Seasoned travelers know the scenario well: You come back to your hotel post-dinner thirsty for a nightcap only to find the lobby-level lounge closed and the minibar inventory far too large to justify opening for one measly Manhattan. What’s a budget-savvy guest with good taste to do?
Thankfully, hotel teams across the globe have been catching on by equipping guests with everything they need to fix their very own without ever having to step foot outside the room.
From Espresso Martinis in Sydney to Champagne Shirley Temples in Oregon, these are some of the best in-room imbibing options available around the world.
This stylish Denver hotel offers several in-room cocktails using products from local distillery The Family Jones Spirit House. Guest rooms are stocked with cocktail kits that feature glasses, a cocktail shaker and three different batched drinks: a Manhattan, Negroni and Vesper. And the hotel’s guest services are available to help you with any other cocktail-making needs, from ice to garnishes.
Every room of this design-driven hotel comes equipped with an Espresso Martini kit to keep those long Sydney nights going even longer. Your in-room drink kit includes an ample supply of Belvedere vodka, Patrón Cafe XO liqueur and Nespresso pods. A cocktail shaker and two Martini glasses will help in the process, one that has been practiced by more than 5,000 guests thus far.
Those looking for a nostalgic twist to their happy hour can find it at this upscale trailer resort in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Guests are greeted with a flock of plastic flamingo lawn ornaments and a signature cocktail kit ready for concocting a batch of Champagne Shirley Temples. Aptly titled the Flock It to Me, the drink package features glassware, a bottle of Champagne, grenadine and maraschino cherries for a grown-up riff on the childhood favorite. Mix up a few for your party and kick back in these playful environs, which showcase 35 restored and thoughtfully decorated trailers.
You’ll feel instantly hip upon entering this SoMa District hotel with a lobby lounge and restaurant that caters to thirsty guests with dialed-up drinks like the Huckleberry Sin (gin, huckleberry, orange marmalade) and the Head of the House (bourbon, ginger liqueur, Cynar). Those thoughtful imbibing vibes extend to more than 400 rooms and suites, where guests are greeted by a custom MixBar—a lineup featuring Neft vodka, Mixtress cocktail mixer, Mixtress cocktail perfume and Mixtress cocktail crystals. Follow the team’s written instructions to shake up the perfect MixBar Cocktail, a fruity and floral take on the classic Martini.
After an extensive revamp, this glamorous boutique hotel reopened last year within the resort. Every one of the 112 luxury suites comes with panoramic views of Lake Boca and the Atlantic Ocean. They also come with VIP perks including a cocktail kit from BTL SVC featuring four different drams: the Old Fashioned, Matador, 1934 Cosmo and Ginger Buck. Ice, tongs and rocks glasses are at the ready. All you have to do is twist, turn and enjoy.