Real cream (such as these Mini-Moos) provided with an in-room coffee maker…and not those nasty packets “non-dairy creamer.” That’s one of the “little things” I appreciate when I check in at a hotel.
When it comes to the best hotel stays, it’s not plush spas, marble lobbies and striking architecture that really matter to me.
It’s the little things some hotels get right that really make a difference…and make us want to come back. Am I right?
Here are nine more things I’ve noticed that always make me feel good about the hotel I’m staying in:
Real exhaust fans in the bathroom- not just some spooky looking “vent.”
A clean TV remote… plus a TV that does not make me flip through menus and pay per view ads to get to CNN
Light switches that do not require an engineering degree to operate. (Who needs “twilight” in a hotel room?)
A shower with plenty of light a glass door and no filthy shower curtain.
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Real hangers, please!
A real door that closes to the bathroom (not some sliding wall that does not block bathroom sound, light or odors)
Windows that open to the outside– no hermetically sealed rooms, please.
An easy to understand thermostat with AC that is not “motion controlled” and turns off in the middle of the night.
Plenty of knobs on which to hang towels, clothes or toilet kits in the bathroom.
Glasses, cups or mugs that are wrapped in plastic so I know they are clean
One thing I have not yet seen, but would love to: A hotel that provides a mouse pad for use on glass-topped desks! Has anyone ever seen that? I usually have to use a menu or magazine to make my portable mouse work.
What are the “little things” that you notice when you stay at a great hotel? Please leave your comments below.
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