Don't we all miss the excitement of staying at a hotel while traveling? This year has been tough, and just the thought of crisp bedsheets and continental breakfasts brings us so much joy! In anticipation of guests returning, hotels are getting pretty creative in order to attract the most travelers and business people and make their stays as easy and comfortable as possible. Let's look at some of the best and most ingenious solutions at different hotels and let's hope we can all experience the wonders of good hospitality again soon.
1. 5 Star Service For The Pets Too
Don't you love when hotels go the extra mile? This woman was planning to travel with her cat. Just to be sure, she asked the hotel she was staying at if that was okay according to their policy, and their response was amazing.
Not only did they allow pets, but they also provided her a litter box, bed, and scratching post for her cat.
2. Very Direct
Here's a way to surely get people's attention. How would you feel if you saw a hotel that was called, "You. Me. Bed. Now.?"
While the name is quite a bit aggressive, it might actually be a great marketing strategy. If we saw this hotel and one with a standard name, we might pick this one just out of curiosity.
3. No More Extreme Temperatures
How many times have you tried to get your shower temperature just the way you like it?
After a long day, the last thing you want is to be fiddling with the shower handle, and yet we do this all the time. This hotel finally got it right and allows you to dial the exact temperature during your shower.
4. The Most Adorable Towel Animal
Can we all just take a moment and appreciate how hilarious this is?
Most hotels will leave ample amounts of clean towels in the bathroom for their guests, but this hotel did something a bit different - they shaped their towels into animals and had them sitting on the bathroom toilet. And the towel is even reading a brochure!
5. The Hotel Left A Teddy Bear For This Woman's Daughter
Who said teddy bears are only for kids? This woman went to visit her parents for the weekend, and when they booked a hotel, they mentioned their daughter would be with them but didn't say her age.
The hotel assumed the woman was a child and left a teddy bear in the room. How cute!
6. Fun Towel Designs
If you're into fun towel folding designs, this hotel is perfect for you. Most hotels will fold their towels in a pretty standard fashion, but this hotel really stepped up their towel game.
The one in the photo is a towel that's shaped into a suit and tie. How cute is that?
7. Glamping Indoors
Guests ask for lots of crazy things at hotels, and while some requests are denied, others are accommodated like this one. This woman said she missed out camping this year, so she asked the hotel she was staying at for a tent - in her room!
And believe it or not, the hotel gave her a tent, complete with lights, champagne, and smores. Incredible.
8. A Convenient And Fancy Way To Know The Weather
This is by the far the fanciest way to find out what the weather is outside.
Most people just check the weather map on their phone, but this hotel went so far as to install a mirror that tells you if it's sunny, cloudy, rainy, snowy, or windy. And the best part is that it's all written in gold!
9. One Of The Most Incredible Hotels We've Ever Seen
This one is not so much a solution or request by a hotel guest, but the design is so unique, we had to add it to the list.
This stunning hotel in Singapore dared to design a structure that's so different from anything else we've seen. They added greenery throughout all the balconies, showing a beautiful contrast to the rest of the building.
10. It's Even Wearing A Tuxedo
How many of us can say that we've had our hotel food delivered by a robot? This hotel clearly upgraded by purchasing a robot to deliver food for room service.
This guy ordered snacks and expected a person at his door, but was greeted by a refrigerated robot butler in a suit instead. How amazing is that!
11. Going From "Smart" To "Genius" Light Switches
Imagine you walk into your hotel room, and you see a whole bunch of light switches near each other. You have no idea which one turns on what, and you keep forgetting over the course of your stay.
Wouldn't it be nice if the switches had labels? Every hotel should follow what this hotel did in the photo.
12. An Unusual Hotel Companion
Here's something we definitely haven't seen before. This hotel has monitor lizards that roam the hotel grounds and swim in the pool.
According to the sign, they are completely harmless and like to sunbathe and swim just like the guests. How many of you are cool with sharing a hotel with some friendly lizards?
13. No More Cell Phone Plans For Vacations
This sounds like an expensive investment but a really cool idea. Imagine if your hotel provided you with a travel cell phone that has unlimited data and free phone calls.
You wouldn't have to be stressed choosing a travel cell phone plan, which makes your vacation planning a bit easier.
14. Pampering Your Phone
Isn't this so adorable? If you ever wanted to pamper your phone, this hotel has you covered. Some outlets are placed very high on the walls of your room, making it difficult for your phone to lean on something, like a table or the floor.
This hotel went above and beyond to solve the problem - it offers a cute bed for your phone when you charge it!
15. An Unbelievable Hotel Aquarium
How cool would it be if the hotel room you stayed at was also an aquarium? One couple checked into their room and took a picture of the tank that was filled with sharks, manta rays, and stingrays.
With a window like that, you could spend your whole trip just sitting in your room!
16. Labeling Your Pillow Preferences
Pillows come in many shapes and sizes, but they also come in different levels of firmness. If you ask your friends or family they'll all have different answers as to the type of pillows they prefer to sleep on.
