Why Hotels Never Provide Toothpaste and 16 Other Insights

Staying at a hotel, you expect a certain level
of service. But what you probably don’t realize is that
hotels have lots of secrets and rules you’re not supposed to know. So how about looking under the hotel bed and
finding out what they hide from you? Here’s my list starting with: 1. Hotels don’t provide guests with toothpaste
for two main reasons: it’s either too expensive or, surprisingly, not expensive enough. For budget hotels, buying toothpaste, which
qualifies as a medical product, costs too much; for 5-star hotels, on the other hand,
there isn’t any toothpaste manufacturer that’s upscale enough to be present in their
rooms. Also, choice of toothpaste is a very personal
issue, and what’s fine for one guest might be unacceptable for another. 2. Ever wondered why they never use fitted sheets
in hotels? They might be convenient, but they’re impractical
for hotel use. The sheets are changed much more often than
you do it at home, and the elastic becomes worn out all too soon. Besides, it’s a nightmare to store fitted
sheets: they have to be of two different sizes, one for either type of bed. It’s just easier to take two universal flat
sheets per double bed and get on with it. 3. Speaking of sheets, you must have noticed
that bed linen and towels in hotels are almost always white. This has two very different explanations,
though they don’t preclude one another. The first is convenience, of course: when
everything is white, it’s easy to wash it all together and use bleach to get rid of
any possible stains. The second explanation, however, is customer
experience: according to public polls, people perceive white color as luxurious and fresh,
which makes their stay more pleasant. 4. Hotels overbook their rooms on a regular basis
and sometimes must ask guests with reservations to choose another hotel when they’ve already
arrived. This happens because there’s always a certain
number of no-show guests, and hotel managers take the risk of overbooking not to lose money. Often, however, you’ll be safe if you’ve
paid for a room in advance, not just booked it. 5. If you see an unusually attractive price for
a room on a website, be careful: it might not include a mandatory “resort fee.” If you have an option to pay for a room in
advance, you’ll see the final cost at the checkout. It’ll normally list the initial price you
saw before booking and all the extra charges, resort fee included. If you decide to pay at the hotel, though,
you might be up for a surprise when you check out, so always make sure to read the fine
print. 6. The time of check-in and check-out is fixed
not to annoy you. It’s done so that you don’t barge in onto
guests who stayed in the room you’ve booked, and the hotel staff could clean the room and
prepare it for the next guest’s arrival. By the way, the check-out time is normally
about 11 am to 12 pm because hotels care about your well-being. They not only let you have your breakfast,
but also give you some time to prepare for departure without hurry. 7. You may have seen a rather weird thing in
many hotels: a phone in the bathroom, especially just next to the toilet. If you wonder who would need such an amenity,
you’d probably be surprised to know that it’s an actual requirement for hotels to
receive a 4-diamond rating from AAA. But come to think of it, this also makes pretty
good sense: for example, if you slip and fall on the wet floor of the bathroom, a phone
can be handy to call for help. 8. Most hotels have a safe in every room to protect
your valuable belongings, such as documents, jewelry, or even excess cash you don’t want
to carry around in an unfamiliar place. But it might be wiser to choose some other
way to ensure their security. The thing is, hotel safes use pass codes instead
of regular locks, so chances are that someone in the hotel might know the master code. If a potential burglar somehow learns this
code, they’ll be able to open any safe in any room — including yours. How do you protect your stuff when traveling? Let me know down in the comments! 9. Returning to bathrooms, which I often do,
I don’t know if you noticed, but hotels typically don’t provide plungers in rooms. This isn’t some security fault: it’s done
on purpose. You see, hotels want you to have a feeling
that you’re the first person ever to enter the room you’re staying in. It’s a question of your comfort, which is
the primary concern of any respectable hotel. And a plunger in the bathroom, according to
anonymous polls, makes people think that the toilet may malfunction at some point, which
doesn’t help the image. So, no plunger for you, sorry. 10. Most — if not all — hotels have fully
carpeted floors, and there’s a couple of very good reasons for that. First, it’s your safety: you’re far less
likely to slip and fall on a carpet than on a wooden or tiled floor. Secondly, it’s much more cost-effective
because it’s faster and cheaper to replace a spoiled carpet than change the whole flooring
in a room. And finally, carpets add to the sound-proofing,
which you’ll be thankful for if you have overly active neighbors. 11. If you think that a star rating of a hotel
makes it better or worse depending on the number of stars, I’ve got a surprise for
you. The number of stars only represents the amount
of facilities and services this or that hotel has, such as free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool,
a 24-hour reception desk, and so on. A hotel might have 5 stars but still be dirty
and unfriendly, while a 2-star one could provide fewer amenities but be a much more inviting
place. That’s why it’s best to check guests’
reviews before choosing a hotel to stay at. 12. If your hotel has card keys with magnetic
strips, make sure you put your key card apart from your cell phone and wallet. The problem is that key cards are re-written
quite a lot, and they’re designed for that process to be quick and easy. So a fairly strong magnet, like the one in
your cell phone, can erase your key card, and you won’t be able to get inside your
room. The hotel will surely provide you with a new
card, but that’s still inconvenient. 13. Ever wondered what a continental breakfast
is and why it’s called so? In fact, the name comes from the UK (which
is a group of islands), and it means a breakfast that’s served in the continental Europe. It may include pastry, sliced bread with different
toppings, meat, cheese, fruit juice, and hot beverages. 14. Many hotels only accept credit cards as a
form of payment, and without one you won’t be able to book a room directly or use the
paid services provided by the place. It may seem counterintuitive, but it makes
perfect sense. Booking a room is just the first step of your
stay at a hotel. During your vacation or business trip, you
might use the mini bar or other paid services that you’ll only have to pay for at the
check-out. If your debit card has not enough funds on
it to cover all your expenses, the hotel has no means to get their money apart from suing
you. If you pay with a credit card, however, all
the additional costs go to the bank, and everyone’s happy. 15. Many people think that hotels usually don’t
have ceiling light fixtures to create an intimate and at-home atmosphere, but that’s only
partly true. In fact, there are hotel rooms with ceiling
lights, but they’re mostly of an expensive type. The real reason for that is, as usual, the
economy. Wall fixtures and lamp stands are much easier
and cheaper to maintain and service, while ceiling lights take a lot more money to install
and replace. Still, wall lamps do create an intimate surrounding,
don’t they? 16. Choosing between a cheaper and more expensive
hotel, think about what the purpose of your stay is. Expensive doesn’t always mean better: budget
hotels often provide lots of free services to their guests, while posh ones will likely
charge extra for everything they can. This happens because cheaper hotels are focused
on independent travelers, often coming with families or partners, who pay for everything
from their own pocket. In case of expensive ones, the target audience
is business travelers, whose companies pay for their stay, so they can simply bill all
their costs to the guest’s employer. 17. Isn’t it kinda annoying that many hotels
don’t have a socket near the bed? In fact, the time is to blame in this case. Lots of hotels around the world were built
before mobile phones and other portable devices became so popular and widespread. Back then, of course, they didn’t need bedside
sockets, and many of them haven’t yet caught up with the times. You can avoid this issue if you stay at a
hotel that’s been built relatively recently. To sum up, it may be just a plug to you, but
it’s sock it to me! (Those of you of a certain age will actually
get that joke.) Hey, if you learned something new today, then
give the video a like and share it with a friend! And here are some other videos I think you’ll
enjoy. Just click to the left or right, and stay
on the Bright Side of life!

