How Big of a Hotel Room do You Really Need?

How Big of a Hotel Room do You Really Need?

It’s simply a fact that there are different types of guests that are looking for different types of hotels. That’s exactly why there are so many different hotel styles. Hotel owners are adjusting their facilities for a different type of guests looking for such amenities.

Some guests love luxury, some like historical places and hotels made in places where this is the most important. According to the theme the hotel is based on, the accommodation is also made to fit the needs. For example, hotels made to be luxurious have rooms that are spacious and often full of lots of accessories to make the guest’s stay more pleasant. On the other hand, the Albergo Difusso styled hotels that are very popular around Europe have rooms according to the village houses style, which is often small and rustic.

As you can see, there is no clear answer on how big the hotel room should be. It all depends on what you’re looking for as a guest. Please continue reading and learn about the room sizes for some of the most common hotel types.

Resorts And Luxury Hotels

Resorts And Luxury HotelsHotels that are luxurious, as we already mentioned before, have more facilities inside the hotel and rooms that are way more spacious than other hotel types. The minimum in these hotels is around 300-350 square feet. This type of room is big enough to never make you feel claustrophobic. Depending on what you ask for, luxury hotels always have apartments and rooms that include much more than just the bed in which you sleep.

These types of hotels and hotel rooms always have a spacious toilet and a kitchen with all the accessories needed to make you feel like home. Stoves, fridges, and kitchen sinks are all part of it. A dining table with plates, forks, knives, and everything needed for a perfect meal. In a way, luxury hotel rooms are designed to make you feel like home having all the necessities for a perfect stay.

Bed and Breakfast Hotels

Sometimes Bed and Breakfast, or BnB hotels, have rooms as small as 100 square feet. There’s just the bed, maybe a TV set and a nightstand and nothing else. These rooms are pretty small, but in a way, BnB hotels are made for people that are not staying more than one or two nights, so this is a logical size for a BnB hotel room.

These places often have only 5-10 rooms and are operated in a house or a building where the family that owns it also lives. There’s a kitchen that the guests share for breakfast. It means that everything inside it is also shareable, the fridge, a well placed stainless steel kitchen sink, everything.

Casino Hotels

Casino HotelsCasino hotels are also made spacious and luxurious. This is part of the marketing program these hotels run. They need the guests to feel free and get a filing that they can do anything they like. This will eventually lead to spending more money in their casinos. People staying at casino hotels rarely stay in their rooms. These places are so fond of entertainment that no one spends more than 8-10 hours in their room and that time is 90% spent on sleeping.

Rooms are big and have lots of accessories, but this isn’t really needed from a practical point of view. It’s there just to show the guests that they can afford it.

Hostels

Hostels are budget-friendly overnight shelters. They are extremely popular among students and travelers because they offer inexpensive rooms. Of course, what you pay is what you get, so some hostels offer rooms that are shareable with total strangers. Other hostels offer rooms with more than 5 beds which is excellent for traveling groups, but when you compare how many people sleep in one room, and knowing that the rooms are almost never bigger than 200 square feet, then you see that hostels have the most affordable bed, but also the smallest room.

Eco-Friendly Hotels

A very popular type of hotel lately is the eco-friendly hotel. These places main priority is taking care of the environment and saving the nature’s reserves such as clean water and electricity. They also try their best to recycle as more as possible from their waste and do their best in keeping the nature clean.

Rooms in eco friendly hotels are also a part of the preserving concept. They are rarely bigger than 350 square feet because research has shown that the perfect size for a room in the hotel is somewhere between 280 and 350 square feet. So as a conclusion, we can say that this is the rooms size you need as a quest to feel comfortable yet modest.

We Won The Prize “Best Environmental American Hotel Awards”

We Won The Prize “Best Environmental American Hotel Awards”

crestmont-innHere at the Crestmont Inn, we care about the environment and the Best Environmental American Hotel award is the proof for it. We have implemented a series of changes over the years to create what is known as the best place for people aware of nature and the importance of preserving it.

Was it easy? Well, it really was. Anything is easy and possible if you really put your mind to it. We decided to do everything in our power to make the change this Globe needs and deserves and we’re not sorry for it. What did we do? Here are some of the things we did prior to receiving the award:

Electricity Saving

All the lights in the hotel were switched from regulars to LED lights. LED lights shine brighter and at the same time, they save power which helps both the hotel economy and the environment, so it’s a win-win situation. Also, we placed big heating solar panels and all the water that needs to be heated is not powered directly from the sun and absolutely no electricity is used there.

Where can we save electricity?

Installing solar panels and led bulbs are the keys here. Here’s a list of places where we intervened:

The pool

The pool needs a lot of water and that water needs a lot of electricity to be heated to a certain temperature. If we tried to do this with normal power, we would’ve spent a ton of money and electricity which is a complete waste of precious resources. Instead, we connected the pool to solar panels and now the sun heats the pool.

The candelabras

In the yard, we have 22 candelabras. We placed special mini solar panels on top of them and when the sun goes down, their lights use the power of the sun.

The kitchen and washing appliances

Appliances that use standard power became outdated very fast once appliances that use power saving showed up on the market. We switched to devices that support power saving mode all around the kitchen and the washing room.

