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10 Major Hotel Problems

10 major Hotel problems listed by different prices levels from Backpacker economy to Five Star luxury, this is a comprehensive list of Hotel problems.

Andy G (Gadget),


Goal: To recognize the types of problems that are normal at different price levels.

I have lived in approximately 800 Hotel rooms in my life, and have traveled perpetually for 14 years and visited 90 countries, I am a professional traveler.
- Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com

NOTE: This page and NEW INFORMATION is being moved to:
http://www.hotelroomappraisal.com/list-of-hotel-problems/index.php


Types of Rooms
Bed & Breakfast
Backpacker Hostel
Boutique Hotel
Guest House
Hotel
Lodge
Private Home
Resort
Self-Catering


Types of Room that infers Better Quality and Higher Price
Luxury - Expensive
Business
Motels
Economy
Hostels
Private Home - Cheapest


Problems by Hotel Budget
0-10 US Dollars per Day - Backpacker 1-6 Month Trips
10-25 US Dollars per Day - Experienced Travelers - Less than 30 Days
25-100 -US Dollars per Day - Volunteers - Missionaries - Flashpackers - NGO - Less than 30 Days
100-150 US Dollars per Day - Tourist - Package Tours - NGO - 5-21 Days
150-200 US Dollars per Day - Business Travelers - Government Workers - United Nations - 0-14 Days
200-300 US Dollars per Day - Resort - Maybe not good at buying value Tourist - 0 - 14 Days
300-500 US Dollars per Day - Resort - Short Trips
Over 500 US Dollars per Day - Luxury 14 Days


0-10 US Dollars per Day Hotels 
Occupied by Backpacker and people for trips of 1-6 Month Trips
This is the list of problems that you should expect to encounter in a hotel at this price range. And, if you encounter at higher prices ranges you may be paying too much for your room. The essential problem to expect is noise, when paying more than 10 USD per day, the Hotel should be quiet.

Problems at this price:

10 Worst Problems in Hotels

  1. Cat smells
  2. Permanent sag or dent in mattress
  3. Car, truck taxi, motorcyle noise, and traffic
  4. Receptionist playing music or do annoying behavior
  5. Unhelpful staff
  6. Animals, Dog, Cats and Chickens
  7. Construction working being done at hotel or close.
  8. Churches, Mosques Make Noise
  9. No Electricity or Brown Outs, without generator backup.
  10. Floor Fan is Missing Plug

  11. Floor Fan is Broken
  12. Noise coming from plumbing or sanitary pipes as water comes down from upper floors.
  13. Fan in Center of Ceiling too Slow
  14. Fan in Center of Ceiling does not Work
  15. Fan in Center of Ceiling only has one speed
  16. Fan in Center of Ceiling Squeaks
  17. Light Bulbs Burned Out
  18. Transom Above Door is Screen and Noise is Loud
  19. Rock and Roll Bands
  20. Staff steals when cleaning the room
  21. Overcharged
  22. Ants
  23. Mosquitoes
  24. No Mosquito Net
  25. Spiders
  26. Mice or Rats
  27. Cockroaches
  28. No labels on hot or cold water, there is no way to know on or off.
  29. Furniture is in wrong location.
  30. Never offer to clean the room or change the sheets.
  31. Construction for hotel started during high season.
  32. Construction project in streets in front of hotel.
  33. You can hear constructon projects from neighbors.

The problems above, should disappear at higher price levels, or maybe you are paying too much.


25-100 -US Dollars per Day
Occupied by volunteers, missionaries, vlashpackers, NGO's, and normal tourists  that are traveling for less 30 Days.
The pivotal benefit you must expect at this level is screens on windows,  and hot water, if these two benefits are missing, you should pay less than 25 Dollars per night.

Problems at this price:

  1. Screens on Windows to Stop Mosquitoes
  2. Tour Buses with Large Groups Making Noise
  3. Unhelpful staff
  4. No fresh air because of air conditioning and you have sinus or breathing problems.
  5. No way to wash clothes and none provided
  6. Courtyard windows facing so you can hear TV, People in other rooms
  7. Maintenance Never Done
  8. Air Conditioners Blows directly at Bed or Eyes of person sleeping
  9. Air Conditioner is Noisy
  10. Plumbing Traps missing on Sink or Shower Drains
  11. Tourist Traps that are too close
  12. Group Rents the complete Hotel and makes noise or you have to move.
  13. Ceiling is too High and Air Conditioner does not Cool Room
  14. Remote Control on Televisions does not work
  15. No security box big enough for computer or camera.
  16. No booking on arrival or Overbooked
  17. WIFI or Internet Access only in Common Areas
  18. There is No Sign to Hang on Door Requesting Room to be Cleaned

 
The problems above, should disappear at higher price levels, or maybe you are paying too much.


