26 Aug Best Hotels for Allergy Sufferers
Traveling is stressful enough without worrying about your allergies. Some travelers are lucky to have the option of staying with relatives, but not everyone has that choice or would actually prefer to have their own space at a hotel.
For allergy victims, you do not always know what you are walking into. There are several hotels chains that do not clean their rooms properly, let alone have allergen controls in place to assist with keeping allergic reactions at bay. This can account for a less than enjoyable experience and for your system to be ransacked by allergens.
So what options do you have?
Over the last few years, there has been a new trend in the hotel industry of providing “allergy friendly” rooms for those who are affected by indoor allergens. Some hotel chains have even been working to improve the air quality systems and cleaning processes to remove all of the unwanted allergens. Research has shown that certain hotels are pioneering the idea of “hypoallergenic hotels” and are making strides in the trend.
The research conducted was based on the following airborne allergens to see which chains are truly hypoallergenic:
- Dust Mites
- Pet Dander
What to Look for in Potential Hotels:
- Dust Mite Proof Bedding
- Proper Air Filtration/ Purification
- Clean and Well-Maintained Heating and Air Conditioning Units
- Ventilated Bathrooms with Mold-Free Shower Curtains and Bath Mats
- No Wall-to-Wall Carpet
- Minimal cloth and upholstery in the decor
- Entire room cleaned regularly and thoroughly
Whenever you are going to make a reservation – make sure to ask about their allergen-free accommodations and follow up with questions on the process for that hotel. Some hotels may even offer hypoallergenic products or antimicrobial air treatments.
Which Hotels Stand out?
Hyatt Hotels receive the highest rating based on the qualifications above. They choose to offer hypoallergenic rooms in most cities and do their best to make sure each and every guest is comfortable while having their needs met. Hyatt also scored exceedingly well for those with pet and pollen allergies. Below is a list of the top 5 international hotel chains that go above and beyond to offer hypoallergenic accommodations.
- Residence Inn
- Four Seasons
You cannot always depend on hotels to do all the work, but these international chains are starting the trend and recognizing the need to be hypoallergenic.
If you’re struggling with allergies, book an appointment with one of McGovern Allergy and Asthma Clinic’s esteemed allergists today. Call 713-661-1444 or visit mcgovernallergy.com.