Top 10 Do's to Make Your Stay Memorable

Filed Under: Luxury, United States
Join Anthony Melchiorri, host of Hotel Impossible, as he gives you his list of the top 10 things to do when checking in to a hotel. From examining the quilt to spraying lysol on everything you touch, you'll be sure to rest easy after using his extensive checklist.






1. Do your own spot cleaning: Housekeepers work tirelessly, but like all of us, they are not perfect.     
- Bring a can of Lysol and spray anything you might touch (remotes, doorknobs, faucets, etc.).
- If there is a white duvet on the bed and it’s spotless, it has probably just been washed. If it’s not white, pull it off. It probably hasn’t been washed. The same goes for the throw pillows.
- Wash your cups and dishes – even in a five-star hotel.

2. Demand free Internet and water.

3. Use the latch and the double bolt. Always.

4. Separate your key from your key packet.

5. Tip your housekeeper and bellman well! If you are staying in a hotel more than one night, there is no guarantee you will have the same housekeeper every day. Tip the housekeeper every day: $5 a day for three-star hotels; $10 a day for four stars and $20 a day for five stars. The more stars, the more amenities, the larger the room (typically) and the more work for the housekeeper. No more dollar tips, please!

6. Check that the iron is empty! You never know what the last guest filled it up with. Yes, I have had a guest pee in an iron. Did I mention the coffee pot?

7. Use your safe! Do not leave valuables lying around in your room.

8. Ask for two wake-up calls.

9. Go as early as possible when complimentary breakfast is offered.

10. Ask for a free night if you are stuck in an elevator – even for a minute. Things happen, but there is no reason you should be scared for your life while on

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