7 Ways to Make Any Hotel Room Healthier

Make your hotel room safer and healthier with these expert travel tips.


Wherever you're staying, these easy moves will make your stay better for you, from Athletic Minded Traveler co-founder Jim Kaese:


  1. Ask for a non-smoking floor when making your reservation. Not an option? Request a non-smoking room.

  2. Just say no to the mini-bar key when checking in. Youll save cash—and calories.

  3. Toss the bed cover in the corner of the room: bedspreads are notorious havens for dust-mites (and worse).

  4. Wipe down the TV remote and telephone with an antibacterial wipe before first use.

  5. Dont use the re-usable glasses, even if they have a paper cover on top (plastic sealed cups are preferable).

  6. Bring your own snacks: Keeping fruit (banana, apple), bottled water, and nuts or trail mix in your room helps ensure you dont overdo it when eating out.

  7. Invest in a portable “soft-noise maker” if youre a super-light sleeper.
Tracey Minkin
Last Updated: April 16, 2009

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