When you are on an overnight vacation, you book an accommodation. It’s up to you whether to take five star hotels for a luxurious stay or cheap hotel rooms for more affordable stay. Budget inns are available if you’re just merely looking for a place to rest and leave your stuff and not to entirely spend your time there.
Whatever accommodation type you choose, your goal is to have a nice and comfortable experience, regardless if it is for a vacation or a staycation. There are times, however, when the hotel room becomes a boring space for you, especially if you are not the kind of person who simply enjoys lying on the bed and staring at the ceiling. Particularly as well, when the hotel room is a waiting place for you before your travel tour, city stroll or flight, you might need some things to kill time.
To help you with that, below are 7 tips for you to avoid boredom when you are inside the hotel room.
 Free Wifi, Not to Be Forgotten
The hotel has a WiFi service vastly accessible in every room or at most, in every area of the whole establishment. Do not forget about that; others do, and they realize only when they’re on the way out of the hotel.
Although you might want to take a break from the Internet during your vacation, there are times when you still need it just for you to eliminate boredom. As a hotel guest, you have the privilege to use the WiFi for free. Ask the staff for the password, or find it in the manuals found in the hotel room.
Check your social media accounts. It’s an ideal time for you to do that because on a regular day, it just mostly eats up your time in an unfavorable way; you don’t get to do the more important things. It snatches some precious time from you, but in the hotel room where you cannot do a lot, it’s the right time to do that.
Log in to your accounts and do some updates you’d like to put. Do that in the hotel room while you’re waiting, so that during your travel itself and during your tourist activities and adventures, you won’t need to do so! You surely don’t want to miss any beautiful attraction just because your eyes are glued to your cell phone screen.
 Some Time to Play
Staying inside the hotel room with your friends and family, you can actually enjoy some time to play random games. Especially when you have kids and young adults with you, it’s definitely going to be a fun time! You can play anything from kids’ toys to brain games! It’s a wonderful time to spend a little bonding with the people dear to you.
On the other hand, you can also play games on your phone. Look at those you have not been playing for a long time already, and pay them a visit. Furthermore, you can download new games and start learning and mastering them — an addition to your game favorites!
 Go for Movies and Series
You will not just avoid boredom but also get entertained while you learn new things and discover awesome movie plots! Do not be shy to use the hotel room’s television. Scan through the channels, and stop for interesting shows.
Moreover, if the hotel allows exclusive movie rentals only for their rooms, you can have one too! The series you’ve been watching can be continued in the hotel room! Even with your cell phone connected to the WiFi, you can stream your favorite shows and discover new ones.
 Hotel Reading Materials
While you’re in a hotel room, you might be curious about the accommodation itself, its facilities, services and reputation. Good thing, there are magazines, flyers, manuals and other reading materials on the room’s center table.
Hesitate not to check out instructions, guides and short messages for guests by the hotel management and staff. There are food menus and other notes for guest inquiries for easier access and more personal experience.
Having reading materials in the hotel room is useful, so that when you’re by the tables, you have something to grab!
 Random Hotel Room Photoshoot
Hotel rooms, especially in luxury hotels, never fail to be the mesmerizing visuals that they are! From top to bottom, from inside to outside, every portion is a pleasant spot for your Instagram-worthy travel photos! You should be creative to maximize even the little details of the hotel room! That space is already enough for you to bring home cool travel pictures.
There are hotel room areas perfect for your mini photoshoot! You should not miss striking a pose on the bed, on the couches, in the kitchen, the bath tub, in front of the huge windows, doors and many more!
With your poses and your camera clicks, take your impressive hotel room photos! You might get tired smiling, laughing and modeling for your camera, but there’s no way you will get bored with this!
 Love the Views
Choosing the location of your hotel room is important! It would be best if the glass windows and doors allow you to see the alluring outside views. It’s relaxing and heartwarming to witness breathtaking nature scenery outside or even busy city roads and bright city lights!
In the morning, go near the window or the terrace for some sunlight and to feel the peacefulness of the day! In the evening, do the same for some cold night breeze and to look up to the shining stars in the dark sky! Clean and calm views make no way for boredom to come! You can simply fancy as you stare and love the views from your hotel room’s glass divisions!
 Brief Travel Research
Don’t want to be bored and don’t want to be unproductive? Take advantage while waiting inside your hotel room by actually preparing for your travel. If you have not done your research about tourist spots and local favorite itineraries, you can do it in your hotel room! Do a brief research, read and learn, so you’re more ready when you arrive at your destination.
It’s very important that you are aware of things you should know such as rules, transportation routes, budget allocation, nearby hotels, restaurants and many more! You can avoid wasting time and getting fooled if you know relevant travel information right from the start.
STUCK IN THE HOTEL ROOM
The hotel room is a place of unwinding. Most especially when you are staying in a hotel accommodation as a traveler, you trust it as an area where you can put and leave some stuff. There are times, however, when it gets extremely boring. Keep in mind the friendly tips above when you feel like the hotel room is having a dull atmosphere. Have a worthwhile time in your hotel room!
Nicole Ann Pore finds glee in writing about travel — world destinations, accommodation, tourist sites, vacation spots and everything else related to it! For her, the beauty of this world is amazing and worth-sharing, and traveling is one of the purest ways to acknowledge it. She is a daytime writer for Holiday Inn Parramatta Hotel, a five-star hotel in Parramatta, New South Wales which provides a rewarding stay and a close reach of Australia’s noteworthy features. | Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.