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Hotels with the Best Room Service (Slideshow)

Hotels with the Best Room Service (Slideshow)

Sometimes the best part of wining and dining whilst on holiday is enjoying a beautiful meal right in your hotel room

St. Regis Bal Harbor, Miami Beach

If you’re a true food lover at heart, a vacation might not feel complete until you’ve whipped up one of your signature dishes to enjoy in the privacy of your living accommodations. At the St. Regis Bal Harbor each suite is equipped with kitchen so guests can dispatch their own personal butler to go shop for ingredients and set everything up in the kitchen. Guests can enjoy a crisp glass of wine while watching the sunset on their balcony before cooking their own meal, without having to worry about shopping for ingredients or cleaning up after the affair. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, you can commission the world-renowned pastry chef to bake elegant birthday cakes or even sweets for the whole family.

The Langham Hotel, London

The 380-room Victorian-era landmark hotel has been visited by literary notables including Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Guests at The Langham Hotel who enjoy a good read with their dinner or late night snack can order from the hotel’s Book Butler, a service that will hand select a book based on your preferences and place it on your bedside table during turndown as a gift, along with a leather bookmark and a personal note explaining the choice of reading material.

Hilton Los Cabos Beach and Golf Resort, Los Cabos

Situated along the Sea of Cortez in the Los Cabos Corridor (with access to one the only swimmable beaches!), Hilton Los Cabos Beach and Golf Resort, Los Cabos is a go-to spot for authentic Mexican dining. While the resort offers five on-site restaurants, guests don’t even need to step out of the room to fulfill a Baja craving. To accommodate guests’ needs no matter what time of day, the complete room service menu is provided 24/7. Are you thinking Baja tacos for breakfast? Yes please.

Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids, Mich.

You’re traveling for business and staying at Amway Grand Plaza when a late-night pizza craving strikes. Instead of ordering from a national brand chain, indulge in some local pizzeria culture with Piezelli’s Pizza, the hotel’s out-of-the-box alternative to in-room dining. Piezelli’s is a 24-hour pizza delivery service available for guests at all hours of the day. Piezelli's currently represents roughly 15 percent of the property’s overall room service revenue, which has steadily increased over the past two years. Now that’s what we call door-to-door service.

Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito

Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito is already a food lover’s haven with its organic Tea Bar and a culinary arts program offering classes like “Cooking from the Farmers’ Market” and the “Asian Melting Pot,” the scenic luxury resort in California offers a little something for cocktail aficionados too. Order your own in-room happy hour by ordering all the makings of a Moscow Mule, a Salty Dog, or other classic cocktail. Personal bartenders are also available if you’d rather mingle than mix.

The Singular, Puerto Bories, Chile

Chile has plenty of luxury lodging, but The Singular in Puerto Bories, Chile stands out for its unparalleled connections to local Patagonian history. The hotel was previously a turn-of-the-century meatpacking plant where lambs were first introduced to southern Chile. Aptly, in-room dining celebrates Chilean game with guanaco burgers, Patagonian hare, and, of course, wood-fired lamb.

Trump International Hotel and Tower, Chicago

Where else would you consider paying $7 for a single roasted vine-ripe tomato? At Trump International Hotel and Tower outpost, the “Nourish” program delivers the ultimate fuel for a peak travel experience. Every in-room dining menu from breakfast to dinner and everything in between offers vegan, gluten-free and organic options with provided nutritional information. Start your day with a tofu scramble or a spinach and whole wheat breakfast burrito, or unwind with agave chili-lime chicken or a protein-packed surf and turf salad with filet mignon and jumbo shrimp.

Intercontinental, Chicago

When you’re in Chicago and want to be a baller like none other than Chicago Bulls superstar Michael Jordan, then the Intercontinental in Chicago has the room service options to do just the trick. Room service at the Intercontinental includes the option to indulge in a juicy, dry aged Prime Porterhouse for two alongside a wedge salad dressed with local blue cheese and bacon and hand cut fries cooked in beef fat. Between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m., you can even indulge in a three-course prix fixe menu that includes soup or Caesar salad, petite filet mignon, Scottish salmon, and a choice between bittersweet chocolate pudding and seasonal sorbet with rosemary shortbread.

