culture The Most Essential Hotel Amenities  

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List Rules Vote 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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254 30
Free Parking is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Free Parking

2
311 25
Free Wireless Internet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Free Wireless Internet

3
272 20
Towels is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

4
229 37
Housekeeping is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Housekeeping

5
228 41
Complimentary Toiletries is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Complimentary Toiletries

6
224 42
Complimentary Breakfast is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Complimentary Breakfast

7
124 9
Good Showers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
rosemary-hallett added Good Showers

8
198 38
Television Set is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Television Set

9
171 40
Refrigerator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Refrigerator

10
161 43
Free Early Check-in is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Free Early Check-in

11
179 47
Luxury Bedding is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Luxury Bedding

12
185 41
Cable TV is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Cable TV

13
140 71
Complimentary Bottled Water is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Complimentary Bottled Water

14
146 55
Swimming Pool is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Swimming Pool

The Most Exciting Luxury Hotel Perks

15
145 70
Free Coffee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Free Coffee

16
114 83
Room Service is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Room Service

17
127 57
On-site Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
On-site Restaurant

18
116 66
Vending Machines is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Vending Machines

19
115 72
Hair Dryer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

20
119 69
Microwave is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Microwave

21
110 71
Coffeemaker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Coffeemaker

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22
83 56
Indoor Swimming Pool is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

23
96 72
Shuttle Service is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Shuttle Service

24
82 71
Satellite TV is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Satellite TV

25
37 21
View is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Timothy Salt added View

26
85 75
Satellite Internet access is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

27
65 92
Concierge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

28
85 82
Fitness Center is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Fitness Center

29
66 98
Spa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Spa

30
77 82
Kitchenette is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Kitchenette

31
42 120
Dry cleaning is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

32
44 116
Nightly Turndown Service is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Nightly Turndown Service

33
49 111
Bellhop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

34
20 80
Fishing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
michael-koebnick added Fishing