This was the first thing that occurred to me. I’m suspicious that they were 3 for 3 on this, it reminds me of high school science lab reports that we other kids in the class would hand in, after fudging the data.
I was in a hotel 10 days ago. If the sheets and pillowcases weren’t changed then they were certainly pressed since the previous guest.
Having said that, I agree with @Mister44 on the comforters; I worked in a fairly high-end hotel many years ago and know that they didn’t change them in those days. I also am not surprised that they did not wipe down the toilet handle and thermostat. In the hotel I was just in the TV remote was sealed in a bag, which I thought was a nice touch.
Sure – doesn’t much matter to me, since I didn’t touch it anyway – but why bother? The effort to make the place convincingly pretend-clean isn’t much more than for the real deal, and it isn’t like the cost of a new bag is coming from the housekeeper’s salary.
I’m not sure if this is weird but I’ve found when I was cleaning an accommodation bed when single it was always nice to snuggle up in the left over warmth from the guests. Yes there was DNA everywhere but I think, what the hell, this is part of the joy of human intimacy, even if it’s second hand.
Perhaps this is very much a “first world problem”… needing a lot more thoughtful comments…
I’m guessing they tried a whole lot of hotels and these three were the worst offenders. I bet they went into this thinking “Someone will miss something”, and they were proven right.
As someone who travelled every three weeks for five years, I can tell you this is pretty trivial to do if you call the hotel and ask. I used to do this all the time booking my preferred rooms, and having the corporate part of my trip booked by the office, then staying over the weekend and booking into the same room afterwards.
A simple “Is room X available from Y to Z?” would tell you if the room was available, then you just call in and ask for that room for date Y, then call again asking for that room for date Z. In a large hotel chain the chance of talking to the same person for each reservation was near zero anyway.
You’re saying stripping down a bed is easier than making up a slept-in bed?
Based on this video, I wonder how many follow-up guests found a random gift of money under their pillows!