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Old 03-14-2012, 06:20 PM
 
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Has anyone heard of any mishaps with hotel safes?
I locked myself out of mine in Vegas once. The security manager came up to open it with the special computer device, but I had to show ID to prove I was the occupant of the room before he opened it. Only problem--my ID was in the safe, but he opened it and took out the ID (I wasn't allowed to put my hand in the safe until he checked) and once he ascertained all was legit, he went on his way.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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That makes no sense. What would a business traveler have that was so expensive, unless he was carrying jewels. If anything, I would think the average tourist would be carrying more valuables.
I have pretty much the same stuff either way.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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Has anyone heard of any mishaps with hotel safes?
The only mishap I had was when I forgot the code I created and inadvertently locked myself out of my room safe. Like annerk's experience, a call to the hotel's loss prevention supervisor and photo ID cleared things up!

Other than that, no issues and my goods have always stayed in there, safe and secure.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:52 PM
 
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There are easy to follow instructions on the safes - if there isn't, call the front desk. You create your own code - so don't forget your code.

We use it to put our laptop/camera/wallet/stuff in when we are going to be at the pool and don't want to bring all that stuff with us. We've never had a problem. Even in Hawaii where the particular hotel we were staying in was supposed to have a problem with maids stealing. They don't know the code, so as long as you do it right you should be fine.

Anyway - we try not to bring anything with us when we travel that would really break our heart if it were to get stolen (or lost)... but there is always the camera... you don't want to swim or go surfing with your camera but you can't just leave it laying around, either... so the safe comes in handy.

Some people leave their stuff in the rental cars - bad idea. Rental cars are easy to spot for thieves and these days they have some pretty sneaky ways of getting into them. Never leave anything you value in a rental car - ever.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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A lot of the hotels the I stayed in while I was in Colombia had safes, I always used them for my spare cash, passport and my ipod and such things. For the most part everyone was very nice and I doubt cleaning ladies are there to steal your stuff, but why even give them the opportunity?

I have never seen a hotel safe where you need any sort of key, it is usually just a code that you type in.
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