Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Here’s Why Hotels NEVER Have A Room 420… And It’s NOT What You Think.

Perhaps you've stayed in more than one hotel in your life -- maybe you even frequent the hotels of the world for business or pleasure. Odds are, though, that you've never noticed one small detail that almost every hotel has in common.

Next time you're at a hotel, head up to the fourth floor and check out the signage. More often than not, rooms will range from 401-419, and then from 421-434. But where is room 420? Find out below why hotels often choose to eliminate this room number -- the reason for it is actually pretty funny.

Perhaps you've never noticed before, but most hotels don't have a room 420. Did you ever wonder why that is?

Hotel owners have tried to get around this by doing all kinds of crazy things. This hotel owner changed room 420 to "room 419+1"

Hotel owners have tried to get around this by doing all kinds of crazy things. This hotel owner changed room 420 to "room  419+1"

For starters, people would steal the room numbers -- a trend that began about a decade ago.

That left hotel management with the option of removing the signs completely.

Having a room 420 attracts pot smokers, according to some hotel management.

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