13 Amazing Hotel Perks That Will Make You Want to Book a Room ASAP
While lots of hotels offer a drink when you check-in or perhaps include a fitness class, these 13 hotels really blow us away with the complementary treats they dole out to guests.
The Hotel Indigo Lower East Side, New York has an on-site graffiti concierge who is happy to share a curated list of iconic downtown works of art with interested guests. You can head off to see the edgy artwork—which goes way beyond mere tagging—and includes constantly changing walls that urban artists treat as their public canvas. Here are 13 travel secrets only flight attendants know.
All-you-can-eat ice cream
This resort, the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes, Florida, a favorite with families for its proximity to the sprawling Walt Disney World theme parks, offers kids (and the young at heart!) free ice cream, anytime, created by their Highball + Harvest restaurant.
This South Beach Miami hot spot, the Washington Park Hotel, has a playful style and they’ve placed a variety of retro arcade video games around the hotel, including pinball, Pac-Man, Frogger, and Donkey Kong. Best of all, you don’t even need quarters to use them. Here’s how to travel for free.
Late-night peanut butter and jelly
This Central Business District Le Pavillon Hotel offers peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the lobby as a late night snack, an homage to a frequent business traveler who used to order them nightly to munch on them when he called his kids back home to say good night.
When the TSA cracked down on traveling with liquids, luxury Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas responded by creating a fragrance butler program, complete with ten gorgeous scents for men and women. Ring for the butler, and he’ll appear with a silver tray of perfumes—here, they include Gucci Flora and Calvin Klein Beauty for Women and Burberry Touch and Chanel Blue de Chanel for men. Here are 11 secret travel deals you won’t be able to pass up.
Every Thursday night, astronomer Richard Allen sets up a high-powered telescope by the pool at The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North in Scottsdale, Arizona, takes hotel guests on a tour of the night sky. Depending on the evening, you might spot planets, shooting stars, or meteor showers all hovering above the desert resort’s gorgeous landscape of towering cacti in the shadow of Pinnacle Peak.
Sure, plenty of hotels have loaner bikes, but how many have loaner Vespas? Halcyon Hotel Cherry Creek in Denver does and, if you stay here, you can borrow one and take it for a spin around the hotel’s Cherry Creek North neighborhood, or set off for Denver’s downtown. These are the 10 credit card perks you should always use on vacation.
A chauffeured Rolls-Royce
Ask for a ride as soon as you check in: The swank Peninsula Beverley Hills hotel in California offers complimentary house car service within three miles of the hotel in— you got it—a Rolls-Royce Ghost. But the rides are first-come, first-served, so don’t delay. After all, in this town, you’re only as good as your wheels. These are the 21 secrets your hotel won’t tell you.
Local craft beer
Every evening from 5:30 to 6:30, the Hotel Max in Seattle hotel offers a complimentary happy hour of local brews in their lobby. Their rotating list includes all the regional heavy hitters, such as Elysian Freemont Brewing, and Pike Brewing. Ask nicely, and they may pour you a pint at check-in, too.)