When you travel for work or recreation, you probably look for certain amenities in your hotel. If you’re on a business trip, you’ll want high speed internet in your room, or if you’re with the family, it’s a plus when there’s a pool onsite. But there are some amenities that, while they may not be on your radar, you’ll find yourself wondering why every hotel doesn’t offer them. Let’s check out some of the lesser-asked for amenities that guests love.
Traveling for any reason means packing just a few days worth of clothing into a relatively small bag to bring with you. Sometimes, that means repeating outfits and hoping that they don’t get dirty while you’re on vacation. Thankfully, more and more hotels are starting to offer their guests onsite laundry. This is perfect for people on longer trips or families—we all know how notoriously messy small children can be. It’s convenient to be able to wash clothes mid-vacation if you need to without having to stop by a Laundromat.
Another oft-overlooked amenity, though very common, is free breakfast. If you’re traveling solo, eating in restaurants is pretty affordable, but if you have the whole family in tow, it can add up really quickly. Hotels offering free breakfasts is a way for people to save money while still enjoying a great meal before they head out for their day. Whether you’re visiting a place for work or spending the day sightseeing, breakfast is still an important meal not to miss. When you’re booking a hotel, ask the staff if they offer free breakfast and coffee options to their guests.
Another amenity that isn’t often thought of is in-hotel entertainment. Nightlife is great if you’re into checking out new places, but sometimes you just want to be able to socialize without having to worry about things like transportation. At the Barcelona Suites, in-hotel entertainment is provided on weekends in the form of the Barcelona Suites Lounge, where salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, and more are played for hotel guests and visitors alike. Patrons can enjoy a fun night out, without having to worry about how to get back to their hotels. And, there are discounts offered for guests who haven’t yet booked a room but come to the Lounge and want to spend the night.