17 things you should definitely ask for the next time you check in to a hotel


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At many hotels you can get a board game brought to your room free.

Hotels have a ton of free amenities just waiting for the travelers savvy enough to ask for them.

Since many of these items aren't found in the rooms themselves, guests often don't even realize they're available.


We asked representatives from Hilton Worldwide and Starwood Hotels and Resorts to help us put together a list of free amenities you should ask for on your next trip.

It turns out you can often get everything from GoPro camera rentals to curling irons sent straight to your room - free.

Talia Avakian contributed reporting on a previous version of this article.