When traveling alone or with others it is vital to make sure that you are traveling as safely as possible. When you check into your hotel room, never assume that you or your belongings are safe until you go over the following checklist to ensure your security.
1. Door Locked
Keep your hotel door locked and bolted from the inside.
2. Key Ready
When walking toward your room, have your room key in your hand so you will not have to stop and look for the key at the door entrance.
3. Hide Valuables
When leaving your hotel room, place all of your valuables out of sight, either in a safe or inside a closet.
Never open the door of your hotel room if someone unexpectedly knocks on the door.
Never give your room number out to strangers.
6. Checkout Time
Call the front desk from your room and tell them to expect you when you are checking out.
7. Elevator Safety
Don’t get in an elevator with someone by yourself if you do not feel safe, trust your instincts.
8. Keep Prying Eyes Out
Keep your drapes closed while you are away from your room.
Simple common sense tips will go a long way to help keep you and your family safe while staying in a hotel room. Try to be aware of your surroundings and if you feel something is wrong, go with your gut instinct and get to safety as fast as possible.