Motel and Hotel Safety

  • Don't answer the door in a hotel or motel room without verifying who it is. If a person claims to be an employee, call the front desk and ask if someone from their staff is supposed to have access to your room and for what purpose.
  • When returning to your hotel or motel late in the evening, use the main entrance of the hotel. Be observant and look around before entering parking lots. Park under lights and close to an entrance.
  • Close the door securely whenever you are in your room and use all of the locking devices provided.
  • Don't needlessly display guest room keys in public or carelessly leave them on restaurant tables, at the swimming pool, or other places where they can be easily stolen.
  • Do not draw attention to yourself by displaying large amounts of cash or expensive jewelry.
  • Don't invite strangers to your room.
  • Do not leave valuables in your vehicle. Either lock them in your trunk or take them with you into the room.
  • Place all valuables in the hotel or motel's safe deposit box.
  • Check to see that any sliding doors or windows and any connecting room doors are locked.
  • If you see any suspicious activity, report your observations to the management.

Courtesy of the American Hotel and Motel Association

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