I don’t travel (much) anymore. The entire traveling experience has lost its luster the older I get. Putting that grumpiness aside, back when my job put me on the road to meetings and conferences, I stayed in lots of motels and hotels that offered the standard range of amenities from little soaps to snacks to complimentary coffee… The usuals.
The oddest thing I experienced, which shows you how infrequently I stayed in swanky hotels, upon returning to my room from a meeting, I found my suitcase and toiletry bag completely unpacked and everything neatly put away in the dresser and in the bathroom.
I could have done without that kind of amenity.
The nicest in-room amenities I encountered in a hotel room were in Hawaii at my youngest son’s wedding (15-ish years ago). Our beds were turned down each evening. Chocolates and mints were placed on the pillows. Flowers were in vases. Coffee and snacks were always plentiful. Little bottles of wine and champagne in the fridge (one of each were amenities).
Probably my favorite of my limited exposure to hotel amenities is the warm chocolate chip cookies you get when you check in at a Doubletree. Oh my gosh.
Until next time,
writing through history one romance upon a time