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Hotel Tips and Tricks for All Travelers

Hotel Tips and Tricks for All Travelers

October 3, 2018 – by Primo Management Group

Hotel Tips and Tricks for All Travelers

Make the most of your home away from home with these hotel tips!

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, or staying in a hotel or timeshare, you want your experience to be the best it can be. Nothing ruins a vacation faster than bad accommodations. Check out these hotel tips to help you make the most of your experience.

Hotel Tips for the Right Room

Good Rooms: Not all rooms in one facility are created equal, even at the same price point. Corner rooms often have more space, so consider requesting one if that’s a concern. If you’re going to be going in and out a lot, consider how close you want to be to stairs or elevators. Outside noise will increase with proximity to either. Same with the pool. Try to get close enough but not too close! Don’t be afraid to request a change if the room you end up in doesn’t work for you. If you’re in a points-based timeshare, review the layouts and locations in advance and reserve a space that suits your needs. You may need to book further in advance or pay more for those layouts.

Special Needs: If you have any special needs for accessibility, make sure to ask for an accessible room. However, if you don’t require that, make sure NOT to get an accessible room. These rooms devote a lot of space to the bathroom to accommodate a wheelchair, which leaves much less space in the living quarters….and besides we want to save those rooms for the people who really need them. 🙂

That Hotel Smell: Even the fanciest accommodations can have that hotel smell—a combination of industrial cleaners, musty heat and a/c units, and old carpet. First, minimize the chances of this by looking for hardwood or laminate floors and windows that open. Try cleaning the air with a portable air purifier or MacGyver one on the spot by placing a towel across the heating unit to act as a filter. If all else fails, you could cover the scent with essential oils or another air freshener.

Hotel Tips for Eating

“Free” Breakfast: Don’t fall for the Continental Breakfast. Although it may sound fancy, where a hotel breakfast is concerned, “continental” means old pastries and stale coffee. Instead, look for places offering a hot breakfast buffet. Instead of yesterday’s banana muffin, you’ll find a variety of choices ranging from eggs to waffles to bacon. And who can argue with free bacon?

Cooking in Your Room: Most hotels don’t come with a kitchen and although room service is nice, it can get pricey after a few days and it isn’t always available at all hours. One of our top hotel tips is to take advantage of your in-room amenities like your coffee pot and microwave to prepare food. You can also request dishes to make things even easier.

Hotel Tips for Technology

Stream It: Most hotel rooms and timeshares are equipped with a television and cable or satellite service. However, the channels leave a lot to be desired. And with your busy schedule, there’s no guarantee that you’ll have anything worth watching when you’re in the room. Avoid being stuck with the local news and connect your own device to the TV. Then you can access all the content your device can handle. Bring along an HDMI cable and chances are, you’ll have the programming you want when you want it.

Charge It: Not all accommodations have caught up to modern charging needs. Just a few years ago, we didn’t need to charge five devices at once, so many rooms have limited outlet space. And we all know the pain of trying to get our laptop charger to fit into that lamp outlet. So, consider bringing an extension cord or adapter, or other portable charging devices.

Power It: Many hotels require a key card to keep the power, heat, and air conditioning on. That means when you’re out, you can’t charge devices or keep your temperature steady. Ask for an extra key card and leave it in the room to keep the power on and a/c cranking. No extra key card? Try any old card from your wallet for the same effect in most rooms.

Hotel Tips for Safety

Do Not Disturb: Always use your Do Not Disturb sign as a sign that you are in the room to deter would-be thieves. This is especially important if your hotel is less fancy or secure.

Please Service: Just as Do Not Disturb signs indicate you’re in the room, Please Service or Please Clean signs indicate that you’re not in the room. And this is a welcome sign for thieves. Don’t take chances by leaving that sign in your room.

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