11 Freebies You Didn't Know You Could Snag at Hotels

No matter how well-traveled you are, you're bound to forget something at home sooner or later. Or, perhaps your luggage will go missing. Either way, hotels are stepping up and standing ready to supply little necessities that their guests may find themselves without. Of course, we're talking about essentials beyond the expected shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion. Below, we listed some freebies that you can pick up in your room or at the reception desk -- plus, the properties that offer them. 

1. Disney World Hotels: Dental and Shaving Kits

The Courtyard Pool at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa/Oyster

There are plenty of properties that offer complimentary toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, and shaving cream. For example, all Disney World properties in Orlando, Florida, provide guests with dental and shaving kits. Rooms at deluxe Disney properties will also have sunscreen waiting in the bathroom. So, whether you're in town for a business conference or have a full day of sightseeing ahead, you'll leave the hotel feeling fresh.

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2. Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa: Summer Goodies

Lobby at Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa/Oyster

The Family Selection rooms at Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa in Riviera Nayarit are stocked with a bounty of beach amenities: sunscreen, water bottle, sunglasses, a backpack, sand toys for the kiddos, a sun hat, and even a waterproof camera. In other words, you'll be ready to hit the sand or pool even if your luggage didn't make it on time.

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3. TRS Yucatan Hotel: Hairbrush and Sewing Kit

Spa at TRS Yucatan Hotel/Oyster

At the TRS Yucatan Hotel in Riviera Maya, you can get a hairbrush as well as a sewing kit should your outfit rip. Just ask and a butler (every guest is assigned one) will bring either or both to your room.

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4. Namale the Fiji Islands Resort & Spa: Slippers and Sarongs

Sunset Dine Out at Namale the Fiji Islands Resort & Spa/Oyster

While slippers aren't typically a free room amenity, Namale the Fiji Islands Resort & Spa in Savusavu makes them available at reception upon request. When visiting traditional local villages, one's knees should be covered. Luckily, Namale places complimentary sulus (Fijian sarongs) in every room. They're also handy as a beach cover-up, and can be taken home as a special souvenir.

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5. Hotel Indigo: Swag for Your Furry Friend

The District Bar and Kitchen at Hotel Indigo Nashville/Oyster

Hotel Indigo in Nashville, Tennessee, not only hands out dog treats to canine guests who check in, but it also provides a leash and dog bowl in the room upon request, so you never have to question whether or not to bring Fido along.

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6. National Hotel: Shoe Shine Kit, Lip Balm, and After-Sun Spray

Beach at National Hotel Miami Beach/Oyster

Overdo it at the beach? No problem. When you check into the National Hotel Miami Beach, you'll find after-sun spray and lip balm waiting. A shoe shine kit is also provided so you can spiff up in no time.

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7. Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat: Feminine Hygiene Products, Condoms, Loofahs, and Band-Aids

Among the practical amenities provided by the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat in Provence are feminine hygiene products, condoms, loofahs, and Band-Aids. Safety first!

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8. The Setai: Flip-Flips and Beach Bags

Grounds at The Setai/Oyster

No need to carry extra weight in your suitcase. The Setai in Miami, Florida, gives guests complimentary branded flip-flops to use and take home, along with a beach bag that can be used throughout their stay.

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9. Crowne Plaza Portland: Honey

Restaurant at Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center/Oyster

Staff at the Crowne Plaza in Portland, Oregon, collects honey from the hives on the hotel's roof and bottles it in small jars for guests. After all, there's nothing like enjoying some local tea and fresh microbatch honey on a rainy day in the Pacific Northwest. How's that for a sweet, free amenity? 

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10. The Arrabelle at Vail Square: Granola in a Goody Bag

Grounds at The Arrabelle at Vail Square, a RockResort/Oyster

At The Arrabelle at Vail Square, guests will find an in-room goody bag that's likely to inspire a hike. It's packed with two granola bars, a tube of Supergoop sunscreen, a trail map, and a coupon for the Helly Hansen store in the Arrabelle. 

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11. Montage Palmetto Bluff: Calming Shower Spray

Adult-Only River House Pool at Montage Palmetto Bluff/Oyster

Guest services at the Montage Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina will happily hand over eucalyptus mint shower spray. Lightly mist it while taking a shower for a refreshing, spa-like experience.

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