Your vacation gets 10 times sweeter when you check into your hotel and discover the free perks and amenities. It's even better when the freebies are more creative than the standard luxurious toiletries and complimentary WiFi. From gift baskets stuffed with organic goodies to free admission to local museums and galleries, click through to see 15 hotels that offer the best free amenities for a memorable hotel stay.
The LINQ Hotel & Casino
Located on the Las Vegas Strip, the LINQ Hotel & Casino offers in-room fitness carts to hotel guests. This free hotel amenity is perfect for travelers looking for a fitness fix. The carts include yoga mats, stability balls, fitness discs and foam rollers. Hotel guests can call or visit Spa at the LINQ to make a reservation for delivery to their room.
If you book through Boxed Hotels, you might find rates as low as $147 per night for stays from Sept. 1 to Sept. 4.
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel
At Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel in Portland, Ore., take advantage the Bedtime Butler program, which delivers nightcaps such as local bourbons and hot teas to adults and books and hot cocoa to kids. Offerings rotate with the seasons. The hotel also provides tents so kids can have an indoor campout. Offered year round, the tents come with a floor cushion, teddy bear sleeping bag and campfire night-light. Nightly rates start at $322 between Sept. 1 and 4.
WaterWalk Hotel Apartments
WaterWalk Hotel Apartments treat travelers with free in-room breakfasts that are not your typical continental fare. Guests give their concierge a shopping list and will receive customized breakfast groceries tailored to their tastes, said Leigh Minnier, vice president of public relations firm Gregory FCA. Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., WaterWalk Hotel Apartments marries an upscale extended-stay hotel to apartment living.
Guests can choose to stay a day, a week, a month, a year or longer with an all-inclusive bill for utilities, TV, internet, phone and concierge services. For a one-bedroom suite, pay $159 per night from Sept. 1 to 4. The price drops to $109 with a week or longer stay.
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Salamander Resort & Spa
If you're traveling with your pet, it's important to make sure your hotel will welcome them. Fortunately, pets are such welcomed guests at the Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Va., that the resort provides a step and repeat photo op for your pet — ideal before heading to the "yappy hour." The backdrop at the luxury hotel is free, and an employee will take the shot on your camera, said Matt Owen, corporate director of public relations for the resort.
Complimentary Audi car service is also provided within a 5-mile radius, which includes the village of Middleburg and several wineries, he said. The resort is located on 340 acres framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains, lush vineyards and horse farms. The nightly rate is $515 for a Sept. 1 to 4 stay.
The Royal Park Hotel
The Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Mich., offers the modern-day traveler something old-fashioned: a library. Stocked with 400 books on a range of topics such as automobiles, art and architecture, the library also provides guests with local and national newspapers, plus WiFi to connect with family and friends. Pay $212 nightly during a Sept. 1 to 4 visit.
Upon arrival at The Laylow on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, guests are offered oshibori, a damp cool hand towel and fresh, chilled pineapple. Each guest room comes with a welcome basket filled with locally made taro chips from the Hawaiian Chip Company, Waialua Soda Works fruit sodas, Honolulu Cookie Company shortbread cookies, popular Japanese candy Hi-Chews, a rubber ducky and a pair of flip-flops featuring the hotel’s signature wallpaper pattern, said Brea Finney, account coordinator at MVNP, which represents the Laylow.
For canine guests, the hotel provides a free doggie bowl and bone. Each room has an authentic Hawaiian ukulele, which can be used for the free weekly ukulele lessons offered to guests. The advance rate is $242 per night for a Sept. 1 to 4 stay, said Finney.
Forget your iPod, but ready to tackle a run? No worries at the W Boston, where iPod Shuffles are available to make your dash through the Boston Commons a musically inspired one. W Hotels are also known for their body pillows, among other hotel amenities, so you can look forward to comfortable sleeping positions.
You can stay at the W Boston hotel for as low as $278 a night Sept. 1 to 4 if you book through Boxed Hotels.
The Hyatt Place and Hyatt House
The Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands recently announced its new breakfast experience that allows guests to customize their breakfast bowls and Greek yogurt parfaits. They can choose premium ingredients, such as cage-free eggs and all-natural bacon and sausage for the breakfast bowls, or more indulgent ones, including a warm caramelized banana topping for the yogurt. Pay an advance rate of $264 daily for a Sept. 1 to 4 visit at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia to enjoy this hotel amenity.
Residence Inn by Marriott
Guests of the Residence Inn by Marriott can take advantage of free grocery delivery service. No need to go looking for the grocery store in unfamiliar areas. Give the hotel your list and your schedule, and the goodies will be dropped off at your convenience. Stay at the Residence Inn Charlotte University Research Park for $93 a night during a Sept. 1 to 4 stay.
Hard Rock Hotel Chicago
The Hard Rock Hotel Chicago offers one of the best free hotel amenities, allowing you to select a Fender guitar from 20 offerings to play during your stay. The guitar comes with Nixon headphones and a Fender Mustang floor amplifier, so you can rock out in your own guest room. In-room video lessons are available if you need them to take your performance to the next level. Pay $196 a night with advanced purchase for a Sept. 1 to 4 stay.
Presidents’ Quarters Inn
The Presidents' Quarters Inn in Savannah, Ga., offers guests a free Southern breakfast menu that typically includes freshly baked muffins, bread, French toast, traditional eggs Benedict and homemade quiche. They also offer afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres, which usually include Southern cuisine appetizers, finger-foods, dips and cheeses.
Guests may choose to eat in the well-appointed dining room or in the well-tended courtyard. Pay as low as $240 a night beginning Sept. 1.
Le Méridien Tampa
If you're looking for cheap or free things to do on your Florida vacation, Le Méridien Tampa is one of 16 participating hotels that provide free admission to local art centers and cultural institutions, such as the Tampa Museum of Art, through its Unlock Art program. Guests just have to show their room key to enjoy this hotel amenity. Snag a prepaid rate at the Tampa, Fla., hotel for as low as $133 a night Sept. 1 to 4.
Blair Hill Inn
Overlooking Moosehead Lake in Greenville, Maine, the boutique Blair Hill Inn was named one of the nation's "Most Romantic Lake Hotels to Spend Summer Vacation” by Jetsetter Magazine. It's also known for its complimentary amenities, which include a healthy snack bar and fruit, beach chairs, bug spray, tanning lotion and maps and hiking guides. Accommodations in the 10-room mansion with these great amenities start at $399 a night beginning Sept. 1.
Guests at the Benjamin Hotel in New York City can bank on a good night’s sleep with a pillow menu offering nine options. Categorized by sleep positions, choices include a 5-foot body cushion and a water-filled pillow. On-demand meditation, white noise machines and a lullaby library are also available. Boxed Hotels offers rates as low as $239 a night for a Sept. 1 to 4 visit.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco
Your kids will get unexpected and unforgettable amenities that range from a welcome gift to a pet goldfish to keep them company at the boutique Kimpton Hotels located in 34 cities. The best part about the temporary finned pet is someone else feeds and cares for it. Another fun amenity? Animal-print robes for the kids. Stay at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Salt Lake City at rates starting at $104 nightly from Sept. 1 to 4.
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Room rates were sourced from the hotels' websites (unless otherwise noted) and were current as of July 18, 2017.