Saturday, October 11, 2008

Safety precaution when staying alone in Hotel

Just got an email from friend about safety precaution when you are staying in a hotel alone. I think ladies should read about this. Here's what happened to this lady...

Ladies, you must read this for safety precautions when staying in a hotel. Please keep in mind when you are traveling and forward to female friends and colleagues who may travel alone. To the guys, share this with your sisters and all those women you know. I've always used the menu which hang outside your doorknob to order breakfast when on business trips. I was recently staying at a well-known hotel and I ordered room service for the next day On the flyer (which ask your about what you need to eat) then placed it at your door knob outside your room. On this order form, one writes her name, how many persons will be eating, your room number, time of delivery, etc. I hung it on the outside of my door for collection - it was a mistake! I had given someone all the ammunition that he would need. That someone went to my door-tag.... got my name and room number.... And then told the front desk that he was my husband (remember my tag showed 1 female name) and that he needed a new key. The clerk ... WITHOUT ASKING FOR ID OR CALLING MY ROOM .. GAVE HIM MY ROOM KEY! At 2 a.m. I was awakened by my door opening (luckily I had put the security bar across) with a man's hand trying to figure out how to get the bar undone. I started yelling at him and told him that I was on the phone with the police. He shut the door and left. I called down to the lobby and spoke with the Front Desk - I wanted to alert Security about the incident. The hotel staff person said and quote, "Oops, sorry about that" then hung up. Well, let's just say that I was both terrified and angry the rest of the night. Next morning, I spoke with a Hotel Manager whose eyes almost popped out of his head when he learned that his clerk had given an unidentified stranger a key to my room. I am glad that I am typing this to all of you with my 2 year old kid on my lap. I don't want to think of what might have happened if the safety chain/bar had not been secured.

Please forward this to your female family members & friends. Better be safe than sorry.


  1. How could the hotel not double check with the customer whether the person was indeed her husband? That was really bad part on the hotel. But as a precaution, yes better not write anything on the flyer that you will place outside the door.

  2. thanks for stopping by sherry!


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