When you've had a long day of traveling and are ready to get to bed early, the last thing you want is for the people in the hotel room next to you to be noisy. If the noise is taking place before the hotel's enforced quiet hours, you don't necessarily need to get a staff member involved — although that may be your final option if some other strategies don't pan out. Here are some steps that you can take to deal with the issue.
Try To Block It Out
There are several different ways of blocking out the sound of the guests in the hotel room next to yours. If it's summertime, turn up the air conditioning in your room; if it's winter, crank up the heat. If you have a window that opens, consider opening it to allow the background sounds from outside to drown out the neighbor. Your hotel room's bed is likely stocked with a number of pillows, so you might also be able to find success in tucking a pillow over your head if you sleep on your front or your side. Finally, you can consider visiting the front desk and asking for earplugs; many hotel front desks carry them for the convenience of their guests.
Approach The Person Directly
There's no harm in leaving your room and knocking on the door of the loud neighbors. In some cases, the simple act of knocking will be enough to send the message that they're being loud; the people may not answer the door but will quickly lower their tones. If someone does answer the door, don't be confrontational. Instead, simply say that you've had a long day of traveling and you're trying to sleep, but their voices are a little loud. Politely ask if they'd consider lowering their volume for you, and thank them sincerely if they pledge to do so.
Call In Some Help
If the above methods haven't yielded any success, don't ever be afraid to contact the front desk to explain the situation that you're facing. You can either call down if you're in bed and don't want to get up or visit in person and explain the situation. The hotel will send a staff member up to the room in question to request that the guests be quiet, and you'll be able to drift off to a restful sleep without hearing any more noise from next door.