Most of us will go on at least one trip in our lifetime where a hotel stay is necessary. A key to making the trip a success is ensuring your safety while at the hotel. Unfortunately, more travelers than most people would expect have experienced some type of assault or danger while staying at a hotel. With the Superbowl coming to Atlanta in the next few weeks, the local hotels will no doubt need to take extra security measures to ensure the safety of all of their guests.
Factors such as negligent security, inadequate lighting and negligent maintenance can contribute to occurrences of assaults at hotels. It’s hard to say exactly how many assaults are reported at hotels and resorts across the US every year. Not all assaults are reported to police, and a hotel’s TripAdvisor page will hardly feature a summary of the number of assaults and suspected attacks the hotel has been involved in over the past few years. Likewise, a hotel will not make known the number of personal injury lawsuits filed against them for negligence.
Solo female travelers need to take strong steps to safeguard their own security. It’s important to not be lulled into a false sense of safety when you are walking around in the quiet hallways and guest areas of a hotel. Even with the state–of-the-art check- in systems and seemingly foolproof door lock systems many hotels use these days, it is not, unfortunately, a complete safeguard against crime. Therefore, all travelers, and especially females, must be on their guard at all times.