The 12 Best Boutique Hotel Beauty Amenities of 2020

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The Rundown

Best Overall: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer at Amazon

"Fans love this dryer because it protects hair from heat damage and dries quickly."

Best Budget: Kiss My Face Pure Olive Oil Bar Soap at Amazon

"A three-pack costs as much money as you'd spend on a drug store impulse buy."

Best Fragrance: Coqui Coqui Eau de Parfum at Saks Fifth Avenue

"The perfume's notes of red rosewater and lemon will transport you to Tulum."

Best Eye Mask: Everybody.Sleeps Eye Mask at Ace Hotel

"This terry and linen eye mask is made out of recycled towels from Ace Hotels."

Best Robe: Frette Shawl Collar Bathrobe with Piping at H by Frette

"H by Frette's bathrobe is the same velour terry version that's found in top hotels worldwide."

Best Shampoo and Conditioner: Le Labo Shampoo and Conditioner at Nordstrom

"The shampoo is thick and rich, and the conditioner goes on like a luxurious balm."

Best Facial Cleanser: Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser at Bloomingdales

"Reviewers love the way Aesop's facial cleanser lathers and pampers sensitive skin."

Best Face Oil: Lather Chia Seed & Passion Fruit Facial Oil at Lather

"Try this lightweight botanical facial oil for super smooth skin."

Best Lotion: Los Poblanos Lavender Lotion at Los Poblanos

"Made with lavender farmed at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm."

Best Suncare: Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30 at Kiehls

"This indulgent sunscreen is quick-absorbing and softening, with broad-spectrum SPF 30."

Hotels offer guests more than a place to stay while traveling. In-room amenities can make your accommodations feel more luxurious and ensure your overall stay is more memorable. And in recent years more high-end beauty brands have been making their way into boutique hotels' sinks and vanity trays. Below, we've rounded up the best amenities to help make your home feel more like a hotel suite, no suitcase required.

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Best Overall: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, Iron/Fuchsia

Courtesy of Amazon

Some of the most desirable boutique hotels in the world offer high-end Dyson hair dryers to guests, including the chic 15-room Casa Palopo overlooking spectacular Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. There, colorful and culturally inspired details are complemented by modern amenities. Among them, Dyson’s Supersonic dryers—considered among the most coveted tools in the beauty world—are available for guests’ use. Fans love this dryer for protecting hair from heat damage while it dries miraculously quickly.

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Best Budget: Kiss My Face Pure Olive Oil Bar Soap

Kiss My Face has supplied its products to the Standard hotels for guest rooms, but the line is also widely available outside hotels—and it’s extremely budget-friendly. A three-pack of its much-beloved Naked Pure Olive Oil moisturizing bar soaps costs as much money as you'd spend on a drug store impulse buy. Reviewers love this soap for its pureness and simplicity. They've noted that this product is gentle on their skin and leaves it feeling soft. It’s made with just three ingredients: olive oil, salt, and water.

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Best Fragrance: Coqui Coqui Eau de Parfum

Coqui Coqui Eau de Parfum

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue 

Find yourself transported to Nicolas Malleville's Coqui Coqui hotel in Tulum, Mexico with this splurge-worthy floral scent. The fresh and elegant Rosas Frescas has notes of red rosewater tinged with lemon—a formulation that results from extensive research into the flora of Mexico’s biodiverse Yucatán Peninsula. Layer it with the brand’s other scents to make it totally your own.

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Best Eye Mask: Everybody.Sleeps Eye Mask

EVERYBODY.SLEEPS EYE MASK

Courtesy of Everybody.World

Indulge in the same quality sleep experience that's offered at the Ace Hotels by bringing home its Everybody.Sleeps eye mask. This mask feels like a weighted blanket for your eyes, which makes for a better night's rest. The L.A.-based creative design house Everybody.World upcycles towels from Ace Hotels into this linen and terry eye mask, so you can sleep soundly knowing that your mask was made with earth-friendly practices.

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Best Robe: Frette Shawl Collar Bathrobe with Piping

Shawl Collar Bathrobe with Piping

Courtesy of H by Frette 

Guests of New York City's NoMad hotel will find custom bathrobes and slippers by the luxury linen retailer Frette in their rooms. You can snag a version at home with a shawl-collar bathrobe from H by Frette, its direct-to-consumer line offering the same products found in top hotels worldwide. This soft and fluffy robe comes in thick velour terry with piping, and it has two deep pockets. It's 100 percent cotton and is manufactured in Turkey.

