Is it OK to Stockpile Bath Amenities from the Hotel Room?


Earlier this week, I wrote “Is it OK to Stockpile Food and Drink from the Airport Lounge?” A few days ago, I also tweeted that I must admit that I am a hoarder of hotel bath amenities.


That same day, one of my Twitter followers (@GuyAS) tweeted me saying that I might have competition and showed me his stash from only a three night stay at a Hilton overseas. He even collects the small jams and jellies from room service.

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Today, he showed me more of his stash from Hilton. I was floored when I saw his remarkable collection of Hilton bath amenities. He must have boxes and boxes of these all separated by category!

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Have you taken bath amenities from the hotel room? Are you obsessive like us?


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9 Comments on "Is it OK to Stockpile Bath Amenities from the Hotel Room?"

  1. A good idea for the toiletries you won’t be able to personally use is to donate them to a local shelter. Contact the shelter and ask first if they’re in need, but I’d bet most could use them.

    Sidenote: that’s a lot of hotel shower caps there Jamison. 😛

  2. Ugh, what a nightmare. I always travel with my own refillable bottles (the same ones I take to the gym). All of that plastic and stink of perfume-y artificial scented amenity products make my stomach turn.

    • Given a lot away as I take my fav products. The first photo items are very good toiletries -some vegan and paraben free. Hilton are ok -given a box away to staff who appreciate them. !

  3. They are consumables that you’ve purchased bundled inside your room rate. It’s like a doggie bag for leftovers from your (non-buffet) meal. Of course it’s fine.

  4. Miles, Points, and Mai Tais | September 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Reply

    I have way more than I need so now I usually only take it if its Bvlgari or Bliss.

  5. Sure, go ahead and take them if you really want. It doesn’t bother me at all. Personally, though, I came to a point in my life where I realize that (1) although I am cheap, I do have boundries, and that is one (2) I don’t like clutter, be it in my suitcase/toiletry bag or bathroom cabinet at home, and (3) does the trivial financial gain outweigh the environmental consequences of all the single-serving packaging?

    Re: donating to a shelter. If you are taking with the intent of doing that, I would consider it stealing from the hotel. Those do cost money, and your practice became commonplace, I am sure we’d see it reflected in higher room rates. TTLBJ the hotel industry hasn’t followed the airlines down the one-way path towards fee-crazy. I see it now… fees for each square of toilet paper or for each degree lower you set the A/C.

  6. I’ll take unopened soap and lotion at times, but only when it is high end and I plan to use it. That Hilton collection will end up on TLC’s hoarders at some point. What’s the point if you don use it?

  7. I do if it’s high end brand which I use for future trips where I am not staying in a hotel. Easier than refilling containers for me.

    I like it when hotels carry Bliss, Kiehl’s, Malin Goetz or Le Labo.

  8. Now, I think I missed so many Collection – I would had a boxes similar like this, But thanks to this interesting post, It’s better late than never… Hope to catch up with you guys soon..

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