8 Rude Hotel Habits You Should Stop ASAP

Wearing your bathrobe out and about

The hotel restaurant is not the place to wear your bathrobe. Pedro Richardson, a 12-year hotel waiter, receptionist, and manager, advises visitors to save the robe for the spa or pool.

Demanding a room early

Richardson says reserving the hotel the night before is the only way to assure an early check-in. Otherwise, don't ask for your room before check-in. Richardson: “As a rule of thumb, if the room is ready we will give them early access.

Snapping your fingers at staff

Avoid snapping at hotel workers to obtain their attention. Richardson calls this disrespectful, humiliating, and lousy manners. It's also one of 20 unpleasant restaurant practices you should cease immediately.

Turning the hallway into your personal space

Guests must observe noise control in hotel halls. Angela Rice, co-founder of Boutique Travel Advisors, says this common space is neither a playground or a place to shout.

Using things you don’t need

It's easy to forget or be lazy about energy conservation when traveling, but you can still help. Turn off lights and the TV while leaving the room, even if hotel guests don't get a power bill.

Crowding the check-in area

Some hotel visitors are nice toward the receptionist. This may not be the best moment to make friends. “Like being in an ATM machine, many people prefer privacy when checking in and out of hotels,” Rice explains. “So respect others' privacy.”


Reserving more than you need is like wasting energy or services. These are all rude and insensitive. According to Rice, customers often reserve more poolside seats than they need, particularly during peak season when space is restricted.

Talking like a sailor

The foyer, lounge, restaurant, and pool are shared. Dulles says hotel guests' rudest practices include talking loudly or using inappropriate language on the phone or with others.