Lateral Thinking Riddles

Lateral thinking puzzles involve solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious, thinking out of the box and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic.

Hotel Room

A woman was in her hotel room when suddenly there’s a knock on the door.

She opened the door to see a man whom she had never seen before. He said, “I’m sorry, I have made a mistake, I thought this was my room.” He then went down the corridor and in the elevator. The woman went back into her room and phoned security.

Why was the woman so suspicious?

Riddle Answer