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TikTok Hotelier Says Stay Away from These Common Hotel Items

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A self-described hotelier warns frequent travelers to stay away from the ice bucket, bedspread and walking around barefoot when staying at your favorite properties.
If you treat your favorite hotel rooms like a home away from home, you may want to reconsider your habits after watching these two viral TikTok videos.


In a pair of videos posted to TikTok, a self-described hotelier spills several secrets from behind the scenes of hotel care – ranging from cleaning habits to how often items are cleaned.


Hotelier Secrets Include Dirty Carpets, Showers and…Towels?

The tips come from two videos shared by TikTok user “queenvangeline25,” who describes herself as a “hotelier looking to advise guests and event planners. Her first video outlined five things guests should never do in their room, ranging from adding all the guests to a reservation to avoiding the glassware in rooms.



@queenevangeline25 #5thingschallenge #5thingsiwouldneverdo #hotel #motel #guestd #hospitalityindustry #queenevangeline ♬ original sound – vange.vange


While cleaning the glassware and remote control are common knowledge for most frequent travelers, one of her best points is to sign up for every hotel’s loyalty program.


“Back in the day, you used to really have to let some of the points accumulate to actually use them for something good,” she says in the video. “But these days, they actually let you use them for other things, like Amazon.”


After getting over 58,000 likes on the social media platform, the hotel expert created a sequel sharing even more dirty room secrets. In the update – which has so far attracted over 10,000 likes – warns travelers not to walk barefoot anywhere in the hotel room.



@queenevangeline25 Replying to @neyugnydnim #5thingschallenge #5thingsiwouldneverdo #hotel #motel #guests #hospitalityindustry #queenevangeline #queenevangeline25 ♬ original sound – vange.vange


The hotel worker warns travelers to never walk around the hotel room barefoot, or use the shower without some form of foot protection. In addition, the expert warns people to be careful about using hotel towels or washcloths.


“Hundreds if not thousands of people have used that on their body,” she warns. “Not that they aren’t washed and sterilized, but having that many people come in close contact with their body parts and put it on me? No; I’m good.”


This isn’t the first time the platform ubiquitous for viral challenges and short-form music videos tried to protect flyers from hotel dangers. In 2020, a flight attendant went viral on TikTok for showcasing her routine when checking into any hotel.

pulokk1 August 24, 2022

"...one of her best points is to sign up for every hotel’s loyalty program."



born sleepy August 24, 2022

Drama Queen fishing for clicks.

Crazy Dave August 20, 2022

Social media influencers.  People who are unable to get a real job.  No thanks   

Dutchman Flying August 19, 2022

If you're not okay with coming into contact with things complete strangers have contacted dozens, hundreds, even thousands of times then you should probably never leave your home. Think about it: how many times have people spit out food or, hell, blown their nose into that steak restaurant's fancy cloth napkin?

MitchR August 12, 2022

I agree, what about sheets and pillows?    How do we avoid using them?