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.
Here’s the third post in a series of things I’d do if I owned a hotel. You can read list 1 here and list 2 here
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.
Have a cute little cafe on a terrace near a sun-splashed pool.
…and a gym with a pool view offering beverages, headphones and working equipment.
When you hear that a guest [politely] logged a noise complaint in the middle of the night, comp the $45 room service breakfast when she checks out even though she didn’t bring it up. Tell her you picked the suite you gave her for its quiet and that you’re sorry for what happened.
The Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills did all of things and more. A front desk employee named Kris bowled me over with his kindness. Thanks, Kris!
After the awful experience I had at my original LA hotel this trip, the Four Seasons made my trip end on a happy note–all for only $30 per night more than the Ant Hotel.*
Enjoy a few pics I took during my too brief stay at the gorgeous Four Seasons.
The bathroom in Dream Downtown Hotel requires a bit of work to find. It isn’t right in the lobby.
Instead, visitors head to the rear and to the left and take the stairs or an elevator down one level. Even then, there’s some searching to do. Worthwhile searching even beyond basic need (!) because this is a very cool spot.
I wish I took more pictures. But because of the merged hand washing area for men and women, there was someone present when I entered and exited. And I felt strange photographing a bathroom.
You should check it out though. The whole hotel is gorgeous.