8 Mistakes to Steer Clear of When Leaving a Hotel

Ignoring Your Bill

Always review your final bill for accuracy before leaving. Mistakes can happen, and it's easier to address them at the front desk than remotely.


Set an alarm to avoid oversleeping on your last day. This helps in preventing rushed check-outs and potential fees.

Leaving Personal Items Behind

Check every nook and cranny to ensure you haven't left any personal belongings behind. It's easy to forget chargers, toiletries, or items tucked away in drawers.

Forgetting to Empty the Safe

Don't leave valuable items in the hotel safe. Empty it before you check out to avoid the inconvenience of having items shipped back to you.

Not Requesting a Receipt

Always ask for a copy of your bill or receipt. This can be handy for expense reports and serves as a record of your stay.

Ignoring Check-Out Times

Be aware of the hotel's check-out time and plan accordingly. Late check-outs may result in additional charges.

 Skipping the Room Inspection

Before leaving, inspect the room for any damage. Alert the hotel staff to any issues to avoid being held responsible later.

 Disregarding Loyalty Programs

If you're a member of a hotel's loyalty program, make sure your points are properly credited before leaving.