Can You Vape In A Hotel Room?

Woman vaping in hotel
Woman vaping in hotel

Everything you need to know about vaping in hotels.

Can you vape in a hotel room?
Only if it is a designated smoking room, if the room is a non-smoking room, then that includes vaping.

What happens if you vape in a non-smoking hotel room?
That will depend on your hotel’s smoking policy, but expect a fine on checkout, usually in the region of $150-250. There may be additional liabilities if the fire alarm goes off and the fire brigade is called.

Can hotels tell if you vape in the hotel room?
Well, sort of. Non-smoking hotel rooms have smoke detectors that will be set off by vaping. However, if you are determined to do it anyway, the bathroom is the best spot to avoid getting caught. They tend to have an extractor fan and tiled walls that won’t trap the smell like carpets, curtains, or bedding do. In addition, they do not have smoke alarms in the bathroom. If they did, the shower steam would set them off. But don’t count on getting away with it. While you may be used to the smell of a vape, it’s pretty apparent to anyone who doesn’t vape, so housekeeping will often be able to tell.

Should you ask a hotel if you can vape in the room?
Yes, you should. It’s common courtesy. That said, if the hotel says no and you intend to do it anyway, then you may be less likely to get caught if you don’t ask. They are more likely to check for any sign you have been vaping if you have asked the question.

Will vaping set off hotel smoke alarms?
That depends on how cunning you are! Many hotel smoke detectors are photoelectric. They work using light and a photoelectric sensor. When smoke or a fat cloud from your vape enters the alarm chamber, it scatters the light and reduces how much light hits the sensor, setting off the alarm. The key is to minimize how much your vape cloud reaches the sensor. You can do this by going outside on the balcony to vape or…

How do you stop the smoke alarm from going off when vaping in a hotel room?
Some people have found that securing a shower cap over the smoke detector with a rubber band does the trick. Others have found that stretching a sock over the sensor works. But we do not recommend this at all as it may prevent the smoke detector from working in the event of a real fire, making you responsible for the deaths of everyone in the hotel. Another option may be to open a window if your room allows, but the alarm may still go off, especially if the breeze blows the vapor back into the room. If your room doesn’t have windows that open, perhaps try the bathroom where there’s no smoke detector and hope like hell you don’t set off the sensor in the bedroom. Try any of these hair-brained suggestions at your own risk. The most reliable method is simply booking a smoking room or going outside to vape.

There are no luxury hotels in Austin with smoking rooms, so if you want to vape perhaps try one of these Hotels in Austin with a balcony.

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