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    23 Small Ways To Make Your Home Feel A Little More Like A Hotel

    *Puts on robe, closes curtains, watches HGTV until 4 a.m.*

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    1. Fill an infusion pitcher with a refreshing combination of produce to make what can only be called "fancy lobby water." So tasty. So refreshing.

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    2. Sink into some hotel gel pillows to allow your head and neck to get some serious R and R. These pillows are also dust mite-, mold-, and mildew-resistant — a great quality at home and afar.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these pillows. I have spent hundreds on brand name memory foam pillows that failed to relieve my neck pain — these pillows made that pain go away immediately. I was so impressed with the feel of them that I bought two more just to have for trips. I found these pillows to be incredibly comfortable, durable, and they still maintain the great fluffy feeling even after a year of use. These are amazing pillows, especially for the price." —Taylor Hertz

    Get them from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two sizes).

    This is one of our choices for best pillows on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    3. Invest in some nice, fluffy towels that will make you feel so pampered every time you bathe. Such a great way to ~elevate~ what would be a very mundane daily task.

    Snowe

    Promising review: "We have bought many towels over the years to find the 'right' towel. We found them — fluffy yet dries the skin, dries overnight, great color, and launders just like new. So happy we bought them." —Maria C.

    Get one from Snowe for $22 (available in five colors).

    These are one of our picks for best bath towels by BuzzFeed Reviews!

    4. And while you're at it, install a double-rod towel rack — yes, into your wall — because a crumpled up towel or one draped carelessly draped on the door handle simply won't do.

    Amazon

    The rack comes with all the hardware needed for installation.

    Promising review: "Finally a towel bar that stays stable mounted to the wall. I like the sturdy build, and it comes in a single piece, which makes it a lot tougher and makes installation a lot easier. Replacing all my towel bars with this one." —Erick Burnham

    Get it from Amazon for $22.50+ (available in two finishes).

    5. Dine from a breakfast tray and pretend you just got room service. The human imagination is very powerful and can take you there if you just try hard enough.

    Amazon

    The tray's legs fold in and out for multipurpose use.

    Promising review: "Works great. This breakfast table is portable and stylish in appearance. It's perfect for breakfast in bed. I've also used it for my laptop. Very easy to fold up and put under the bed." —Clariluz Perez

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    6. Keep a shower cap on hand for when you want to save your flawlessly blown-out hair for two...three...four...five days. I support you.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was looking for a cheap shower cap to use on the days that I don't wash my hair that's better quality than the cheap plastic ones I've been using from hotel stays. This shower cap is perfect! I have long, thick hair and this was plenty big enough to fit my entire head including the hairs on the nape of my neck. I would highly recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four patterns).

    7. Add a bit of intrigue to your bathroom counters or dresser top with some colorful geometric trays. Trendy boutique hotels hotels have nothing on your interior deco skills.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I use these cute trays for organizing purpose — one for my bathroom counter to store my toothbrush and cups and one for my dressing table to store my skin care products. One for my living room tea table to store my tea cups and another is used as a book tray at my night stand top. I love their simple design and their great quality! Worth the price!" —Silvia123

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $9.78.

    8. Select a modern bedside lamp, because you don't have to wait to go on a trip to have a perfect reading light. Seriously, HOW do all hotels have the best reading light setups?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased two of these lamps for my mid century inspired bedroom and they are stunning in their simplicity. They give off enough light to read by without being too bright and don’t take up much room on my nightstand." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $59 (available in two finishes).

    9. Throw on a waffled robe and lounge around. Maybe go wild and watch House Hunters for four hours. Classic hotel TV.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "The wife loved it and found it fit good and was comfy. She loved it and said it made her feel like she was staying in a hotel." —J. Phillips

    Get it from Amazon for $20.95 (available in sizes S–2XL and six colors).

    10. And ~slip~ into some open-toe slippers to complete your full spa and resort look.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These immediately became my favorite thing to wear on my feet. I have several issues that cause pain in my feet so I am reluctant to put any kind of shoe or slipper on. Not anymore. These feel like a cloud around my feet. I would highly recommend these." —Karen Smith

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in women's sizes 6–12, men's sizes 4–11, and 10 colors).

    11. Actually hang up your hand towels on a cute towel ring instead of flopping them onto your counter to inevitably fall into the sink.

    Amazon

    The ring comes with all the hardware needed for installation, which requires a 1/8-inch slotted screwdriver ($8.66 on Amazon).

    Promising review: "Awesome! These are great! For an amazing low price you get a quality item that’s easy to install and adds a modern look to your bathroom! I bought three. Took less than 10 minutes to install! Highly recommend this item!" —ChristinaA

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in four styles and four finishes).

    12. Wrap yourself in a certified floofy white duvet cover — a true staple of basically every hotel in the world. No need to be afraid in having all white bedding when bleach is a thing!

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69+ (available in sizes twin–king and nine colors), and get the matching shams for $29.99 (available in seven colors).

    13. Decant your shower essentials into a handy dispenser, eliminating the need for clunky bottles. Sleek and functional is the name of the game.

    Amazon

    The dispenser requires no tools for installation — just the included waterproof silicone adhesive. Reviewers also suggest using waterproof Command Strips for hanging ($4.47 on Amazon).

    Promising review: "I love this product. So convenient. I saw this at a hotel once and I loved it. I'm glad I have one, too." —AS

    Get a three-chamber dispenser from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three finishes).

    14. Keep your keys on an old school hotel keychain commemorating some of the greats. Tag yourself, I'm the Dragonfly Inn.

    AlisonWunderlandAcc

    Get it from AlisonWunderlandAcc on Etsy for $7.50 (available in 11 color combinations and five designs).

