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11 Hotels That Serve Free Food All Day

Updated: May 21, 2024

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Eating out can be one of the best parts of a vacation. It can also be one of the most expensive. Luckily, these incredible hotels offer some pretty amazing food perks during your stay. From free Haagen-Dazs ice cream to peanut butter sandwiches, these fabulous destinations make sure their guests never go hungry. These 13 amazing hotel perks will make you want to book a room ASAP.

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stephanie inn
via tripadvisor.com The Stephanie Inn

best in oregon

The Stephanie Inn

Located in Cannon Beach, Oregon, the Stephanie Inn is famous for its friendly staff, luxurious accommodations, and romantic views of the Pacific Ocean and Haystack Rock. If that weren’t reason enough to book a room, the Stephanie Inn also makes sure guests never go hungry or thirsty.

A gourmet chef’s breakfast with a menu so fresh it changes daily is included for every guest and all rooms are stocked with complimentary soda and water. The lobby is filled with fresh baked goods and local tea and coffee. In the afternoon, guests are encouraged to partake in a complimentary happy hour with appetizers, local wine, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks. Guests who stay two nights are invited to take a culinary class with Chef Aaron, the Inn’s amazing chef—previous classes include making salted caramel ice cream and taking a field trip to the local farmer’s market. If that’s not enough, they’ll even make you a complimentary nightcap in the evening.

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the ocean house hotel
via tripadvisor.com The Ocean House

best in rhode island

The Ocean House

Built-in 1868, the Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island is renowned for its stunning Victorian architecture, gorgeous views and over the top amenities like Mercedes Benz loaner cars. It’s also famous for perks like complimentary afternoon refreshments and keeping guestrooms stocked with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and a rotating collection of free snacks like popcorn, chocolate, and pretzels. Before you go, familiarize yourself with these 68 travel secrets that guarantee a stress-free trip.

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in of the five graces
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best in new mexico

Inn of the 5 Graces

The Inn at 5 Graces in Santa Fe, New Mexico makes its home in a collection of adobe and stone buildings, some of which date to the 1,600s. Each room is colorful, unique, and filled with art and antique furniture. Most of all, the Inn at 5 Grace is luxurious and has a reputation for anticipating their guest’s needs, including food.

Guests start their day with a complimentary cooked to order breakfast. In the afternoon, they’re treated to chips, homemade salsa, cheese, margaritas, wine, and more in the lobby. In addition, each guest room is stocked with more chips and salsa along with complimentary snacks like candy, nuts, and soft drinks. Find out 10 of the most extravagant hotel amenities in the world.

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the ivy hotel
via tripadvisor.com The Ivy Hotel

best in baltimore

The Ivy Hotel

A glass of champagne awaits upon your arrival at the beautiful Ivy Hotel in Baltimore and the amenities continue to get better from there. A complimentary chef’s breakfast, free cocktails, afternoon tea served with light bites, and free snacks are all included in your stay. Find out 41 family mini-vacations that won’t break the bank.

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Henderson Park Inn
via tripadvisor.com Henderson Park Inn

best in florida

Henderson Park Inn

The Henderson Park Inn in Destin, Florida is an adult-only hotel on a gorgeous mile of pristine sandy beach. Guests of the luxurious property are treated to a delicious breakfast buffet, a picnic-style lunch, complimentary happy hour with cocktails, and community snacks like cookies, candy bars, and soft drinks. Discover more Florida beaches locals want to keep secret.

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cedarbrooke lodge
via tripadvisor.com The Cedarbrook Lodge

best in seattle

The Cedarbrook Lodge

The Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle is conveniently located less than two miles from SeaTac airport, known to be one of the most reliable airports in the United States, but visitors quickly forget they’re in an urban setting once they settle into the lush green surroundings. The hotel has many unique amenities, such as inviting guests to mix complimentary custom bath salts in the spa, but perhaps the most popular is the free food. Guests start their morning with a complimentary hot breakfast featuring local specialties like smoked salmon. Additionally, each wing of the hotel has a private living room where guests have 24/7 access to all you can eat complimentary snacks such as yogurt, cheese, Haagen-Dazs ice cream, chips, fresh fruit, and signature candies. If you’re thirsty, there’s also a water bar, tea, and coffee.

