Ever had an otherwise pleasant hotel stay ruined by another guest’s misbehavior? Probably. And if you haven’t yet, you almost certainly will.
According to a new survey by Expedia, the 10 most aggravating types of hotel guest, ranked from most to least bothersome, are as follows:
I’ve had my sensibilities assaulted by several of the listed miscreants. But I find Expedia’s list inexplicably short by at least one character type: the Non-Specific Noisemaker. By that I mean to call out my fellow traveler in the room above or beside mine, who, during my would-be sleeping hours, stomps on the floor (my ceiling); keeps the TV volume up; engages in long, loud phone or person-to-person conversations; showers (with or without singing); and otherwise interferes with my ability to get a solid night’s sleep.
While I make a conscious effort not to engage in Non-Specific Noisemaker behavior myself, I have to confess to having once been a dreaded Poolside Partier. It was a family reunion at a Courtyard by Marriott in Del Mar, California. We ordered pizzas from a local Italian eatery and camped out around the pool. We carried on loudly, and late.
Although no one complained, I have no doubt that we disturbed the hotel guests in the rooms closest to our group.
Sorry, sorry, sorry.
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This article originally appeared on FrequentFlier.com.