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CET Security Check Procedures

Barling, Arkansas
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CET Security Check Procedures

So I double booked rooms this week downtown and at Bally’s to take advantage of multiple offers. At Bally’s, I opted out of housekeeping at check-in as I prefer privacy and would only actually be staying there my last night/day anyway.

I did notice that they had added a line to the housekeeping opt-out disclaiming that they still reserved the right to do security checks on the room, but I thought nothing of it.

Then this afternoon, while I was in the shower getting ready to leave for the airport, there was a quick tap at the door followed by “Security check.” Without a pause, three security guards unlocked the door and barged in, then tapped on the bathroom door and opened that as well as I was frantically trying to get out of the shower and grab some clothes off the floor.

The female guard merely arched an eyebrow and told me they needed to do a “security check” that involved looking around everywhere in the room. She asked if I wanted them to come back in an hour. I said yes since I was about to leave anyway.

Does this only happen if someone has opted out of housekeeping for multiple days? Or is this just routine now? If so, I think it might be enough to make me turn in my diamond card and ditch CET permanently.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1. Re: CET Security Check Procedures

This is not unique to CET properties. Since the October 1 shooting last year everybody is doing random checks.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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3. Re: CET Security Check Procedures

When you opt out of housekeeping (I always leave my Do Not Disturb sign on the door). Because if you didnt opt out, then youd be getting maid service. Hence, there is no reason for them to do a check.

Kenosha, WI
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4. Re: CET Security Check Procedures

Ironically enough, they offer you a $10 food credit PER STAY for opting out of housekeeping. Up until recently, they offered a $10 food credit PER DAY. I think they realized it was getting a bit ridiculous with so many people opting out for the food credit, only to cause there to be more than normal security checks!!!!

Between these security checks and resort fees, it doesn't make much sense to double book rooms anymore, unless you are getting a really good value in return.

Edited: 4:32 pm, October 11, 2018
Barling, Arkansas
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5. Re: CET Security Check Procedures

Yes, I haven’t even used the opt-out credit my last two trips because now it is only valid at specific restaurants, not a universal resort credit like it was at first.

I just opt out because I thought it was easier to opt out once at check out than to get a call every day telling me my do not disturb notice was up. Guess not.

Cleveland, OH
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6. Re: CET Security Check Procedures

That is insane. Are they going through people's luggage during these 'security checks'?

New Jersey
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7. Re: CET Security Check Procedures

Happened to a friend of mine at the Wynn over the summer. They hadn't opted out of housekeeping but kept the DnD sign on and security barged in after day 3 or 4. They knocked and opened without waiting for an answer.

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8. Re: CET Security Check Procedures

Seems like another good reason to bring an additional locking (or alarm) device.

Tampa, Florida
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9. Re: CET Security Check Procedures

Yup.. if you opt out of housekeeping you will get checks every 24 hours. They come in look/snoop around and have to enter a code on the phone.

I assume the housekeeping staff when cleaning the room enters the same code thus takes the room of their list for that day.

The lowering of the opt-out food credit also sucks. Now you get to pick if you would like random "Security checks" or get housekeeping and get woken up at 7am every morning for them to clean ur room ....

Really really annoying and serves no purpose other then to annoy hotel guests and invade peoples privacy.

Saskatchewan, Canada
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10. Re: CET Security Check Procedures

I don't opt out of housekeeping since I like someone to make my bed and give me clean towels on vacation, but if I did I'd prefer they didn't barge in on me in the bathroom for a security check. I'd be a lot peeved. I'd think they could give you a couple minutes after knocking to get yourself together. Not like you'd be able to hide a mass of weapons in that time and if you're dead on the floor, you'll still be dead if they wait a couple minutes.

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