping that concern is now moot...

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When I travel, I usually stay at Hampton Inn or sometimes another hotel in the Hilton group (Embassy Suites or Doubletree mostly.) Many of them have TCM especially the newer ones that have Direct TV. 

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My comments are just mine. But...


AL
Alabaster
Holiday Inn Express
TCM, very European! Very nice!!

AL
Cullman
Holiday Inn Express

AL
Hoover
Hampton Inn & Suites, 4520 Galleria, Hover AL
TCM, noisy heaters!, near Twin Peaks

AL
Huntsville
Holiday Inn Express, 2600 Old Fairway Rd, Huntsville, AL
TCM, very nice, Texas Roadhouse walking distance

AL
Huntsville
Hilton Garden Inn,
301 Boulevard South
TCM, GPS missed the exit, isolated for food and location

AL
Pelham
Hampton Inn & Suites, Pelham, AL
TCM! (Consider Holiday Inn Express, Alabaster!)

AL 
Prattville
Country Inn & Suites, Prattville, AL (TCM!)
TCM! Excellent!

AL
Tuscaloosa
Hilton Garden, 800 Hollywood
TCM, nice

AR
Blythevillle (near MO border)
Hampton Inn, 301 N. Service Rd
TCM, very nice, Chinese buffet next door, Mexican nearby

DE
Newark
Holiday Inn Express, 1201 Christiana
TCM, perfect!

GA
Lawrenceville
Country Inn & Suites, Lawrenceville, GA TCM!!


KY
Murray
Holiday Inn Express, Murray, KY
TCM, very nice!

LA
Alexandria
Holiday Inn Express, 2340 N. Macarthur
TCM

MO
Cape Girardeau
Hampton Inn,207 S Mount Auburn Rd
TCM, nice but odd TV palcement, convenient to shopping

MO
Springfield
Hampton Inn, 3232 S Glenstone Ave
TCM
MS
Tupelo
Candlewood Suites, Tupelo, MS
TCM, no breakfast, Holiday Inn next door might be better

MS
Tupelo
Holiday Inn Express, Tupelo, AL
TCM+, very nice.

NC
Asheville
Country Inn & Suites, 199 Tunnel, Asheville NC TCM!

NC
Asheville
Holiday Inn Express
1 Wedgefield Dr.
TCM, somewhat noisy a/c

NC
Charlotte
Country Inn & Suite, 2451 Little Rock Rd, Charlotte TCM
Very near the airport, slim food choices

NC
Charlotte
SUPER 8
505 Clanton Rd-I77 S Exit 7, Charlotte NC 28217 TCM, bullet proof glass at check in, impossible to find food, only Wendy’s one mile

NC
Concord
Country Inn & Suites
580 Dickens Place NE
TCM

NC
Conover
Holiday Inn Express, 104 10th St NW, Conover NC
TCM, very nice, little isolated

NC
Newport
Holiday Inn Express, 1022 Colby
TCM, nice, midway between Knoxville and Asheville 

NC
Rocky Mount
Country Inn & Suites
TCM

NC
Flat Rock, nr Hendersonville, 18 miles from Asheville 
Holiday Inn Express, 107 Upward Crossing
TCM nice but a little isolated

PA
Bethlehem
Holiday Inn Express, 2201 Cherry Lane, Bethlehem PA
Perfect! TCM and Braveheart Pub

PA
Dunmore
Quality Inn, Dunmore PA
tcm, but hotel still in 50’s :(

PA
Erie
Hotels.com
NOT Super 8, Erie, PA (old, but w/ TCM)

PA
Harrisburg
Candlewood Suites, Harrisburg PA
TCM, free laundry, no breakfast

PA
Harrisburg
Country Inn & Suites, 1025 Peifffers Land, Harrisburg PA, NO MORE TCM, very nice! Good location w/ beer store and food

TN
Bristol
Hampton Inn, Bristol, TN
TCM

TN
Chattanooga
Holiday Inn Express,1441 N. Smith, Rd, Chattanooga, TN
NOISY PUMP, TCM, European! Coming from Cleveland, TN

TN
Chattanooga
Holiday Inn Express,3710 Modern Parkway, Chattanooga, TN
TCM, very nice. Coming from Murfreesboro, TN

TN
Clarksville
Country Inn & Suites
TCM

TN
Cookville
Holiday Inn Express, Cookevile, TN TCM, very nice, but pricey!

