It’s almost impossible to find a hotel that hasn’t introduced a new sanitation program, promising its rooms are squeaky clean and coronavirus-free. But is your hotel room is really clean?
“It’s difficult to distinguish between legitimate cleaning efforts and public relations,” says Sheryl Kline, a professor at the University of Delaware who has researched hotel hygiene. “Anyone can do a visual inspection and it can look clean. Just because it looks clean does not necessarily mean that it is clean.”
Hotels have standard room-cleaning practices, which have been upgraded since the pandemic. But there is no universally accepted way to clean a hotel guest room, says Kline. (In fact, there’s no such thing as a safe vacation.)
“Is your hotel room is really clean? Here’s how to tell”