That's why this hotel decided to make it easier for everyone by letting them know which pillows are soft and which are firm.
17. Why Is The Exit Sign On The Floor?
If you're confused as to what's going on in this picture, you're not alone - we're also trying to understand why there's an exit sign on the floor. While we don't really know why we have a few theories.
It might be there in case of a fire when you're crawling on the floor, or maybe for the animals that are living in the hotel (like the lizards we saw earlier).
18. Saving Water The Right Way
If you were wondering how to save water, look no further than this photo. This hotel in Japan decided to install toilets that have the washing sink place on top of them.
Basically, you wash your hands, and the water from the sink is then used for the toilet. Sounds like a great idea, but how are you supposed to stand to wash your hands?
19. We Should All Move To Iceland
We're thinking about moving to Iceland after seeing this photo. While most hotels just offer regular housekeeping, the Foss Hotel seems to be offering something extra - "mousekeeping."
This is where cats provide a service in which they check for mice. And we can't help but comment on how cute this cat looks on his ID card!
20. Rubber Ducky You're The One
It's nice when your hotel gives you good shampoo and conditioner, but this place really went all out - they put rubber duckies in all the bathrooms!
In case you missed your favorite bathroom toy when you were a kid, this hotel has you covered. And it's not just any rubber ducky - it's Elsa from the movie Frozen!
21. Being More Environmentally Conscious
If you're the kind of person who wonders if your water usage is affecting the environment, this flow meter is perfect for you. Most people don't think about the number of times they flush the toilet, but this hotel wants you to notice.
When you flush, it gives you the amount of water you used, and if you use too much, a polar bear disappears on the screen.
22. This Hotel Makes A Great Point
We've never seen a statement more honest than the one written here. While most people would simply have a yes or no policy against dogs, this hotel went on to explain why dogs are encouraged on their property.
This statement is not only accurate, but it's super funny, especially the last line, "So if your dog can vouch for you, you're welcome too."
23. Dark Towel For Removing Makeup
After a night out on vacation, you go back to your hotel room and take off your makeup before bed. But the towels in the room are usually white, so you wind up getting stains on the towel.
This hotel decided to add a black towel in every room specifically for makeup to avoid staining. There's only one problem with this solution - you can't see if the stains are there from the last guest!
24. Time Displayed On Every Side
How many times did you wake up in your hotel room with the alarm and have to turn the alarm to see the time?
Most classic hotel alarms have the time facing forward, so it's hard to see the time when you're on the right or left side of the clock. This hotel, however, fixed the problem by adding faces on either side of the alarm. Genius!
26. Those Meetings Are Probably So Interesting
Sometimes when a building is transformed into another one with a different purpose, the old designs are incorporated into the new one.
In this photo, a bank was transformed into a hotel, and they kept some of the old bank designs. The coolest part is that the vault is being used as a meeting room. How cool is that!
25. Going The Extra Mile For Their Gamers
How amazing is this hotel! When the staff at Hilton Garden Inn was doing maintenance, they saw that one of their guests left their video game running in their room.
Instead of doing nothing, they left a cute note with drawings, letting the guest know that the game was saved. If only every hotel was this nice!
27. Pointing Towards Mecca
Every hotel should accommodate its guests to a certain extent. This hotel might have had a high number of Muslim guests, so they thought to incorporate an arrow on the ceiling that points towards Mecca.
This way the guests would know which direction to pray towards, and it shows an extra level of hospitality.
28. More Options Other Than Just A Bible In The Room
Honestly, why should there be just a Bible in hotel rooms? Different guests follow different religions or none at all, so it makes way more sense to put The Constitution and the Declaration Of Independence in the rooms (assuming it's a hotel in America).
And it's practical too - don't do anything at the hotel that doesn't follow the laws of the country you live in.
29. The Perfect Doorknob Signs
Most hotel rooms have the standard doorknob signs - "do not disturb" and "please clean room." This hotel, however, thought it would be better to make the signs more creative.
Instead of simply writing the words on the sign, they provided funny illustrations to get the point across. Every hotel should have these!
30. It's Important To Clean Under The Bed
While hotel cleaning staff usually do a pretty good job cleaning the room, they sometimes forget to clean under the bed.
It may not be as important as changing the sheets, but dust can accumulate. This hotel wants to let their guest know that they cleaned under there with a helpful sign.
31. Secret Doors Are The Best
Who would say no to a secret door! While the first photo is a beautifully decorated room, the secret room behind it makes the place so much cooler.
When you pull the bookshelf towards you, the bookshelf is actually a door to another room that has Billiards. So after you spend some time reading, escape into the hideout and play some pool. Fun!
32. Not The Most Common Elevator Sign
It's definitely good to know what the weight capacity is in an elevator if a lot of people get on at once, but this hotel took it much further with this sign.
Not only do we know that the elevator can hold up to 1000 kilograms, but we now also know how many horses, bananas, and nickels it can hold as well.
33. Because Who Doesn't Forget Things?
As many times as we try not to leave anything in our hotel rooms when we check out, we tend to forget something. And more often than not, it's an important item like our wallet or keys.
