Vacation hotel room doesn’t have A/C? Here’s what to do and how to plan

During a sweltering season in Europe, many travelers were steamed to find their vacation rentals and boutique hotels didn’t have air conditioning.

But it’s not just a problem limited to European destinations — or, in many places these days, to just a few months of the year. Temperatures are still soaring in the American West as we write this. And indoor climate control could make or break your comfort on trips to many hot weather vacation destinations, such as to Mexico and the Caribbean.

There may not be much you can do to fully cool down a hotel room without