A great hotel experience starts at the very beginning — at check-in. If you are a hotelier who oversees the operations of your properties, you understand the importance of a smooth check-in process that provides your guests with the information and tools they need to have an excellent experience. If your team is searching for the right supplies for your front desk, the right hotel key card holder can provide your guests with the perfect branding tool they carry in their hands.

The team at Front Desk Supply has served as a partner for U.S. independent and boutique hotels, with over half a century of experience in the hospitality industry. When choosing the best hotel key card holder for your property, we recommend taking a “good, better, best” approach, meaning that regardless of your style preferences and budget, your property should have the best supplies for creating a favorable guest experience.

Read more to learn how we help hoteliers choose the best key card holders for their hotel.

Considerations When Choosing the Right Hotel Key Card Holder for Your Property

Hotel key card holders are the ideal tools to protect key cards from dirt, loss, damage, and demagnetization. The perfect key card holder for your hotel will match the style of your hotel brand while meeting your guests’ needs. To choose the right key card holder for your property, consider the cut, material, and design of your holder. 

Key Card Sleeves Vs. Folders

Key card sleeves are simple holders with one opening which can typically fit up to five cards. Key card folders, on the other hand, are multipanel folders that typically fit the key cards in a pocket. Deciding whether to use folders, sleeves, or both for your hotel is often the first step in choosing the right product for your properties.

Folders are usually larger and can hold more printed information than key card sleeves. Sleeves, however, are more sleek and can usually fit in your guests’ wallet or purse.  They come in many sizes and can also have a custom die produced, if your hotel is looking for a unique shape.

Choosing the Right Material

Choosing the right look for your keycards begins with the right material. Paper is the simplest choice for your key card holders, but holders can also be made of high-quality card stock or environmentally friendly materials such as recycled paper or sustainable seed paper.

Choose paper or cardstock for family-friendly hotels, or experiment with different materials for your luxury guest accommodations. Keep in mind that different materials may change the color and printing requirements. Allow our team to guide you through these nuances.

Generic Vs. Customized

Customized key card holders are a perfect way to demonstrate your attention to detail and your dedication to high-quality service. Custom designs can be black and white, two-color, or full color depending on your preference and what you are displaying. Design elements can include your hotel’s logo, a greeting, photos or important information.

If you are in need of hotel key card holders immediately, Front Desk Supply offers generic key card holders for many of the largest US hotel franchises, as well as generic key sleeves for any hotel (https://shop.frontdesksupply.com/products/generic-key-sleeves-set-of-1-000) ensuring that you have the supplies you need while your custom key card holders are being designed, or to save cost.

Specialty and Holiday Cards

If your team is preparing for the flux of visitors around holiday travel, choose limited-edition exclusive designs for the holidays. Our team can help you design and print seasonal hotel key card holders to greet your guests and fill their stay with holiday cheer.

Front Desk Supply: Helping You Find the Best Key Card Holders

At Front Desk Supply, we help hoteliers find the right product for the property so their guests can have a successful and efficient travel season. Call us to talk through our wide selection of key card holders.

Front Desk Supply is a leading hotel supplier for the hospitality industry. We offer a wide range of hotel supply products, such as custom pens, hotel key cards, key card sleeves, and more. From boutique hotels to nationwide hotel chains, we have a selection of generic hotel supplies and offer custom hotel supply orders.

If you have a question or need a quote for a custom order, you can get in touch with our team through our contact form or by calling (888)-859-2061.