Sleeping over, Guest Rooms – Temporary Arrangement over the Holidays

This past weekend, my Husband and I were guests at my stepsister’s home and I was in “awe” of the perfect Guest Room. Which I thought would be a great idea for my blog, since so many folks are traveling over the Holidays.  We  just stayed only one night at their beautiful Home in the mountains of Southern California, and it was a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of work, shopping for Christmas and trying to get everything done before Santa Claus’ arrival.

Although it might not sound like a big deal  – having a guest room and bathroom available for sleep overs as visitors was a real treat. Every detail was thought out and the number #1 consideration was COMFORT.



Good beds are the most important part of Guest Rooms, mattresses should be firm but not sagging. It is great if the Hostess can provide 2 pillows for the Guests, also have lighting near the bed for late night reading.  An appealing Guest Room should have the following items for comfort:

  • wastebasket in the room
  • clock radio
  • a lamp between the beds
  • Bath Towels, soap and a plenty of face towels
  • well – lit mirror
  • magazines and paperbacks
  • extra blanket for cold winter nights (at foot of the bed)
  • facial tissues
  • Closet with wooden clothes hangers
  • Dresser or Bureau to put clothes into
  • Scented sachet in the drawers
  • dark drapes or mini blinds with shades to block the sunlight
  • water bottles or thermos with glasses for a late night drink of water
  • potted plant or fresh flowers

Every detail was thought out; it is not expected but it was a very nice touch to have everything ready for us. The medicine chest – even was equipped with spare Toothbrushes, bath oil, Alka Seltzer and Band-Aids. After returning home to our House; I took a quick look at my Guest Room, and I have list of what needs to be done before my next Guests come to stay.  Comfort and convenience of your visitors are the #1 objective in having a Guest Room.


About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 40 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, blogging, being a dog mom, loves social media and travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a high school biology teacher; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.
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