Le Taha’a Resort and Spas, Le Taha’a

When you’re visiting French Polynesia, you need not even leave your room to enjoy a balanced breakfast at Le Taha’a Resort and Spas. Guests staying at Le Taha'a island resort and spa in Taha'a, French Polynesia, can have their breakfast delivered to their private deck by a strumming ukulele player. A view from the lagoon is the perfect way to start your day over a breakfast of fresh squeezed juices, delicious pastries and tropical fruits.

Hôtel Le Toiny, St. Bart’s

If you think ordering room service is a luxury, how about ordering a chef-driven private dining experience at Hôtel Le Toiny in St. Bart’s? Restaurant Le Gaiac in St. Bart’s offers a discreet private dining experience in your Villa Suite, on its garden terrace, or any other location on its 17-acre property. Select from memorable dishes like spaghetti with black truffles and fresh Parmesan, or Caribbean lobster "à la plancha," served with Creole rice and melted brown butter. If you’re feeling adventurous, let chef Sylvain Révélant prepare you a customized multi-course menu.

Nobu Hotel at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas

Some people travel to Las Vegas to stay out all night, but at Nobu Hotel at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, chef Nobu Matsuhisa gives you every reason never to leave your room. If “see and be seen” isn’t your style, order from the world's largest Nobu restaurant and lounge. Savor Maine lobster with wasabi pepper or choose a selection of the freshest sushi and sashimi. Pair your meal with Japanese beer or Nobu's signature brands of chilled sake from your room’s minibar.

The Water Club Restaurant at the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa, Atlantic City

If you’re planning to stay out all night, The Water Club restaurant, with Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian at the helm, will bring you breakfast… before bed. At The Water Club Restaurant at the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa, in Atlantic City, Zakarian created a variety in-room specials for high rollers like “long night,” which combines hanger steak and eggs with Emergen-C vitamin powder and a dedicated late-night breakfast menu called “Breakfast Before Bed,” available from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.


The World’s 8 Best Room Service Menus

Once upon a time, ordering a meal up to your hotel room signified a certain degree of defeat. You were too tired to go find a hip local spot. Or too inhibited to brave a strange city&rsquos streets. Or too lazy to put on shoes.

Now, however, truly transcendent meals can be had in the comfort of a borrowed robe. At hotels around the world, the best room service menus combine local culture, stellar ingredients and, sometimes, an internationally renowned chef&rsquos personal handiwork. From Zakarian-approved hangover cures in Atlantic City to Pierre Hermé pastries with a view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, here are the best places to order in before you check out.

