11 Things Hotels Should Offer Families Who Travel

And the Hampton Inn offers all of them. This is not a sponsored post.  11 Things Hotels Must Offer Families Who TravelThat’s me sipping my free endless coffee at the Hampton Inn in Providence

I travel back east often to see Keenan at college and to watch him play. I always stay at the Hampton Inn in Providence. If we are traveling as a family we stay, whenever possible, at a Hampton Inn.  I am crazy for everything about these hotels. We are often traveling for lacrosse tournaments and have to be up early. And? If we don’t have to be up early, we are anyway. Our nine year old wakes up every day at 5:45 a.m. due to an internal alarm clock that I am certain is karmic payback for something I did to my parents as a child. We use the free wi-fi as long as possible to keep him occupied and then we stumble out for the ready made FREE breakfast and glorious buckets of coffee.

Below are 11 reasons  I will ALWAYS stay at a Hampton Inn if it is available to me.

1. Free Breakfast – This is of huge importance to me. We travel for lacrosse A LOT.  More often than not we have to be on the field by 8:00 a.m. and finding the extra time or a place to stop never works. We end up late, the kids have to run laps, somehow it’s all my fault and OMHECK the grouchiness. Free breakfast as we run out the door? Invaluable.

11 Things Hotels Must Offer Families Who Travel

2. Free Coffee and Tea – All. Day. Long. It’s there for my 6:00 a.m. wakeup call. It’s there in the afternoon when I need a nap but can’t take it. It’s there for a chamomile tea before bed that helps me sleep.

3. Workout Room – If you don’t actually want to workout in it, you can just hide from the kids in it. At least that’s what my “friends” tell me.

4. The Beds – They sell it. A LOT of it. It’s that good. The only downside? Getting out of it. Because…this photo below. While watching him play is the reason I head to the Providence Hampton Inn several times a year, this snow pile made it HARD to drag my butt out of their cozy bed. 

11 Things Hotels Must Offer Families Who Travel

5. On the Run Breakfast Bag – What the what? That’s right. You can get yourself a Breakfast Bag on the fly. You don’t even have to serve yourself the free breakfast if you are too lazy. Just stumble by, hold out your hand and some friendly staff member will hand it to you as you keep walking. Or something like that. 

6. The Bathrooms – They are pretty and bright. And? Did you know that rounded shower curtain isn’t for looks? Me either. It’s to give you extra room. And when you stay in there for 20 – 30 minutes hiding from everyone else because they somehow found you in the workout room, that extra space comes in handy.

7. Free Wi-Fi – Because? Teenagers. Oh fine. I am on my social media as much as they are. But they don’t notice because they never look up. Don’t tell them. What would I complain about?

8. Friendly Staff – Either their staff thinks I am Madonna or they are just ridiculously nice to every single person who stays in their hotel. Every Hampton Inn I have stayed in has had an incredible staff. No exceptions.

9. Lap Desks – In every room. I spend a lot of time in my room when I travel back east to see my son in college. I stay in the fabulous bed with my computer on top of this lap desk. I work for hours this way.  

11 Things Hotels Must Offer Families Who Travel

10. 100% Guarantee – You don’t leave happy, you don’t pay. Out of their own mouths, “Friendly service, clean rooms, comfortable surroundings, every time. If you’re not satisfied, we don’t expect you to pay. That’s our commitment & your guarantee. That’s 100% Hampton.” I’ve always paid. No reason not to. 

11. Recycle & Reuse – This one is near and dear to my heart. LESS. WASTE. They provide it, take advantage. Hang up your towels and reuse them. If my nine year old can do it, you can too.

What is your favorite reason to stay at a Hampton Inn? 

P.s. I was not paid to write this post. I wasn’t even asked to. I asked them for a media rate and they happily obliged. I felt compelled to write this because I am such a fan!

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