A mini rant because I am now wearing a mini towel and I want to be in a luxurious bathrobe. Few things make me happier than walking into a hotel room and seeing a lovely terrycloth bathrobe hanging in the closet .It's comforting. It's civilized.
I do not understand why hotels that are focused on comfy beds and pillows have chosen to ignore the towels. Scratchy towels are simply not acceptable. Towels that are child-sized rather than bath-sized are not acceptable.
Being snugly wrapped in a hotel bathrobe after taking my morning shower in a hotel room allows me to replicate my at-home morning routine. This is a good thing. I regularly stay bathrobe clad for a good 30 minutes post shower. I want that same experience when I'm in a hotel room.
Earlier this week the hotel chain where I'm staying--The Affinia offered me a $50 gift certificate for "hotel extras" for completing a guest profile.They offer lots of fun extras but no bathrobes.
If I want to exercise, they'll have a yoga mat sent to my room. If I want to listen to my iPod as I snooze off, they'll deliver a special iPod pillow. There's even cupcakes. And a rubber ducky for kids. But no bathrobe.
Do most travelers really not care about towels and bathrobes? How can this be?
Where do you stand on hotel towels? Given the choice do you choose towel or bathrobe?
Am I all wet on this issue or am I on to something that hotels need to rethink their towel policy.