Vacations are meant to be relaxing. Hotels are meant to be an oasis where you can unwind after a busy day of being a tourist. Some are nicer and cleaner than others. These are some tips that you might not have thought to make your next hotel stay as comfortable and clean as possible.
Jumping into bed at a hotel after a long day and watching some TV is one of the best feelings. But have you ever stopped to think about the number of germs on your television remote? It gets used by most guests, but probably hasn’t been cleaned recently. Make sure to give it a quick wipe down before using it. Or put it in a plastic bag and click the buttons that way.
It’s also important to be wary of drinking glasses in hotel rooms. In hotels, especially those without restaurants, the glasses might be washed by hand instead of sanitized in a dishwasher, or not washed properly at all. It doesn’t hurt to give them a clean for yourself.
Bed bugs can be a major problem when staying in a hotel, even the cleanest ones. Even if it’s a 5-star hotel, guests can accidentally bring the bed bugs to the hotel from their homes. This is why it’s very important to keep your luggage off of your bed so they can’t migrate back to your own house.
Some hotel rooms, especially ones that haven’t had a recent renovation, having enough outlets can be an issue. We have more devices that need charging than ever before, but most hotel room outlets haven’t increased. Bringing your own power strip can make your stay a lot easier.
Hopefully, these tips help your next hotel stay feel more like home or at least make you think twice about how clean the room really is.