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.
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