The other day I shared one of my new favorite travel tech bits that I am simply in love with and so wished I had found this app so many years ago when I was traveling all the time. A while back I shared one of my biggest pet peeves about hotel rooms and that is the number of towels they include as a default offering, that is, 3 vs. some other number. When alone 3 is plenty but now I travel much more with my wife and 4 would be so much better as we only use a towel once (we do this at home also btw) and having 4 would at least cover us for two days under most circumstances.
But at a recent Hilton Home2 Suites we were presented with just 2 – yeah 2 bath towels. Really Hilton – really? Oh and there is more.
We have all seen big cut backs in daily room cleaning service that began during the worst of the COVID19 pandemic and have now stuck around as it saves the hotels money at our expense. Heck even cruise ships have gone from twice a day cabin service to just once (they better not cut even more). But now, per the sign on our bathroom mirror, there will be NO service unless we schedule it.
Not just that but there is no longer a “do not disturb” sign available and I guess I can see why because they are not going to “disturb” you period unless you ask to be disturbed!
I can see this spreading…
Think about it. If you always have to take the time to call and request service my bet is many will just say something like “eh forget about it” as it is not worth the effort.
For me I really don’t care for any 2-3 day stays as long as I can get enough towels but on week long stays I definitely want clean sheets at least once and a more thorough cleaning but I do like hanging out a “do not disturb” sign as soon as I enter the room and would miss them if they make an exit for good due to service changes.
What do you think? Are you OK with on demand ONLY room cleaning and service? – René
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