From the article: Five Things I Wish Were in Every Hotel Room
When if comes to hotel rooms, something I can't live without is something you don't need. What did I miss? What's in your perfect hotel room? What do you need? (Registration is NOT required.) What do you need?
- More electrical outlets placed strategically above the desk, table, nightstand.
- —Guest Me
- You are already paying around 100 dollars min. and for me, 300$ max, not including free breakfast is a lot of money for just a place to sleep!
- —Guest 2Eat
- I have visited numerous hotel chains this year-all could use more outlets in the room for cell phones, lap tops, and, a convenient place to iron! This is extra important if you are traveling with another person and now you need 2 spots for cell phones and laptops. I'm waiting for hotels that are renovating to recognize this!
Last minute items and items forgot
- I agree wholeheartedly to your list. Add: toothbrush and disposable razor
- —Guest Raymond Dalton
"Wi" no Wi-Fi? (cont)
- Furthermore, nothing is more disheartening that to cross the threshold, only to find no coffee pot in the room, which is the "trendy" (reads: a practice used to gouge your guests for $14/pot of coffee when requested in the room) thing to do in many upscale hotel rooms. Observant travelers have often noticed the inverse relationship between providing that god-awful, though godsend all balled up into one little freeze-dried package of Maxwell House and the star rating of the hotel, insofar as the cheaper, Motel 8 types of the accommodations world are more likely to leave a few packs, albeit disproportionately skewed toward the decaf that we all loathe, next to the coffee pot; stay in a number of 4-star hotels in downtown Chicago and you might be surprised to open the armoire and find...a pocket-sized card with $14 written on it breaking the bad news. :)
"Wi" no Wi-Fi?
- Not to diminish the value of that Christmas-like feeling one derives from flinging open the door to your home-away-from-home hotel room for the first time only to find a nice (2oz.?) tube of "shower gel" next to the well-worn (disposable?) "slippers," but surely two staples of hotel life that frequent travelers consider must-have amenities were omitted: Wi-Fi and Coffee Pots! Granted, a strong argument could be made that wi-fi is "expected" and should not even be a consideration; however, having found a growing number of hotels either 1.) charging a more than nominal rates for Internet usage or, - perhaps even more barbaric - 2.) offering no Internet whatsoever, I think we need to all pay homage to the unsung hero of hotel land. Moreover, some could even (fallaciously) argue that they expect "a bed," too, so why include wi-fi on such a list? Ergo, the former is a necessity (in most circles), while the latter is an amenity...