7 Simple Ways to Make a Hotel Room Feel Like Home
Transform your hotel room into a home away from home with these smart products.
Whether traveling for work or vacation, spending a few nights in a hotel is always fun and exciting. But sometimes even the swankiest of hotel rooms can feel uninviting and not as comfortable as being in your home. There are plenty of ways to make your stay more relaxing and enjoyable, even if you’re only away for one night.
Staying at a bed and breakfast or an apartment-style hotel can give you a head-start on getting that home-away-from-home feeling, but it’s always a good idea to bring along some of your favorite things to make you feel extra comfortable. We put together a list of items—from the softest pajamas to a portable speaker—that will make you feel like an empowered, seasoned traveler.
Freshen up your hotel room with the clean and crisp scent of William Sonoma’s French Lavender room spray. Made with the finest lavender oil from Provence, invigorate your experience with just a few spritzes on your pillow and bedsheets. The lavender will help you sleep like a baby, too!
To buy: $20; williams-sonoma.com.
Keep your tootsies nice and toasty by bringing your own slippers for your hotel stay. Step into these UGG Birche slippers after a shower, before bed, or while enjoying room service. And since they have a soft sole, they’re super flexible and won’t take up much room in your luggage.
To buy: $80; ugg.com.
Some hotels provide soft, plush robes but not all. And there’s nothing worse than sitting at the foot of your hotel bed in a meager bath towel as you try to get ready. This heavenly robe from Masongrey is perfect to throw on after a shower or to snuggle up in while lying in bed. Choose between five different patterns, like blush tie-dye and animal print.
To buy: $125; nordstrom.com.
Whether you’re traveling via train, plane, or automobile, a light throw blanket is an essential item to pack. You’d be surprised at how comforting it is to BYOB (bring your own blanket). For something soft, lightweight, and easy to pack, you can’t go wrong with West Elm’s waffle weave throw. There’s really nothing like sleeping with your own blankie.
To buy: $39; westelm.com.
Have you ever stayed in a hotel and woken up, confused about where you were? Or have you ever had to go to the bathroom in the dark because you couldn’t find the light switch? These Lumi sticks are the perfect solution. Ideal for easy travel, bring these little night lights with you wherever you go. No more tripping over your shoes in the middle of the night!
To buy: $15 for 3; amazon.com.
If you’re going to be spending a few nights in a hotel, it’s crucial that you have the comfiest pajamas for lounging. Honeydew’s jersey pajama set is one of the cutest and softest you’ll find—you can even get away with wearing them down to the lobby. Choose from a leopard pattern in soft pink or navy stripe print.
To buy: $54; nordstrom.com.
Listen to your favorite playlist or podcast with this sleek, wireless blue-tooth speaker. Jam out while you’re getting ready in your hotel room or listen to some white noise as you go to sleep. For less than $20, you won’t even be upset if you accidentally leave it in your room after checkout.
To buy: $16; amazon.com.