Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s reader tip comes from reader Paul F. of San Diego, CA, whose experience with a hotel alarm clock last weekend inspired me to re-run an important tip. On Monday, Paul wrote:
“Last night at 2am our hotel alarm clock went off. Whether it was a practical joke or housekeeping dusting the clock, we were unhappy occupants. In the future I will check that the hotel clock alarm is turned off.”
I hate when that happens. As I wrote back in 2013, I’ve learned over the years to always check or even unplug the hotel alarm clock right after I arrive in my room. I suggest you do the same. Right when you walk into your hotel room, make sure to check for pre-set alarms on any clocks. And the same advice applies when you’re staying at non-hotel accommodations, too. In an Airbnb or rental home, for example, it may be even more likely that an alarm wasn’t switched off. Spare yourself an early-morning jolt. Thanks, Paul!
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