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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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.