  1. Puerto Bories, Chile: The Singular
    Chile has its fair share of luxury lodging, but The Singular stands out for its unbeatable connections to Patagonian history. The hotel occupies the turn-of-the-century meatpacking plant where lambs were first introduced to southern Chile, and the industrial chic interiors include antique equipment and one particularly oversized Victorian engine. Fittingly, in-room dining celebrates Chilean game with guanaco burgers, Patagonian hare and, of course, wood-fired lamb. All are prepared at the new restaurant &ldquoEl Asador,&rdquo which occupies a converted blacksmith workshop. Puerto Bories, s/n. Patagonia, Chile, + 56 61 2722-030, thesingular.com
  2. Atlantic City, NJ: The Water Club at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
    None other than Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian created the room service menu for the high-end mecca of gambling and taffy that is The Water Club at Borgata. To celebrate the unique terroir of Atlantic City, Zakarian created aptly named in-room specials like &ldquoLong night,&rdquo which combines hanger steak and eggs with Emergen-C vitamin powder, and a dedicated late-night breakfast menu called &ldquoBreakfast before bed,&rdquo available from 12 a.m.&ndash6 p.m. Sleep well, high rollers. One Renaissance Way, Atlantic City, NJ, 609-317-8888, thewaterclubhotel.com
  3. San Diego, CA: The US Grant
    Thirsty for American history? This 1910-era, Beaux Arts building in San Diego&rsquos Gaslamp Quarter is listed on the National Register for Historic Places and named for its architect&rsquos father, Ulysses S. Grant. Room service menus pay homage to a more recent neighborhood development: San Diego&rsquos craft beer explosion is celebrated with an all-local list for in-room drinking, including area all-stars like Stone and Mission Brewery. 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA, 866-837-4270, usgrant.net
  4. San Antonio Palopo, Guatemala: Casa Palopo
    Less than 100 miles from Guatemala City, tiny Casa Polopo has nine guestrooms but hundreds of pieces of traditional and modern Guatemalan artwork. The best way to take in the panoramic views of Lake Atitlan and its surrounding volcanoes from your private terrace is by ordering in desayuno chapin, the traditional Guatemalan breakfast of champions. Casa Palopo&rsquos version includes farm-fresh eggs, velvety refried beans, fresh corn tortillas, maduros and an array of local fruits like watermelon, papaya and pitaya, or cactus fruit. Carretera a San Antonio Palopo km 6.8, San Antonio Palopo, Guatemala, + 50 2 7762 2270, casapalopo.com
  5. Chicago, IL: The James
    You heard it here first: Chicago has some pretty exciting restaurant openings on the horizon. But for those times when you want to stick to the classics, there is The James. The hotel&rsquos David Burke&rsquos Primehouse brings a considerable amount of old-school swagger to the Magnificent Mile. The Top Chef Master gets Midwestern meaty in dishes like a ribeye sandwich and the South Side filet mignon, both dry-aged on the premises. Better still, Primehouse&rsquos menu is entirely available via room service, so carnivorous guests can beef it up at any hour. 55 East Ontario, Chicago, IL. 312-337-1000, jameshotels.com
  6. Koh Samui, Thailand: Four Seasons Resort
    At this swanky, 74-key resort, all accommodations have private infinity pools overlooking Laem Yai Bay and the Gulf of Siam. For those evenings when wearing anything but swim trunks to dinner simply won&rsquot do, the resort staff will deliver a &ldquobucket barbecue&rdquo to your door. In addition to a customized list of proteins, sauces and sides, the bucket contains an awfully elegant container of red-hot coals to be installed right on your personal patio for backyard grilling, Four Seasons-style. 219 Moo 5, Angthong, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand, +66 77 243 000, fourseasons.com
  7. Brooklyn, NY: King & Grove
    Getting a table at Paul Liebrandt&rsquos new Williamsburg boite The Elm can be a challenge for even the savviest New Yorkers. Outsmart the locals by ordering in: Liebrandt&rsquos entire menu, including the lobster-studded Swiss chard agnolotti, pillow-y scallop gnudi, and mind-bending kanpachi &ldquojamon,&rdquo in which slivers of Atlantic amberjack weave through an elegant tomato and watermelon salad, can be delivered to its 64 guestrooms with the mere push of a button. It sure beats a crowded ride on the L train. 160 North 12 th St., Brooklyn, NY 718-218-7500, kingandgrove.com
  8. Paris, France: Le Royal Monceau &mdash Raffles Paris
    Parisian pastries are the stuff of legend. Go for the gold at the Philippe Starck&ndashdesigned Raffles palace hotel in the 8 th arrondissement. Room service menus here span both of the hotel&rsquos Michelin-starred restaurants, but the ultimate indulgence is at breakfast. Start your morning right by ordering in a basket of impossibly flaky croissants and maybe a macaron or two by local celebrity chef Pierre Hermé, named the &ldquoPicasso of Pastry&rdquo by the carbohydrate enthusiasts at French Vogue. 37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, + 33 1 42 99 8800, leroyalmonceau.com

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20 Most Over-The-Top Things You Can Order From Hotel Room Service

Oh, the joy of room service. Whether vacationing or traveling for business, it doesn&rsquot get more luxurious than having dinner delivered directly to your room (while donning your slippers and robe, of course). But these days, hotels and resorts are offering experiences that go above and beyond a burger in bed.

Here, 20 of the most over-the-top in-room dining options from hotels across the globe.

A presidential suite at the Grand Velas Los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas is the best place to experience this extraordinary taco. Picture a gold flake-infused soft corn tortilla filled with Kobe beef, succulent lobster, black truffle brie cheese, caviar, salsa, Ley .925 Añejo tequila and kopi luwak (a controversial coffee in Asia, where beans are digested and discharged by a civet). For chef Juan Licerio Alcala to prepare, a $12,500 deposit is required at least one week in advance.

