Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Hotel Rooms

Believe it or not, when I am staying in an hotel, I always remove my shoes on entering my room. I even think I would be bothered if somebody visited me in the hotel room and did not remove their shoes.


richyrich said...

Really? I wouldn't go that far! So would you actually ask somebody who visited you in your hotel room to tale off their shoes? And what reasons would you give to them? And when you're in a hotel, would you leave your shoes outside the room or take them in with you?

JB said...

I think a lot of hotels struggle to keep their carpets clean because people wear their shoes in the rooms. When I stay in a hotel, I always walk in my socks, just like at home. Unfortunately, going in stocking feet around a hotel is a good way to get your socks dirty.

richyrich said...

You're probably right there jb. Would you go down to the bar or the restaurant in your stocking feet as well?

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

JB, nice to see you.

Maybe I should be worried when the most enthusiastic reader of this blog thinks I am going to far.

A hotel room is my private space while I am in it. Hence my personal aesthetic and domestic rules apply. So while I am in it, it is a no-shoes zone.

I do wear them into the room, but I leave them next to the door.

If somebody visited me in the hotel room, unless they were an employer or a client, I would say:

"Okay, you know I am weird. You don't mind taking your shoes off, do you?"

If I was pressed for a reason, I would say that I did not want to walk on a dirty floor in my barefeet.

A restaurant and a hotel room are different because a hotel room is private, while a restaurant is public space. Though there are some ethnic restaurants, most commonly Japanese, where you have to take your shoes off at least in certain rooms.

God Bless


richyrich said...

Maybe I should be worried when the most enthusiastic reader of this blog thinks I am going to far.

No need to be worried, I can see your point and I still believe as strongly as ever in taking shoes off in houses. Actually I would like to see the practice being followed in workplaces as well wherever possible.

JB said...

Frankly, I'm not sure I've ever patronized a hotel bar or restaurant.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I would so hate to go to a hotel and not patronize the bar. With respect to any teetotal readers, the bar is the best part of any hotel.


In a lot of Japanese and Korean hotels, you have to take your shoes off.

Even in the United States, there are quite a few Bed and Breakfast places where you have to take your shoes off.

There is a B and B in Somerset where you are asked not to where shoes in the rooms 'for your comfort and safety'. Great rule, but from the website it looks like a slightly hippyish sort of place.

Hedgehog House Bed and Breakfast