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The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

Updated June 14, 2019 8.5k votes 1.0k voters 30.9k views36 items

List RulesVote up the hotel services you simply can't do without.

What are the must-have hotel amenities you absolutely need? This is a list of the most essential hotel amenities and services, from unlimited hot water to free WiFi. Whether on a vacation or a business trip, hotel amenities make life a little easier when you're away from home. For different types of travel, there are amenities that are more important than other ones. While business travelers might enjoy laundry services, families on vacations might look for recreational services such as a concierge or a swimming pool.

These days, most basic amenities are included in all hotel rooms, but what's the most important one? Many travelers rank free wireless internet as an essential amenity, with room service being one of the least essential. From flatscreen TVs to luxury bedding and complimentary high-end toiletries, hotels are stepping up their game on the number of hotel amenities that are included when booking at their hotel. Who doesn't enjoy free warm cookies when you walk into your room at night and shower towels shaped into various animals every morning? Even large hotel chains are now offering amenities that used to be reserved for luxury resorts including complimentary bottled water, spa services, fitness centers and valet parking. 

One thing remains true for many travelers: Anything free is good. Free breakfast, free coffee and free wi-fi are a few of the most essential travel amenities during a hotel stay. Rank up the other top hotel amenities using this list of the best hotel amenities and make sure to add any essential hotel services that might be missing. 
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    Free Wireless Internet

  • 2
    296
    44

    Housekeeping

  • 3
    315
    52

    Free Parking

  • 4
    317
    69

    Complimentary Toiletries

  • 5
    272
    52

    Complimentary Breakfast

  • 6
    239
    52

    Television Set

  • 7
    221
    46

    Good Showers

  • 8
    228
    49

    Luxury Bedding

  • 9
    328
    37
  • 10
    208
    44

    Free Early Check-in

  • 11
    182
    67

    Complimentary Bottled Water

  • 12
    214
    52

    Cable TV

  • 13
    190
    64

    Swimming Pool

  • 14
    72
    10
  • 15
    151
    84

    Room Service

  • 16
    178
    76

    Free Coffee

  • 17
    159
    59

    On-site Restaurant

  • 18
    144
    72
  • 19
    215
    117

    Refrigerator

  • 20
    133
    84

    Vending Machines

  • 21
    144
    74

    Microwave

  • 22
    128
    75
  • 23
    135
    71

    Coffeemaker

  • 24
    107
    78

    Satellite TV

  • 25
    107
    78