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Tips for Smoking in a Hotel Room

by Angel Ferrer 5 min read

Tips for Smoking in a Hotel Room

How to Smoke in a Hotel Room

You cannot smoke here, there, or anywhere these days right?

Of course you can, as long as you are not exposing non-smokers to second-hand smoke, and you learn from our crafty techniques how to get away with it.

Get ready to discover how you can smoke even in a non-smoking hotel room.

But before you get too carried away, first check and see if the hotel has any designated smoking rooms available. Some hotels still hold one or two rooms reserved for smokers.

But since the majority of hotels, restaurants and other public places are non-smoking zones, this article is here to save the day and help you enjoy your tobacco or herb of choice in peace.

On vacation many of us like to have a drink or two, and for smokers, a drink is usually accompanied with a cigarette, vape session or a little herb to smooth things out. It’s a social and relaxing habit, and for that reason, we’ve compiled a list of smart ways you can smoke without leaving any traces behind.

Let’s get down to the good stuff.

Get Yourself a Vape Pen

A smart way to avoid any issues is to equip yourself with a vape pen. This innovative alternative to combustion smoking is generally quite odor-free and discreet. Easy to travel with, and vape pens are hands down the best way to sneak in a “smoke”, not only in hotel rooms but in other smoke-free environments where lighting up is prohibited.

The rapid increase of e-cigarettes in the past decade has made is so that wax and oil pens are even harder to detect. If you’re catching a plane ride to your hotel, or plan on being out in public or in a meeting, this characteristic makes them the perfect candidate for traveling, leaving little residual aroma behind.

For those not familiar with vape pens, they are very discrete. Much like a real pen, they can fit in your pocket or make-up bag with ease.

Tips and Tricks to Smoking in your Hotel Room – without getting caught

Now that you’ve made it to your hotel room, how exactly do you smoke without getting caught?

One simple yet clever trick is to simply blow any vapor toward the air conditioning vent, and the air-conditioning unit will dissolve any vapor because of the dehumidification function.

Even though vape pens emit minimal aromas, by using the air-conditioning vent and you are completely covered.

Although vape pens are usually your best option, there is a chance that they will not always be available, or you might run out of e-liquid or concentrate (no good).

For the times when you have to go back to traditional smoking, here are some techniques used by many with great success.

Light up Without Getting Kicked Out

Upward and Onward

Try to get a room with a balcony. This might be a challenge if you are visiting a city destination and not a tropical island. If you cannot secure a room with a balcony, don’t worry, we have you covered.


Assuming your room has a window that opens, even if the window doesn’t open all the way, there is a good chance that you can crack the window open a little bit.

Stay Under the Radar

Lock your door, place the undisturbed sign outside, and place a wet towel at the bottom of the door to prevent any airflow. This will prevent any smoke and smells from slipping under the door. But make sure you don’t blow towards a smoke alarm!

Fan to the Rescue

If the hotel room is equipped with a fan, place it close to the door blowing smoke away from it, to prevent any particles from slipping in the micro spaces you did not cover.

Neutralize the Smoke Alarm

Next, we suggest to cover the fire alarm, but remember to remove the cover once you are done smoking, because covering a fire alarm is both illegal and dangerous.

To cover the fire alarm you can use a plastic bag or a lightweight clothing item.

At this point, you are as ready as you can possibly be. Stand next to the window, sip your drink and smoke. Exhale any smoke outside the window, and keep the cigarette in a position so any smoke blows outside.

The Bathroom is Often the Safest Place

If the window is shut and it won’t open, you can use the bathroom.

The extra door allows for an extra layer of protection, especially if you place another wet towel under the door. Make sure you turn on the air vent, and when you exhale, do it in the direction of the air vent.

The vent will dissolve the smoke faster, clearing the air from any strong smells. When you finish your session, freshen the air by spraying something with a pleasant smell, like a perfume or a cologne.

If you are really organized you can plan ahead and take some incense with you.

Get Yourself a Smokebuddy

We are not referring to a friend who can smoke with you here, although this is always welcomed since smoking is a highly social habit.

A Smokebuddy is a portable air filter and it will really save you from having to do all the steps described above. This device has been around for a decade now, and it has become a staple for many smokers who travel a lot for work and have to stay in hotels frequently. Smokebuddies come in various colors, and most of them last for over 600 uses. It is very simple to use a Smokebuddy; you just remove the top and exhale any smoke through the mouthpiece.

Use A Personal Air Filter Like One Of The SmokeFiends

With SmokeFiends you simply exhale into the mouthpiece to reduce secondhand smoke and eliminate odor before they even have a chance to start. SmokeFiends filters are also biodegradable and can be disposed of easily without impacting the environment if you need to change yours outdoors.

Other types of portable air filters, or even homemade versions that you can create on your own by watching a few YouTube instructional videos, are also a solid option.

Also, always remember to wash your hands after a smoke session, and clean up after yourself. No need to risk any trouble by walking around smelling like a chimney or Snoop Dog. If you're leaving for a holiday soon, you might want to check out this curated traveling kit for all the essentials.

We hope that now you can relax and enjoy a nice smoke in your hotel room. Grab some smoking accessories here to help.

Related: Guide to Smoking in the Shower