Six Things You Should Do Immediately After Checking Into a Hotel Room


As a teenager and young adult, I spent over eight years working in hotels. I started off in a full-service resort, where I did just about everything. I worked as a banquet server, pulling late nights at weddings and holiday parties. I made reservations, helped with laundry when we were busy, and eventually went on to manage the front desk at that hotel. As you might imagine, this taught me a whole lot about the ins and outs of staying in hotels.

I also learned a few tricks from some of our experienced guests: you could tell by the way they handled their check-in that they knew exactly what they were doing.

1.Do a safety check.

“Check to be sure you know how to use you door’s deadbolt lock, which you should always utilize when you turn in for the night,” .

Be certain the safe in your room is working so you can confidently store any items that are especially valuable.

If you are traveling solo,  you should follow before you get too comfortable in your room.

“Inform the hotel staff that you’re traveling solo and are not expecting any guests. Call a family member or friend to let them know you’ve arrived safely. You can never be too cautious about your safety,” she says.

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