Could everyone who has never taken the hotel shampoo, conditioner, and lotion please raise their hand?
Ok. Good. Now, because no one has their hand raised, no one will have to put it down. Pretty certain, unanimously across the board, everyone loves some freebies. And why wouldn’t we? We work hard, always on the go, trying to take care of women things all the time.
There are few things in life I look forward to more than the soaps from a nice hotel. Because I know the second I check into my room those little bottles, so perfectly sized for travel bags and airplane carry ons, are mine. Over the years I have mentally made lists of all my favorites across the world. Then it occurred to me, you guys might be making some tough decisions about where to stay and the deciding factor, if you are anything like me, could be what is behind that bathroom door. So without further ado, here is my best attempt to give you the knowledge in which I bestow, as it comes to the best hotels in town to steal some shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, or soap from. Let’s begin…
1.) Hotel Bourg Tibourg – Paris, France
Not only is the hotel beautiful, perfectly located, and have some of the best service in town but, the bathroom is also stocked full of Costes. Once you smell this romantic scent you won’t question my decision to place them in the top #1 spot.
2.) Hotel Sezz – Paris, France
Look, you can say what you want about Paris. The hotels may not have room for your luggage in the elevator, but the soaps in the bathroom are amazing. Hotel Sezz furnishes each room with the cutest travel size bottles of Acqua di Parma ever known to man. And that is a huge score, because that shit is expensive.
3.) Lake Placid Lodge – Lake Placid, New York, USA
4.) Tabacon Thermal Resort - Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
This one is different. No traditional products here, everything uses the natural minerals from the hot springs from the volcano. It is unique and the best practice is to “experience the relaxation of enjoying… the sounds of the river, the Arenal Volcano, wildlife and, yes, even the rain.”
5.) Hutton Hotel – Nashville, TN, USA
6.) InterContinental – Hong Kong, China
Most of the rooms are stocked full of Agraria products, but if perhaps you can get your boss to send you on business and swing a suite or club room then you can enjoy Ferragamo toiletries. Say What? Yep… Luxury at it’s best.
7.) The Hilton – Worldwide
Now, if you had ask me a couple years ago if I would be stealing hotel soaps from the Hilton, I would have thrown my nose so far up in the air you wouldn’t have been able to see it. But, after many a journeys I have really come to appreciate the Hilton. It is consistent, always the same, you know what to expect. I get it now. I get why people stick with one place. From Bangkok to California, I can always count on my Peter Thomas Roth products to be neatly folded into a towel on the bathroom counter.