What you can — and can’t — take from your hotel room

What can you safely take from your hotel room? When Lynn Culver stays at a hotel, she helps herself to the soaps and shampoos in her room. If housekeeping replaces the items, she takes the new ones, too.

Culver, a retired attorney from Lumberton, N.J., believes her room rate covers the amenities.

“But some of my fellow travelers consider this stealing,” she says. “Can you please settle a dispute among friends?”