21 Hotel Décor Items Guests Wish They Could Bring Home

Updated 05/12/19

 Courtesy of Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger

When was the last time you went on vacation and fell in love with one particular item from your hotel room? Every time? Same! Whether it was that comfy mattress that gave you the best sleep of your life, a stylish sconce that lit up the bathroom in the most flattering way, or a unique piece of wall art you wish you could squeeze into your suitcase, we've all been there. 

We rang up some of the country’s most popular coastal resorts (Because who doesn’t love beach décor?) and asked them to share the one hotel item their guests long to own. From the chilly waters of Maine to the pink beaches of Bermuda, and the sun-drenched shores of California, their design secrets revealed. 

1. A glass bowl that's functional and beautiful

 Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

Where: The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, FL

Visitors go wild over these glass seashell bowls—handmade in Venice, Italy—which combine contemporary design, color, and shape with glass-blowing techniques from the 13th century. 

The Ritz-Carlton Shops Murano Glass Shell Bowl $106
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2. A pillow that makes you feel like your head is in the clouds

Courtesy of Chebeague Island Inn

Where: Chebeague Island Inn, Chebeague Island, ME

Guests tend to inquire about this pillow after their first night’s sleep. Fluffy yet still supportive, it’s filled with an 800-power goose down stuffing (the higher the fill, the lighter the pillow) and a shell that boasts an impressive 350-thread count (the higher the thread count, the softer the fabric). In other words, this pillow is soft as soft gets.

Cuddledown European White Goose Down Batiste Pillow $219
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3. A piece of coral to boost the beachy vibes any space

 Courtesy of The Seagate Hotel & Spa

Where: The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Delray Beach, FL

Strategically placed throughout the hotel’s lobby, these handmade coral sculptures—created out of gold-tone metal, aluminum, and stainless steel—entice travelers checking in and out of the hotel. 

Michael Aram Cup Coral Sculpture $975
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4. A rolling cart that puts a full bar to shame

Courtesy of Rosewood Miramar Beach

Where: Rosewood Miramar Beach, Montecito, CA

Guests are thrilled to find this sleek 3-shelf brass and glass bar cart in their room upon arrival, which stays stocked with all the fixings needed to create a refreshing beachside cocktail. And as any good bar-cart enthusiast knows, accessories are the cherry on top. Note: the hand-painted blue-and-white ceramic tequila decanter. 

Arteriors "Emory" Bar Cart $1459
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5. A teak table that will bring the outside, in

Courtesy of The Loren at Pink Beach 

Where: The Loren at Pink Beach, Bermuda

The roots of this beach-inspired teak console are unique in color, size, and shape, not to mention, derived from trees sustainably harvested for lumber. At the resort, custom travertine tops have been laid to protect the tropical hardwood.

Mitchell Gold Bob Williams Tremont Console Table $2240 $1680
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6. A piece of wall art that will help you hang loose

 Courtesy of Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger

Where: Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger, Honolulu, HI

Visitors are wowed by the massive colorful ocean print that covers an entire wall behind the bed in the guest rooms. Created by extreme-surf photographer Zak Noyle, these photo prints bring the beauty of the ocean to your abode—even if you can't afford your dream beach house.  

Zak Noyle Breakthrough Ocean Print $1065
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7. A cashmere throw to keep you warm at night

 Courtesy of Ocean House

Where: Ocean House, Watch Hill, Rhode Island

Guests rave about the soft feel of this cashmere throw, which drapes over each bed in every guest room, Perfect for curling up with a book or sitting next to a bonfire on chilly summer evenings, there's nothing like wrapping yourself in cashmere.  

Ocean House Cashmere Throw by Alashan $150
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8. An air purifier that brings the seaside breeze to you

Where: The Ocean Resort, Atlantic City, NJ

Guests never need to open the window for fresh air thanks to this multi-purpose air purifier. It not only removes 99% of dust, dirt and pollen, it has 16 soundscapes to help you sleep (including white noise, ocean, rain, and spa), emits 4 aromatherapy fragrances (like lavender, vanilla mist, eucalyptus, and island breeze), and works as a cool mist humidifier, adding moisture to the air to help you breathe better at night. Plus, it’s simple to control with a 7-inch touch screen panel.  

AireSpa Air Purifier $1200
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9. A colorful striped rug that brings the fun indoors

Courtesy of Congress Hall 

Where: Congress Hall, Cape May, NJ

This bright and beachy striped wall-to-wall carpet ties each guest room together with its mix of yellow, blue, and gray shades. Made of durable nylon, visitors love that it still feels comfy on their bare feet. Go ahead, kick off your shoes. 

