Travel Tip of the Month, Hotel

by Chikashi

image source: ForGIFs.com

image source: ForGIFs.com

When placing the room service tray or cart outside your door:

  1. Open door.
  2. Turn latch in order to make the dead bolt protrude from the face plate, as if you are locking your door.
  3. Carry the tray or cart out of the room and place it in the corridor.
  4. Re-enter room.
  5. Turn latch in the other direction in order to make the dead bolt recede behind the face plate, as if you are unlocking your door.
  6. Shut the door and lock.

Step #2 prevents the auto-lock door from shutting, enabling you to re-enter the room without a key.

Now that I’ve said this, I’ll probably lock myself out on my next trip this weekend…

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