Sticky Fingers During Hotel Splurges

We’ve all done it. At the end of a hotel stay, we’ve pillaged the toiletries, seized personalized stationery, or misplaced an embroidered towel or two.

But, why do we do this? Do we feel entitled to this amenities? Yes. Are these extra luxuries overprized? Absolutely. Or, are we simply trying to live in the revelry of our vacation?

Whatever the reason, the compassionate editors of Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel have compiled a list of hotel splurges that will help you keep the memory of your vacation live, but won’t hurt your wallet:
• Make your friends jealous with your Waldorf-Astoria tote bag, $50.
• Chill your sodas in style with a Pebble Beach cooler bag $48.
• Cook in your Mansion on Turtle Creek apron, $25 and drink coffee from your Penisula Hotel teddy-bear mug, $16.

My favorites? The Beverly Hills Hotel pink ceramic dog bowl, $53; and the Plaza Athénée baby bootees, $42.

Affordable souvenirs like these should keep you from raiding the housekeeper’s cart.

See the full list here.

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