The Best Waste Of Time I Ever Spent In A Disney Hotel Room

by joeheg

This weekend, we spent our first time in a hotel room since the pandemic shut down travel. We’re still #teamroadtripsonly so we drove to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, which is part of the Disney Vacation Club (Disney’s version of a time share) arm of the company.

While we previously stayed at an Airbnb a couple of months ago, the couple sharing our cabin arrived a couple of hours before us and cleaned all surfaces with Lysol spray and paper towels [Note from Sharon: Cuz Normy & Sam rock!].

This was our first time walking into a room after a previous guest. We felt that it was necessary to clean all the surfaces, even if the hotel said they had sanitized the room before our arrival.

a sign with a room and a map

We believed them and all – we just would feel safer if we knew we had done it ourselves.

a spray bottle and a roll of paper towel

After wiping down the tables, chair arms, telephone, remotes, bathroom surfaces, light switches, handles/knobs, and even the top of the TV, our paper towels were spotless.

I realize that means they might have only been cleaned recently, and not necessarily right after the last guest. But it did mean that the room received a really thorough cleaning at some recent point before our arrival. Our secondary cleaning would just have caught any places they might have missed.

Whatever the result, I’d rather have spent 20 minutes cleaning surfaces and not find any uncleaned areas instead of wiping down a table and ending up with a dirty towel.

After finishing up our sweep and finding nothing, it was much easier to relax and enjoy our weekend.

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StAugustine October 7, 2020 - 11:53 am

I use Alamo whenever I can. If their price comes within $30 or so of the others I go with them. Insiders get 5% off. But the big advantage is checking in on line. I do it the night before I leave. Print out the paperwork, walk from the plane to the aisle for your car size, drive to the exit booth, give the attendant your paperwork and driver’s license and go. If I have no checked bags, in Orlando I can be on the road 15 minutes after I get off the plane.

Bill G October 7, 2020 - 11:19 pm

But Lysol All Purpose Cleaner is not one of the 2 Lysol products approved for COVID-19 disinfection.

joeheg October 8, 2020 - 12:52 am

While Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner is not EPA approved to kill coronavirus, It is on the EPA’s list-N, which are products that are expected to kill COVID-19 when used according to label instructions<.


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