The bulbs

A total of 463 light bulbs were changed all around the hotel. Rooms, toilets, even the basement, and the warehouse now use LED bulbs. They save both energy and money for the hotel. They last longer and shine brighter.

Water Waste

Water waste is another change we made that helped both the environment and our business economy. We installed low flow shower heads and realized we are saving around 40% of the water we used to use. This is an excellent idea for homes too, but for hotels, we can say it’s a must. But what are low flow shower heads actually?

What Are Low Flow Shower Heads

The standard maximum shower head flow rate that is allowed by the U.S. regulations is 2.5 gpm. Low flow shower heads, like the name itself suggests, is a shower head that allows a lower flow of water to get through it. This way you save water which is good for everyone and you still get the job done. The flow rate with these shower heads is 2.0 gpm – gallons per minute, which is a huge difference having in mind that hotels often have a lot of guests that use showers daily.

The tests and analyses made by professionals in the field have shown that if all homes in the United States install low flow shower heads, America could save up to 250 billion gallons of water annually. This number can provide water for over 2 million houses around the country. These are an unbelievable number for such small investment.

Reusing Instead of Throwing Away

Reusing Instead of Throwing AwayWe switched to the system – reuse instead of creating waste. We removed the coffee machines that used paper and plastic cups and inserted mugs and glasses. Everything that was used only once, now can’t be found around our facilities. We also made a sort of innovation where people make a list of things in their rooms that were not used and need no washing. This way the staff knows what must be placed in the washing machine and what can be used intact for the next guest. All guests know about this and they are happy that they can contribute to preserving the environment.

We are happy that we can help in saving our planet and this award is just a motivation to work harder and get back to the community even more. This award will help us continue promoting the healthy way of living and reusing the energy of every kind instead of simply wasting it.

Ways to Renovate a Hotel Bathroom

Ways to Renovate a Hotel Bathroom

Renovate Hotel BathroomHotel guests put cleanliness on top of their demanding list and always rate higher hotels that have this in perfect order. This is not something new or unbelievable, right? It’s normal. But did you know that almost all guest take the bathroom as their “cleanometer” when making a judgment about the overall cleanliness during their stay? Yes, they do, and they don’t just see if there’s a spider web in the corner or the dust haven’t been cleaned up from the top of the mirror. No, the complete look of the bathroom is important.

If there’s even a small leakage that they can see on the floor it means that the hotel managers are not doing their job properly. If they don’t take care of this important things, they surely don’t change the towels every day. Same goes for things like broken tiles, rust in the bathtub, or a faucet that is not working well. Actually, the first thing a person does when they enter the bathroom is using the toilet bowl and the bathroom faucet. That means the guests rate the hotel mostly on how good these things are, and the first impression is almost always the most important thing.

That is why hotel bathrooms must always be in perfect shape. Of course, you can’t expect to make a perfect bathroom and think that you did everything. Bathrooms need a lot of maintenance because there’s often a lot of water on the ground and steam in the air. These things will make the elements in it rust faster and even if the rest of the room is in perfect shape, the bathroom might look disastrous. A good advice is to make often renovations. If the tiles look good, they might not need to be touched, but things like the toilet seat, the bathtub, the sink, and the faucet must be renovated as often as possible. This is not important only from a hygienic reason, but also for keeping in touch with time and always using what’s best at the moment.

Ways to Renovate a Hotel Bathroom

If we talk about what’s best, think about practicality. Yes, design and looks are highly important but don’t forget that it is the 21’st century and technology has gone so far that a sink, a bathtub, and a toilet bowl are not just a piece of ceramic that needs to do the job when guests are in need. Today’s toilet appliances have more functions and depending on your budget, there are some things that will make your hotel room bathroom look more like a spaceship than just a toilet.

Sure, you don’t need to make spaceships, but it is highly important to do everything in your power to make a bathroom that will be as clean as possible with as little maintenance as possible. Ceramics that are used for toilet appliances today use special technology that gets rid of built-up bacteria. The best ones will reduce bacteria presence for almost 99% in a matter of minutes. This is very important for the bathroom sink.

Also, the bathroom faucets must be a state of art too. Because of constant usage, faucets will surely become overused very fast and that’s one of the reasons why they need to be changed often. The other reason is hygiene. No matter how much you pay attention to details, bacteria will simply find their own way to live somewhere where you can’t even imagine. Guests use the faucet every day and get in touch with these bacteria and there’s nothing you can do about it. Except – changing the faucet with a good touchless faucet model often enough.

bathroom faucets must be a state of art

A kitchen faucet is also a very important detail for creating the guest’s first impression of the hotel. We’re not talking about style or the choice of color, even though this is also important, we’re talking about how the faucet looks from a hygienic aspect. Your faucet might look perfect and be perfectly cleaned, but after one use by the guest of the bathroom, the spout might get wet and the water drops that stay on it will leave marks that after a few hours when the guest comes back to use the faucet it will look like it’s messy and dirty. A guest won’t remember about the perfection from the first use, they will remember the spots. This will make the faucet look like it’s not well maintained.

This can be prevented really easy. Just get a stainless faucet. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should lay off the cleaning, but it will help the bathroom look perfect every time a visitor gets in. So, in the end, we can conclude that the hotel bathroom needs often renovating in order to keep it updated and in perfect hygiene.