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Best Shampoo and Conditioner: Le Labo Shampoo and Conditioner

Le Labo Shampoo

Courtesy of Nordstroms 

Le Labo products and scents have made their way into an array of boutique hotels, including the Pontchartrain in New Orleans, Pulitzer in Amsterdam, and Editions around the world. Bring the brand’s products home by scooping up Le Labo shampoo and conditioner, both well known among travelers in the know. The shampoo is thick and rich, made with repairing macadamia; stimulating rosemary leaf; and strengthening rice extract. The conditioner goes on like a luxurious balm, leaving hair shiny. Both are free from parabens, phthalate, and artificial coloring.

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Best Facial Cleanser: Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser

Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's 

Guests of New York City’s glamorous Gramercy Park Hotel have delighted at in-room toiletries from Aesop, which comes in an appropriately chic minimalist packaging—and is available for at-home use, too. Fans love the brand’s Fabulous Face Cleanser, a mild formulation that won’t strip moisture from your skin. Botanical ingredients such as aloe, Bergamot, and rosemary leaf oil hydrate and calm. It’s a bit of a splurge, but reviewers love the way it lathers and pampers sensitive skin.

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Best Face Oil: Lather Chia Seed & Passion Fruit Facial Oil

Chia Seed & Passion Fruit Facial Oil

Courtesy of Lather

Lather is currently carried in more than 60,000 hotel rooms worldwide (including Four Seasons, Miraval, and Canyon Ranch) and it’s among guests’ favorites to stash in their toiletry kits. For super smooth skin, try the brand’s lightweight botanical facial oil, made with organic chia seed oil and passion fruit seed oil. Grapeseed, rosehip, and Tahitian monoi oils are antioxidant rich and great for moisturizing. Plus, this formula is free from parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, or colors—and is never tested on animals.

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Best Lotion: Los Poblanos Lavender Lotion

Los Poblanos Lavender Lotion

Courtesy of Farm Shop

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is set among 25 acres of lavender fields—and as you might expect, various lavender products are included in the rooms and available to purchase at the property's farm shop or online. One product that stands out among the rest is Los Poblanos’ own luxurious lavender lotion, made with lavender farmed right on site. And if it works for the dry New Mexican high desert, it should work well as an everyday moisturizer at home, too.

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Best Suncare: Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30

Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30

Courtesy of Kiehl's

Various boutique hotels over the years have included indulgent amenities from the cult-favorite product line Kiehl’s (the brand goes back to 1851 after all)—including L.A.’s storied Sunset Tower and Hotel Bel-Air. For your own travel and everyday use alike, scoop up Kiehl’s lightweight moisturizer with SPF 30. It’s quick-absorbing and softening, with broad-spectrum SPF 30 to protect against sun damage.

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Best Soap: Baxter of California Vitamin Cleansing Bar

Baxter of California Vitamin Cleansing Bar

Courtesy of Dermstore

The Line hotel—a cool and industrial-chic boutique hotel in the heart of L.A.’s Koreatown neighborhood—partnered with Baxter of California to create a soap for its rooms. That soap was a custom version of the brand’s Vitamin Cleansing Bar, which is available for purchase for home use as well. Made with aloe vera, marine complex, and sunflower oil, this bar soap is citrusy, fresh, and light. It's a great match for an array of tastes as well as skin types.

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Best Shave Kit: Harry's Truman Set

Harry's Truman Set

Courtesy of Birch Box

The Standard once teamed up with Harry’s to offer customized versions of its shave kits, conveniently located in hotel room minibars. Now, you can get a similar version delivered right to your doorstep. The budget-friendly Truman set comes with a comfortable-to-use handle, with a weighted core and textured rubber grip. You also get three German-engineered blade cartridges, each with a flex hinge and lubricating strip. And just like in the Standard kits, you get a foaming shave gel for rich lather with this well-priced kit. Of course, it comes with a travel cover to keep your blades covered while you’re on the move, too.

Why Trust TripSavvy?

Alesandra Dubin is a longtime travel writer who visits hotels around the world—and usually gravitates to the bathroom to check out the products immediately after checking in. She maintains a collection of favorite beauty products from memorable stays.

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