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Hamilton Turner Inn
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best in georgia

Hamilton-Turner Inn

Built in 1873, the sumptuously appointed Hamilton-Turner Inn, located in Savannah Georgia, was formerly a private mansion and it’s stunning inside and out. If you need more reasons to stay, you’ll be happy to know the Hamilton-Turner Inn offers guests free chef-prepared southern breakfast, afternoon refreshments, appetizers and wine in the evening, and cookies and port before bed. Bonus: Savannah is one of the best travel destinations in the United States.

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Le pavillon Hotel
via tripadvisor.com Le Pavillion

best in new orleans

Le Pavillion

Have you ever wanted a late-night vacation snack only to discover that all the nearby restaurants are closed? At Le Pavillion in New Orleans, guests don’t have to worry. In addition to being known for its fabulous rooftop pool and complimentary overnight shoeshine service, Le Pavillion is revered for whipping up guests free peanut butter and jelly sandwiches served with ice-cold milk or hot chocolate every evening in the lobby. Read on to learn the history of peanut butter and jelly.

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post ranch inn
via tripadvisor.com Post Ranch Inn

Best in Big Sur

Post Ranch Inn

If you’re looking for a place to stay while taking in the sights of the Pacific Coast Highway, you’ll love the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur. Guests are treated to majestic views of the California coast, morning yoga classes, and guided nature walks. If you’re hungry, you’ll be pleased to know the inn also offers free breakfast, an edible tour of the chef’s garden, and mini-bars stocked with free snacks and softs drinks.

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Andaz Wall Street
via tripadvisor.com Hyatt

best in new york

Hyatt Centric Wall Street New York

The Andaz Wall St Hotel in New York City is perfectly situated for business travelers and it’s located close to Manhattan’s waterfront, and the subway and ferry hubs so you can visit iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty. If you’re weary from all the sightseeing, not to worry, the lobby awaits you, fully stocked with free snacks like chips, Cliff bars, candy, and soft drinks. In the evening there’s even a complimentary wine service.

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Auberge Du Soleil
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best in napa

Auberge du Soleil

If you want to be spoiled rotten, check into the Auberge Du Soleil in Napa, California. Famous for stunning views of the valley, the hotel is just as well-known for its amenities. Guests are welcomed with a complimentary bottle of wine and fresh fruit and the mini-fridge comes equipped with free soft drinks, local beer, and snacks like dried fruit, crackers, and tapenade. Before you plan your trip to Napa check out the gorgeous wineries everyone should visit once.

What to consider when booking a hotel with free food

While booking a hotel with free food is certainly a bonus, remember that complimentary sips and bites should be a bonus—not exactly the reason to book a stay. You’ll want to ensure that the hotels you’re considering tick off all the other boxes, too. It’s always important to ensure your accommodations fit comfortably within your vacation budget; however, a hotel should also have a great location, wonderful hospitality and a selection of comfortable rooms. Above all else, your temporary digs should feel safe and secure. When in doubt, read traveler reviews to discover first-hand experiences.

Why you should trust us

The Reader’s Digest team is determined to make your next vacation the best trip yet, so we put a lot of time and research into these selects. This roundup was expertly curated by Tamara Gane, a Reader’s Digest contributor with decades of experience writing about travel and hotels. Not only did she scan through hundreds of reviews to make sure the hotels featured here have yummy offerings, but she also pulled from personal experience.

How we found the best hotels with free food

Though food was a big factor in this list—we researched whether the free food was complimentary arrival snacks or a full-blown breakfast—we wanted to make sure that these hotels stand strong on their own. We wanted to ensure we featured hotels in all corners of the country, so we paid close attention to customer reviews on location, comfort, safety and service.


How to have free breakfast at a hotel?

Many hotels offer complimentary breakfasts as an excellent perk; however, there are plenty of other ways to score a free. Depending on your hotel chain, you can snag a free breakfast by carrying a special travel credit card or having status with a certain hotel chain.

What does complimentary breakfast mean?

When a hotel advertises a complimentary breakfast, guests can enjoy a morning meal without paying extra for it. (Most of the time, the breakfast price is baked into your room’s rate.) The menu will depend on the hotel, but you can typically expect a range of cereals, pastries and fruits.

Is it okay to take food from hotel breakfast?

We don’t think anyone would bat an eye if you took a banana or coffee in a to-go with you, but we don’t think you should be loading up food containers with eggs, bacon and pastries. As a general rule of thumb, eat what you can and then get ready to explore the rest of your destination!

Is it possible to just walk in to any hotel and enjoy their free breakfast?

Simply put, no. Most hosts will ask guests to provide their name and room number beforehand, so a complimentary breakfast isn’t exactly a free-for-all.