12-18-2009 12:51 PM
One of the great benefits of a hotel stay is the daily maid service. However, changing sheets and towels wastes a lot of water and cleaning equipment uses a lot of energy. So, when possible, ask the maid service to skip your room for a day or two.
Are you open to forgoing maid service during a hotel stay?
12-18-2009 03:16 PM
What a good idea! I love it!
If the saving to me is significant, I would opt for alternate day maid service.
On a long stay, I might ever think of weekly or bi weekly service..
12-18-2009 04:04 PM
No. I think this is part of the service I pay for with the room price. There are alternatives, like natural cleaning supplies and outsourcing of the laundry services. Commercial laundries are by far more sufficient and use less water than the conventional washers. Compare three gallons of water usage per pound of linen with conventional washers and less than one gallon per pound with CBW used in most commercial laundries.
2012 IHG nights: 50; 2013 IHG nights: 17 / Upgrades:3 out of 6 stays
12-18-2009 06:49 PM
I agree with JBa in that we do pay for this, and there are ways for hotels to conserve as well. I'm not one to require that my sheets and hand towels be changed for clean each day; however, I do at least want my trash emptied and my coffee restocked, etc. each day. I prefer not to stay at locations like Candlewood that do not provide housekeeping services.
12-19-2009 12:45 PM
Whilst we do not need the bedding and towels changed every day I would not choose to tidy, sweep the floor empty the waste and make the beds myself.
10-25-2010 12:31 AM
Yes, I often do. After all I do not change my sheets or towels daily at home. I make my bed and hang up my towels for re-use. If I see the housekeeping staff, I let them know what I need and what is not needed for that day (empty garbage, fresh towels, coffee packets, etc.). It may be built into the prices but why use what I do not need? Perhaps it will help average out the prices over time.
10-25-2010 06:04 AM
Even with the signs that say "please rehang your towels if you don't want us to change them", I find that the towels are changed anyway. Why have such signs if they don't do it?
I've even known it for the second set of towels in the room to be changed....when they've NOT being used at all!