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Handy Hotel Tips You Should Know For The Moment You Check In

Grab your passport, pack your bags, fly across the globe, and check into that five-star hotel you booked online. When it comes to traveling, it's always better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. At home, you know all the security features and cleanliness of your home. But in a hotel, there are a lot of secrets hiding behind those black-out blinds that you never hear about.

That's why knowing a few hotel tips and tricks will help make your trip much more relaxing. Whether it's for business or pleasure, your hotel stay should always be enjoyable.

I bet you never thought there is a safety reason behind why you should keep the bathroom door closed.


Do A Quick Safety Check Of Your Room



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Once you've finished checking in and head up to your room, the first thing you should do is perform a quick security sweep of the room. Look to make sure the door's lock and deadbolt work properly, and always use it when you go to sleep at night. Be sure to check that the room's personal safe works as well.


If you're traveling on your own, let the hotel staff know that you're not expecting any guests and leave an emergency contact number.