Your vacation gets so much sweeter when you check into your hotel to find a bevy of free perks and amenities. It’s even better when the freebies are more creative than the standard toiletries consumers have come to expect as standard.
From gift baskets stuffed with fun goodies to free admission to local museums and galleries, these hotels pull out all the stops to secure your five-star review.
Click through to find 15 hotels that offer the best free amenities for a memorable 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, foam rollers, stability balls and fitness discs. For hotel guests who prefer working out in a traditional gym, the resort fee also includes complimentary access to a 24/7 fitness center.
If your dates are flexible, you might find rates as low as $49 per night for stays between Sept. 7-10.
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel
At Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel in Portland, Ore., take advantage of the kid-friendly DVD library, in-room yoga mats, and morning coffee and tea service. All these amenities are free, and you can also bring your pets along without additional fees. There are no size or breed restrictions for furry guests — pets are even welcome to join the nightly wine hour in the hotel lobby.
Nightly rates start at $287.33 for stays between Sept. 7-10.
WaterWalk Hotel Apartments
WaterWalk Hotel Apartments treats travelers to complimentary in-suite breakfasts that are not your typical continental fare. Guests hand-pick grocery items from an extensive menu, and the concierge will deliver the personalized groceries directly to their suite. With locations in Denver, Dallas and Wichita, Kan. — plus a San Antonio location opening in August — WaterWalk Hotel Apartments marries an upscale hotel experience to apartment living.
Rates start at $159 per night for a one-bedroom suite between Sept. 7-11. The price drops to $109 per night for stays lasting one week or longer. Note: Because WaterWalk is an extended-stay hotel, there is a minimum-night stay for certain arrival dates.
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Salamander Resort & Spa
If you’re traveling with your pet, it’s important to make sure your hotel will accommodate them. Fortunately, pets are welcomed guests at the Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Va., where you and your pooch can strut along the step-and-repeat for a photo-op — ideal before heading to the weekly “yappy hour.” The fun 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 Salamander Resort & Spa.
Complimentary Audi car service is also provided within a 5-mile radius, which includes the village of Middleburg and several wineries, Owen said. The resort is located on 340 acres framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains and lush countryside.
The nightly rate is $625 for a Sept. 8-9 stay.
The Royal Park Hotel
The Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Mich., offers the modern-day traveler something old-fashioned: a library. Stocked with over 400 books on a range of topics such as automobiles, art and architecture, the library also provides guests with national and local newspapers, plus WiFi.
Pay $195.33 nightly during a Sept. 7-10 visit if you secure the advance purchase rate.
Upon arrival at The Laylow on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, guests are offered “oshibori,” or chilled hand towels, and fresh pineapple bites. Each guest room comes with a welcome basket filled with locally made taro chips from the Hawaiian Chip Company, fruity sodas from Waialua Soda Works, shortbread cookies from the Honolulu Cookie Company, candy from the popular Japanese brand Hi-Chew, a rubber ducky and a pair of flip-flops featuring the hotel’s signature wallpaper pattern, said Brea Finney, PR account coordinator at MVNP, which represents The Laylow. For canine guests, the hotel provides a free doggie bowl, bed and treats. Amenities for the two-legged guests include ukulele lessons.
Rates start at $227 per night for a Sept. 7-10 stay.
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The fully equipped FIT Fitness Center at the W Boston boasts luxurious amenities a touch above what hotel gyms traditionally offer. From complimentary headphones and fresh apples to Bevi naturally infused sparkling water, it’s not difficult to get motivated to work out at this fitness center. The LCD TVs and iPod docking stations mounted to each machine don’t hurt, either. Every guest enjoys free 24/7 access to the FIT Fitness Center with a hotel stay.
The prepaid rate at the W Boston is $284 per night between Sept. 7-10.
Hyatt Place and Hyatt House
In 2017, the Hyatt Place brand announced its new customizable breakfast experience featuring free build-your-own breakfast bowls and Greek yogurt parfaits. Guests can select premium ingredients — such as all-natural sausage and bacon or cage-free eggs — for their breakfast bowls, or indulgent ones, such as caramelized bananas, as toppings for their Greek yogurt. There’s also a rotating menu for breakfast bowls, including the “Little Italy bowl,” which is made with tomato bruschetta and roasted Parmesan potatoes.
To enjoy this delicious hotel amenity, you’ll pay standard rates starting at $129 per night for a Sept. 7-10 visit to Hyatt Place at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center.
Guests who enjoy running — even on vacation — can take advantage of local routes curated by a partnership between Residence Inn and Under Armour Connected Fitness. Simply download the free Map My Fitness app, search for running routes, choose one marked “RI Runs” and start running.
Stay at the Residence Inn Charlotte University Research Park in North Carolina for $93 per night during a Sept. 7-10 stay.
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Hard Rock Hotel Chicago
The Hard Rock Hotel Chicago offers a unique amenity through its The Sound of Your Stay program, allowing you to reserve 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’re a beginner who wants to take your performance to the next level.
Prepare to pay $300 per night for a Sept. 7-8 stay.
Presidents’ Quarters Inn
The Presidents’ Quarters Inn in Savannah, Ga., offers guests a complimentary Southern breakfast that typically includes croissant French toast, freshly baked muffins, homemade granola, quiche, eggs Benedict and more. Guests can choose to eat in the courtyard gazebo or front parlor.
Rates begin at $189 per night for a Sept. 9-10 stay.
Le Méridien Tampa
If you’re looking for cheap or free things to do on your Florida vacation, Le Méridien Tampa provides free admission to local art centers and cultural institutions, such as the Tampa Museum of Art, through its Unlock Art program. To enjoy this hotel amenity and access the museum, guests just need to bring along the Unlock Art pass from their rooms.
Snag a prepaid rate of $219 per night for a Sept. 9-10 stay at the hotel in Tampa, Fla.
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 the magazine Jetsetter in April 2018. It’s also known for its complimentary amenities, which include concierge services, beach chairs, bug spray, tanning lotion and information guides, among others.
Accommodations in the 10-room mansion start at $329 per night for a Sept. 9-10 stay.
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.
Secure a rate of $296 per night when you book online for a stay between Sept. 7-10.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco
The amenities at Kimpton Hotel Monaco encourage healthy living. Custom-designed bikes are available for all guests to rent, free of charge, and ride around town on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests can also look forward to the hotel’s complimentary shoeshine service after a long day of pounding the pavement.
Stay at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia with rates starting at $172.24 for a stay between Sept. 9 to 10.
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Grace Lin contributed to the reporting for this article.
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Room rates for two adults are sourced from the hotels’ websites for the dates listed and are accurate as of Aug. 7, 2018.