I love hotel do-not-disturb (DND) signs. I especially like funky, unique, one of a kind, one's that hang over the door handle, ones that have DND on one side, and please make up room on the other side. I have seen them made out of plastic, paper, wood, even leather (Fairmont hotel in San Francisco, and Viking Hotel in Newport Rhode Island.) I miss hotel maid service, one of the highlights of a hotel stay for me, is the room freshened and fresh towels each day. One of my personal splurges at home, is a fresh bath towel each time I shower.
I have kept a log of hotel stays since 2005. 2020 was the fewest nights since I started keeping track, only 18 nights (if we hadn't been gone the first two weeks in March, it would be 4 nights.) My average is 39 nights a year. Looking back through the book there are a few notes about particularly spectacular rooms, only a couple of places marked NEVER AGAIN. My grandmother kept a daily diary for decades, when they traveled she made notes about hotels, where to stay again, where to never stay. If those books still exist, I would love to get my hands on them. I should reach out to my cousin again.
What is your favorite part of staying in a hotel?
I LOVE staying in boutique hotels. I could live in a hotel. I love it.ReplyDelete
The funniest door sign I took, yes took, was in Amsterdam. It read. Do Not Disturb. Booty Call in Progress.
Im still buzzzing with wine
I hope you brought home a copy of that sign!Delete
Oh...I TOOK the sign. It hangs on my boudoir door now.Delete
Now we are lambasted with signs about environmental responsibility by reusing towels and leave them on the floor if you really need them changed. Life changes.ReplyDelete
I am so pleased when I discover the shower at the hotel is really good and I work the mysterious plumbing, most challenging in your country.
You would think that the modern world could agree on two things, plumbing and electrical current.Delete
Going out all day and returning to a sparklingly clean room, with the bed made, fresh towels, and whatever else they offer. Heaven. I've been tempted lately to check into the 4-star hotel two doors from us for just one night. But the cats would miss us.ReplyDelete
And cats hold grudgesDelete
I love staying in hotels, Inns, and Bed and Breakfasts. The more unique the room, the more I love it, and as we age, we prefer suites over standard rooms. My favorite part is walking in the room for the first time, exploring the lay out, and setting up our stuff for the stay. And if it has a fabulous shower, I squeal.ReplyDelete
I have reached the point of upgrading rooms a little more often. Much of what I did in my bathroom remodel was inspired by things I had seen in nicer hotels.Delete
Not having to clean up and yet, it's all cleaned up!ReplyDelete
I always like thatDelete
I think it might be the crisp sheets.ReplyDelete
J sleeps well with fresh sheetsDelete
I love the maid service too. Also, if it has a really fab bathroom and shower.ReplyDelete
I like a seperate shower, we had one last year with a heated floor, I never wanted to leave.Delete
returning to a clean room after a day's touring.
a good hotel bar (NOT an in-room mini-bar; too damn expensive!).
a location near to sights/public transportation/walkability.
Everyone should have room serviceDelete
the anonymous sex of courseReplyDelete
I have never done that, never . . .Delete
Next time don't put out the do not disturb sign.
No cooking and no washing dishes! I have basic needs.ReplyDelete
I had a great grandfather who lived in hotels, until his trust fund ran out - some say he squandered his inheritance - he would argue that he just knew how to live.Delete
Hey, if he was happy and not hurting anyone, more power to him.Delete