ASK A QUESTION Marriage bed or double bed
Is "marriage bed" the same as "double bed"?.
Which of them would you use to ask for a bed in a hotel?
I would say a double bed.
Are you thinking about a Double, a Full, or a Queen size bed?
Any of these sizes fit in a normal room, but many couples feel that a Full or Double bed (they're the same thing) is definitely too narrow for anything more than an occasional night's sleep. A Queen size bed gives each one a bit more room without taking up too much more floor space.
* Twin--39 x 75 inches (or 99 x 190 cm) * X-Long Twin--39 x 80 inches (99 x 203 cm) * Full (Double)--54 x 75 inches (137 x 190 cm) * Queen--60 x 80 inches (or 153 x 203 cm) * King--76 x 80 inches (or 198 x 203 cm) * California King--72 x 84 inches (or 182 x 213 cm)
Typically in a hotel in the US, my wife and I get a Queen bed as a minimum. I am not sure if these sizes are universal or US only.
You would ask for a double bed as marriage bed isn't used in English as it is in spanish.
In English "una cama matrimonial" can be translated as a double, full, queen or king size bed. They are all designed for two people but differ in size.
Use "double bed", I have never heard anyone use "marriage bed". I think it is a old phrase.
Ask for a double bed and avoid sniggers.
The matrimonial bed pertains to something very specific and not to bed size.
As people have already said, the standard phrase for a cama matrimonial is a double bed. When booking a hotel you'd not speak about bed size rather room type. A single room has a single bed, a twin room has two single beds and a double room has a double bed.However, as stadt has said, a double bed is not that big and you might want to ask if their double rooms have queen or king-size beds.
If you want to be extra-cautious you might want to check that the 'double' bed in fact has a double matress - I once stayed in a hotel in Seville and the 'double rooms' had two single beds pushed together with a double sheet covering them - pretty useless as you've going to fall down the gap in the middle...
If you go to a mattress shop in México, and ask for a ''matrimonial'' they will show you a traditional full size mattress.
'' Tamaño queen'' as well as ''tamaño king'' and ''tamaño individual'' are the common words used for mattress sizes.