When was the last time you actually enjoyed having a minibar in your hotel room? Simply opening it can lead to a steep bill at check-out time—whether or not you actually ate or drank anything. Another dilemma: Run-of-the-mill options like a can of Miller Lite or a tin of Pringles are less than thrilling. Thankfully, a handful of boutique hotels across the US now offer locally sourced snacks and drinks, and some don’t even charge a penny (except for the alcohol, of course). From New York City to West Hollywood to Nashville, here are the 10 best hotel minibars you'll be happy to have in your room.
By Kristine Hansen
Kristine Hansen is a freelance writer based in Milwaukee where she reports on food, wine, and travel topics around the globe for Fodors.com, along with new-hotel openings. She also writes for Wine Enthusiast, TIME, Whole Living and American Way. In 2006 she co-authored The Complete Idiot's Guide to Coffee and Tea (Alpha Books/Penguin). You can follow her on Twitter @kristineahansen or through her web site.