I very distinctly remember the first time I realized the value of hotel toiletries. At 17 years old, I had certainly swiped my fair share of miniature shampoos and body washes throughout the years-but they were the cheapo kind: unassuming bars of soap and gloopy conditioner that gets stuck in the bottle.
And then, during a blissful summer trip through France before my senior year of high school, I made a stop at a cute boutique hotel in Nice. I can't remember the name of it or anything remotely special about the accommodations, except for the fact that there were beautiful, ornate Fragonard soaps waiting for me in the bathroom. And that tiny little detail made my stay all the more special.
Of course, I know now that there's a whole industry devoted to creating this kind of experience. Many beauty brands have had contracts with hotels for years to exclusively stock amenities, which is why you may notice that you'll always find Aveda toiletries at Renaissance hotels, for example, or Bliss bath products at W's properties. But plenty of niche brands have gotten a piece, often signing with equally nice accommodations to make their clientele's stay all the more memorable-and all the more luxurious.
So, where in the world can you find free Le Labo products? How about Diptyque or Kiehl's? Keep reading to find out-and book a room stat.Coqui Coqui
Coqui Coqui: Coqui Coqui Residence and Spa (Tulum, Mexico)
No surprises here: Coqui Coqui's tropical-luxe fragrances were born and bred at the bohemian-chicВ Tulum resort.
Shop itВ without a reservation:В Coqui Coqui Orange Blossom Eau de CologneВ ($88)ВThe Baccarat
Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Baccarat Hotel (NYC)
Manhattan's buzziest new hotelВ houses a La MerВ spa-the only one in the United States, as a matter of fact-underneath its crystal-adorned lobby. But guests will also find luxury bath products from Maison Francis KurkdjianВ in their suites.В
Shop it without a reservation:В Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis Scented Shower CreamВ ($50)Hotel Principe di Savoia Milan /Acqua di Parma
Acqua di Parma: Hotel Principe di Savoia (Milan)
Imagine waking up in MilanВ on velvet pillows and immediately slipping into an Acqua di Parma bubble bath. This is what they mean byВ la dolce vita, yes?
Shop it without a reservation:В Acqua di Parma Colonia Body CreamВ ($74)The Four Seasons/ L'Occitane
L'Occitane: Four Seasons (select locations worldwide)
Find a bit of France anywhere in the world-as long as you book with Four Seasons, that is. And if you happen to find yourself in a luxury suite, you'llВ happen upon Bulgari products, as well.
Shop it without a reservation:В L'Occitane Lavender Hand CreamВ ($12)Hotel de Paris /La Prairie
La Prairie: Hotel de Paris (Monte Carlo)
Unwind from a tough day on the CГґte d'AzurВ with someВ La Prairie-sponsored R&R.
Shop it without a reservation:В La Prairie Foam CleanserВ ($80)Fairmont Hotels/ Le Labo
Le Labo: Fairmont Hotels (locations worldwide)
Fairmont locations everywhereВ stock their rooms with the cult-loved scent of Rose 31.
Shop it without a reservation:В Le Labo Rose 31 LotionВ ($65)Kimpton Hotels/C.O. Bigelow
C.O. Bigelow: Kimpton Hotels (locations worldwide)
Kimpton-the parent company thatВ owns all Hotel Palomar locations, the Beverly Wilshire, and others around the world-exclusively stocks C.O. Bigelow's Lime & Coriander collection.
Buy it without aВ reservation:В C.O. Bigelow Lime & Coriander Hand WashВ ($12)J.W. Marriott/Aromatherapy Associates
Aromatherapy Associates: J.W. Marriott (locations worldwide)
J.W. MarriottВ is so determined to give you a good night's sleep that it will the soothing power of aromatherapy to make it happen.
Shop it without a reservation:В Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath & Shower OilВ ($73)
Diptyque: Mandarin Oriental (Taipei and Paris)
Your pick of complimentary Diptyque products definitely outweighs the cost of a plane ticket and hotel suite, right?
Shop it without a reservation:В Diptyque Revitalizing Shower GelВ ($38)Mondrian Hotels/Malin+Goetz
Malin+Goetz: Mondrian Hotels (locations worldwide)
A stay at the Mondrian is already a pretty sweet deal, but complimentary Malin+Goetz toiletries make it all the better.В
Shop it without a reservation:В Malin+Goetz Peppermint ShampooВ ($20)Onefinestay/Kiehl's
Kiehl's: Onefinestay (locations worldwide)
OnefinestayВ is basically an elevated version of Airbnb: For example, each home is souped up with high-quality linens and Kiehl's products before guests arrive.В
Shop it without a reservation:В Kiehl's CrГЁme de CorpsВ ($48)Park Hyatt/Aesop
Aesop: Park Hyatt (Seoul, Tokyo, Melbourne, Sydney)
When you've traveled to such far corners of the earth,В is it so much to ask that Aesop's beautifully crafted products come standard?
Shop it without a reservation:В Aesop Geranium Leaf Body BalmВ ($35)Meritage/Fresh
Fresh: Meritage Resort (Napa, California)
This wine country oasisВ isn't the only place where you can nab Fresh goods-find them at the Estancia La JollaВ and the Bacara Santa BarbaraВ too, among others.В
Shop it without a reservation:В Fresh Soy Face CleanserВ ($38)Sofitel/HermГЁs
HermГЁs: Sofitel (locations worldwide)
It doesn't get much swankier than complimentary HermГЁs goods.
Shop it without a reservation:В HermГЁs Eau d'Orange Verte Hand & Body Cleansing GelВ ($58)The Carlton/Molton Brown
Molton Brown: The Carlton (NYC)
The elegant British grooming brand is a perfect match for the historic New York hotel.
Shop it without a reservation:В Molton Brown Bathing Treasures CollectionВ ($50)Rocco Forte/REN
REN: Rocco Forte (locations worldwide)
With scents inspired by locations around the world, REN fits in seamlessly with the unique aesthetics of Rocco Forte propertiesВ across the globe.
Shop it without a reservation:В REN Moroccan Rose Otto Bath OilВ ($48)The Ritz-Carlton/Asprey Purple Water
Asprey: The Ritz-Carlton (locations worldwide)
There's a very distinct, opulent scent that pervades all Ritz-Carlton properties: It's the citrusy, spicy smell ofВ Asprey Purple Water, the signature collection of amenities at the Ritz.В
Shop it without a reservation:В Asprey Purple Water Scented CandleВ ($129)W Hotels/Bliss
Bliss: W Hotels (locations worldwide)
The signature touch of W HotelsВ everywhere: Bliss products lined up on the bathroom counter.В
Shop it without a reservation:В Bliss Lemon & Sage Soapy Suds Bubble BathВ ($18)St. Regis/Laboratoire RemГЁde
Laboratoire RemГЁde: St. Regis
Our standards are high atВ the St. Regis-which means Laboratoire RemГЁde definitely fits the bill.
Shop it without a reservation:В Laboratoire RemГЁde Sweep GentleВ Mineral Exfoliant ($48)
What are your favorite hotel toiletries? Did we miss any of your top picks? Tell us in the comments below!