How To Properly Sanitize Your Hotel Room Keys After Guest Use

Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 through cleaning and disinfection is an important part of reopening hotels. Every hotel has a role in making sure our communities, guests, and employees are as safe as possible to reopen and remain open. 

One of the most commonly used hotel supplies that guests touch multiple times a day are room keys. In fact, guests are known to touch key cards 6-8 times a day. So, what happens when guests return their keys? 

While this may not have been an issue before coronavirus, sanitizing used key cards has become an essential step in creating a safe hotel environment. 


Keep in mind that although we are diligently following CDC guidelines, we have never been through a pandemic of this nature. We are providing guidance, but also learning as we go.

At Front Desk Supply, we understand the impact coronavirus has left on hotels. We are shifting gears in order to benefit the hospitality industry in the most effective way possible by providing a new product line strictly to help hotels during and after COVID-19. 

It is recommended that keys be replaced for each guest, however, we recognize that isn’t always an option. If your hotel must reuse key cards, make sure to sanitize them properly:

Use Proper Cleaning Supplies 

The virus that causes COVID-19 can be killed if you use the right products. EPA has compiled a list of disinfectant products that can be used against COVID-19, including ready-to-use sprays, concentrates, and wipes. Each product has been shown to be effective against viruses that are harder to kill than viruses like the one that causes COVID-19. 

When In Doubt, Replace 

If hotel employees have any doubts when cleaning or reusing key cards, the best option is to play it safe and replace the card with a new one. This minimizes any risk that could take place. If your hotel is in need of more key cards, take advantage of our current special! We will ensure your hotel is stocked up as you prepare to invite guests back in. 

Follow CDC Guidelines 

No matter the situation at hand, it is extremely important to follow the guidance of the CDC. As we continue to tread through uncharted waters, referring to the CDC’s advice will help your hotel stay up to date with the latest information and tools. Learn more here. For more information on how hotels and enduring COVID-19, visit our frequently updated blog, How The Hotel Industry Is Responding to COVID-19.

We have identified multiple vendors for the fastest moving and most in demand products needed to endure COVID-19; masks and sanitizer.  We want to be sure to have supply ready to meet your needs.  Supply lines change daily, but we have done all we can to ensure consistent supply.

Visit our new product website to receive items your hotel needs to stay safe, clean, and healthy.

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In order to keep our team healthy and safe, we have taken precautions, and all team members that are not needed in producing or warehousing activities are working from home. Further, we have built additional redundancy in our supply network. Although we have not experienced any significant delays in our supply chain, we will continue to monitor changes and will utilize alternate vendors if needed to ensure we can hold to our normal lead times. We are in close contact with our shipping partners and will advise our customers of any widespread issues affecting delivery.

We know that this is a time of change and uncertainty, so we encourage you to reach out to us at info@frontdesksupply.com if you have any questions or concerns about us, our team, or our products.