A standard motel or hotel room is a basic room that will offer guests everything they need to make their stay comfortable. These rooms will feature one king-size bed or two queen-sized bed, as well as the other essentials you will need during your stay: a cupboard, table or desk, nightstand, and often a coffee maker and television set. In addition, standard rooms will include a single bathroom.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, these basic units will offer guests a predictable and safe “base”. As standard rooms offer few frills, they are easy to disinfect on your own, though motels will also offer standardized and pandemic-updated cleaning procedures of the kind that you can trust and will simply not find in any less-regulated Airbnb context. For a hotel or motel, proper hygiene is a dependable and integrated part of everyday life.

Unlike higher-end rooms, like family rooms or suites, standard rooms very clearly meet the needs of only the one person or two people staying in them, and nobody will disturb your peace and decontamination efforts.

The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated previously simple steps like deciding where to lay your head during travels, but standard rooms remain predictable and are now safer.