Is Your Hotel Room Really Clean? Do These Checks Upon Arrival

There are roughly 700,000 hotels and more than 15 million hotel rooms throughout the world.

Some have zero stars and some have five-star ratings in terms of amenities and comfort. However, the number of stars sometimes has no bearing on how well they are cleaned before you check in.

It is never a good idea to take for granted the cleanliness of your hotel room. A 2012 scientific study found that 81% of hotel room surfaces of an average hotel room harbored bacteria, such as fecal matter. That’s right — poop.

Here are some hotel arrival checks you can do yourself. Don’t be afraid to ask for another room or a room cleaning if your checks fail to meet your personal standards.