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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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263 18
Free Wireless Internet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Free Wireless Internet

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213 23
Free Parking is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Free Parking

3
226 18
Towels is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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193 28
Housekeeping is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Housekeeping

5
193 36
Complimentary Breakfast is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Complimentary Breakfast

6
176 35
Complimentary Toiletries is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Complimentary Toiletries

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87 7
Good Showers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
rosemary-hallett added Good Showers

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166 31
Television Set is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Television Set

9
147 33
Refrigerator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Refrigerator

10
139 34
Free Early Check-in is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Free Early Check-in

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165 33
Cable TV is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Cable TV

12
151 40
Luxury Bedding is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Luxury Bedding

13
125 48
Swimming Pool is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Swimming Pool

14
115 64
Complimentary Bottled Water is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Complimentary Bottled Water

15
96 70
Room Service is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Room Service

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126 63
Free Coffee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Free Coffee

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106 50
Vending Machines is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Vending Machines

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105 49
On-site Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
On-site Restaurant

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102 60
Hair Dryer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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106 57
Microwave is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Microwave

21
93 63
Coffeemaker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Coffeemaker

22
68 46
Indoor Swimming Pool is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

23
71 58
Satellite TV is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Satellite TV

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77 63
Shuttle Service is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Shuttle Service

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74 61
Satellite Internet access is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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74 67
Fitness Center is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Fitness Center

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19 8
View is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Timothy Salt added View

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52 78
Concierge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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66 68
Kitchenette is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Kitchenette

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53 85
Spa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Spa

31
36 100
Dry cleaning is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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35 97
Nightly Turndown Service is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Nightly Turndown Service

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35 95
Bellhop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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11 62
Fishing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
michael-koebnick added Fishing