How to Enjoy Being Stuck on "Hotel Arrest"

Weather, exhaustion and other unforeseen circumstances can leave you caught up in your hotel room more frequently than you anticipated, giving you plenty of extra time to kill. But rather than simply channel-surfing or playing on your phone to pass the time, here are some ways you can make the most of being stuck on “hotel arrest.”

Scenario #1: Exhaustion

It’s just past 6 p.m. and you and your family have returned to your hotel room after dinner. You are much too exhausted to hit the town again, so you decide that you are gonna call it a night. But what do you do with those rowdy kids who still aren’t tired despite your long, adventurous day?

Answer: Visit the pool

This is a great place for the kids to get some energy out, and it doesn’t require much effort on your part. You can sit poolside and relax as you read a book or watch your kids. You can even take a dip in the pool or hot tub yourself!

Scenario #2: Penthouse

You came to St. George with the intentions of spending the days outdoors, enjoying the scenery and fresh air. But mother nature has had different thoughts. After getting rained out, you and your kids have been pent up inside your hotel room the entire afternoon. How are you ever going to make it through the evening?

Answer: Watch an in-room movie

This is the perfect way to keep the kids satisfied and take your mind off the rain. With plenty of movie options to choose from, there won’t be any problem finding one that everyone will enjoy. And with a microwave in every Clarion room, you can even make popcorn!

Scenario #3: Downtime

You are in St. George for a business trip and currently have some time to kill. You are tired of surfing the web and are beginning to feel pretty unproductive now that you have scrolled through your Facebook news feed for the third time this morning. But how can you actually make the most of your time?

Answer: Visit the fitness room

Physical activity is one of the best ways to destress and positively boost your mood. With a complete fitness room at Clarion, (which includes a treadmill, stair stepper, nautilus machine and stationary bike) you will certainly find some satisfaction in exercising the time away.

Scenario #4: Night hours

It’s a long weekend, and your family has made the journey to St. George just to get away. You’ve already hit the driving range, played a round of 18 holes, visited Kolob Canyon and gone on a couple hikes. But now that it’s dark out, you are back at the hotel with nothing to do. How are you going to satisfy the members of your family who are still up to do something?

Answer: Play games

Games are a great way to pass the time and are often a lot of fun. This is why it is always a good idea to bring some along with you on road trips. Playing cards are easy to carry and can be used for literally hundreds of games, but you might also consider bringing some board games if you have the room. Classic family card games include Slapjack, Crazy Eights and Play or Pay.