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Should You Go for It? Half of Travelers Still Use the Hotel Safe

Perhaps because I believe if people are out to steal things there’s usually nothing you can do to stop them, I don’t put too much stock in using the hotel safe.

In a recent poll, Map Happy polled over 400 people whether they even use the hotel safe at all during a trip. Though the prevailing answer was that most people don’t opt for the hotel safe (55%), it came at a close tie in a near deadlock with the number of people that do use the hotel safe (45%).

It’s as divisive as being a cat or dog person. Maybe.

I actually think dogs win that one.

Think about it. Most safes have some type of backdoor access in case a guest forgets the code. There’s nothing to stop someone from Googling that information for a particular make or brand, or worse, making off with the safe entirely. Mix in a bunch of colorful and shady characters, and that’s the next plotline for Ocean’s Eleven.

If anything, the hotel safe has always seemed like a surefire way to forget things, since they aren’t in plain sight. (Putting shoes in the safe will solve that problem.)

But, hey, to each his own.

Should You Go for It? Half of Travelers Still Use the Hotel Safe via @maphappy
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