Top hotel safety tips you absolutely need to know

December 9, 2014

Hotel safety is something we’d rather not worry about when travelling. However, it's good to be prepared. Before your next trip, here are some top hotel safety tips you absolutely need to know.

Top hotel safety tips you absolutely need to know

Upon arrival

From the moment you arrive at your hotel, keep an eye on your luggage. Make sure your bag is identifiable so it can be found easily in case of a mix-up. Watch where your bag will be placed when you get in a taxi or shuttle bus.

At the lobby of the hotel, always have your carry-on luggage close to you and your purse in-hand.

Checking in

When checking in, ask the hotel agent not to announce your room number loudly. They can instead point to it or write it down on a piece of paper. Take care not to leave your credit card on the counter for all to see either.

If you’re a female travelling alone, try not to call attention to yourself in any way. A lne female traveller is a prime target for theft.

Stepping out to explore

One of the most important hotel safety tips is to ensure the TV or radio in your hotel room is on if you have to step out anywhere. It gives the impression to would-be thieves that the room is occupied.

If you’re looking to explore the city or your surroundings, ask the hotel to give you a few cards as well as a matchbox with the hotel address on it. This way, you can easily get back to your hotel. It's also a good idea to get yourself a map and familiarize yourself with the area before you step out.

While in your room

As a rule of thumb, check where the hotel is located and check crime rates in the area you’re looking to visit online.

Ask the hotel staff to tell you what safety measures they have in place to keep guests safe in the event of an emergency. It's also a good idea to locate the emergency exits closest to your room.

More often than not, most vacations go off without a hitch. In the unlikely event of an emergency, knowing these hotel safety tips can ensure a safe and happy travel experience.

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