I only ice down the cooler on our way out of town with 20 pounds of ice. The cooler we take is an Igloo Cube, so it isn’t even a 20 quart size. Once the ice melts, that’s it until we leave and I have to ice it back down to make sure all our left overs get home without spoiling. That usually takes about 6 trips to the ice machine and I don’t hit the same machine 6 times in a row. I go to two or three different machines so I don’t use up all the ice in any one machine.
Of course, none of us are supposed to be filling coolers from the hotel ice machines.
Conversely, there have been times as a club level guest that CMs have willingly given us ice from the club lounge ice machine and filled our cooler, but again, I don’t over do it.
Well, it does become an exercise in loading the fridge with food boxes after 4 days, but I manage to pull it off without needing to use the cooler too.