TN
Huntington
Heritage Inn, Huntingdon, TN
TCM! Pleasant HOTEL except for co-residents

TN
Jackson
Country Inn & Suites, Jackson, TN
TCM! Hotel is eh, Longhorn for food (Consider Comfort Suites as alternative.)

TN
Jackson
DoubleTree
TCM very nice!

TN
Johnson City
Hampton Inn, Johnson City TN
TCM!! Very nice

TN
Kingsport
Hampton Inn, 2000 Enterprise Pl, Kingsport, TN
TCM, downtown has summer concerts

TN
Kingsport
Holiday Inn Express, 1217 Stewball Ct., TCM

TN
Knoxville
Holiday Inn Express, 6324 Papermill Dr, Knoxville, TN TCM! and more! PREFERRED over Hampton in Knoxville! Next to McKays and highway. 

TN
Knoxville
Hampton Inn & Suites, Knoxville, TN TCM! Very nice. (Twin Peaks horrible)

TN
Knoxville/Farragut
Comfort Inn/Suites
811 N Campbell Station RD
TCM, VERY nice, food choices

TN
Knoxville/Farragut
Holiday Inn Express
816 N Campbell Station Rd
TCM, very nice, food choices

Knoxville  (West)
Country Inn & Suites
805 Campbell Station Rd.
TCM, dated but nice

TN
Knoxville
Holiday Inn Express
730 Rufus Graham Rd (coming from east) TCM just ok, trucker haven

TN
Murfreesboro
Country Inn & Suites, Murfreesboro, TN -TCM Moving: 6 nights: Hotels.com Excellent!

TN
Murray
Murray Plaza Lodge, Murray, KY
TCM, but old and noisy heater

TN
Paris
Quality Inn
Paris, TN - TCM!

VA
Bristol
Holiday Inn
3005 Linden Dr
TCM nice, breakfast not included

VA
Charlottsville 
Hilton Garden Inn
TCM, very nice, breakfast not included

VA
Holiday Inn 
10424 Balls Ford Rd, Manassas  (near Falls Church)
TCM, very nice (reserve room to include breakfast) 

VA
Hilton Garden Inn
Falls Church
TCM, lots of nearby food places, nice

VA
Fredericksburg
Hampton Inn, 4800 Market
TCM

VA
Roanoke
Hilton Garden Inn
TCM, amazing views, 10 mi off highway
 

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Beachfront Manor Hotel, Lincoln City, OR

Pacific Reef Hotel, Gold Beach, OR

Those are the only two hotels I've stayed in Oregon so far that carried TCM.  Both of these hotels are at the beach.  The beach hotels tend to use Charter as a cable provider.  Charter seems to have TCM on a lower tier than Comcast does.  I have yet to run into a hotel in a large (larger than an Oregon coast city at least) city that carries TCM.

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I travel a lot too and now that TCM is on a higher cable "tier", have not seen it offered in any hotel in over three years. We went out to grab dinner & TikiKid stayed back in the room, waiting for us to "deliver".

We walked in & found her enraptured watching DIARY OF A LOST GIRL! I almost dropped the pizza!

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I remember years ago when motels and hotels would advertise that they had HBO.  That meant nothing to me as it seemed all they ever showed was sports.

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I've been to Worldmark in Indio, California lots of times and they have TCM on demand and TV. The rooms also have DVD players so you can play your own movies.

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I usually bring my own movies if I'm traveling, but usually only if I'm traveling by car.  If I'm traveling by plane, I like to try and avoid baggage claim if possible, so I have to pack lightly.  I will usually bring just my laptop and rely on Watch TCM app or something like that.  The last time I stayed in a hotel, they didn't have a DVD player.  That was a bummer.  I got an external DVD drive for my laptop, so I won't have that issue again. 

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