The Troubadour, a newly opened Joie de Vivre hotel in New Orleans' central business district, features in-room celebratory birthday cakes with sprinkles. Living proof that you can have your cake and eat it too (in bed).

French Polynesia is full of romantic villas and endless relaxation by the sea, including The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, where a Canoe Breakfast for two is served seaside.

It&rsquos safe to say that breakfast will never be the same again. Delivered to overwater villas via a wooden outrigger canoe, breakfast is placed on the deck, giving guests unobstructed views of the turquoise lagoon.

Live it up at Park Hyatt New York with an ultimate breakfast in bed delight: The Central Park Breakfast for two. $700 gives you the privilege to wash Petrossian Tsar Imperial Ossetra caviar and grilled wagyu beef with a crispy egg -- or Maine lobster egg Florentine -- down with a bottle of Dom Perignon Brut Epernay 2004.

All guests of The Villas at AYANA Resort and Spa Bali receive a complimentary Floataway Champagne Brunch during their stay. A butler sets up a magical three-course, floating breakfast with Champagne in the pool so breakfast doesn&rsquot interfere with vitamin D time.

Hotel Bel-Air&rsquos Experience More in-room dining menu is full of surprises. Guests adore the &ldquocookie creations" option, which comes equipped with frosting, toppings and everything needed to master the art of cookie decorating.

At Mandarin Oriental, Milan, all dining menus, including in-room, are the brainchild of chef Antonio Guida. Don&rsquot feel like dressing to the nines for a tasting at Seta, the hotel&rsquos two-starred Michelin restaurant? Kick back in purple velvet slippers and nosh on exquisite Calvisius Caviar &mdash a local Italian delicacy from the province of Brescia &mdash accompanied by several star-studded canapés like Culatello di Zibello, foie gras terrine, anchovy and butter bruschetta, and Norwegian smoked salmon.

Fancy breakfast arriving via a horse and carriage? Straight from the farm to your plate? The Inn at Dos Brisas, in the stunning Texas Hill Country, is where to find this dreamy offering. Think fresh heirloom Bloody Mary&rsquos garnished with vibrant vegetables, an omelet with farm fresh eggs from the property, and much more.

Guests at Hotel Adlon in Berlin, next to iconic Brandenburg Gate, can experience a true taste of the city by noshing on a signature Adlon-Currywurst. Going above and beyond the typical street food offering, it&rsquos served with edible gold flakes.

Inspired by the Great Forest Park Balloon Race, an annual hot air balloon race that takes place in St. Louis, the pastry team and the in-room dining team at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis joined forces to bring guests a wow-factor $250 Hot Air Balloon featuring locally made snacks and special treats from the pastry kitchen. Call ahead to have it floating in-room upon check-in.

If kids are along for the trip, there&rsquos also an Ice Cream Man at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Mimicking an old-fashioned soda fountain cart, kids can create custom sundaes and add on toppings galore. We recommend combining both worlds and adding a scoop of ice cream and sprinkles to your chocolate martini.

Bordering the Tortolita mountains in Marena, Arizona, half an hour&rsquos drive northwest of Tucson, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain will give you all the desert feels. A nod to Mexican influence, staff will wheel in an In-Room Fiesta and whip up fresh guacamole (spiced to your liking) and a Mangonada, a traditional Mexican fruit drink spiked with tequila. Souvenirs include festive recipe cards to help you re-create the culinary magic at home.

At Hotel Victor in South Beach, sweet dreams are attainable thanks to Sugar Factory, one of the hotel's on-site dining option. In other words, the famous King Kong Sundae can be ordered to enjoy in-room.

Containing 24 scoops of ice cream drizzled with hot fudge, strawberry and caramel sauces, and toppings of bananas, toasted marshmallows, Reese&rsquos Pieces, crushed waffle cones, chocolate chip cookies, gummy bears, white chocolate strawberry shavings, toasted walnuts, whipped cream, giant lollipops, and, wait for it, sparklers on top, it&rsquos considered a serious vacation splurge.

