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30 Hotel Secrets The Front Desk Doesn't Want You To Know

Updated 4 Mar 2020 58.5k votes 12.4k voters 10.4m views30 items

It's fun to plan a vacation. Where will you go? What will you see? And most importantly: Where will you stay? Chances are you've stayed in numerous hotels or motels. Maybe even a bed and breakfast or a five-star hotel or resort. Regardless of how nice the place is (or isn't), chances are you've wondered, "Hmmm... what goes on behind the scenes here?" or "What hotel secrets are they not telling me this time?" You've definitely had second thoughts regarding exactly how clean the sheets are and anyone who's a fan of undercover reports knows that some hotels, or rather most hotels, are not as clean as you think.

This list of hospitality secrets covers some of the secrets you might have heard before, some you would never ever think of, and some hotel confessions from former employees that you will never ever forget. It might completely change the way you travel, including how you book your vacation and what you drink from the minibar.

The most important tip to take away from this: be nice to the hotel staff. That means everyone - front desk, concierge, bellhop, valet, and definitely the cleaning staff. You don’t want to experience some of the things they could do (or have done) to you. Also, a tip goes a long way!

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