Do you provide bedside alarm clocks in your rooms?

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Of course, electric plug in to the wall types
77% (20 votes)
Yes, battery operated so as not to use the bedside wall outlets
4% (1 vote)
No, most of our guests use smart phones for alarms or bring their own portables
15% (4 votes)
We offer a wake up service: low tech knock on the door.
4% (1 vote)
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We have some really outdated radio/alarm clocks.  I'm pretty sure the first owners bought them in 1995 when they opened.  I have really been wanting to update them to ones that have the MP3 docks.  I also need to update towels and linens and the list goes on and on, the budget only allows for so much at a time. Sad  

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Miss O'Hara wrote:

  I also need to update towels and linens and the list goes on and on, the budget only allows for so much at a time. Sad  

I think we all know the feeling. We were just discussing having the porch painted. Such a small area but SO labor intensive and we keep putting it off. And we need to have a shower resurfaced. And a new king bed. And...

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Clock lights bother me at night too, so I'm thinking the ideal is to have the clock there, one that sets the time automatically, via radio waves, when it's plugged in. Leave it unplugged, but available for someone who really needs it to get up on time.

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Arkansawyer wrote:

Clock lights bother me at night too, so I'm thinking the ideal is to have the clock there, one that sets the time automatically, via radio waves, when it's plugged in. Leave it unplugged, but available for someone who really needs it to get up on time.

and in other news people need to see a clock, so they can turn it away at night, of cover it up. I am the same, I need it turned away, DH needs it lit up to look at. When I turn it away and he checks the time on his ipod or phone we get a flippin' blast if bright white light in our face! and then I growl!!

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 we were in a dead cell zone ... no cell towers in range ... will the alarm still work even if you have no cell service?  i don't know.

we had plug ins with battery backup

with eight rooms, i could not go up to the second and third floors knocking on various people's doors.  if i had staff i think it would be nice if folks want it.

 

i found clock radios with light dimmers but in hotel/inn rooms, i turn the thing to face the wall and put it under the bed because i can't stand a bright red or blue light in the room with me. 

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Alarm is like having music on your device (ipod), it is not on the internet, on the device itself, in its memory.

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However, a lot of our guests have their own portable alarm clocks on the nightstand when we go in to clean. It's probably reaching the point where it is just something taking up space.

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Though I always use my iPhone to wake me when traveling, I think it's a good idea to offer a clock just in case somebody really needs it. I get clock radios at Walmart that automatically set themselves to the correct time when the power comes back on after an outage. Much better than one with battery backup since there's never a battery to replace.

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Had the battery type before the electric, found them in the drawer or in the closet as they gave a tick tock that some could not sleep.  The electric ones include radio, MP3 plug in, 4 types of white noise options, night-light and battery back up.  So now instead of finding them in the drawer, I find them unplugged with the battery dead because some don't like the night light - or maybe the led clock and the night light.  I now have a note to not unplug just tuck it under the bed. 

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It's the light. I hate it. I've had to bury the thing under a towel. Last week at a hotel I whacked it and the light went out completely. So, not sure if I found the off button or if I unplugged it.

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In one of our rooms we provide a 60 year old deco-style relic (yes it works), just because of its retro coolness, but we find our guests provide their own via smartphones for the most part.  We have had one wake up knock-on-the-door request in the last 5 years. (couldn't figure out how to post photo of the room clock)

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My unit is a clock/radio/CD/alarm and has a second alarm if they need 2 wake-up alarms. There is a battery back-up in it if the power goes off. I have surge strips at the beds so I am not using the precious ONLY outlet by the bed.

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