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What All Hotel Rooms Should Have But Never Do

by SharonKurheg

Hotel rooms are advertised to be places of peace, comfort and a good night’s sleep.

  • “Our hotel rooms are designed with comfort and convenience in mind; providing a place to unwind or to catch up on work…” Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
  • “Standard rooms, suites, and adjoining room experiences. Count on Hyatt’s decades of experience for a perfect stay in the perfect room…” Hyatt hotels in Valencia, CA
  • “Our rooms are designed and equipped to ensure maximum comfort and convenience for our guests.” Holiday Inn Express, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport
  • “…a modern hotel with stylish and comfortable rooms…” Mama Shelter, the international hotel chain that offers free on-demand porn.
  • “We look forward to welcoming you as guests to our hotel soon! Comfortable rooms, pet friendly and just minutes away from the beach!” Motel 6, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Some hotels are very nice places that really do offer what they advertise, whereas others maybe not so much (and then there’s this place, that really tells it like it is, LOLOL!). And yet there are things that most of us wish all hotels had and most just….don’t.

Someone recently took to Reddit and asked, “What should all hotel rooms have but never do?” I think most of us can agree with most of the answers (note: some hotels do have some of the things mentioned. But by far, not all).

  • Exhaust fans in the bathroom (some do, some don’t)
  • A table (they specified “not a desk, not a coffee table, but a legitimate table. (I recommend this hack)
  • Enough hangers
  • Phone chargers
  • Curtains that close all the way and block out the outside light (several people chimed in and recommended a chip clip, pants hanger, etc. One other person said that in Scandinavian countries, they do have them because it doesn’t get dark until 2am. Having recently been to Iceland, I can say that’s a true story!)
  • Complimentary Q-Tips
  • A shower head that’s tall enough for tall people
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Hot water that actually gets hot
  • Clocks on both sides of the bed
  • Soundproofing
  • A bidet (Japanese hotels all have bidets in the bathrooms. They’re wonderful)
  • Unlocked HDMI input so you can plug in your Playstation, tablet, etc. (several other Redditors chimed in on this one. One suggested calling the front desk and they’ll tell you what channel to switch tofor HDMI. Someone else suggested packing a universal remote)
  • Enough power sockets that are accessible, that work, and aren’t hidden behind beds, desks, etc. (I always pack a power strip. Someone in the thread mentioned bringing one, too)
  • Towel hooks within reach of the shower
  • An option for “soft” vs “firm” mattresses
  • Liquid hand soap
  • A plunger
  • Some milk in liquid form, rather than “non-dairy creamer” powder (tea, hot cocoa and flavored drink packets were also mentioned).
  • Overhead lighting
  • Toilet paper and tissues that don’t feel like sandpaper
  • A ceiling fan
  • Full length mirror
  • Pads and tampons – even if they’re on the minibar list and you pay for them, if you get caught out and you’re too jet lagged to go to a supermarket/pharmacy/drug store/corner shop.
  • A night light option in the bathroom
  • Ear plugs
  • Bottle opener/corkscrew so you don’t have to go down to the front desk
  • Lights in the room that are bright enough
  • Band Aids
  • Mini fridge with a freezer section
  • Grab bars in the shower/tub, regardless of it being an accessible room
  • Pillows that don’t just fold in on themselves the moment you rest your head on them
  • Water pressure (this one made me smile)

Obviously, a lot of these things would be possible if not for cost, or risk of being stolen. And some of them are actually available (corkscrew and phone chargers come to mind) but it involves going to the front desk. But still…sure would be nice, huh?

OK, travel friends – your turn. What should all hotel rooms have that they don’t (or seldom do)?

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Robert D December 7, 2021 - 7:31 pm

Wow, I can’t believe no one said this, my number one wish is a basket for the used towels so they don’t go on the floor.

Carl WV December 8, 2021 - 5:23 am

Usually one alarm clock is bad enough, Two is worse. I’m also not sure about a plunger given the level of cleaning in many rooms.

I’ll take thermostats with no motion detectors instead (or always knowing how to override).

JohnB December 9, 2021 - 1:11 am

I just spent 6 nights in hotel “suite” unit in Rochester, MN. It was old barebones, room was clean, hallways were nasty. We purchased a Chromecast just so we could watch Netflix and Youtube, and the remote had no way to use any HDMI inputs. Kitchen unit had nothing to use. No utensils, no plates, I understand Covid, but how about some paper plates and plastic? It just sucked as a stay. So, in the end, I want all of the above!


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