Hotel Room Safety

As frequent travelers, all of us here at YDST have collected a fair number of hotel room safety tips. These are especially important when you’re traveling solo. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Check the peephole, they’re easy to tamper with and reverse, so those outside can look in and you can’t see out.
  • Get a specialized door stop or extra lock so no one can enter your room, even with a key.
  • When you’re in your room, lock the deadbolt so no one can enter your room without you opening the door.
  • Know the name and address of your hotel so you can get back in a taxi and report an emergency when necessary
  • Review your emergency escape route and keep a flashlight near your bed in case you need to leave in a hurry.
  • At check-in, if the staff announce your name and room number, ask for another room and for them NOT to say the room number out loud.

What are your favorite hotel room safety tips?

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