I've asked a scheduler and was told to lay low with the kids and that I could still only bring one guest to the restaurant visits. It's definitely something to clear with the scheduler in advance though.
I'd like to do things without cheating...
You'll be fine, most hotels don't charge for kids anyway. You can still leave them off the reservation. Just don't take them on the hotel restaurant shop if you have one of those.
I'm going to Orlando in May. We are 2 adult and 2 kids (6 and 8 years old). 1 bedroom with 2 bed are enough for us. I found a hotel mystery shop that says "can bring 1 guest".
If we go 4 people instead of 2 people, without telling the mystery shop company, is there a risk that the company knows about it and refuse to refund me? Also, at the hotel check-in, can I just say that we are 2 people, and bring my kids in the room later?
I'd like to do things without cheating, but I couldn't see a hotel mystery shop that allows to bring more than 1 guest.
As a scheduler, I had to reject a hotel shop where the manager complained that the shopper had brought along additional unreported family members.
It's a foolish move to do that without advance permission.