Hotel windows are generally made of tempered glass, which is resistant to breaking and cracking. However, when you’re staying in a hotel room, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Hotel windows can open, but they aren’t designed for ventilation. They’re often very small and don’t open very far, so they aren’t going to help much when it comes to air circulation or temperature control.
The purpose of a hotel window is to let in natural light and provide a view for the guest. The window frames may also be decorative or even serve as artwork.
There are many reasons why a hotel doesn’t want you opening its windows:
Safety: If you were to fall out of an open window, it could cause serious injury or death. You may also get stuck halfway out the window and require rescue from emergency personnel or your fellow travelers who might be able to help you climb back inside without injury or incident.
Security: Hotel staff need to be able to keep track of who is in each room at all times — especially if there are multiple guests sharing one room — and not having windows that open makes this task easier on them (and safer for everyone involved).
Last modified: August 14, 2022