100-150 US Dollars per Day
Occupied by normla tourists, package tours, and NGO'S staying from 5-21 Days.
The pivotal benefit at this level is you will have extreme quiet, peace, and all the travelers nest needs should be serviced. You should have air conditioning, balcony, and 24 hour guard with weapons.

Problems at this price:

  1. No security box big enough for computer or camera.
  2. Staff steals when cleaning the room
  3. Tour sales people hanging, or waiting for you to leave in front of Hotel
  4. Housecleaning ignores signs, and clean room when sign posted to not clean.
  5. Tourist Traps that are too close
  6. Staff is indifferent and non-caring
  7. Too far from infrastructure of city
  8. No fresh air because of type of air conditioning, and you have sinus or breathing problems.
  9. No way to wash clothes and none provided.
  10. Bums - Beggars Waiting or Hanging out in front of Hotel
  11. WIFI or Internet Access only in Common Areas, or you need to pay.


The problems above, should disappear at higher price levels, or maybe you are paying too much.
 

150-200 US Dollars per Day
Occupied by business travelers, government workers, United Nations worker and living from 0-14 Days. The pivotal benefit to find is a Business Center and a wonderful view of something, this is the level where luxuries are prevalent, swimming pools and massage.

Problems at this price:
 

  1. No security box big enough for computer or camera.
  2. Taxis are Overpriced just outside door to Hotel and no way to get proper priced Tax
  3. Staff is Indifferent and Non-Caring
  4. No fresh air because of air conditioning and you have sinus or breathing problems.
  5. No Scales to Weigh Luggage
  6. WIFI or Internet Access only in Common Areas
  7. Overcharged

 


The problems above, should disappear at higher price levels, or maybe you are paying too much.


200-300 US Dollars per Day
Occupied by resort tourist, they are often not  good at understanding or buying value, and stay from 0-14 Days. This is the level where there is no reason to leave the Hotel or Resort, all your needs should be met including laundry, food and communication, if you have to leave for any reason, you are paying too much. This includes to buy tours, plane tickets and money exchange.

  1. Taxis are Overpriced just outside door to Hotel and no way to get proper priced Taxi
  2. Remote Control on Televisions does not work
  3. Mini bar scam
  4. Hotel Occupied by One Culture or Country and Dominate
  5. Staff Does Not Arrange Taxis
  6. Sub Standard restaurant
  7. Inaccurate star rating
  8. No Scales to Weigh Luggage
  9. No Health Center or Not Open at Sufficient Hours
  10. No security box big enough for computer or camera.
  11. No Prices on Services
  12. Overcharged
  13. No Business Center

 

300-500 US Dollars per Day - Resort - Short Trips

  1. Remote Control on Televisions does not work
  2. Taxis are Overpriced just outside door to Hotel and no way to get proper priced Taxi
  3. You assumed more money was better.
  4. The Internet is extra charge and the cost is extremely expensive.
  5. Hotel Occupied by One Culture or Country and Dominate
  6. Overcharged
  7. Mini bar scam
  8. Sub Standard restaurant
  9. Women are told they cannot be Topless
  10. Inaccurate star rating
  11. People are too Old to be Fun
  12. Business Center People are not Educated Sufficiently
  13. No Health Center or Not Open at Sufficient Hours
  14. There is no way to meet real locals, the staff constantly channels you away from common people, and lie telling you not associate with locals.

 

Over 500 US Dollars per Day - Luxury 14 Days
- This is the level where debauchery is allowed, can what you do is your moral responsibility. This is where Kings and Queens can relax and have an affair and all will be kept private. "What happens in this Hotel, stays in this Hotel." The moral standards of the country are not enforced inside the Hotel.

  1. Too far from infrastructure of city
  2. People are too Old to be Fun
  3. Business Center People are not Educated Sufficiently
  4. There is no way to meet real locals, the staff constantly channels you away from common people and lie.
  5. Getting Special Assistants and Language assistants are sub-standard.
  6. The customer is always right is not understood by the local culture.
  7. No Place to Park the Sailboat or Yacht
  8. Concierge Refuses to Arrange for Men or Women Lovers to come to Room

 

Hostels Have Special Problem

  1. Lockers are Not Secure, and Staff Has Access
  2. Forced to Leave During Day
  3. Drunks Coming in and Out of Dorm
  4. Staff is Indifferent and Non-Caring
  5. Hotel Occupied by One Culture or Country and Dominate
  6. People in the Dorm Havingg Sex
  7. Staff Robs all the Lockers
  8. Staff Robs Backpack Whilee forcing you to Leave for Day
  9. People in Dormitory Rob You
  10. Hours Open is not 24 Hours

 

