If you’re currently planning a vacation and are researching travel destinations, you may have heard some interesting things about hotels. Check out these tophotelsglobally.com. And while it’s always important to know the facts before visiting any place, especially when it finds itself in an industry notorious for misinformation, we wanted to take some time in this blog post to dispel 10 myths that seem to be floating around out there.
Some of the myths about hotel are:
1. Hotels are expensive.
– This is absolutely true. And it’s often the case that the cost is driven up by a variety of factors, like high taxes, fees and other taxes, surcharges and fees from other hotels, etc. The good news is that many hotels offer their rooms at lower rates during off-peak times in order to get out of the market for those who want to save money on rooms (it’s just a business practice).
2. Hotel rooms have locks on them.
– Yes, this is true but it’s not real. The locks are there because some hotels (like a lot of places in the US) use key cards to lock the room(s). The key card is similar to how many banks work. The key card can be used for up to three different rooms that share the same access code. You enter the room, get your keys and then leave with your valuables.
3. Hotel beds are as comfortable as home beds.
– While the beds in most hotels are indeed quite comfortable, they can be a little stiff at times. If you’re someone who likes to sleep on your back, a hotel bed may prove to be less than ideal. Your ideal bed is one that feels both very soft and very supportive of your body’s natural curves and contours.
4. Hotel rooms are completely insulated from other guests staying in the hotel rooms near yours.
– While the insulation in a hotel room is certainly better than what you’ll find in a home, it’s not as good as it should be. This is because air and noise insulation don’t happen automatically. They need to be built into the hotel room, something that’s not very likely to occur. Such a structural change means that the cost of a hotel room may be higher since it must be engineered differently (and costs more money). If you value your privacy and don’t want to hear the sounds of other people staying near you, look for hotels that invest their money into sound-proofing their hotel rooms.
5. You can’t cook in your hotel room.
– This is true for all but the most expensive hotels. but if you want to make your stay more comfortable, look for hotels that offer kitchens or at least refrigerators and microwaves (some allow guests use of kitchen facilities while others simply provide basic cooking equipment).
6. Hotel beds are more sanitary than mattresses at home.
– While it’s true that hotel beds are cleaned more than those at home, they’re still not ultimately any more sanitary than a mattress at home. To keep your mattress germ-free, all you need to do is vacuum it regularly and wash your sheets once a week in hot water.
7. Hotel rooms come stocked with everything you need for the duration of your stay.
– While most hotels will provide amenities like toiletries and cleaning equipment while you’re staying there, they won’t give you things like extra towels or soap dishes if they aren’t there when you first check in (just ask!). And if something breaks or needs to be replaced, be prepared for a bit of sticker shock!
8. Hotels provide free in-room WiFi.
– While most hotels of the mid-range and above will have in-room WiFi, you may have to pay for it outside your hotel room or get it on a pay-per-use basis.
9. Hotel rooms are always clean.
– If you’re going to be spending a lot of time inside your hotel room, it’s good to know that it’s clean and fresh when you arrive without having to do any extra cleaning before your arrival. But if this is not an issue for you, simply ask the front desk if they can provide you with an extra set of clean towels and linens while you stay at their hotel.
10. You can’t have guests stay at your hotel room when you’re not there.
– While this is true for very high-end hotel rooms, most mid and high end hotels will allow guests to stay in the room for a fee during off-peak times (usually only during the day) and many will allow you to bring guests along with them if they need to overnight their own bedding or other personal belongings.
With all of the myths floating around out there, it’s important to be educated and know what you’re getting into. But don’t get discouraged if you find that your hotel room doesn’t live up to the hype! You’ll still have an excellent stay at a hotel that’s well-cared for and well-maintained.