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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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215 24
Free Parking is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Free Parking

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266 20
Free Wireless Internet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Free Wireless Internet

3
228 19
Towels is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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195 29
Housekeeping is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Housekeeping

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196 36
Complimentary Breakfast is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Complimentary Breakfast

6
178 35
Complimentary Toiletries is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Complimentary Toiletries

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89 8
Good Showers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
rosemary-hallett added Good Showers

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168 32
Television Set is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Television Set

9
149 34
Refrigerator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Refrigerator

10
141 35
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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167 34
Cable TV is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Cable TV

12
153 41
Luxury Bedding is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Luxury Bedding

13
118 64
Complimentary Bottled Water is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Complimentary Bottled Water

14
126 50
Swimming Pool is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Swimming Pool

15
98 71
Room Service is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Room Service

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127 65
Free Coffee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Free Coffee

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107 52
Vending Machines is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Vending Machines

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107 50
On-site Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
On-site Restaurant

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103 62
Hair Dryer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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107 59
Microwave is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Microwave

21
94 65
Coffeemaker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Coffeemaker

22
69 48
Indoor Swimming Pool is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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71 60
Satellite TV is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Satellite TV

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79 64
Shuttle Service is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Shuttle Service

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74 63
Satellite Internet access is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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75 69
Fitness Center is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Fitness Center

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54 79
Concierge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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20 10
View is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
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55 87
Spa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Spa

30
66 70
Kitchenette is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Kitchenette

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37 102
Dry cleaning is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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37 98
Nightly Turndown Service is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
Nightly Turndown Service

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37 96
Bellhop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities

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12 64
Fishing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Essential Hotel Amenities
michael-koebnick added Fishing