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Thanks to my buddy Gary Leff for teaching me this great trick: how to override your hotel room thermostat and set it as hot or cold as you like. I’m sure you’ve been in hotels where the lowest or hottest setting isn’t good enough for you. Well it turns out that hotels have these thermostat preset to save money—and this short video teaches you how to override those presets. I don’t condone abusing it, so only use it when you need it and be sure to change it back before walking out of your room each day.

Here’s how to override your wall thermometer, as explained in the video above:

  • Hold down the “display” button
  • While holding that button, press “off”
  • Release off, continue to hold down display, and Press the “up” arrow button
  • Release all buttons



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5 Comments On "Video: How to Override the Hotel Thermostat"
  1. Fred|

    How do you reset it when you leave?

  2. Tom|

    How do you set it back to the way it was?

    1. Johnny Jet
      Johnny Jet|

      The link in there tells you

  3. Caroll|

    Where on the link does it tell you how to reset the thermostat the way it was? Can anyone just write the answer?

  4. Jeff|

    I’ve run into a hotel thermostat that is a Honeywell but only has 3 buttons on the face. Up, down and i button … is there a way to hack this one?

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