15 Secrets Hotels Don’t Want You to Know

A night in a hotel offers a chance to get away from it all, but what do you really know about the place where you’re laying your head? Just like airlines and restaurants, hotels are full of secrets, and some of them are pretty juicy. From what the front desk staff really knows about you to the truth about booking ultra-cheap rates, here are 15 hotel secrets you should know before your next getaway.

1. Your secret affair isn’t so secret

Young couple check in to a hotel

The front desk staff know a cheater when they see one. | iStock.com/rilueda

If you think the front desk staff doesn’t have a clue what you’re up to when you and your “wife” check in at 3 p.m. on a Tuesday, think again. World-weary clerks have seen it all, and your attempts to be discreet aren’t fooling anyone — not that it matters to them.

“We know you’re cheating on your wife. I mean don’t get me wrong, we don’t care. But don’t bother making up a backstory when you’re paying in cash 1-2 times a week in the town you live in,” Reddit user JJ23232 said in a discussion thread about what really happens behind the scenes in hotels.

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