| Originally Posted by xxashleyxx007 |
Also obviously use the safety deposit box. Most have a key, but even if it's a passcode you can usually put in your own.
I would not recommend using the safety deposit boxes for the aforementioned reasons. It would be better to get your own safe or locks for your suitcase (or a diversion safe) that are not controlled by the resort, because resort staff (not all of them, but some of them) have the ability to override your code or use their spare key. Diversion Safe, Diversion Safes, Can Safe, Can Safes, Water Bottle Safe, Brief Safe, Underwear Safe, In-Home Security
If someone were to be inclined to steal from you, it would be much easier if they have access to a spare key or override code, because of course you would put your valuables in the safe. This makes quick work for someone who really wants to steal from you, because they won't even have to search through your belongings to get the stuff worth money. Just how safe is the hotel safe? Not as safe as you'd hope! | Gadling.com
The below story is of a DW in Tulum where the group lost over $100,000 in cash, jewelry, and other valuables while they were attending the wedding. Many of the stolen items were in the safe and an override code was used to reset the passcode on the safes. To add salt to the wounds, because it was obviously an inside job done by those who would have access to the override, the resort became hostile when the theft was reported. They threatened to have the members arrested or detained for trying to report the theft to the authorities. Inside Edition - News Fort Bend Herald
This one is a case of theft from a safe in Italy. My3cents.com - Hotel Gioberti - Rome, Italy Complaint - Theft from hotel room safe, Hotel theft
So again, if you truly want to protect your valuables, DON'T PUT THEM IN THE HOTEL SAFE! It might be safe from other travelers who wouldn't normally have access to your room anyway, but it will not protect you from a hotel staff member who is both corrupt and has a key to the safe.
On a positive note, I did not lock up or hide my stuff while in Mexico last week, and I did not have anything stolen... although I can't find my car keys, but I think I lost them before I even left! :-)