8 Hotels with Free Minibars (Slideshow)
December 6, 2013
Hotel Berna — Milan
This small boutique hotel is located just a five-minute walk away from the Milano Centrale train station. Guest staying at Hotel Berna will find a fully stocked and free minibar in their room, offering the standard minibar fare of soda, water, juices, and some snacks. In the 24-hour coffee corner guests can get additional free biscuits, mineral water, coffee, and tea.
The Greenwich Hotel — New York City
You will have no problem finding dozens, if not hundreds, of chic hotels in New York City, but what makes The Greenwich Hotel stand out is its owner — actor Robert De Niro. This Tribeca hot spot is carefully decorated with a blend of old and new design, and home to the Italian restaurant Locanda Verde. If you for some reason still feel hungry after a day out in the culinary city of New York, the hotel-room minibar will come in handy. Complimentary nibbles include a jar of assorted chocolates (Snickers, Butterfinger, Twix, etc.), as well as a basket of rotating snacks that can include Tate's cookies, Cape Cod potato chips, Charleston Chews, and Twizzlers. The beverage selection includes most non-alcoholic options, like juices and soda. The minibar is replenished daily.
TRYP by Wyndham — Antwerp, Belgium
Modern design hotel TRYP by Wyndham in Antwerp, Belgium, offers comfortable lodging in contemporary and sleek rooms. For hungry guests, the free-of-charge minibar is restocked daily with still and sparking water, soft drinks, and two beers per day.
Kerry Hotel Pudong — Shanghai
While there is no shortage of luxury hotels in Shanghai, Kerry Hotel Pudong has something special: an on-site brewery, the BREW. And while you probably want to visit the brewery itself, guests of the hotel also get the opportunity to kick back in their hotel room with a free bottle of the local beer. The complimentary minibar located in all hotel rooms includes two of brew master Leon Mickelson’s signature beers from the BREW, as well as peanuts and chips.
Hotel Artemide — Rome
Located in the Via Nazionale area of Italy’s capital Rome, this elegant Art Nouveau hotel is only a 10-minute walk away from main sightseeing spots such as the Coliseum. If they're feeling tired after a long day of strolling around Rome, guest can dive into the minibar worry-free, as all the drinks and snacks are free of charge. The selection of beverages includes mineral water, soda, fruit juices, and beer, and the snack stash consists of crackers, nuts, and wafer biscuits. The minibar is fully restocked every day.
Andaz Liverpool Street — London
Located just steps away from the central Liverpool subway station, Andaz Liverpool Street gives guests quick access around the British city. When staying in the room, guests can enjoy the free minibar of bottled water, juice, and snacks such as biscuits and chips.
Andaz West Hollywood — Los Angeles
This modern boutique hotel in West Hollywood, Calif., is offering a fully stocked minibar without any extra charge. While you won’t find bottles of liquor, the minibar is stocked daily with non-alcoholic drinks such as soda, water, and juice, and snacks such as chips and cookies. If you're willing to venture out of your room, the spacious communal workspace, the Andaz Lounge, offers additional complimentary coffee, water, wine, and snacks.
Calistoga Ranch — Napa Valley, Calif.
Set on 157 acres of beautiful wilderness dotted with oaks and lakes, as well as bubbling mineral pools, this Napa Valley ranch offers a luxurious retreat back to nature. The cedar guest lodges are open and spacious, and come with a complimentary minibar reflecting the ranch’s style of luxury close to nature. The little fridge comes stocked with coconut water, Vitaminwater, Diet Coke, San Pellegrino, a bottle of Calistoga Ranch Wine, granola bars, and a box of chocolates. The rooms also include a free coffee station.
Siam Kempinski Hotel — Bangkok
Bangkok’s Siam Kempinski is conveniently located in the heart of downtown, close to many major shopping and dining options. The 303-room hotel offers guest luxurious accommodations with big outdoor saltwater pools, a gym, and spa. Included in the room rate is the complimentary minibar, which will make sure no guest goes thirsty: stocked with tonic water, soda, and local beers, the fridge is replenished daily.