    15. Use a fabric shower curtain liner instead of a plastic one. They're SO much easier to clean, which is why they're used in hotels in the first place. Just pop it in the wash and blamo — no more mildew!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This looks like five-star hotel quality shower liner. It is thick and durable, but soft and smooth. The off-white color I ordered looks great, even next to shower curtains with bits of white, not like some cheap plastic liners that feel like vinyl. Great purchase." —Jessica Chambers

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89 (available in six fabrics and six colors).

    16. Use only the tiniest of hand soaps. "Impractical," you say? Well, tiny soaps won't get as mushy as full-size ones over time, and you'll get to try far more scents! So ha!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    The set comes with lavender, sage, rose, gardenia, mint, lemon grass, lime, almond, and milk scents.

    Promising review: "Together in the box, they have that scent I associate with French soap — clean and slightly floral. Individually, they each have a different scent, like rose, vanilla, or lavender. I love samplers like this — lots of different scents to try! Each soap is 25 grams — perfect for guests or hand soaps. We normally use liquid soap for our hands, but I like to keep these bar soaps for the guest bathroom. They are perfect for giving guests a fresh bar of soap in the shower, like a hotel experience." —Nidia Doherty

    Get a set of nine from Amazon for $9.45.

    17. And place your teensy soap on a soap dish, a little touch that will make your bathroom feel a bit more clean and thoughtful.

    Amazon

    The dish has a removable draining grille so your soap doesn't sit in water all day long!

    Promising review: "This is the most ingenious soap dish I've ever had. The slots allow the water to move down away from the soap, allowing the soap to dry quickly, and the soap doesn't get mushy or gunk up the sides of the dish." —Christine S. Shealer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in five colors).

    18. Indulge in a Nespresso, the ultimate sign that you are in a very nice hotel — or if you're me this summer — a sign that you're in a hotel you absolutely cannot afford. A Nespresso would have been much cheaper.

    instagram.com

    Just fill the machine with water, put in a capsule, push a button, and you have delish espresso! The Nespresso comes with 14 complimentary espresso pods to get your collection going, but maybe get a 50-pack to stock up!

    Promising review: "After my third Keurig died, I decided it was time to upgrade quality and flavor. I’d used Nespresso machines in hotels in Europe and knew they made terrific espresso. I had a hard time deciding which Nespresso version to buy. After a little research it seemed to me this model did all I needed it to without any unnecessary frills. Thus far, I can say I love the machine. The flavor of the coffees is outstanding. So much richer than anything I’ve ever had from the Keurig." —L. Camp547

    Get it from Amazon for $131.11 (available in two colors).

    19. Bravely purchase a magnifying mirror — both the best and worst part of using a hotel bathroom. But ultimately helpful enough to justify the close-ups on your nose hairs.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The magnified side of the mirror has a 7x magnification.

    Promising review: "Exactly what I was looking for. The height on my table means I don't have to bend into the mirror too far. Nice weighted base, not too light, not too heavy. The magnifying size is just right — enough to see details without being horrified. Seems quite sturdy and I expect it will last for years." —CivilEyes

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    20. Scatter little notepads about so you can jot anything down at a moment's notice. Some notes on the novel you'll be plunking out on a typewriter later, perhaps...?

    GeraldWintersandSon

    You can get some plain notepads, too. But this one is far more fun, imho.

    Get it from GeraldWintersandSon on Etsy for $3.49.

    21. Keep a mini fridge stocked with beverages and treats wherever your heart desires. Bonus: cans of Coke you put in there won't cost you $7 whenever you want to drink them!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This refrigerator is perfect! It has a lot of room, so you can put so many sodas waters and energy drinks inside it. It gets very cold, and best of all it isn’t noisy. I was also very happy with the fast delivery, and it had no dents or scratches. It was well packaged. I recommend this mini fridge to everyone looking for a nice beverage fridge." —Warren McIntyre Jr aka Dj Loco

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in six sizes and three colors).

    22. Hang your specialty clothing items on sturdy wood hangers. You don't need to wait until you're at The Ritz to give your suits and dresses a little more dignity.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are legit the nicest hangers I've ever owned. They look great in my closet. They're sturdy yet very lightweight. The wood seems to be a good quality, with just a slight bit of sheen to it, which gives them a smart, tailored appearance. The hook part swivels easily. The notched divots at the end of the hanger aren't super deep, and they're located too far from the center to be of much use with real clothes. This means that most, but not all, kinds of clothing are suitable for these — spaghetti straps do well, and any kind of regular shirt — just not something super slippery with narrow straps and a wide open neck. But that's true of any wood hangers I've ever used. Overall, I'm very pleased and will probably buy more." —Emily A.

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in four finishes).

    23. Employ a robot vacuum, because you may not be able to afford actual housekeeping to tidy up after you every day, but an adorable helper like this is certainly the next best thing.

    Amazon

    The vac can move between all surfaces in your home without a problem, can clean for 100 minutes at a time, and returns itself to its charging dock so it's always ready to go!

    Promising review: "I've been in the market for a robovac for quite some time, and, after a recent back surgery, vacuuming manually wasn't easy. I purchased this vacuum and have been very pleased with it. Its slim design gets under the dressers, beds, other furniture, and all the tight spaces that I couldn't get to with an upright vacuum cleaner. It makes a very low sound while in use, and honestly, I don't even realize it's operating, as the sound is pleasant and not loud at all. The price is right, and the replacement filters are also very inexpensive." —Teach3

    Get it from Amazon for $239.99 (available in two colors).

    Enjoy that ~suite life~, everyone!

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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