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The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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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  • 1
    391
    45

    Free Wireless Internet

  • 2
    223
    17

    Good Showers

  • 3
    290
    42

    Housekeeping

  • 5
    310
    48

    Free Parking

  • 6
    271
    49

    Complimentary Breakfast

  • 7
    312
    65

    Complimentary Toiletries

  • 8
    204
    44

    Free Early Check-in

  • 9
    227
    46

    Luxury Bedding

  • 318
    33
  • 11
    236
    52

    Television Set

  • 12
    210
    43

    Refrigerator

  • 13
    180
    66

    Complimentary Bottled Water

  • 14
    210
    52

    Cable TV

  • 15
    190
    62

    Swimming Pool

  • 16
    150
    85

    Room Service

  • 17
    176
    76

    Free Coffee

  • 18
    160
    59

    On-site Restaurant

  • 19
    141
    78

    Microwave

  • 22
    132
    76

    Coffeemaker

  • 23
    131
    88

    Vending Machines

  • 24
    43
    25

    Hot Tub

  • 25
    107
    81

    Satellite TV