Fried chicken in-room doesn&rsquot sound that interesting -- until you attach Marcus Samuelsson&rsquos name to it. At MGM National Harbor in Maryland (a stone&rsquos throw from Washington D.C.), guests can feast on the celebrity chef&rsquos signature dishes in the privacy of their own room. Choose from popular dishes like Fried Yardbird with the Fixings (pictured), Sammy&rsquos Chicken & Waffles, or The Bird and The Egg. The best part? No queue.

If partaking in a crowded happy hour is not appealing, don't fret. Four Seasons Hotel Chicago&rsquos Martini Man will set up a private cocktail hour cart in your room that&rsquos no doubt a fabulous option for pre-dinner drinks or a girls weekend. Made to order, mixologists are equipped to craft everything from classics like a dirty martini to an apple martini.

Attending a luau is obligatory when vacationing in Hawaii. If you prefer something a little more intimate, Four Seasons Resort Maui recently introduced Lanai Luau to in-room dining menu. The resort&rsquos culinary team will bring the experience straight to the lanai (balcony), allowing guests to taste traditional dishes and drinks. Hawaiian dancers and musicians are a popular addition for those in larger suites.

At W Fort Lauderdale, guests can order a secret room service item, the Recovery Amenity, after a night of too many cocktails. A kit will arrive with two Bloody Mary cocktails, ice cold water, Advil and Tums, in hopes to bring you back to life in time for round two of fun in the sun.

What&rsquos better than oceanfront property? A chef that prepares bedside breakfast at sunrise. Each room at The Lodge & Club in Ponte Verde Beach, Florida, boasts an Atlantic Ocean view, so there&rsquos no need to ever leave (except, of course, to hit the waves).

Upon request, the chef will set up an omelet station and make a curated breakfast while you sit back and relax -- all while schooling you on the basics of mastering perfectly cooked eggs. Take it a step further and request fancy china and flowers for a special occasion.

At Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, happy hour can be delivered via a "create your own mojito" in-room experience. In case your mixology skills aren&rsquot up to par, the service comes complete with step-by-step directions, and of course, all the proper ingredients to master a mouthwatering mojito in paradise.

A stay in the premiere Ojetti Suite at Il Salviatino, just outside of Florence in the rolling hills of Tuscany, Italy, means guests have the option to experience the Ultimate Bubble Bath. And by bubbles, we mean a luxe bathtub filled with Prosecco, Spumante, or Champagne. When in wine country, right? Not to worry, the &euro9,000 price tag also comes with a bubbly bottle of choice to sip while soaking.


Room Service Hacks from Restaurant Greats

How do you sample the fare at a top restaurant without reservations? Check into a hotel.

Photo By: Francesco Tonelli ©2013 Francesco Tonelli - All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Francesco Tonelli ©2014 Francesco Tonelli - All Rights Reserved

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Photo By: Francesco Tonelli ©2013 Francesco Tonelli - All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Magnus Lindqvist ©GLINTstudios

How to Beat the System

Scoring reservations at top tables is often a heated competition between diners. It can be months before you can land a Saturday night reservation at all, or one that isn't at 5:30 p.m. or after 10:30 p.m. But fortunately, we have discovered a way to hack the system: Check into a hotel. These top restaurants from renowned chefs happen to be housed in hotels and, lucky for guests, also provide the room service program. All that is required is to pick up the phone, place your order and relax in the comfort of your own room — until there's a knock on your door.

New York City: The Nomad at The Nomad Hotel

When executive chef and co-owner Daniel Humm first introduced the lustrous chicken for two at The Nomad, it quickly became the talk of the town. The eye-catching, aromatic and perfectly golden chicken stuffed with brioche, black truffles and foie gras is gorgeously presented in an iron skillet. This signature dish, along with the rest of the sophisticated menu and top-notch service, makes a table at The Nomad restaurant one of the toughest to nab. But, check into The Nomad Hotel and you can order this beautiful bird on demand and eat it in bed.

Los Angeles: The Bazaar at SLS Hotel

In 2003 beloved Spanish Chef José Andrés turned D.C.'s dining scene on its head with the opening of Minibar. Six years later, he headed west to open The Bazaar (with opening Chef de Cuisine Michael Voltaggio), bringing his modern style to the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. Dining on the menu in the comfort of your room will not disappoint, and breakfast is also given special attention. No one would think an egg white omelet would be one to remember, but leave it to Andrés to make it stylish and satisfying.

