Based on my conversations with hotel executives, I can tell you they expect you’ll pocket all those little amenities. It’s built into your room price, so you’re not stealing.
But some amenities are better than others, and AirfareWatchdog recently listed some of the better brands.
Check into a W hotel, and you’re likely to find good stuff from Bliss, the New York spa to the hip. Among the six Bliss products should be Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash. That’s the brand name, not my endorsement of it.
JW Marriott and Mandarin Oriental hotels boast an exclusive line called Aromatherapy Associates from London, and Fairmont properties offer Le Labo’s Rose 31 line.
You can often order additional product from the manufacturer or even from the hotel. And sometimes you might score something really special. Check into the Carmel Valley Ranch in northern California, for example, and you’ll find a soap made of fresh-pressed lavender that’s harvested from the more than 7,500 lavender plants that grow on the property.