Whilst travelling around the country to shoot national rounds in HFT and for the World Championships we regularly use Travellodges and Premier inns.
We have never had an issue but always check in first, then go back and get our guns in gun bags afterwards so we are not checking in with them.
We are usually staying where there are other shooters and have only ever heard of one person having an issue, that sounded like it was the employee on the desk who had an issue, not a company's policy.
MAD for it.
Steyr LG 110 Gary Cane, Leupold 2.5-8x36 TMR
Member of the UYK, UYB, UYC, UYH & UYE club.
I would like to agree with you....but then we would both be wrong !!