Photo courtesy of SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills

New York City: Fuku+ at The Chambers

Miami: Pubbelly Station at The Langford

It's hard to score a table at a popular eatery it's even harder when the dining room holds just 16 seats. Miami's Pubbelly, the aforementioned sensational Asian gastropub, recently opened Pubbelly Station inside the newly opened Langford Hotel. We have no doubt it'll be as tough to get a taste — unless you are staying inside the boutique property. PB Station offers PB To-Go, a selection of items prepared to order and packaged in elegant disposable containers. The food is delivered to your door by a bellman or conveniently available for pickup. The chefs explain the PB To-Go program eliminates the need for expensive tables and equipment, and, another bonus, without the cumbersome dishes and carts, those working the kitchen can get the food upstairs faster and fresher.

New York City: The Mark Restaurant at The Mark Hotel

Dining at any Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant is pure pleasure. But add to that formula white-glove service, a linen-draped cart with fresh flowers, and exquisite dishes designed by fashion illustrator Jean-Philippe Delhomme in a plush hotel room and the experience becomes one of luxury. That's what guests staying at The Mark Hotel can enjoy by ordering room service from The Mark Restaurant by Vongerichten. Signature items include sushi grade hamachi sashimi with avocado, soy-yuzu dressing, fresh angel hair pasta with seasonal vegetables, profiteroles swimming in a deep dark chocolate sauce, adding decadence on top of what is already pretty decadent.

Dallas: Knife at The Highland

Miami: Driftwood Room at Nautilus South Beach

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli is the latest celebrity chef to open a restaurant in a Miami hotel. The difference with this chef's sexy spot is you can indulge in its offerings without even having to get dressed. Alex's Driftwood Room focuses on fresh, local Floridian ingredients, which can also be ordered poolside from the hotel's Nautilus Cabana Club — think Lemonfish crudo with piquillo peppers and Roma tomatoes blended with olive oil and basil, a roasted mushroom crostini, and indulgent items like the oozy passion fruit-filled yeast doughnuts.

Photo courtesy of Nautilus South Beach

Louisville, Ky.: Proof on Main at 21c Museum Hotel

You won't have to make a reservation to get a bite of the famous Proof Bison Burger at Proof on Main if you're a guest at the 21c Museum Hotel. A staple on the menu, the burger, topped with Tillamook cheddar, smoked bacon and jezebel sauce, is available for room service. Oh, and that bison is pretty special too it's sourced from Woodland Farm, which is owned by 21c founders Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, who supply Proof on Main and other ingredient-driven Louisville restaurants with their sustainable, hormone-free and grass-fed bison.

Photo courtesy of 21c Museum Hotels

Washington, D.C.: Art and Soul at The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel

Executive Chef Douglas Alexander and James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef Art Smith's Art and Soul is a reason not to leave your room at The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel. Available as part of the in-room dining program, Smith and Alexander's Southern-inspired menu features unadulterated, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Stay in the room to dine on dinner favorites like the roasted Scottish salmon on a bed of white beans, kale, Meyer lemon, pancetta and smoked olive tapenade, or nosh on the housemade charcuterie and one of the seasonal cocktails — you will be happy you did.

Photo by Ronald Flores

Portland, Ore.: Imperial at Hotel Lucia

It's not easy to score a table at Imperial restaurant, with Iron Chef America champion and James Beard Award-winning chef Vitaly Paley and Top Chef finalist Doug Adams manning the stoves. If you have a hankering for Adams' famous fried chicken, it's not necessary to check in with the restaurant hostess. Instead, you can check into your room at the hotel, where the chicken's honey is sourced from the rooftop hives and the hot sauce is barrel-aged in-house. Be sure to also tack on an order of the restaurant's buttery Parker House rolls.


Hotels with the Best Room Service (Slideshow) - Recipes

How about a gold dildo and a bathologist delivered to your door?

The quality of a hotel can make or break your holiday, especially if you want to be able to relax. A nice view out the window and a comfortable bed are a good start, but what about your own bartender or pillow concierge?

