Hotel Guests Rank Clean Bed as Top Priority

Survey finds hotel patrons value hygiene over location and service

September 11, 2019

When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, a survey conducted by Procter & Gamble Professional found clean bed sheets and a fresh-smelling bed is most important to hotel guests, Cleaning Hygiene Today reports.

The survey of 2,000 British hotel patrons found that 78% sleep better in a clean room and 84% would not visit the hotel again if their room was dirty. Most (71%) would walk out of a hotel if they found dirty sheets on the bed, and 69% would not tolerate a dirty bathroom. Almost all the survey respondents (97%) are disturbed by evidence of previous guests in their room, with 66% reporting they don’t want to see a stranger’s hair in their room’s shower.

When checking hotel reviews online, 78% said cleanliness was the most important factor they considered when booking a hotel room, with location being the second priority (64%) and service coming in third (56%).

Survey respondents chose the following qualities as most important when choosing a hotel room:

  • A fresh-smelling bedroom (67%)
  • An immaculate bathroom (63%)
  • Fresh-smelling bed linen (61%)
  • No stray hairs in the bedroom or bathroom (45%)
  • Bright, white sheets (43%)
  • No dirty ring around the bathtub (42%)
  • Comfortable room temperature (39%)
  • Natural light (37%)
  • A decent sized of bed (36%)
  • A lovely view from the window (28%)

Latest Articles

Choosing the Right Color Palette
April 22, 2024 Nicole Davis

Choosing the Right Color Palette

April 18, 2024 Jeff Cross

The Holistic Truth About Improving IAQ

April 17, 2024

Air Quality 2.0—Shaping IAQ Now and Into the Future

Sponsored Articles

Jerred Attanasio at Spartan
April 11, 2024 Sponsored by Spartan Chemical Company

CleanCheck: The BSC’s Secret to Compliance, Safety, and Employee Retention

April 5, 2024 Sponsored by Sani Professional

Transforming Sustainability in Food Service: Sani Professional’s Versatile Dry Food Service Towel

March 18, 2024 Sponsored by Spartan Chemical Co.

Safer Choice® Certified Products From Spartan Chemical

Recent News

Earth Day 2024

Earth Day Reminds Us of Our Impact on the Environment

California Committee Passes 2,000 Square Feet Production-Rate Bill

How the CDC’s New Security Strategy Will Manage Emerging Health Threats