Tips & Tricks: The 6 Things You Should Do Immediately After Checking Into Your Hotel Room

Speak up.

 If you’re unhappy with your room, speak up! This will allow the staff members to address the problem and fix it right away. There is no point to waiting until the end of your trip to complain, speak up and have your problems resolved while you can still enjoy yourself.

Prepare for your stay.

Whether you travel a lot or if this is your first trip in a long time, it’s a great idea to spend a few minutes preparing for a great stay.

Do a safety check.

Whether you are traveling with a friend, with family, or your away on a business trip, safety should be one of your top priorities. Here’s the good news: the vast majority of hotel staff members care about your safety, too. Your room is set up for your safety; all you need to do is double check to make sure the appropriate safety measures are in place.

Inspect these commonly neglected areas.

The staff at most reputable hotels are trained to thoroughly clean every hotel room between guests. Hotels associated with an international chain, like Holiday Inn, are held to strict cleaning requirements in order to remain associated with the brand, according to an anonymous employee. Still, there is no harm in checking that everything is in tip-top shape before you get too comfortable in your room.

Check for these annoying guests.

Some hotel stays can be ruined by, say, a group of obnoxious college kids staying in the room next to you, but those guests are the least of your worries. Bed Bugs are the uninvited guests that you wish would be evicted before your arrival or just cease to exist entirely.

Breathe easy.

Although green and non-toxic cleaning products are rising in popularity in the hotel world, the industry still has a long ways to go. If you’re not certain what type of products were used to clean your hotel room, it is a good idea to take extra precautions to limit your exposure to the harsh chemicals present in many industrial cleaning products.

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