Tourist shares warning after using 'Do Not Disturb' sign

Tourist shares warning after using 'Do Not Disturb' sign

Who knew one little sign could cause so much trouble?

Do not disturb sign on hotel door leads to police checkup
iStock/Siarhei Khaletski

When going on holiday and staying at a hotel, motel, or other accommodation there is a very good chance that your room will contain a sign that reads 'Do Not Disturb' (DND).

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Usually, you would hang this sign on the outside of your room door to alert housekeeping that you will not need anyone to clean the room.

Or maybe you just want a bit of privacy and you do not, as the sign says, want to be disturbed.

 Whatever the reason for using the sign, staff adhere to the rules of the sign very seriously.

They will not bother you when asked, but there seem to be exceptions.

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Sophie Vershbow, a journalist for the New York Times, Esquire, and many more started her 2024 with an interesting police interaction, all thanks to a do not disturb sign.

While staying on a trip with her father to Las Vegas, the pair decided to put the do not disturb sign on the door as they didn't need the staff to clean the room every single day.

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This led to some concern from the hotel and resulted in a wellness check:

This seems like a very Vegas thing but as it turns out it's more serious than just making sure occupants are healthy and alive:

So if you don't want any unwanted visitors during your stay, make sure to remove your DND sign every now and then.

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