Points, Miles, and Martinis describes how to override the settings of thermostats in many hotel rooms.

INNCOM thermostats are quite common, and the blog has tested the technique at both Hilton and Hyatt properties successfully.

You can make these thermostats go lower than their usual settings, and turn off motion sensors that turn off the air conditioning when you’re not in the room.

While holding down “display”
Press “off”
Then Press “Up” arrow
Release “display” button

You’ll know it worked when … it says VIP!

Good tip for those who like their hotel rooms cold..!

  1. Jeff said,

    Works at Fairmont as well.

  2. room thermostat said,

    This is very informative. Knowing how to work with your room thermostat gives pleasure and convenience.

  3. Points and Manhattans said,

    You walk into your room, it’s chilly on a cold spring day. You decide to make sure the heat is on and read the thermostat. It says the room is 80 degrees!!! You know it’s closer to 60 degrees. The thermostat also says it will only permit you to set it for a maximum of 81 degrees. What do you do? For a low tech solution, maybe you wrap ice in a towel and lay it on top of the thermostat? When I warm up, I’ll take the ice off and see if it’s an Inncomm brand.

  4. room thermostat said,

    Who would want there hotel room cold on times of winter? but it could also regulate humid temperature just right for those who sleep on cold weather nights.

  5. Chris said,

    Just tried it in Baton Rouge at the Rennissance Hotel on Bluebonnet and man did I need this. Working great so far

  6. Mike said,

    This works perfectly! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!

  7. Matt said,

    I have been complaining for two weeks while on extended training in Dallas. This works like a charm. It is more of a sequence of exactly what he said:

    1. Hold display and press off and then release off (keep display depressed)
    2. Press up.
    3. Release the display button.

  8. EO said,

    Just did it at Marriott awesome

  9. TP said,

    I was doing it wrong at first but Matt is correct….

    1. Hold display and press off and then release off (keep display depressed)
    2. Press up and release (keep display depressed)
    3. The release the display button.

    I kept getting “Dom” or “Drt” but when I did the above sequence it said VIP.

  10. Bryan said,

    Works like a charm at the Hilton in San Diego – saved me a miserable night!

  11. Mike said,

    Ha Ha Ha, I feel smarter than the Schmucks at the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas who gave me a stupid excuse. I told the guy I was going to the internet for the info and if that didn’t work he might find it in pieces on the floor the next morning.

    Thank You!!!!!!

  12. Frank said,

    Yes! This is great, first night sucked til I found this little gem of a tip. Worked like a dream at La Quinta in Raleigh,NC.

  13. Debbie said,

    Thank you!!!!!! Thank you!!!! Oh, and Thank You!!! This saves a huge headache- no pun intended…
    This makes a HUGE difference for people like me that need the room colder than most. Thank You!

  14. Arkansas Dave said,

    Awesome!!!! I like my room freezing and this code did it…I’m currently @ Ocean City, MD. I think these censor therms are BS!! We are paying a crap load of money to stay here and I have to sweat my rear off?? Well not anymore. Thanks so much. I feel a diff already 10 min after entering the code. Ha ha ha ha Holiday inn, beat ya.

    Arkansas Dave

  15. Tango said,

    At a Mariott and had to put up with the room getting warm last night… who moves that much when they sleep to trip the sensor? I’m also used to having a fan running and miss the ability to have it on regardless of whether the unit is heating or cooling.

    Just tried the code, we]ll see if it works!

  16. Don said,

    Seems this procedure now returns the code “LEn” not “VIP.” What gives. Are the hotels and Inncom using electronic counter counter measures?!

  17. James said,

    Works like a charm at Embassy Suites! It only allows me to lower it to 60 degrees though :P

    I was seriously considering sleeping in my car tonight and checking into someplace else tomorrow.

    THANKS for the info!

  18. Evan said,

    I am incredibly shocked is just worked! I am in a holiday inn and found that you have to do this sequence quickly to get it to work. More accurately:

    1. Press and hold Display
    2. Press Off
    3. Press Up
    4. Release Display

  19. Marshall said,

    Works great at Holiday Inn Express, also. It sucks to pay for a room that they tell you what temperature to set your A/C

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  21. Larry said,

    Is there a way to you reset it back to original when you leave?

  22. Danie said,

    At my work the “thermostat” is just a box, no buttons or display. But we put hot lamp bulb next to it, and it triggers the A/C, and runs nonstop until we move the light away.

  23. esther said,

    OMG it worked at Marriott, was stuck at 68 (yeah right, felt like 80) did what Matt said and now we are chillin’ big time!

  24. Daniel said,

    Is there a way to change the range when the A/C activates.
    Its not very quiet the A/C and every time I fell asleep it starts again.
    Instead of starting when the temperature drops 1 degree to start when the temperature drops 5 degrees

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