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?
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.
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.
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.