Unique Hotel Guest Amenities to make a Big Splash
What really makes a hotel stand out? Its usually the little things, the extra special service points that hotels execute, to ensure guest stays are memorable. These hotels have taken turn down service to another level to increase guest satisfaction and stand apart of the crowd.
Complimentary Cocktail Station
All the rooms and suites at The Troubadour Hotel New Orleans, part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton, come with an in-room cocktail station so guests can mix drinks whenever they want. The station includes a recipe for the hotel's signature cocktail — made of bourbon, old fashioned mix, and San Pellegrino Blood Orange — as well as other liquor, bitters, and tumbler cups with straws for guests to take their drinks with them.
Freshly Made Bread
At Zadún, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in San José del Cabo, Mexico, guests receive freshly made artisanal bread each morning. They're offered daily from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. by El Panadero, who rides around the resort on his bicycle — listen for the chime of his bell to make sure you don't miss out.
A Slice of Pie at Turndown
At the Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast in Salisbury Mills, New York, guests who book a stay during the month of September can enjoy a fresh piece of pie on the first night of their stay as part of its "Pie on the Pillow" turndown service. This special perk starts right after Labor Day and runs through the end of the month, with fresh pies baked daily, including cherry, fudge, apple, pumpkin, and pecan, among other seasonal flavors.
Popcorn on a Silver Platter
The Lanesborough is the only hotel in London that offers butler service for every room. One of the lesser-known amenities guests can request from their butler is a complimentary popcorn service, featuring sweet and savory popcorn selections that come straight to your room on a silver tray.
In Room Beer Taps
In 2018, BrewDog opened The DogHouse, the world's first craft beer hotel, located inside its Columbus, Ohio brewery — additional locations can now be found in Manchester, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen in the U.K. as well. Guests can enjoy a beer all day long thanks to in-room beer taps and showers that come with adjacent mini-fridges.
In Room Arcades
At The Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver, guests start off their visit with one of DoubleTree's standard warm chocolate chip cookies. Book a stay in one of the hotel's themed suites, like the video game suite, which includes an in-room Donkey Kong arcade game alongside Mario-inspired wall decorations, old-school board games, and other nostalgia-inducing details. Other rooms include a disco room with lava lamps, as well as several pop-culture-themed rooms dedicated to all things Barbie, talk shows, knock-knock jokes, sports, chick flicks, I Love Lucy, Star Trek, Ghostbusters, and Talladega Nights.