Travel Quiz: Why am I sneaking out the side door of the Hotel?
Always a good idea that hotel staff DOESN'T know you're not still in your room.
You've stealthily slipped out the back because you've left your laptop in your room playing one of your You Tube vids on a continual loop. People will hear your voice talking nonstop coming from your room so they'll steer clear of your room thinking you're crazy! Just kidding.
Gary nailed it, I do not want the staff to know I left my room, I want them never to sure. I refuse to give keys to reception desk, I think that is a scream: YOU CAN ROB ME NOW. Then telling them where you go compounds it.