Things To Remember When
Renting A Hotel
by: Jeff Lakie
Some people rarely stay at hotels and other
people, like “road warrior business people”
stay at hotels frequently. Here are some ideas
from the road warriors to help your stay go
even more enjoyable to employ a little hotel
etiquette into your stay.
· Tip. Feel free to tip the bellhop and the
housekeeper 5% to 20% for good service,
depending on the situation and how frequently
they serve you.
· Laundry. Pile your laundry, including
sheets into the bathtub when you are leaving.
Some people make the bed but housekeeping has
to strip the bed anyway, so by stripping the
bed instead of making it, you are performing a
kind service for housekeeping. Of course this
is not necessary, but a courtesy for them.
· Keep quiet. Many hotels have a quite rule
after a certain hour, but you can do all the
other guests a favor by keeping quiet all the
· Don't be alarming. Turn off your alarm
before you leave for the day so that it
doesn't ring endlessly while you're away. And
make sure it's off before you check out
because the hospitality staff do not check
each one and you don't want to wake up the
next person to stay in the room!
· Keep your television turned low and if it
is tucked in close to the wall, move it a way
a few inches or put a pillow between the
television and the wall to cut down on the
noise the reverberates into the other room.
· Check the minibar when you first get into
the room. Sometimes people open the lids,
drink the tiny bottles of liquor and refill
them with water and return them to the minibar.
If the hospitality staff don't catch it, and
sometimes they don't you may be charged if
they catch it the next time they're in the
room. Eliminate that possibility by
proactively checking yourself first.
Staying at a hotel is a way to enjoy a
vacation. But there are more people than just
you at a hotel. Be sure to be considerate of
the staff and other guests and everyone will
have a great experience.