8 Room Service Menus To Spoil You Rotten Slideshow

Cocktail “Kits”: Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas

Cocktails and hotel rooms in Las Vegas go together like horses and carriages, and peanut butter and jelly combined, which is why every hotel on the Strip should follow the Cosmopolitan's lead. Their room service beverage menu is available 24 hours a day, offering "kits" for you to mix cocktails in the comfort of your room. There's the requisite Cosmo kit, but then there's the Mojito Cubano kit (Montecristo 12 year, fresh mint, lime wedges, club soda, cane syrup) and a Bloody Mary kit (roasted garlic Ketel One, homemade Bloody Mary mix, and antipasto skewers). For beer-lovers, there are microbrews that come with individually wrapped salty beer snacks.

“Ready to Fly” Meals: Mandarin Oriental, Miami

The Mandarin Oriental knows that getting to and from their luxurious suites can be a lackluster experience with barely edible airport food (that you have to pay for). So, they provide "Ready to Fly" meals, which can include smoked salmon on a bagel, sushi or sashimi selection, a roast turkey club sandwich, or a freshly baked muffin. Thanks, but no thanks, $7 snack-pack.

Happy Campers: Ritz Carlton, Chicago

This service is on a limited run, but we couldn't resist including it. If you have kids that love to "camp," book your next flight to Chicago before the summer's end. Their Happy Campers amenities include the never-ending joy of an in-room tent (built by hotel staff), a visit from the Candy Man and his sweet, colorful cart, in-room s'mores, and a Ritz Carlton backpack filled with special treats for if/when you ever do go back outside.

Stumptown Coffee All Day: Ace Hotel, New York City

Coffee-snobs have long lauded the Portland-based coffee of Stumptown as among the best around — competing only with such outfits as Blue Bottle and Intelligentsia. And while many travelers feel like sleeping in the wee hours to recuperate from a long day of airports and taxis, coffee-lovers will want to take advantage of the Ace Hotel's offer of 24-hours of freshly-brewed Stumptown coffee, delivered straight to your room.

Menu, Mini-Bar, and Roving Cart: SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills

José Andrés has a sense of humor with food, that's for sure. At the helm at the SLS Hotel, he's shaken up in-room dining by offering a sumptuous Spanish room service menu with jamon Iberico, all Spanish-cheese plates, Spanish flan — all available 24-hours a day. If you'd rather be more black and white about it, take a look at the Saints and Sinners mini-bar, which separates alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as treats (unsalted nuts vs. chocolates) into the two camps. But the real luxury comes with a penthouse suite, to which you can order cotton candy foie gras and caviar cones whenever you like.

Dream Wine List: One and Only Palmilla, Mexico

Ordering wine to the room can be a limited, at best, experience. When you think about it, it shouldn't be. Two robes, doors open to the balcony, the sun is setting, and then room service arrives with a bottle of wine — it makes perfect sense and that bottle of wine shouldn't taste like swill. The One and Only Palmilla, in Cabo San Lucas, boasts an enormous wine list with bottles hailing from all over the world and all available in your room. For when you do feel like leaving the room, you can arrange a tequila tasting on the hotel property.

Three-Course Dinner and Movies: Charlotte Street Hotel, London

Full disclosure: this one does require you to leave your room (but not the hotel). Pajamas and robes should be left behind, but the comfort of the dark hotel screening room should prove well worth it. At London's Charlotte Street Hotel, spend Sundays dining on a three-course lunch, dinner, Champagne afternoon tea, or a platter of bar snacks and cocktails while you watch new releases on the big screen. Think crayfish with a celery and pea shoot cocktail, broccoli fritters with a lemon caper dressing, and grilled flank steak with baby spinach. Sure beats butter "flavored" popcorn at the theatre.

Whatever/Whenever Program: W Hotels

The cheeky humor of the W Hotel chain is apparent in every detail — the front desk even answers the phone with a friendly "what's your wish?" But the Whatever/Whenever program takes their saucy service to the next level. Accommodating every (legal) request from a boxed lunch for the road to a bathtub filled with chocolates, they're proving that if you can think of it, they'll make it happen. Because 24-hour room service is no problem for a staff that once planned a last minute birthday party for 12 friends who took a private jet from New York to one of South Beach's hottest restaurants.