Wouldn't it be great if your hotel made a checklist for you? Well, this hotel made one and we love it!
34. Taking Recycling To A Whole New Level
How cool is this setup! This space was originally a Boeing 747 plane and was converted into a hostel at Arlanda Airport in Sweden.
As you can see in the photo, bunk beds were installed, but the hostel kept the exact windows from the original plane. Next time we take a trip to Sweden, we're going to check it out.
35. This Shower Design Should Just Be The Norm
Let's talk about this cool shower design. While most showers have shelves inside only, this photo shows a shelf that is accessible both inside and outside the shower.
This way you can put items like your shampoo or body wash on the shelf without having to open the shower door.
36. The Best Solution For A Fogged Mirror
This one might be the smartest hotel room design on the list. How many of you step out of your shower to find the whole mirror in a fog?
Instead of having to wipe the mirror down, this hotel has a heater in the back of the mirror and it stays clear the whole time regardless of how hot the shower gets.
37. A Fancy Way To Write Reviews
In the time of desktop computers, laptops, and iPads, it's so rare to see a typewriter, especially in a hotel room.
This hotel decided to go back in time and provided a typewriter for guests to write a review of their hotel stay. What a fun way to bring back some old-school nostalgia!
38. Because Everyone Needs Their Phones Charged
Nowadays, no one leaves on vacation without their electronic devices - phones, tablets, etc. How many times have you panicked that one of your devices will run out of battery?
Well, this hotel thought it would be a great idea to put an outlet inside the safe that's provided for each guest. This way you can charge your phone in the safe while you're at the beach!
39. Fancy Hotel Water
Who doesn't get excited when the hotel you're staying at offers you flavored water! It's super fun when a hotel has free strawberry or watermelon water in the lobby.
Only the one pictured here is a little bit more fancy than average - the fruit is stacked very carefully with lemons, strawberries, and limes. Impressive!
40. Super Classy
When hotels incorporate things from TV shows and movies, they tend to attract more attention. This hotel installed a replica of the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) time machine from the show, Doctor Who.
So for anyone who's a fan of the TV show, we found the perfect hotel for you!
41. Accommodating To Everyone No Matter How Tall
Sometimes we wish that hotels would be more accommodating when it comes to their guest's needs.
In this photo, one guest had an issue with the peephole because he used a wheelchair and the hole was too high up. The hotel acted in the best way and decided to include lower peepholes in all the rooms.
42. Beautiful Greenery
We did see this Singapore hotel earlier on the list but it's so beautiful we had to add it again, this time from a street-level angle.
The greenery that spills onto the balconies and pillars is incredibly unique and so different in contrast to the rest of the buildings in the area.
43. Rent A Fish
Have you ever felt lonely in your hotel room when you traveled by yourself? Well, in Belgium, you can rent a fish for the night to keep you company in case you feel alone.
While this may seem weird at first, it's kind of sweet. The hotel is concerned and is trying to accommodate you in an endearing way.
44. Descending Floors Only
If you were ever wondering what an elevator looks like when all the floors are underground, this photo will help you.
While most hotel elevators go up in numbers, this hotel descends into a cliff, so to be accurate, they labeled all of the floors in negative numbers. It looks weird, but it's pretty cool to stay in a hotel by a cliff.
45. Appropriate Shower Tiles
Some hotels really go out of their way with their interior designs. This hotel, for example, is located in a mountainous area, so they decided to design a mountain theme in their bathrooms.
If you look at the shower wall, the tiles are cut into the shape of mountains! How amazing is that?
46. Chapel Hotel
Similar to some other hotels we've seen, this one was transformed from a different kind of building - a chapel! The windows are gorgeous and there's a ton of light shining straight into the room.
While some people may find it weird to sleep in a room that used to be a chapel, we think it's cool.
47. Hotel Or Brewery?
Sometimes when hotels used to have a different function and are transformed, parts of the old building are incorporated into the hotel design.
This hotel, for example, used to be a brewery, and the pipes were left as decorative space on the main floor. We think it adds a really nice touch!
48. The Coolest Lights
After looking at this photo, we're starting to wonder if the other hotels we've been at until now were boring. This hotel clearly didn't want to be like everyone else, so they installed lights in the hallways that shine diagonally.
The only downfall to this design is when you come with your kids - they probably won't stop running diagonally through the hallways all night.
49. Matching Water Bottle
How cool would it be if the hotel you stayed at provided a water bottle in the exact shape of the hotel building!
This person who went to visit Bangkok was surprised when she was given a water bottle that was a replica of the hotel building she was staying at for the night. While it's not necessary, it's definitely a nice gift.
50. Hotel Or Swimming Pool?
It's hard to believe that this bathroom wasn't originally designed as a pool. Imagine you're about to shower, and as you step into the bathroom, you're surrounded by tiles that say "2.5 feet deep" and "no diving."
We're going to guess that the person who designed this has a love for swimming pools. Let's just hope no one actually fills the bathroom with 2.5 feet of water!