I travel for a living – here’s the hotel room you should never book…it’s always too noisy

A perk of the job is often that you get to travel the world and stay at amazing resorts.

But there is one hotel room that I never choose when booking – and you should avoid that too.

Before you choose a connecting room, you might want to think twice


Before you choose a connecting room, you might want to think twicePhoto credit: Polisgrand

Many hotels and resorts have “connecting” rooms with interior doors that you can open if you are staying with family or a larger group.

This makes it much easier if you want to go into each other’s rooms without entering the hallway.

However, if you live in the same room as an individual or as a couple, this type of connection can be a nightmare.

I once stayed in a connecting hotel in Turkey that had no soundproofing at all.

While you can expect some noise in hotels, it almost felt like I was in the same room as them.

With my Neighbors I decided to talk loudly on the phone and listen to the TV until 1am and ended up calling the hotel reception in the desperate hope of getting some sleep.

While they were happy to move me to another room (and a few treats to apologize for), there’s nothing you want less than strolling down a hallway in your dressing gown in the middle of the night.

And it happened again recently in the UK after a very stay there Pretty Hotel.

While I was lying in bed, the connecting door let in all the noise, although this time my neighbors didn’t even speak particularly loudly.

But it’s hard to feel like you have privacy when you can hear them opening their blinds, brushing their teeth and laughing in the middle of the night.

So next If you book a room, make sure it doesn’t have a connecting door – unless you plan to tour the hotel late into the night.

According to a risk expert, this isn’t the only room you should avoid.

You should avoid rooms above the fourth floor as fire engines cannot reach there with their ladders.

And the ground floor is also taboo, as the risk of a break-in is greater here.

But here’s why asking for a corner room will give you the best option in a hotel.

A connecting door to the hotel is ideal for large groups - but don't expect much peace and quiet if you're sharing a room with strangers


A connecting door to the hotel is ideal for large groups – but don’t expect much peace and quiet if you’re sharing a room with strangersPhoto credit: Getty

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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