How To: Make the most out of any hotel stay

Make the most out of any hotel stay

Hotels are anonymous and while this is a great thing, you should also be careful about the nameless folks who've used your room before you. Follow this tutorial to make the most of your hotel and ensure a great vacation experience.
You Will Need:
* Inquisitiveness
* Knowledge
* Antibacterial wipes
* Snacks and drinks
* In-line dimmer
* Tip money

Step 1:
Ask the front desk to call engineering and find out which floors have booster pumps. This means you'll always have the best water pressure.

Step 2:
Get a recently renovated room. Large hotels are always in the process of renovating rooms, a few at a time. Getting a room that was just remodeled could mean you get newer accommodations that are more stylish and more comfortable.
*Make sure there aren't still construction projects going on near the room that could disturb your stay.

Step 3:
Get a room on the top floor so you don't have worry about noise from above. It'll also have the best view, and the ceiling might be higher as well.
Corner rooms tend to be larger no matter which floor you're on.

Step 4:
Request a fresh bedspread as soon as you arrive; most hotels don't wash them at the end of every stay. Make sure to travel with antibacterial wipes and clean items that never, or rarely get sanitized like remotes, telephones, and clock radios.

Step 5:
Bring mixed nuts, chocolate bars, mini bottles of liquor, and a few bags of chips so you won't be tempted to pay outrageous hotel mini-bar fees.

Step 6:
Create a cozier environment with soft indirect lighting using in-line dimmers. Plug the lamps into a dimmer, and the dimmer into the wall; then use the slider to adjust the lights to your taste.

Step 7:
Tip the valet, doorman, bellhop, waiters, and housekeeping daily to get the highest level of service. Who knows, once word of your generosity gets around to the management, you may even get that killer room upgrade at no extra cost!

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