Kayak.com just conduced a poll of 1,141 travelers about their experiences in hotels, with some fantastic results. Just a little food for thought the next time you check in to the Marriott on your business trip.
66% percent of respondents have booked a hotel room purely for a romantic rendezvous. Oh behave. In addition, more 25% confessed being in a hotel room makes them feel “randy.” I wonder what free channels are causing those emotions? 45% believe it’s a-okay to shack up for a weekend after three months, 27% saintly respondents would wait six months. 9% admitted to ever having booked a hotel room by the hour. I bet they just wanted a nap.
I’ll skip the statistics over which celebrities the people want to shack up with. And the part about what people are swiping from the rooms. It just isn’t that interesting.
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The fun part is the answer to “What is the strangest thing you’ve found in a hotel room?” Most people responded with other people. I’ve had that happen before. The poor girl was in the shower and thought I was someone named John. Got an upgrade to an ocean view suite. But these are more interesting.
- A male wig
- A beer-filled tub (Score!!)
- piece of meat under the sheets (I don’t think that’s a euphemism)
- Waxed lips
- A hotel [smart] security guard asleep on the bed
- A broken leather whip (obviously from a horse trainer)
- A dead body
- joint hidden in a bible (classy)
I’m surprised no one ever found a passed out Keith Richards. Have you found anything strange in your hotel room?