As a hotel visitor, there’s no shortage of ways you can aggravate, irk, interrupt, or even disgust the staff or your fellow guests. The scary part? Even the most considerate among us may unknowingly commit certain travel transgressions. To determine whether you’re absolutely well-mannered or all-out miserable, take this quiz.
1. What does your room look like when you leave for the day?
Spotless! Why tip housekeeping for what you can do yourself?
Fairly neat, with dirty towels gathered, trash in receptacles, and your belongings reasonably out of the way.
It’s pret- okay, very gross, but you’re on vacation! What are you paying for if not to relax?
It’s standard-messy. You didn’t actively clean up before you left, but you’re no slob.
2. Speaking of housekeeping, what’s your take on tipping?
You leave about $5 on the counter every day of your stay.
You leave about $5 per day for every day you stayed in an envelope when you check out.
You’re very neat, so you don’t leave as much—about $2 a day.
Oops! You forgot to pick up cash, so you just left what you had in your wallet at check-out time—about $4 for a five-night stay. But they get a paycheck, too, right?
3. What, in your opinion, is your worst noise offense as a hotel guest?
Um. You listen to the TV pretty loudly?
You bring the party back to your room.
You sometimes forget to hold the room door as it shuts, so it makes that loud ‘click’ noise.
4. You’re checking out of your room. At this moment, what hotel property do you have on you?
You snagged an extra muffin from the breakfast spread for a layover snack.
Not a thing!
What’s left over of the complimentary toiletries—the half-empties are great for home stays!
Literally everything you could find around the hotel: magazines from the gym, a couple of hand towels from the pool, a decorative candle from the foyer…and you’ve got your eye on some of those pens at the front desk.
5. How many room keys have you received by the time you check out?
The two that were given to you upon checking in.
Three. One fell into a countertop crevice in your room.
Four, but you’re visiting Vegas, Mykonos, Ibiza, or some other internationally recognized party capital.
Four, and you have no excuse whatsoever.
6. What would it take for you to ask the hotel to issue a discount?
The front desk forgot to place the wake-up call you requested, causing you to miss a very important meeting.
The restaurant or show recommended by the concierge was beyond terrible.
Your room wasn’t ready when you arrived…because the check-in time wasn’t clearly stated when you made your reservation and you were an hour early.
You're a... Perfect Patron!
Congratulations! You’re about as close to perfect as a hotel guest can be. Just remember to breathe—you’re on vacation, after all!
You're a... Lovely Lodger!
You’re an incredible guest! You’re considerate and polite, yet relaxed, making you a favorite among staff and guests alike.
You're a... Pretty Good Guest!
You’re not perfect, but who is? Focus just a bit more on the golden rule and you’ll be…golden!
You're a... Remedial Roomer!
You might not win any awards as is, but with a few tweaks—a bit more neatening up, a well-deserved tip or two, and a little less noise—you can easily turn things around.