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Hotel Complimentary Items

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by LA2VegasTrekkers, Oct 16, 2013.

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  1. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Low-Roller

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    I just take them from my door at the end of my trip. I wouldn't take one off another guest's door. That would be just wrong.
     
  2. LA2VegasTrekkers

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    We have had them stolen off our hotel door more than once, which is another reason why we try to have one or two in the suitcase.
     
  3. Kickin

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    When I lived overseas I spent at least 2 weeks per month in hotels for work. Real nice places like Four Seasons, St Regis, Ritz, etc. They'd have nice toiletries like Molton Brown, L'Occitane or whatever and I'd usually take them. I lived alone and its all I used at home for years, I swear I don't think I ever bought any toiletries because there was always a basket full of those things.

    In Vegas I've only stayed in a few different places since moving back but I don't remember any particularly nice toiletries yet, so haven't taken them. My gf might've taken the aria sky suites ones though. I do usually take unused shoe shine kits since those are useful to keep in your desk or daily bag for last minute needs.
     
  4. vegasqc

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    I always take the pens and notepads love the Planet Hollywood silver pen

    I also take all the magazines (Vegas player is my favorite)
     
  5. smartone

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    Nope... never have... though I don't have an issue with folks who do.
     
  6. jamesxnj

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    Really a true LOL..:thumbsup:
     
  7. eloisegirl

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    I love the soaps and shampoos and I feel they budget for a daily allowance so I don't feel badly taking them. I give the slippers to my friend who is addicted to hotel slippers as those are single user only items; I would never take a robe or towels but I am sure the hotel budgets for "liberation". Last time we stayed at The Hotel we asked for a few extra pens because once it is the Delano, no more The Hotel pens.
     
  8. Junkyard Hog

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    We take the soap/shampoo from the Wynn.

    Love that lemon smell!
     
  9. leo21

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    I take the soap and lotion if its good. A lot of time it ends up being guest soap at home. We usually will take coffee packs when we stay at hotels outside of Vegas. Occasionally I will take the notepad and pens but of all the things in the room, those are items I always assumed they wanted you to take as they have the logo.

    And I don't worry about there be a fee down the road: They have to know how the housekeepers double and triple the quantities you get when you tip and that's an area where they can crack down.
     
  10. lotso-bear

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    +1 I love the L'Occitane toiletries at the Four Seasons and the Hermes toiletries at the Sofitels.

    I usually donate the toiletries that I don't use to my local homeless shelter.
     
  11. ardee

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    I'll strip the room the minute I walk in, but the wife makes me leave some shower stuff for her to use. Anything left gets taken home for personal use or dignity packs to the local women's shelter.

    Wynncore has the best stuff.
     
  12. Julie888

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    I have more than a few pens, just can't stop collecting them.

    I pretty much high grade the soaps, etc that I bring home. Mostly they end up being used by guests.

    The favourite items bring back pleasant memories of my stay. I just finished a bottle of Bigelow body lotion from Cosmo. So nice. I think this is exactly what the marketing execs want you to think of when you use their products. It's cheap subliminal advertising.

    That Bigelow lotion made me want to go to Vegas tomorrow.
     
  13. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Might as well take all of those things mentioned. We paid for them....
     
  14. casinoboy

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    i take them when i remember to. we use them at home when we go away to the lake or camping. i think my mom and sis take them to the gym too. i dont take the pens because most of the pens in my house are hotel pens that my mom and dad collected and those pens never work for too long :grrr:
     
  15. M_ILIS

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    I like taking the shampoos, conditioners and lotions home because using them later, the unique scents often remind me of being on vacation.

    In the early '90s Caesars Palace had the greatest little bars of facial soap. I used to comb the hallways even if I wasn't staying there trying to find a housekeeping cart to snag a few. (I'm pretty sure the statute of limitations has passed by now and I can reveal this.)

    On a soap-related note, Mandalay Bay's public restrooms used to have the greatest smelling hand soap ever. Not sure if it's still the same or not; last time I was in there I forgot to go check, and that was six years ago.
     
  16. Sam D

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    I used to bring home more stuff from Vegas and still have some of it. Ash trays & matchbooks, but I quit smoking decades ago So now I stay in non-smoking rooms. And anyone else remember those logo mugs that many casinos used to give away? I still have a collection of them mostly from now defunct casinos. And those elaborate little swizzle sticks from the casino bars are nice reminders of past visits to Vegas. Now I just pick up a couple pens and notepads occasionally. I don’t care about the toiletries.
     
  17. Patripman

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    Believe me hotels could care less about the guest taking the shampoo, soap, ink pens etc. As a Rooms Manager for a very large airport mid level hotel our cost for these items came out to be less than $1.15 per day per guest room. Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, tissues etc are packed 250 to 500 per case and we normally ordered 25 cases each. For companies like CET who use the same vendor for their standard bathroom items pay's less than a .05 for each item.
    As for towels and similar linens most are purchased through Standard Textile who have huge warehouses throughout the country and their items are priced so cheaply that even the loss of 100 bath towels a week is nothing to large operations. I remember a very large hospitality company started a program where each housekeeper was required to do a daily count of items from each room and if the management thought there was a theft of an item then the guest would be charged for the items taken at cost. It turned out to be a nightmare and the practice stopped days after it started.
    Now throughout the industry the items that are normally off limits are comforters, electronics, phones, pictures, lamps etc. It was not unusual for some guests to try to walk out with one of these items everyday.

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  18. ju5tagt

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    Now that's funny!!!
     
  19. Mitkraft

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    This is a funny thread. I'm really shocked at the people who actually want to take issue with people taking the toiletries. That's just silly. Other items not meant to be consumed I could see getting on your high horse about but sheesh how big of a d#$% to you have to be to give someone grief about shampoo. THEY THROW THEM AWAY by the way.

    My wife likes to take the toiletries for either using in our guest bathrooms or when she likes that particular product. Sometimes I have to tell her "Ok, you can stop collecting them now" on a given trip because it can get out of hand on a longer trip. Several years ago when we were going to Vegas 3 times a year we had a pretty good stockpile of MGM stuff and I had to convince her to just take a few on a given trip. But she likes them because she can make the guest bathrooms hotel-like for guests.

    I'll take some of the nicer less common toiletry items when I find them. I have a tiny tin with a show polish sponge in my shaving kit and I still have this really neat small soap that came in its own hard plastic case from a hotel in Paris. I also stocked up on the shampoo and conditioners from a Mirage stay a few years back. Not sure if they still have them but they were lime something or other and I really loved the way they smelled and felt.
     
  20. Blonde_4_ever

    Blonde_4_ever LasVegas4ever.com

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    I used to ADORE those Mirage Lime products too! But I stayed there last spring and the products were different.[​IMG]
     
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