Think your Hotel Safe Is Safe? It’s Not.

You’ve arrived at your destination safely, gotten to your hotel, checked into your room and unpacked. All your clothes are in the closet and drawers, and your toiletries are in the bathroom. But you still have that other, more valuable stuff to put somewhere…your tablet or laptop, perhaps some extra cash or your jewelry, maybe your passport, and whatever else you would feel more comfortable about if it was locked up. You’ll just put it in the safe in your room, right? After all, that’s the best thing to do with valuables when you’re staying at a hotel, right?

Welllllll, maybe think twice before you do that. Here’s why…

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If The Front Desk Describes Your Hotel Room Like This, Maybe Think Twice About Taking It

We stayed at the Renaissance St. Pancras not long ago. It was a gorgeous hotel and very, very swanky. Swanky enough where a place like that normally wouldn’t be my first choice of where to stay (I don’t mind staying in fancy places, but there’s a level that just becomes too fancy for my comfort), but we paid with points and were able to use a Marriott Suite Upgrade certificate for the five nights, so there you go. Plus Joe knows that St. Pancras is my “sweet spot” for admiring architecture. And it was indeed a lovely building and hotel. But I wonder if I should have been a little more wary after we started talking to the front desk clerk when we checked in…

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The Unusual Way To Win A Week In The Roosevelt NOLA Hotel’s Presidential Suite – It’s A Real Steal!

People have been stealing things from hotels for eons. Towels. Bathrobes. Drinking glasses. My in-laws may or may not have stolen a garbage can from a Holiday Inn on route I-95 sometime in the 1980s or 1990s that may or may not be in use in Joe’s and my garage.

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Anyway, speaking of stealing things…the Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel has been around since 1893, which means it just passed its 125th anniversary. To celebrate that special occasion, the hotel is running a sweepstakes that’s like no other I’ve ever seen before.

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I’ve Seen A LOT of Hotel Pools But This Was The Best One Ever

Over the years we’ve stayed in our share of hotels, from the ultra-luxurious to the really cheap. One thing about any hotel that usually fails to impress me is the pool. I get that the pool is the main thing some guests think about but I just don’t get the appeal. You’ll never hear me say “Wow, that hotel pool was amazing.” That is until we visited this hotel.

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Hubby Was On A Business Trip & Had No Clue I Planned To Show Up At His Hotel. Here’s How It Went.

Not long ago, Joe had an opportunity to travel out of state for about a week, for work. We talked about my flying up for a few days to be with him, but eventually agreed that I’d stay home the whole time.

Well, until I decided to surprise him ;-). Here’s how it all worked out…

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