Hotel thermostat hack: As the sun beats down on my room in the late afternoon, I wanted to crank the a/c up and set the temperature lower than the hotel normally allows it to go.
So I pulled up this four year old post where I passed along a tip for how to override your hotel’s thermostat.
- Holding down the “display” button
- While holding that button, press “off”
- Release off, continue to hold down display, and Press the “up” arrow button
- Release all buttons
And I did just that. The thermostat read “VIP” and I was able to adjust it all the way down to 60.
But since it’s almost 2014 now, someone else did me one better. They created a YouTube video of themselves pushing the buttons, which may make the tip even clearer.
This also shuts off the thermostat’s motion sensors, too — I hate those because sometimes my room will be baking by the time I return from dinner, or if I sleep too motionless it shuts off, the room warms up, and wakes me.
The things we do to try to get comfortable, eh?!
(Note that my original blog post on this tip four years ago contained a thanks for the information to the Points, Miles, and Martinis blog.)