Do You Even Use The Hotel's Alarm Clock Anymore?
Almost every hotel room, from a no-frills budget shoebox to a luxury suite, comes with one standard amenity, an alarm clock. But do you really use it? Do you even need it?
Times are a-changing and many hotel guests bring along their iPhones, cell phones and other travel-sized timepieces to wake them up. Why waste your time with a foreign contraption whose settings you don't understand when you can just use your tried and true cell phone alarm. For back up, you can just use the hotel's wake-up call service, which have gotten pretty creative in recent years.
It just seems like the room's provided gadget is now unnecessary.
The only perk to having alarm clocks in your hotel room is that they often pull double duty as docking stations, like the iLuv alarm clock above at the Plaza Hotel in New York.
Admittedly, it's nicer to wake up to your own soundtrack than the harsh beeping racket or some random radio station. But even those can be complicated to get working. (We've put together fail-proof instructions for you here.)
What's your take? Do you use hotel alarm clocks or do you think they are are a waste of time? Let us know in the comments below.