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#292179 - 04/15/19 09:17 PM Hotel / Motel Security
brandtb Offline

Registered: 11/26/04
Posts: 282
Loc: S.E. Pennsylvania
I taught my kids - the first thing you do after checking into a hotel / motel - the ones that open onto an interior hall as opposed to opening out to the parking lot - is to walk out of your room and count the doorways to the fire stairwell. The reason to count the doorways is because in the event of a fire, you may be crawling to the fire stair in the dark.

The second thing you do is to place your car keys, room key, shoes, pants, and jacket by the door in case of a fire alarm. If you have a carry gun on the bedside table, remember to take it along in the event of a fire.

The third thing, after the above (I did not teach this part to my kids) is to sit back with your six-pack, the pizza, the redacted video, and enjoy your hotel stay.

Edited by chaosmagnet (04/17/19 02:29 PM)
Edit Reason: removal of non-family-friendly content
Brian Brandt

#292182 - 04/17/19 02:48 PM Re: Hotel / Motel Security [Re: brandtb]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3059
Loc: USA
I stay in hotels a lot. In 2018 I spent more nights in hotel rooms than I did at home, all in the USA and almost all in one specific hotel chain.

This is very, very good advice, brantb. Having been through two hotel fires and several false alarms over the years, these simple preparations have served me very well.

#292183 - 04/17/19 11:34 PM Re: Hotel / Motel Security [Re: brandtb]
UncleGoo Offline

Registered: 12/06/06
Posts: 365
Loc: CT
Good stuff, there--my two cents:
I'm partial to second-floor rooms: off of ground level, and low enough to jump to the ground.
I prep the next day's clothes at bedtime, so all I have to do is climb into them, when it's time.


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