Back in June I shared a hotel housekeeping confession:
This is about the Worst. Thing. Ever. for a hotel.
On Monday I shared an investigation which found a hotel not changing sheets in New York.
One commenter seemed to downplay the issue:
Inside Edition doesn’t tell you how many times and how many properties they had to try this stunt to find one who didn’t change the sheets. Was this their first attempt, or did they book 300 rooms? I don’t know the answer, and I’d find it interesting.
The full investigation contends that three of nine hotels checked by Inside Edition didn’t change sheets between guest check-ins. As for how many times they’d need to check into each one before catching the hotel doing this? I’m not sure it much matters. I don’t think anyone would contend that it happens all the time, systematically, just that if it happens even one time that’s a Really. Big. Deal.
Three of nine rooms they checked didn’t get completely new sheets. Although I’m not exactly clear on how they ensured they’d receive the same room two stays in a row over two nights checking in as different guests.
Here’s the full report:
At the end of the piece they suggest asking hotels to change your sheets after you’ve checked in. Are there hotels where you’d be confident enough not to do this? Would you feel comfortable asking for a fresh room makeup before you’ve even stayed in the room?