Hotel and Motel Safety


  • Take all of your luggage and valuables to your room
  • Never leave money, checks, credit cards, car keys or valuables in the room. Take them with you
  • Determine the most direct route to and from your room, to the fire escapes, elevators and nearest telephone
  • When occupying or leaving your room, use all auxiliary locking devices on doors and windows. (You may want to purchase a portable door lock for traveling)
  • Keep a daily check of your belongings
  • Place extra cash, expensive jewelry or other valuables in the hotel/motel safe
  • Use the door viewer to identify anyone requesting entry. Open the door only if you are certain the person has a legitimate reason to enter your room. If in doubt, call the hotel/motel office
  • Unpack and place belongings in the closet and dresser. Arrange your things so you'll know if anything is missing
  • Consider locking any electrical appliances (blow dryers, electric shavers, etc.) in your luggage.
    Suitcases should always be locked so they cannot be used to carry your property out of your room
  • Report any lost or stolen items to the hotel/motel management and to the police
  • Report to the management any suspicious movements in the corridors or rooms