25 Simple Hotel Rituals These People Normally Don’t Get To Do At Home

Published 5 months ago

The world of Reddit is known for its vibrant communities and diverse discussions, ranging from the serious to the downright quirky. Recently, a single question sparked a cascade of entertaining responses, revealing the peculiar habits of Redditors when it comes to hotel stays.

The question, posed by an inquisitive Redditor, was simple yet intriguing: “What is something you do in a hotel room that you never do at home?” The ensuing thread unveiled a trove of amusing, surprising, and downright relatable activities that take place behind closed hotel doors. Scroll below to read some of the answers.

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Spend an hour + in the shower. That endless hot water is magic.


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Call Room service.

At home my wife would not be impressed if I called her phone and asked her to bring me a burger in bed.


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Inspect the sheets for bugs before using them.


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Clean up for the maid….since I don’t have one at home. Make sure there’s no trash left out on the desk/night stands, bathroom floor. I gather all the used rags, towels, bath mat into one pile by the door. I’m adamant about making sure I do not leave any room I stay in trashed out. It’s the maid’s job to do her job, not to clean up after grown a*s mfers who deliberately left a disrespectful a*s mess.


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Yank all the sheets out from being tucked under the bed.


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Look for hidden cameras


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Put a Do Not Disturb sign on the door. Although, maybe I should do that at home too.


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Bring a pop up pack of Clorox wipes and wipe down every surface I might touch.



Wear flip flops if I take my shoes off


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Take soaps


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Stand naked in the window and look down at whatever city I’m in lol


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Living out of a suitcase


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I never wear a robe normally. When I stay in hotels, I’m not sure what it is, but I love to clean myself up and wear one of those robes provided.

Just makes me feel extra relaxed for some reason.


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check bibles for money


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Watch border security


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Blackout showers

If the bathroom setup allows (no light sources) I put a towel at the bottom of the door (to block any light creeping in) Familiarize yourself where everything is (towel, lights when you need it) and take a shower in complete blackout conditions.

It’s almost like a sensory deprivation tank


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Set the thermostat to either frosty or balmy.


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Eat in bed aha


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Toss wet towels in the corner of the bathroom.


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Complain when the sheets are dirty


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I travel a lot for work. Whenever I do I always check in as early as possible, hang the DND tag on the door, set the thermostat (in summer 68°, in winter 78°), then head to the office. At the end of the day I’ll grab a bottle of wine on my way back, strip as soon as I get to my room, and lay around naked all night playing video games and drinking my wine. I also have a tendency to stay up ridiculously late sometimes and end up running on an hour or two of sleep the next day.


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Late night.

In my jams and best socks.

Check if the hallway is clear and there’s nobody around or could be around.

Calmly walk to the end of said hallway…then I BOOK IT DOWN THAT B***H as fast as I can! I’m talm bout FLYING!

You can’t bottle that type of joy.


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The first thing I do when I walk into a hotel room is jump and belly flop onto the bed. I’d never do that on my own bed


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Watch cable TV.

I don’t care to pay for it at home so it’s new and exciting to me.


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Pay $15 for a beer.

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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