Things That You Can Get From a Hotel for Free

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Things That You Can Get From a Hotel for Free

Do you know that there are hotel items that you can get for free? When I visited a hotel for the first time I did not use any items in there like toothbrushes, toothpaste or shampoo because I thought I would have to pay for them. If I had known that there are things that you can get from a hotel for free, I would have taken advantage of them and save money.

So what are those free items? Read below to find out.

Things That You Can Get From a Hotel for Free

 1. Toiletries 

Miniature bottles of shampoo, conditioner and shower gel and tiny bars of hand soap are the classic examples of complimentary items in a hotel room. 

They range from basic to exclusive ones, with five-star hotels offering luxurious lotions from designer brands such as Hermes or Bulgari. This is the list of toiletries you can take home: 

  1. Soap
  2. Shampoo
  3. Conditioner
  4. Moisturizer
  5. Toothpaste
  6. Mouthwash
  7. Shaving cream
  8. Deodorant



Free toothbrushes are usual at four- and five-star hotels, for example, along with bath products from L’Occitane en Provence. 

They’re rarely offered at budget or motels, although guests can ask for them from the front desk if they forgot to pack theirs. 


3. Food and drink 

These days, it seems like almost each hotel room in the world offers free tea and coffee for guests. 

Other freebies can include fruit, biscuits, water bottles and packets of crisps to consume in the room or take home. 


4. Stationery 

Notepads, panes, magazines, and newspapers are all gratis. 

In some expensive hotels, guests can ask for personalized business cards at no cost while other hotels even offer luggage tags for free. 


5. Card keys and “Do Not Disturb” signs 

If your hotel uses magnetic cards as keys, you can take them home. Same deal with flimsy paper “Do Not Disturb” signs.  


6. Umbrellas


Some hotels provide umbrellas for guests to use. These umbrellas are usually meant to be returned to the hotel, but they frequently go missing. As a result, some hotels now consider them a free amenity. 


7. Coffee mug 

Most hotels don’t allow you to take their coffee mugs home, but you usually are able to take something if you ask nicely. 


Do you know of more free things that hotels in your area provide? Please share below in the comment area! 


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