When it comes to hotels, I have opinions. LOTS of opinions. If you’ve been reading my blog for more than a few weeks, this will not be a surprise.
1. Have sufficient places to hang towels in the bathroom
Hiltons are the worst offenders I’ve encountered recently. A Hilton Mom and I frequented during Dad‘s hospitalization had recently undergone a massive renovation. Nice, but the bathroom featured exactly one hook. No bar for face towels. No hook on the door because the hotel designer had chosen sliding doors. Just a single hook.
Things got messy fast. I found the same issue at a Dallas Hilton too.
LA’s Mondrian hotel took a different approach. I laughed so hard the first time I saw their wall of hooks.
2. Ban diapers from pools or offer an adults-only pool
Sorry, parents. Pools are hard enough to keep clean. When a hotel has a beautiful pool, I want to use it and if I can do so without thinking about what your precious babies might have left behind, all the better.
3. Less carpeting, more bamboo flooring
4. Tubs versus showers
If you only have tubs in some of your rooms, asks guests at check-in if they care to have one.
Personally, I don’t take baths in hotels, but my mother relishes baths in general. She’s always crushed when she finds out her room doesn’t have a tub. Happy Mom equals happy daughter.
And of course she rinses it out before using it.
5. Upgrade the television situation
While I’d love to use a smartphone app to operate the hotel television instead of those icky, germ-laden remotes, I realize that there are plenty of travelers who aren’t yet ready for that. But at least do something about the remotes. I’m sick of having to push the damn buttons until my finger are dented.
I also find it frustrating that there’s no dynamic tv programming guide available in 99% of hotel rooms I inhabit. How hard would it be to make the guide available to guests?
What’s on your hotel wish list? Tell me in the comments.