Travel Quiz, Why do I stuff a piece of paper into my hotel room door jamb?
To see if anyone has opened the door.
if the paper is gone or on the floor there is a person there that may have to much of a intrest in you are your room.
to show someone has entered your room.
Although I have used a very small piece of paper at the top of door as suggested, and well hidden to see if anyone has enter the room before, in this specific case, that is not why I put the paper in this door. None of the three answers above are correct, so keep thinking... Thanks, Andy
I think Laura got it. Someone can leave you a message if you're not in you room.
Nope, but good try. This is a needed Travel Tip, it can really help.
to leave a message for someone else?
So you can remember which room is yours.
Under the middle hinge is where it should be for security so that's not it. Not snug enough to keep the door from rattling or put pressure on the latch so it stays closed. Too strange for placing a room service breakfast order (lol), So I'm gonna guess it acts as a "Do Not Disturb" sign.
To stop anyone from entering because they won't know if you're in your room or not. Kind of like leaving your TV or radio on while you're gone.
because you saw James Bond do it!
STOP DOOR FROM RATTLING, Congratulations AlwaysRT said it but seems to tnk it needs to more snug. In this room was good crossflow ventilation, and the door made a lot of rattle noise. I finally took the cover off a pad of paper, and put into the door. I put it in the door when I am leaving also, so I would not forget to put in when I arrived back at my room, just a convenient place to keep. Strangely, I have done this to many doors in Hotels, in many ways hoping the Hotel would care their doors ratttle, they never seem to care. You can also use a piece a paper as a wedge to keep a door from opening, some doors on showers refuse to stay closed, and swing open. Thanks,
Laura, under the middle hinge is the least conspicuous place to put it especially if others are around (in the hallway) while being very easy for you to check and place a set distance down (1, 2 or 3 fingers) so even if someone sees it fall when entering it is nearly impossible for them to replace in exact spot you put it.