When staying in a hotel room you must take some precautions to ensure your safety. Below are some important safeguards to think about while staying away from home.
The higher the floor the safer you are from crime. High-rise buildings usually have fewer access points and therefore is easier for hotel staff to monitor. The down side to higher floors is in the case of a fire you are actually safer in lower floors. This is something you must weigh and make your choice based on your personal feelings.
Upon first checking in you should quickly check the closets, under the bed and the bathroom. Although rare it has happened that someone is hiding in a hotel room. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Hotel rooms should have solid core wood or metal doors for the most protection. Rooms must have a deadbolt lock, do not stay a hotel not offering a deadbolt. Doors should also have a peep-hole so you can see out into the hallway. Do not open your door for someone you do not know. If someone is unexpectedly at your door claiming to be hotel staff always call the front desk for verification before opening the door. Make sure sliding doors and all windows are locked. Even if you are on a higher floor I suggest you keep your sliding doors closed and locked at night if someone could possibly climb from one hotel balcony to the next.
When you are going to be out of your room you should also take some precautions to deter someone from breaking into your room. Place the Do Not Disturb sign on the doorknob while you are away. Also turn on the TV or radio just loud enough so that someone outside the door could here it. If you must cross the parking lot at night ask the hotel staff for an escort to your car.
Always keep your guard up and be alert. If for some reason you do not feel safe in your room contact hotel management and discuss the issue with them. I hope you have a safe and enjoyable hotel stay! Hotel Security is provided by elite armed security companies.