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Woman shares potentially life-saving tip about checking into hotels for solo travelers

The woman, who often travels alone, shed light on why travelers should opt to change their room in a specific scenario.

Woman shares potentially life-saving tip about checking into hotels for solo travelers
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @patricejwill

Traveling solo can be an exhilarating experience, offering immense freedom and a chance at self-discovery. However, it also important to take necessary precautions while traveling alone to prevent any mishaps from happening. Patrice, an influencer who frequently posts solo travel content, recently shared a video on TikTok highlighting an important tip for guests checking into a hotel room. The video has got 872.8K views and 950 comments on the platform since being posted.

Image Source: TikTok | @patricejwill
Image Source: TikTok | @patricejwill

She captioned the video, "Solo travel tip: if someone at the front desk does this, request a room change. Immediately. This might seem like no big deal, but it matters, especially for solo female travelers." Patrice starts by stating how she wasn't trying to spread unnecessary fear about what may seem like a small thing. She then goes on to give a quick introduction about herself before sharing her important tip for women who are traveling alone.

Image Source: TikTok | @patricejwill
Image Source: TikTok | @patricejwill

Patrice says in the video: "So when you're checking into your hotel, you're at the front desk. And if the front desk says, 'Hey, here's your key, here's your room, you're in room 1125.' Change your room now." She explains that the front desk attendant is never supposed to announce an individual's room number out loud. According to her, announcing such a thing is problematic as the hotel lobby contains a lot of people, some of whom might not actually be staying at the hotel.

"There is no reason at all for someone who works at the hotel to say your room number out loud," she states. Instead, what should ideally happen is that the hotel worker can discreetly slide the key to the guest and show them they room number on the keycard, along with instructions for how to get there. If travelers face a situation where their room number is announced out loud, they can always politely ask the hotel worker to change their room without making a big fuss out of it. If asked for reasons, one could always say that they did not want their room number to be announced publicly.

"Someone who works in hospitality will know that they made a major mistake, and they will change your room without a problem," Patrice says. She concludes the video by highlighting how such a small thing matters quite a bit and mentions how it was better to be safe than sorry. People appreciated the woman's tip and expressed their opinions about it in the comments section. @chaosstarbeam shared, "Years ago, I once repeated my room number out loud and the clerk IMMEDIATELY was like,' Nope, we're gonna change that.' I hope her pillow is always cool."


@patricejwill Solo travel tip: if someone at the front desk does this, request a room change. Immediately. This might seem like no big deal, but it matters, especially for solo female travelers #solofemaletraveler #solofemaletravel #solotravelwoman #solotraveltips #solotraveling #blackgirltraveltok #blackgirltravelslay ♬ original sound - Patrice | solo travel fashion

 

Image Source: TikTok | @nik_ki1278
Image Source: TikTok | @nik_ki1278

 

Image Source: TikTok | @joohon.ey
Image Source: TikTok | @joohon.ey

@hear_our2cents expressed, "I worked at the front desk and we were trained never to say the room number." @therealaftonmichelle commented, "I used to be a front office supervisor at a hotel and that is the first thing we train them on. NEVER say the room number out loud!" Another individual, @theselfcaremaven, said, "I totally agree! As a woman, never give the benefit of the doubt when it comes to your safety. Great advice!"

You can follow Patrice (@patricejwill) on her TikTok for more solo travel content and tips.

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