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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278 21
Free Wireless Internet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Free Wireless Internet

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2
221 25
Free Parking is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Free Parking

3
235 19
Towels is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

4
198 30
Housekeeping is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Housekeeping

5
198 37
Complimentary Breakfast is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Complimentary Breakfast

6
187 36
Complimentary Toiletries is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Complimentary Toiletries

7
95 8
Good Showers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
rosemary-hallett added Good Showers

8
154 34
Refrigerator is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Refrigerator

9
171 33
Television Set is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Television Set

10
143 37
Free Early Check-in is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Free Early Check-in

11
168 35
Cable TV is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Cable TV

12
154 43
Luxury Bedding is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Luxury Bedding

13
120 65
Complimentary Bottled Water is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Complimentary Bottled Water

14
129 50
Swimming Pool is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Swimming Pool

15
99 73
Room Service is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Room Service

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128 65
Free Coffee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Free Coffee

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107 54
Vending Machines is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Vending Machines

18
108 51
On-site Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
On-site Restaurant

19
103 63
Hair Dryer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

20
109 59
Microwave is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Microwave

21
95 65
Coffeemaker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Coffeemaker

22
70 48
Indoor Swimming Pool is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

23
71 62
Satellite TV is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Satellite TV

24
80 66
Shuttle Service is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Shuttle Service

25
74 65
Satellite Internet access is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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76 70
Fitness Center is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Fitness Center

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55 80
Concierge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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22 11
View is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Timothy Salt added View

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67 70
Kitchenette is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Kitchenette

30
55 89
Spa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Spa

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37 104
Dry cleaning is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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37 100
Nightly Turndown Service is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Nightly Turndown Service

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38 97
Bellhop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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13 65
Fishing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
michael-koebnick added Fishing