That’s right, everything’s possible when it comes to room service. A food-only menu just isn’t good enough anymore, which is why these eight hotels go that extra mile to make your stay unforgettable with everything from sex toys and a sommelier on order at the touch of the room service button.

And with in-room perks this good, you might not want to do any sightseeing on your next trip…

1. The Benjamin Hotel, New York

On order: The Benjamin Hotel offers personal pillow concierges who will help you find the best pillow to ensure a good night’s sleep for you. They are also happy to arrange a relaxing massage before you go to sleep.

2. Hotel deLuxe, Portland

On order: This isn’t just a pet-friendly hotel, this is pet paradise. The deLuxe has a dog menu as part of their room service menu, which includes groomers, dog walkers pet acupuncture, and even pet psychics in case you want to know what your dog really wants to tell you with that tail wag.

3. The Drake Hotel, Toronto

On order: Feel like spicing things up in the bedroom? This is the hotel for you. The Drake Hotel lets you order sex toys straight to your door from their exclusive Pleasure Menu. And yes, that is a $600 24k gold dildo on the menu.

4. Cavallo Point Lodge, San Francisco

On order: If you’re too tired to dress up and go to the hotel bar, why not order yourself an in-room bartender? It’s definitely possible at the Cavallo Point Lodge – you even get to enjoy this gorgeous view of Golden Gate Bridge while sipping your martini.

5. Sublime Samana, Dominican Republic

On order: Good room service food is one thing, but having your own chef prepare breakfast in front of you from bed? That’s what you get at the Sublime Semana Hotel if you order the night before. Perfect after a big night out.

6. Fairmont Hotel, Chicago

On order: Ever heard of a bath sommelier? At the Fairmont, an expert bath-ologist (no, we didn’t make that up) will draw the perfect bath for you after a long day spent sightseeing in Chicago.

7. One&Only Resort, Cabo San Lucas

On order: If you love wine, this is the place to be. The One&Only Resort in Cabo San Lucas has over 1000 different wines on offer making it a tough choice. Thankfully a sommelier will come to your room to help you decide.

8. Hard Rock Hotel, Bali

On order: If you’re staying at the Hard Rock Hotel, you probably like music. That’s what the hotel figured, too, which is why you can order a Fender guitar to be delivered to your room for some jam sessions. Let’s hope the walls are soundproof.

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Most Over-the-Top Room Service

On a secluded African island, you&rsquore finishing dinner in your private cottage when there&rsquos a knock at the door. Villagers from the local church choir have arrived ready to perform a song and dance ritual just for you. That&rsquos the kind of above-and-beyond room service to expect at Tanzania&rsquos Lupita Island retreat.

These days, attracting travelers takes more than just good service&mdashit takes oodles of creativity. Hotels are one-upping each other with the most unexpected of amenities, large and small, serious and silly. From in-room art lessons to personal Book Butlers to homemade ice cream for your pooch, we&rsquove uncovered the world&rsquos over-the-top room service offerings, whatever your idea of pampering or price range.

At the Hard Rock Hotels, for example, you can now live out those rock-n-roll fantasies thanks to a free loaner Fender guitar and high-performance floor amp for undisturbed in-room jamming. While that jives with the chain&rsquos music vibe, other hotels are going to equal lengths to deliver a party to your door. San Francisco&rsquos Cavallo Point turns guest rooms into speakeasies with a Personal In-Room Bartender ready to mix margaritas, mimosas, or Salty Dog cocktails while you lounge.

Of course, a party scene isn&rsquot every guest&rsquos idea of vacation. For those on a quest for quiet, quirky hotel perks, the Gansevoort Hotels in New York City can oblige with Healer sessions: crystals, acupuncture, vibrational therapy, and energetic rebalancing. Or travel further afield to the Tree of Life Resort & Spa in Jaipur, India, where you can get your om on with a master yogi in one of 14 private villas.

The little extras can make a difference, even for the youngest of guests. Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA, brings the fun of the outdoors in with freshly baked s&rsquomores and in-room pop-up tents for happy campers to play and sleep in for the night.

Read on to find out what anything-but-ordinary hotel amenities can be delivered at the touch of your room service button. Just be forewarned of a possible side effect: canceling those sightseeing plans to stay in instead.


