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Did they stop the clean room sticker on the doors?

Old Apr 22, 21, 8:34 am
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Did they stop the clean room sticker on the doors?

In my last two stays over the past two weeks - Homewood Raleigh Durham airport and the week before in Hampton Lewisburg, PA, they did not have those stickers on the door of the hotel room. Did they remove that? One hotel not having it just a fluke, but two in a row, maybe they ended that policy. Just wondering. I wish they would put pens/paper back in the room - didn't know how much I rely on them. The rooms were fair to poorly cleaned anyway with obvious no vacuuming and dirty bathrooms. At least they put the remotes in those paper sleeves - makes me feel safe
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Old Apr 22, 21, 9:05 am
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I've never once seen the sticker break along the perforation as designed when door is opened. Sticker just peels off the frame, fully intact. A silly bit of theater, in my view, and a waste of money.

That said, all recent stays have been fully stickered, so to speak.
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Old Apr 22, 21, 9:11 am
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3 for 3 here with intact stickers over the past two weeks. HGI and HS in Austin and HGI at GEG last night.

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Old Apr 22, 21, 9:29 am
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From what i've seen in the last year, all those stickers did was remove the lacquer/vinyl/laminate/paint from the door/frame rather than anything else. Rooms have been clean though!
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Old Apr 22, 21, 10:20 am
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Same here. Fully intact every single time.
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Old Apr 22, 21, 10:45 am
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And still being used in the UK.
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Old Apr 22, 21, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by xiphoid76 View Post
In my last two stays over the past two weeks - Homewood Raleigh Durham airport and the week before in Hampton Lewisburg, PA, they did not have those stickers on the door of the hotel room. Did they remove that? One hotel not having it just a fluke, but two in a row, maybe they ended that policy. Just wondering. I wish they would put pens/paper back in the room - didn't know how much I rely on them. The rooms were fair to poorly cleaned anyway with obvious no vacuuming and dirty bathrooms. At least they put the remotes in those paper sleeves - makes me feel safe
The Clean Stay stickers/program is still very much a thing and will be for an indefinite period of time. More than likely the properties you stayed at simply ran out or "forgot" to order more.
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Old Apr 22, 21, 1:54 pm
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That sounds about right, they probably just ran out. I wish they wouldn't use them - its an extra waste and I have seen paint being peeled off from them; plus I really doubt the rooms are any bit cleaner but every lit bit of safety theatre helps I guess Staying at 5 more different Hiltons over the next 10 days, so lets see what happens. I have noticed the rooms being less clean recently and have been averaging about 50% of housekeeping staff wearing masks recently (maybe 10% correctly wearing it).
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Old Apr 22, 21, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by xiphoid76 View Post
That sounds about right, they probably just ran out. I wish they wouldn't use them - its an extra waste and I have seen paint being peeled off from them; plus I really doubt the rooms are any bit cleaner but every lit bit of safety theatre helps I guess Staying at 5 more different Hiltons over the next 10 days, so lets see what happens. I have noticed the rooms being less clean recently and have been averaging about 50% of housekeeping staff wearing masks recently (maybe 10% correctly wearing it).
One could argue that the rooms are marginally dirtier since they’re not getting the daily wipe-down expected pre-Covid.
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Old Apr 23, 21, 4:01 pm
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Kinda like, if anyone remembers, those paper strips they used to put on toilets? "Sanitized for your protection"
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Old Apr 24, 21, 6:20 am
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Kinda like, if anyone remembers, those paper strips they used to put on toilets? "Sanitized for your protection"
I loved seeing those strips as a kid, heard it mentioned on Young Sheldon tv show and it brought back happy memories.
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Old Apr 24, 21, 8:13 am
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Hampton Inn ATL North last night had the sticker wrapped around the door rather than on the frame and it appeared housekeeping wasn't sealing rooms they cleaned after my (early) arrival.

HI Greenwood SC the night before had no sign of a sticker on my door or most others -- but I was a late arrival. And no idea what occupancy was. I suspect properties may be using up inventory and not reordering.
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Old Apr 24, 21, 6:24 pm
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Now 4 for 4 in the past two weeks for getting the stickers on my room doors - tonight is HI GEG and it had the sticker intact as well before we entered and broke the seam on the sticker when entering:



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Old Apr 24, 21, 10:01 pm
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There's a funny unintended consequence of these stickers: Often, it's hard to sleep if there's a smoke detector that BLINKS BLINKS all night, right?

I've been in three hotels in the past month where enterprising guests have used the Clean Stay sticker to paste over the LED light.


I would have never thought of that, but since I first saw this trick in a HGI in Tucson, I found these stickers being utilized in Nevada and South Dakota. I've adopted this trick, and found it darkened up my Oahu Embassy Suites Beachwalk detector just dandy last week (I took it down upon checkout, however. I'm a courteous guest!).

But the fact that housekeeping did not find/take the sticker down from the people that stayed before me is telling. For that matter, I found an empty box of condoms in the bathroom of a Curio in Florida last month, but by God there was a Clean Stay sticker and a hermetically sealed tv remote! So you know I felt sooooo much safer with that Clean Stay Promise.

Put me on the side of "sick of all the silly theater" Diamond guest that would prefer the hot breakfast be served again rather than a "restaurant not open due to COVID" excuse and instead see money spent on stickers and wraps around the tv remote and silly things like that.
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Old Apr 25, 21, 2:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Friendly Traveling Deathmerchant View Post
There's a funny unintended consequence of these stickers: Often, it's hard to sleep if there's a smoke detector that BLINKS BLINKS all night, right?

I've been in three hotels in the past month where enterprising guests have used the Clean Stay sticker to paste over the LED light.
I've always used athletic tape myself, but this is a great use of the sticker.

I do think that in a truly well-run housekeeping system where staff were held accountable to a quality standard, the sticker would have use in being the housekeeper's way of signing off on the condition of the room...so basically it would only work in Japan.
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