What are your must-have hotel amenities? Do you like the little soaps and lotions? The traveler’s pack of Q-tips? The shower cap, the sewing kit? What about the in room safe, the continental breakfast, the swimming pool, the fitness center, or spa?
Whenever we stay at a hotel I always check to see what amenities are available. The one amenity that is a must-have for me is a hair dryer. I don’t know many hotels that don’t have one in each room these days, but I do remember when I used to have to pack my own every trip. It takes up so much room in my luggage that I’m always thrilled to see a hair dryer listed.
At a recent hotel, I couldn’t find the hair dryer anywhere and I didn’t bring my own. I started to panic but then I found it tucked away in a little bag on the top shelf of the closet. Whew!
The hair dryer and an in-room safe are really my only must-have amenities. Others that I enjoy and am always happy to see include those listed above. It’s always fun to get the little soaps and lotions. I love an included continental breakfast and don’t think enough hotels offer one. A swimming pool is always great when we have the kids with us and Dave enjoys the hot tubs and whirlpools. The fitness center is always something I try to get to but oftentimes don’t.
It is fun staying at a hotel that does offer a lot of amenities because even though I am paying for it, the little surprises and nice touches are always memorable.
What about you? What are you must-have hotel amenities?