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Revealed: the most annoying hotel guests

Are you one of them?

From loud arguments to even louder lovemaking, hotel guests can come across a lot of irritating behaviour. But what aggravates us more than anything else when we’re staying at a hotel or resort?



According to the Expedia 2015 Hotel Etiquette Study, "Inattentive Parents" were found to be the most annoying hotel guests, with 67% of those polled singling them out above all others.


Just behind the folks who let their kids run wild are the "Hallway Hellraisers", who caught the attention of 64% of respondents. Fifty-four percent complained about “The Complainers”, or those that get upset with staff over minor inconveniences.


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"While etiquette violations differ, they tend to come down to the same behaviour: whether or not guests respect the strangers in close proximity to them," vice president and general manager John Morrey said.


"The same is true for flying, or for driving. A modicum of consideration for your fellow travellers can go a very long way and may ultimately enhance your overall travel experience."


Here’s the full list of the most annoying hotel guests:


Inattentive Parents – 67%

The Hallway Hellraisers – 64%

The Complainers – 54%

The In-Room Revellers (noisemakers nearby) – 52%

The Bickerers – 26%

The Poolside Partiers – 22%

The Loudly Amorous (indiscreet lovemakers) – 21%

The Hot Tub Canoodlers (affectionate couples in a public hot tub) – 20%

The Business Bar Boozer (drunk business travellers) – 12%

The Elevator Chatterbox – 6%


Elsewhere, the study found four in five (80%) of hotel guests admitted to keeping their hotel room "tidy" versus 20% of guests who relied entirely on housekeeping, while 54% of travellers said they used their towels multiple times for environmental reasons.


Meanwhile, three in four (74%) guests said they considered room service to be a "luxury," versus 26% who consider it "a necessity".


Conducted by GfK, the Expedia 2015 Hotel Etiquette Study took into account the opinions of over 1,000 “average” US travellers.


We’d like to throw wasteful hotel guests into the mix. Which hotel guests really annoy you? 


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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 7 October 2015

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