100 Replies to “Why Hotels Never Provide Toothpaste and 16 Other Insights”

  1. Adrian Gucor says:

    Subscribe to bright side

  2. BRIGHT SIDE says:

    Hey there! What do YOU usually have for breakfast?

  3. Adrian Gucor says:

    Coppa:how to turn off the light
    Aumsum:ask Bright side

  4. Coyote Handsome says:

    They do giv

  5. antony assisi says:

    need question please

  6. Rifky Ramadan says:


  7. Luka Kobra - Minecraft says:

    Why hotels never gives toothpaste
    Me: yes they do in my country

  8. SG Roadie says:

    What hotels have you been staying? There is always toothpaste in my room.

  9. Marcus O'Conner says:

    In East Asia, hotel rooms always come with toothpastes. Lots and lots of toothpastes. Every hotel, from the super cheap to the 5 star ones. People need to leave this country to see how other people live, at least every once in a while.

  10. Santosh Rani says:

    Please make a video of how to solve a cube if the corner piece is twisted

  11. Archangel Tyrael says:

    Over booking on purpose should be illegal.

  12. iconic Hacker says:

    My break fast is one litre milk and donut or pancakes

  13. Nathan Horne says:

    The hotels I stay in do have toothpaste so that puts a big hole in this video.

  14. Dr Asad khan says:

    Better not to bring these stuff

  15. CyberAMES says:

    Hotels have toothpastes here in the Philippines.

  16. Jay K says:

    I'm starting to realize that BS is just coming out with any content whether it's real or not.

  17. Xander Tan says:


  18. thibaut pey says:

    Hotels give toothpaste

  19. Shahida Nisar says:

    Agree only US has this issue, they are too cheap, Middle East, Asia have this provision.