Congress Hall Guestroom Carpet (5’x 8’) $495
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10. A mattress that inspires you to have breakfast in bed every day

 Courtesy of The Setai

Where: The Setai, Miami Beach, FL

From its interlocking spring system to the adjustable lumbar support designed to help ease pressure on the back and keep your spine in line, this Swedish mattress is a perennial guest favorite. Fair warning: You may never want to get out of bed. 

Everett Stunz Dux Bed by Duxiana $3550
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11. A candle that will make you forget you're home

Where: Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, Montauk 

With hints of rose, ylang-ylang, white musk, jasmine, and verdant accord, this sea-inspired candle conjures up memories of their vacation long after guests return home. Did we mention it provides up to 55 hours of burn time?

Gurney’s Resort Candle Gurney’s Resort Candle $55
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12. A marble waste bin that will fancy up your bath

Where: O:LV Fifty Five, Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Who said your wastebasket has to look like garbage? Visitors love the way this simple-yet-sleek, hand-fabricated marble waste receptacle dresses up the décor of their hotel bathroom. 

Bed Bath & Beyond Camarillo Marble Wastebasket $60
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13. A modern wall sconce that brings the mood lighting 

Courtesy of Acqualina Resort & Spa 

Where: Acqualina Resort & Spa, Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Guests who stay in the resort’s grand deluxe oceanfront suites love these mid-century-modern-meets-Scandinavian-design silver leaf sconces. Whereas most lights give you stark shadows, this one, designed with an inner light that reflects off a metal backplate, makes for moody lighting that enhances the room. 

Modern Forms Blaze LED Wall Sconce/Flushmount $272
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14. A calming mist that keeps you centered

Where: Rosedon Hotel, Bermuda

It all begins at check-in, as guests are greeted with a refreshing towel infused with this crystal-based room spray, and ends when their rooms are diffused with the scent during turndown. Made of 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils, this mist is infused with lavender, cedarwood, ylang-ylang, and crystals. 

SleepSwag Sleep Crystal Mist $18
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15. A book of seaside photos that will take you back in time

Where: Henderson Park Inn, Destin, FL

Guests love to peruse the historical photographs that pay tribute to the rich history of Destin, displayed throughout the resort. You can share the throwback photos with your guests, now that they're available in a book. 

Arturo's Studio Destin Vintage Photography by Arturo Mennillo $63
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16. A marble pouf that makes you want to kick up your feet

Where: The Miami Beach Edition, Miami, FL

What: Marble Pouf, $1,800

Why: Guests love the unique, modern design of this black and white marble pouf, and appreciate it even more once they discover how soft it is to sit on.

The Miami Beach Edition Marble Pouf $1800
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17. A comfy robe you’ll want to lounge in 

 Courtesy of Monarch Beach Resort

Where: Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA

Guests aren’t shy about walking the grounds in these plush robes, made of a lightweight brushed modal terry fabric. With flutter sleeves and a mid-calf length, many find it difficult to leave it behind at check-out.

Miraval Short Robe $102
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18. An adjustable bed that puts you in charge

Courtesy of The Flagler Club at the Breakers

Where: The Flagler Club at the Breakers, Palm Beach, FL

It’s rare to find a hotel bed that can be raised or lowered into different sleeping positions. Guests who experience this adjustable bed on vacation swear they wake up less achy—and honestly, you can't put a price on that! 

Pranasleep Super Vinyasa Adjustable Bed King $6499
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19. A dog bed you won’t need to hide from guests

Where: The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, FL

This posh bed, made for smaller and mid-sized dogs, is designed with smart-looking piping that will have Fido dreaming of his beach vacation every time he puts his head down. 

The Westin Heavenly Dog Bed $191
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20. A chandelier that makes any house feel like a beach house

Where: Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, Old Saybrook, CT

From afar, it looks like burlap, but when guests come in close, they can see this neutral-colored chandelier is made of delicate woven coco beads. No surprise this coastal chic, 3-tier fixture is the most asked about décor item at the resort. 

Made Goods Patricia Round Chandelier in Gold Metal w/ Natural Coco Beads design by Made Goods $1600
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21. An eco-friendly countertop that will make you feel like a mermaid

Where: The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Charleston, SC

Guests regularly inquire about these sustainably sourced bathroom quartz countertops, made of recycled oyster shells. These gorgeous works of art will have you singing Under the Sea in no time.

Vetrostone Countertop in Oyster Bay $Price Upon Request
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