Travelers will go to great lengths to avoid a dirty hotel room, according to a new survey commissioned by CLR. Cleanliness is one of the most important factors to vacation lodgers, with 86 percent reporting cleanliness as one of the top criteria they look for when reading online hotel or vacation rental reviews.
Conducted by TNS, the survey showed that eight out of 10 (80 percent) vacation lodgers would rather give up Internet access for the duration of their vacation than stay in a dirty rental or hotel.
Additionally, over half (55 percent) of vacation lodgers believe hotels are cleaner than vacation rentals, while nearly half (45 percent) report vacation rentals are cleaner than hotels. Over one-third (35 percent) of vacation lodgers believe it's OK to leave hotel rooms messier than vacation rentals.