List of Worst to Least Problem- This includes all type of Travel Rooms

  1. Carpet Smells of Cat
  2. Car of Truck Traffic
  3. Receptionist Play Music or do annoying behavior.
  4. Unhelpful staff
  5. Animals, Dog, Cats and Chickens
  6. Construction working being done at hotel or close.
  7. Churches, Mosques Make Noise
  8. No Electricity or Brown Outs
  9. Floor Fan is Missing Plug
  10. Floor Fan is Broken
  11. Fan in Center of Ceiling too Slow
  12. Fan in Center of Ceiling does not Work
  13. Fan in Center of Ceiling only has one speed
  14. Fan in Center of Ceiling Squeaks
  15. Light Bulbs Burned Out
  16. Transom Above Door is Screen and Noise is Loud
  17. Rock and Roll Bands
  18. Staff steals when cleaning the room
  19. Overcharged
  20. Ants
  21. Mosquitoes
  22. No Mosquito Net
  23. Spiders
  24. Mice or Rats
  25. Cockroaches
  26. Screens on Windows to Stop Mosquitoes
  27. Party by Residents in Hotel
  28. Bar in the Hotel Noisy
  29. Plumbing Traps missing on Sink or Shower Drains
  30. Too far from infrastructure of city
  31. Corrugate Tin roofs
  32. Running Vehicles Parked outside of room
  33. There is No Sign to Hang on Door Requesting Room to be Cleaned
  34. No security box big enough for computer or camera.
  35. Courtyard windows facing so you can hear TV, People in other rooms
  36. Tour Buses with Large Groups Making Noise
  37. People Arriving or Leaving Hotel
  38. People coming home after night out
  39. Common Area to close to rooms.
  40. Air Conditioners Blows directly at Bed or Eyes of person sleeping
  41. Air Conditioner is Noisy
  42. Electrical Generator Noise
  43. Hotel Occupied by One Culture or Country and Dominate
  44. Maintenance Never Done
  45. Remote Control on Televisions does not work
  46. No fresh air because of air conditioning and you have sinus or breathing problems.
  47. Group Rents the complete Hotel and makes noise or you have to move.
  48. Ceiling is too High and Air Conditioner does not Cool Room
  49. WIFI or Internet Access only in Common Areas
  50. Toilet Leaking Noise
  51. No Electrical Generator
  52. No booking on arrival or Overbooked
  53. No Prices on Services
  54. Overpriced Phone charges
  55. Mini bar scam
  56. No Business Center
  57. Sex in Next Room
  58. No Health Center or Not Open at Sufficient Hours
  59. No Long Term Storage
  60. No way to wash clothes and none provided
  61. No way to adjust air conditioning
  62. Taxis are Overpriced just outside door to Hotel and no way to get proper priced Taxi
  63. Rooms are not breathing, they are so seal, no fresh air enters, and the new wall air conditioners do not allow.
  64. No Scales to Weigh Luggage
  65. No Closets
  66. No Hangers in Closet
  67. No Shelves
  68. Dirty Hotel
  69. Bums - Beggars Waiting or Hanging out in front of Hotel
  70. Staff Does Not Arrange Taxis
  71. Women are told they cannot be Topless
  72. Tour Sales People Hanging out in front of Hotel
  73. Housecleaning ignores sign and clean room when sign posted to not clean
  74. Common Area Television is Occupied by Soccer of Football Viewers
  75. Failure to Speak English the Language of Business
  76. You assumed more money was better.
  77. Bed Bugs
  78. No Location in the Hotel to Read outside the Room
  79. Poor Room Service
  80. No Common Computer in the Lobby to Check Plane Tickets
  81. Sub Standard restaurant
  82. There is no way to meet real locals, the staff constantly channels you away from common people and lie.
  83. Cancellation costs
  84. Inaccurate Star Rating - (I see this as ludicrous, there is no true standard of Stars for Rooms on the planet, Stars are just an agreed upon Marketing Scheme.)
  85. Business Center People are not Educated Sufficiently
  86. People in Hotel are too young to be Fun
  87. People are too Old to be Fun
  88. No Place to Park the Sailboat or Yacht
  89. Concierge Refuses to Arrange for Men or Women Lovers to come to Room.

 

Addendum: of Problems


Note: Internet Access is best at the very bottom and very top, in between is a problem. Generally, a Mom and Pop hotel will provide Internet for their children, and keep it working good.


Note: Dirty Hotel is subjective, hard to evaluate, a person has to live 150 days a year in a Hotel before I could say this is an opinion worth listening too in the price range of the person.


Note: I go into Luxury Hotel and use the Swimming Pool, however seldom go in the room, and need help in this area.

Thank you,
Andy Graham


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Air Conditioner
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