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Another blog post from Mr. Deals…
I’d like to address an ongoing problem I’ve found at hotels over the years. It might not be something everyone notices, but I’ve noticed it far too many times and most recently on a trip Mrs. Deals and I took.
While Mrs. Deals and I were in Vegas, staying at the Palazzo, it came to my attention one night that my feet were not being comfortably supported by sheets on the bed but by the actual mattress. There seemed to be an issue of the sheets not fully reaching around the end of the bed and as a result I got nothing but raw mattress. So yeah, this is gross, but it’s something I’ve noticed on more than one occasion.
Now I get it, hotels use fitted sheets because they are likely more uniform and can be used as both a top sheet and bottom sheet. But what I don’t get is the fact that very often I’ll find my feet touching an actual mattress with no sheet on it. This has happened in Hyatt’s, Marriott’s, Hilton’s, the list goes on.
Here’s my observation of the problem. Often times the sheet its excessively wrapped around the top part of the bed where one would rest their head. When you get to the bottom of the bed, there is a little extra slack on the sheet but not enough sheet to fully wrap around the bottom of the mattress. If you are anything like me and you hate the blankets being tucked in so tightly the second you kick out the blankets, boom, it’s time for sheet creep and mattress exposure.
I’m not a very tall guy, maybe 5’10” and Mrs. Deals comes in at about 5’4″. She never notices this, likely because she sleeps in a ball like position, but I notice it all the time and it drives me nuts. That said, I’ve never complained about it, because I’m really not sure if it would make a difference. Typically I just have to tell Mrs. Deals to get up so I can pull the sheet down and tuck in under the bottom of the mattress.
Maybe I should start complaining, I’m sure Mrs. Deals would figure out a way to get some free nights out of it…
You all travel a lot, do you have this problem? What gives?