… that bedspreads “might only be changed four times a year.” (yes, a year!) Bringing an extra blanket if you can is always a good idea so that you can remove the comforter.
4. Drinking Glasses. Proceed with caution before you drink out of a glass or mug in the room. Investigation after investigation has found that many times, maids quickly rinse out used glasses without washing them, or worse, spray them with a cleaning liquid that says “do not drink.” Luckily, most hotel rooms now offer those individual cups wrapped in plastic, so always use those if you can.
5. Phone. Want some room service? You’ll want to clean the phone with disinfecting wipes or spray first. In nearly all the hotels part of the Today show’s investigation last year, the phones were high on the list of the most germ-filled items — sometimes they were three times the limit. Like remotes, phone surfaces are often overlooked during cleaning routines, but they’re some of the most-touched spots in hotels. The takeaway: you can never be too cautious when it comes to hotel germs!