When you bring your laptop to a hotel how do you keep it from being stolen? I am about to go on vacation and I don't think I will bring my notebook. I don't really feel safe with it being alone in the hotel room.
Yeah. Usually if you like put it back in its bag then put the bag like under your clothes in a suit case or something you should be fine. Also you could buy one of those laptop locks that hook up to the side of the laptop then wrap that around the desk in the room or something. then for it to be stole someone would have to take the whole desk.
I have traveled numerous times and have stayed in lots of different hotels over the years. In the beginning I was like you and had a laptop that was small enough to fit in a room safe. Especially when I traveled to France. But in the last few years I have just put my laptop away in the backpack that I carry it in and put it in the closet of the hotel. So far I have not had my laptop stolen.
there are only so many places you can hide something in a hotel... its not like your house where if you are like me I will hide my money before I take it to the bank and forget where I put it. Only to discover at a later date and time when I really need it it was in the most obvious place. Hotel cleaners are notorious for going through guests belongings and taking what appeals to their eye.
I've never had an issue with leaving a laptop in my hotel room on the table plugged in. That being said, I only stay at well known hotels/motels that have a good reputation, none of those mom and pop places. The Sleep Inn is usually my choice. Fair prices and nice rooms. Otherwise it is usually Hilton