If you’ve never been to a hotel before you may be wondering what exactly you need to bring and what they’ll have available for you to make your stay a great one. Since hotels pride themselves in making guests comfortable, you will find a lot of things waiting for you in the room.
Starting in the bathroom, most hotels have a supply of shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soaps, and lotions for you to use during your stay. These will be replenished each day so go ahead and use them! You’ll also find a shower cap, tissues and, in some fancier establishments, an extra toothbrush in case you have forgotten yours. Lose a button? Seam coming apart on those favourite pants? Never mind, just find the sewing kit and you can fix those problems before they become an embarrassment.
You’ll also find a selection of towels, both large and small, a bath mat, a hair dryer, and in some cases, an anti-slip mat for the tub. Safety first, after all. If you need another towel or you spill the shampoo and need more, simply call the front desk and it will be delivered to you.
Most hotels nowadays have an in room safe for you to store your valuables. You pick the code and away you go. Not that you would bring your own safe, but it’s a nice touch and will give you peace of mind during your stay.
Now to the bedroom part of the room. If you are picky about your pillows, you may want to bring your own, but otherwise you will likely find a nice selection in the room. Hotels err on the side of too many rather than not enough so you’ll likely find three or more pillows of various softness/firmness on each bed. Still no good? Call the front desk and have them send up something else. They’ll be happy to oblige.
Extra blankets are usually stored in the closet if you’re cold and don’t forget the in room temperature controls to make your room the perfect temperature all the time during the stay.
Hotels will also have hangers in the closet for your clothes, a drawer somewhere in the room and an iron and ironing board to freshen up those wrinkles should you need. In short, a hotel and the staff will always have the necessities on hand, extras of everything and will be happy to help with whatever you need.