I’ve been living in hotels full time for well over two months now, and I’ve gone from the point of feeling somewhat indifferent about it to totally loving it.
While I frequently stayed in hotels prior to formally moving into them full time, I didn’t really have any hotel that I frequented often enough to build a relationship with the employees or develop a pattern while staying there, because I was traveling all over the place.
And while I still plan on traveling all over the world for a couple of weeks at a time, over the past two months I’ve had some commitments in the US that have limited my travel, so I’ve kind of had a couple of “home” hotels.
With that in mind, here are 10 signs that you probably spend too much time in hotels:
- You know what day of the week it is based on what’s being served in the club lounge.
- You’re on a first name basis with everyone at the front desk, club lounge, and restaurant.
- The hotel knows not only your preferred room type, but your exact preferred room, and will proactively try to block it for you.
- When you get to the restaurant the servers know exactly what you want to eat and drink.
- You take it upon yourself to help other hotel guests when they look like they’re lost.
- You arrive at a hotel completely having forgotten to make a reservation, having just assumed that you made it (sadly this has happened to me multiple times lately).
- When you check-in you proactively say “I’d please like the 1,000 point Diamond amenity, 4PM late check-out, turndown service at around 7PM, no newspaper, and I’m aware of the club lounge hours,” just to save the front desk associate from having to ask the handful of questions.
- When you get to your room, you put the “do not disturb” sign on your door before you even walk inside.
- You decline housekeeping to earn extra points, to the point that it looks like a room from “Hoarders.”
- It makes your day when you get more than one chocolate with turndown service.
Who needs a bay view when you can face an airport instead?!
I’m curious if any road warriors can relate to the above, or have any to add to the list!