Dallas’ Best Room Service

Executive suite at The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Penthouse suite at Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh

Master suite at The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Room at the W Dallas - Victory Hotel

A room at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas hotel.

Breakfast in bed is for beginners. Dallas hotels seeking to offer the best guest experience have taken room service to a whole new level.

Here’s the best of what you can order with the push of a button…

The Ritz-Carlton Dallas
Want to know how it feels to wake up after the best sleep you’ve ever had? Request “A Good Night’s Suite,” and the hotel’s on-site sleep therapist will provide a personalized consultation and a pre-sleep stretching tutorial. An extensive selection of in-room amenities includes an herbal eye mask, cool-temp pillows, sleep-inducing herbal tea, and a lavender linen mister.

If sleeping is not in your immediate plans, order the DIY Craft Cocktail amenity and get everything you need to create the margarita of your dreams. Top it off with one of three gourmet salt options: earthy golden Dead Sea salt, crisp Hawaiian lava salt, or Persian Blue — a rare salt extracted from a single mine in Semnan, Iran.

The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Check out with an entirely new look after a two-hour personal style consultation with one of Dallas’ top fashion experts. This service can be arranged in your room or booked through the hotel’s Luxury Fashion Package, which includes a gift of $100 in NorthPark gold coins and a complimentary breakfast. Try the to-die-for Huevos Rancheros with a specialty juice blend like pineapple, ginger, and Asian pear.

The Joule hotel
Order room service at The Joule, and you are ordering straight from four-star restaurant and local brunch destination CBD Provisions — but having the brasserie’s house-made granola and house yogurt delivered while donning a fluffy robe somehow makes it so much better. If you need something a little more savory, the ‘Nduja Pimento Cheese Toast on house-made sourdough is a frequently ordered favorite.

And, for a truly personalized dining experience, guests can arrange a private chef’s dinner in one of the hotel’s penthouses.

A room at The Joule hotel

W Dallas – Victory Hotel
Check in to the W with your four-legged sidekick for a weekend of pampering for the both of you. The hotel’s pet menu is available 24 hours a day and offers a 10-oz. filet, an 8-oz. Blue Buffalo brand kibble burger, gourmet treats, and Fido’s choice of still or sparkling water.

Guests visiting Texas for the first time can get some local flavor by ordering the Brew of the Month Club — a monthly selection of Texas beer paired with a locally made sweet or salty snack.

Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh
If you would describe your palette as Southern sophistication, you owe it to yourself to spend a weekend sampling The Stoneleigh’s newest in-room dining concept. Start with the Southern tartine with eggs sunny side up, honey ham, and pimento cheese on a cheddar brioche. Then move on to the delicious smoked brisket melt or gulf shrimp and homestead grits with spicy beurre blanc.

Don’t worry — you can burn the calories off on the Peloton bikes coming soon to the hotel gym.


① The NoMad, New York City

Though the dining room at The NoMad is lovely, sometimes it&rsquos even better to simply spend the morning in bed with the hotel restaurant&rsquos riff on eggs Benedict with crab, tarragon hollandaise and frisée. If you threw back one too many drinks the night before, there&rsquos also a breakfast sandwich with duck sausage and cheddar on a house-made English muffin. Or if it&rsquos evening and you can&rsquot face the outside world, order the acclaimed roast chicken with truffles and foie gras straight to your room.


The BEST Room Service Breakfast!

It was such a treat ordering room service on one of the mornings of my stay! Had to take full advantage of the whole experience right? Lol!

It does not get much better than a Mickey Waffle breakfast. So fun and crazy delicious with that fruit topping!

More lovely art through the halls near the elevators.


The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection

The Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

The Cosmoplitan knows how to treat their young, hip guests. After checking in on an iPad, exploring the ultra-modern grounds and ending up at one of the resort's nightclubs, bring your crew back upstairs. The Cosmopolitan has got your party covered: The room service menu offers a ton of delicious fare, plus Crowd Pleasers, assortment snack plates for both "The Guys" and "The Girls," and Cocktail Packages, which give you pretty much everything you'd need to mix your favorite drink in the comfort of your room. Bottoms up!


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