This is not typical accommodation for me while travelling, so I fully enjoyed the experience. The hotel felt as much like home as it could.
For me, the comfort of a hotel always depends on a few key items:
- Fine soaps and shampoos that you actually want to use.
- Quiet rooms (I can handle traffic outside but cannot tolerate banging doors in the hallway or conversation in the next room).
- Full-length mirrors and good bathroom lighting.
- In-room coffee makers and coffee that actually brews and tastes like real coffee.
- In-room fridges, that contain real milk and cream for the palatable in-room coffee.
- Free wireless Internet (which the Fairmont does not have).
- Conveniently located plug-ins for irons, cell phone charges, laptops, etc.
The Fairmont's best 'touch of home'? It's a tie!
The white, terrycloth bathrobe is simple yet comforting, and after slipping it on, I couldn't help but feel like I was curled up on my couch at home with a steaming mug of tea.
The beds! Hands-down, the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in!
And while I will pass on the $75 robe, I was pleasantly surprised that I could bring the luxurious bed set home with me for less than $350. Order online at Travel Comes Home.