Mini to the Max: 8 Awesome Hotel Mini-Bar Items from Around the World

Traveling has its perks, but mini-bars aren’t traditionally one of them. These tiny fridges are best known for overpriced snacks of questionable freshness and “bottles” of liquor that barely fill up a shot glass. But some forward-thinking luxury hotels have finally realized the potential of the mini-bar, stocking them with unexpected treats that are equal parts fun and functional. Here are some of our favorite finds.

For the Budding Anglophile

cocktail shaker


Modeled after an original design from the 1930s, this gorgeous silver cocktail shaker from The Savoy London ranks as one of the classiest take-home treats in hotel history.

For the High-Altitude Adventurer

oxygen tank

Aspen Oxygen

After a day of hiking or skiing in picturesque Aspen, guests of The Little Nell can recharge with assistance from an in-room oxygen canister.

For Your Canine Companion

mini bar for pets

The Fairmont San Francisco

Pets get the red-carpet treatment at the Fairmont San Francisco, where the mini-bar comes stocked with a rope toy, a blanket, and premium ceramic bowl.

For Your Inner Water Snob

luxury water


Leave it to the Donald: at the Trump International Hotel Chicago, guests are provided with a “luxury water library” that contains a quartet of high-end H2O, including a bottle hand-coated in Swarovski crystals. What recession?

For the Jet-Lagged Journeyman



Looking to catch some quality shut-eye after your overseas flight? If you’re staying at Boston’s XV Beacon hotel, you can simply reach into your mini-bar and pick up an all-natural sleep enhancement spray that also eliminates toxins from your body.

For Those Who Packed Too Light

bread & boxers

Bread & Boxers

Stuck in Stockholm with no skivvies? At the Hotel Skeppsholmen, rooms come stocked with Bread & Boxers’ premium line of underwear and socks.

For The Impromptu Party Host

heineken keg


Spur-of-the-moment fete with friends? Guests of the Ace Hotel chain can tap the Heineken mini-keg found in every fridge.

For The Curious Couple

love voodoo


At the Omni Royal Crescent in New Orleans, rooms are equipped with a miniature Love Voodoo Kit complete with stuffed doll, pins, and a voodoo love manual.

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