1. They can not have us for liability reasons because the steps are too steep ("but he doesn't walk, or even crawl yet"..."but you will have to carry him up them").
2. They can not allow him in our room for fire code reasons (nice excuse to hide behind, just say what you mean already!)
3. They are worried about him breaking stuff ("though I am sure your baby is lovely, not all are"... I hung up after that).
4. The comfort of the other guests (at least this one was honest).
OK, I don't ever remember being bothered by children being present at places I stayed before I had my own, but I think this takes it a little far when a few of the places I found state largely on their Website "We do not allow children under 14 years of age." Are you serious, you think children can't behave themselves until they are 14? I think that when children are expected to behave badly, it is no wonder they live up to those expectations. I am thankful Amelia probably treats people better than some of these adults I was speaking to on the phone.