Hotel Laundry Service Basics

A common location where commercial laundry equipment is found is a standard hotel, many of which offer full-service laundry services. At Rhino Laundry & Dry Cleaning Specialists, we provide the kind of equipment that can fully service the needs of even the biggest hotels.

In this blog, we’ll go over two separate areas of hotel-related laundry: First we’ll talk about one major blocker to maximum efficiency among hotel laundry operators, and then we’ll list some basic steps for taking advantage of hotel laundry services while traveling.

Hotel Tips

According to some hotel and laundry experts, the primary threat to sustainability and efficiency in hotel laundry areas is the lack of fully loaded washers and dryers. Under-loaded machines are using more water during washing, and over time this kind of overuse adds up both on the energy bill and in the sustainability realm.

Hotel owners and operators should consider researching how many rinse steps are taking place in a given wash, and possibly changing these areas to make washes more efficient. Others may find more efficiency from skipping drying altogether, and going directly to ironing clothes.

Traveler Steps

Whether it’s on a business trip or a personal vacation, you can take advantage of laundry services at a hotel. Here are some basic steps:

  • Get a bag from the hotel – almost all hotels simply place these in your room automatically, but ask the front desk if not.
  • Make sure to check the pricing list for all laundry services.
  • Fill out an attached card to indicate which clothes are in the bag and what kinds of services you want performed on them.
  • Leave the bag in your room or in the hallway, depending on the instructions listed.
  • Be sure to check on turnaround times for laundry service, and ask about delivery if your clothes aren’t ready in the time you need them.
  • Pay for any services you’ve received – in most cases, this will be added to your final room bill and you can pay for it at checkout.

For more information on hotel laundry services, or to find out about our other products and services in the commercial washer and dryer areas, contact the staff at Rhino Laundry & Dry Cleaning Specialists today.