  20. Susan Gruhlke says:

    I work at a hotel and we DO offer complementary toothpaste !! Also we do use fitted sheets!!🧐

  21. M Kay says:

    I have stopped at many hotels that provide toothpaste and a toothbrush all over the world

  22. Shohan's Work says:

    Who is the most beautiful man ever.
    YES YOU 😊

  23. Josh Whipkey says:

    What most hotels used fitted sheets just sewn ones no elastic….

  24. jdb47games says:

    Most of the facts stated in this video are either wrong or obvious.

  25. Blazing Patatas says:

    Because.. They're scared of!


  26. Yeo C H says:

    Huh? i had never stayed in a hotel which dun provide toothpaste & tooth brush before

  27. Cheeky MGTOW says:

    I stay at the cheapest place I can find.

  28. Kool Duder says:

    When I went to a 5 star hotel it has free coffee in the drawer and free toothpaste

  29. C Taylor says:

    As a person who has worked in hotels for a really long time, most of your video is wrong. Probably should do a little more research. Maybe stay at a hotel once in a while.

  30. Booper 343 says:

    The music is unnecessary and ANNOYING!!!!!!!!

  31. Quitzocotlas says:

    The hotels in India 🇮🇳 provide toothpaste

  32. Hello Kitty Lover Man! says:

    3:17: Help, I'm pooping and I can't get up! 💩💩

  33. Hello Kitty Lover Man! says:

    8: Most hotels have a safe? I get that a few do, but I haven't seen them in the ones that I've stayed in.

    Oh, you're the guy with the glass-on-the-door-handle "trick," right?

  34. Melissa Teo says:

    I hide my toy under my pillow or flat sheet in my pillow. But now most of the hotels have socket near the side table

  35. Duffie says:

    In vietnam,they provide us toothpaste,and we use keys in most hotels,bigger ones have cards

  36. Hello Kitty Lover Man! says:

    I don't know where you got the idea about the magnets in cell phones. 1. The ones in the vibrator motor and speakers are so small that they could hardly do anything on the outside. 2. For phones that have near-field communication, that's only an electromagnet and thus it should only be turned on for that reason.

  37. Hello Kitty Lover Man! says:

    I could've sworn I've had a tube of toothpaste from a hotel before.

  38. Hello Kitty Lover Man! says:

    Where did you get the idea that many old hotels don't have an outlet by the bed? What about the lamps and alarm clock?

  39. Rose video is something says:

    Oh I learn something always in bright side

  40. Tintin A says:

    Hotels in the Philippines have toothpaste even it is smaller than your pinky finger.

  41. Everymations says:

    Random question who wants merch I can make it for them

  42. Everly That Floofer says:

    4:17 how to protect your expensive stuff: Well, just hide it under your blanket, the robber ''won't see'' it

  43. Email Ellis says:

    A silly

  44. Stush Trini-Chick says:

    “Hotels care about your wellbeing”
    Huh? On what planet?!?

  45. Priscillas Gatcha Life says:

    I got toothpaste at my hotel

  46. S. B. says:

    Don't forget "hold" on your card during your whole weekend even though they have already charged the room, like Comfort Inn hotels.

  47. a name says:

    Best you tuber ever

  48. mark travis says:

    Bring a safe from home

  49. The God says:

    I live in the UK I though most people new what it was

  50. Roberto Medellin says:

    Most hotels provide toothpaste and some nice ones even a brush.. But you have to ask for them, not usual to find them waiting for you in your room.

  51. Tyhler Novac says:

    Ramada inn Syracuse NY supplies tooth paste fitted sheets, roll-on deodorant, tampons , razors, Free breakfast, phone bedside, NO SAFES, plugs in center of wall behind bed….

  52. Justin Colless says:

    The do provide toothpaste

  53. iceberg789 says:

    i guess these facts are true for american hotels.

  54. life is short. stop wasting your time says:

    How do i protect WHAT valuables? i never bring them… plus, if anyone decides to steal any of the junk at home he's probably actually doing me a favor

  55. Jaden Claws. says:

    This is so Brilliant video.

  56. yajia1 says:

    uhmmm. they do?

  57. styyle310 says:

    I never allow daily room cleaning for security. I just get extra towels

  58. Carol Benson says:

    No toothpaste? Oh no!

  59. Muy Ea says:

    I have ummm french toast

  60. Awesome vids says:

    The Hotel I stayed at this month in Spain had toothpaste and other goodies.

  61. K S Lall says:

    "Many hotels only accept credit cards as a form of payment". What did hotels do prior to 1950, before credit cards existed, and the guest had a large bill due to taking a suite, luxurious meals, etc etc?

