I’m back. After deciding what the focus of my blog should be I determined I should just focus on blogging about my experiences. There are plenty of blogs that cover miles and points and I will resume posting about Hilton, Delta, and other promotions, but I won’t be first and I won’t be the most thorough…I will just be me.
Today I checked into a hotel, was handed the key with a room written on the sleeve and I headed to the room. Sounds like a normal transaction that I’ve done at least weekly for the last 7 years. This time was first, the door had a Do Not Disturb sign. I debated for a second about whether this may have been an errant sign someone picked up and stuck in a key slot, but decided it only takes a second to run back down and verify my room. As it turns out, the room listed on the key was incorrect. Good thing I didn’t try the key and give someone a fright.
The thing is that I don’t normally use my DND sign. I always deadbolt the door. I’ve never had anyone try to come in my room while in it except house keeping, but this is the second time I’ve been assigned a room that was already occupied. Last time it was because someone checked in early and my room was ready and hers wasn’t so they swapped rooms but never corrected the key. That time I tried the key several times, went down and had the front desk lady reprogram the key, then tried it some more until I was greeted by some lady wondering why I wouldn’t go away. The DND prevented me from going through that tonight.
I mainly use the DND when I’m staying in my room past 8 am so house keeping knows to skip me and come back later. I know others who leave theirs in all the time and don’t get the room cleaned, but I like getting the room cleaned.
What is your preference?