Here’s Why Travel Experts Never Book A Hotel Room On The Ground Floor

When you’re booking a hotel room, how often do you think to ask which floor you’ll be placed on? If safety is a priority, you should always ask for a room higher than the ground floor.

There are actually a few reasons to avoid staying on the ground floor. The first is that rooms on the ground floor are more susceptible to break-ins. Thieves will usually pick the easiest targets, and a ground floor room with an accessible window will be a more more attractive prospect than a third floor room.

Additionally, ground floor rooms may be among the first affected in the rare but possible event of a terrorist attack or active shooter situation. If an explosive device detonates in the hotel lobby or a gunman gains entry to the hotel, being on the ground floor might leave you more vulnerable than guests staying just a few floors up.

Though hotels are generally safe places to stay, it’s always a good idea to put safety first when you’re traveling.