  62. Sarah Hardy says:

    Padlocked bag tied to a piece of furniture using a combination bike lock instead of using the safe. Want my bag? Enjoy carrying the furniture as well.
    Also, when travelling the UK, I always pack an extension lead to cope with all our chargers etc

  63. Alex Vercetti says:

    if they provide with bed side lights on the end tables, those lights must be plugged in to give u light, right? so unplug 1 of them and plug in your charger..its that simple lol..

  64. Zhizhou Chen says:

    Dude, have you ever been to Hegel outside of US?

  65. Bronson Barr says:

    Cool video

  66. yazmin soto says:

    Every hotel I go to has toothpaste and the same in each room

  67. Russell Pinto says:

    I'm pretty sure most of the points given are either out dated or not true, e.g. the toothpaste

  68. Goa, Ma Bella ! says:

    Hotel provides toothpastes
    There is noting like resort fee
    Don’t keep the money in pillows.
    Always use the safes
    Key card doesn’t get deactivated if you keep against mobile
    Hotels have sockets near the bed ,it’s 2019

    Coming from a hotelier !

    Don’t get anxious.

  69. diane ridley says:

    Key and Peele did a skit about a hotel guest with an almost unsettling adulation for his continental breakfast. Hilarious.

    Continental breakfast is a euphemism for NO HOT FOOD.

  70. Ashline Naicker says:

    i get toothpaste

  71. Alexander Boakye says:

    what happened to me once so I got out of my car and put my card in my pocket where my phone was so when I got to my room I could not get in my room so I had to go to the front desk to get a new card

  72. Yashita Ramrup says:

    Hotel provide toothpaste! It's so obvious. Haven't you ever gone to a hotel???

  73. SVT says:

    I don't remember hotels providing toothpaste in the United States, usually bring my own. I have stayed at an expensive hotel that had a phone in the bathroom which did confuse me. Thank you for clarifying

  74. 陳力維 says:

    Whether the toothpaste is provided or not depends on the restaurant. The tour guides of travel agencies often need huge safes with huge sums of money. On the contrary, hotels in many countries do not have Washlet (Shower Toilet) and should really be improved. The Japanese are now vigorously promoting Washlet (Shower Toilet) to hotels in every developed country and hotels that value the tourism industry.

  75. Ling Yagk says:

    Korean hotels provide toothpaste. even the cheap hotels

  76. Dark angle Sniff says:

    I like Moltel

  77. Fatin Afifah says:

    When hotels go bankcrupt

  78. Kii Origin says:

    You got a really come out of the country call US..

  79. Jay Dunluan says:

    Never been to one?

  80. MasonTube T says:


  81. JT Shark says:

    I work in hotels and everyone I have worked at here in Europe has provided toothpaste

  82. I play Minecraft bed wares l says:

    The hotel I went to has tooth paste AND TooTHbrush and all that stuff

  83. JT Shark says:

    Safes–Every hotel I worked at the safe code is reset for each new guest and the new guest picks the new code

  84. JT Shark says:

    Star ratings mean nothing. nearly ALL hotels are SELF rated these days. Even some hotels who claim to 5 star hotels are in fact self rated–there is no law against it

  85. Zenaya says:

    wow i got toothpaste from every hotel i stayed at 😂

  86. Vos Vox says:

    Thats quite surprising cause even small hotels in my country gives out toothpaste 😅

  87. InvisibleShadow XII says:

    They do.

  88. XxBEASTxX says:

    In Spain I got provided some toothpaste

  89. Jeremiah Yates says:

    I've gotten toothpaste in all of my hotels I've gone to.

  90. lotuskai says:

    hotels in japan have toothpaste

  91. Mohammad Harun Al ROSHID says:

    But I got toothpaste in a hotel .

  92. Mr. Doobz says:

    We in PH always get tooth paste…

  93. AmyX says:

    What do you mean? Hotels always give you toothpaste. Right? Tiny tubes? No?

  94. Pr0gamer 09 says:

    3:12 so steak is breakfast lameo

  95. Sparkle Shine says:

    They do. We stay at Holiday Inn Express/Hampton Inn style hotels all the time and always get tooth paste. What we've noticed now is they have gone to those 1 use containers instead of a tube. Heading out next week for 10 days and I will make sure, but as of just a couple of months ago….. tooth paste still available!

    If I give up the place where I keep my valuables when traveling, it won't be a secret any longer. Yes, I'm sure someone, somewhere does it the same way I do but the few friends I've told so far are like….. wow! I never thought of that!

  96. Jasmine Eschweiler says:

    Hiding it under the bed

  97. Suzy Phalin says:

    LOL. LOL

  98. Tasha Simmons says:

    I work at a hotel. We offer toothpaste, we use fitted sheets, our phones are not in the bathrooms.

  99. X says:

    I live in the UK

  100. Alen Abraham says:

    Hotels in India provide toothpaste.

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