What Are "COVID Clean" Hotels and How Can You Find Them?
by Cassie Sclafani, on July 2, 2020
As you or your team members begin to travel again, our team wants to help make sure you’re booking the safest and healthiest hotel stays possible. That’s why we added a new safety enhancement to our hotel search, a system called “COVID Clean” that identifies which hotels have enhanced their cleaning protocols in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The way it works is simple: when you search for a place to stay, look for the “Covid Clean” badge in the upper left hand corner of the hotel photo, this will indicate that the property has added those enhanced safety measures. The “Covid Clean” badge is given only to those properties that are verified and include the following:
- staff wears personal protective equipment and social distancing is practiced
- the property and rooms are cleaned regularly with disinfectant
- guests are provided with hand sanitizer and masks
- for some hotels, rooms are kept empty for 48 hours between guests
When you click into the property details, under “description” you’ll see the specific safety and sanitation protocols that earned the property its badge.
You are also able to filter your search results by COVID Clean hotels. To do this, just click on the drop down menu and select “COVID Clean Only.”
It’s also important to know that the lack of a “COVID Clean” badge at the time of your search does not necessarily mean that a hotel isn’t safe or has not implemented enhanced cleaning standards. It simply means we are not aware of it yet. We expect the number of hotels with the COVID Clean badge to climb in the weeks ahead, and we’ll make sure to update our list to include all verified properties.
For more information on how this enhancement works, feel free to reach out to one of our team members!