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 Residence and Spa (Tulum, Mexico)
No surprises here: Coqui Coqui's tropical-luxe fragrances were born and bred at the bohemian-chic Tulum resort.
Shop it without a reservation: Coqui Coqui Orange Blossom Eau de Cologne ($88)
Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Baccarat Hotel (NYC)
Manhattan's buzziest new hotel houses a La Mer 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 Kurkdjian in their suites.
Shop it without a reservation: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis Scented Shower Cream ($50)
Acqua di Parma: Hotel Principe di Savoia (Milan)
Imagine waking up in Milan on velvet pillows and immediately slipping into an Acqua di Parma bubble bath. This is what they mean by la dolce vita, yes?
Shop it without a reservation: Acqua di Parma Colonia Body Cream ($34)
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'll happen upon Bulgari products, as well.
Shop it without a reservation: L'Occitane Lavender Hand Cream ($12)
La Prairie: Hotel de Paris (Monte Carlo)
Unwind from a tough day on the Côte d'Azur with some La Prairie–sponsored R&R.
Shop it without a reservation: La Prairie Foam Cleanser ($80)
Le Labo: Fairmont Hotels (locations worldwide)
Fairmont locations everywhere stock their rooms with the cult-loved scent of Rose 31.
Shop it without a reservation: Le Labo Rose 31 Lotion ($65)
C.O. Bigelow: Kimpton Hotels (locations worldwide)
Kimpton—the parent company that 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 a reservation: C.O. Bigelow Lime & Coriander Hand Wash ($12)
Aromatherapy Associates: J.W. Marriott (locations worldwide)
J.W. Marriott 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: Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil ($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: Diptyque Revitalizing Shower Gel ($38)
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.
Shop it without a reservation: Malin+Goetz Peppermint Shampoo ($22)
Kiehl's: Onefinestay (locations worldwide)
Onefinestay 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.
Shop it without a reservation: Kiehl's Crème de Corps ($48)
Aesop: Park Hyatt (Seoul, Tokyo, Melbourne, Sydney)
When you've traveled to such far corners of the earth, is it so much to ask that Aesop's beautifully crafted products come standard?
Shop it without a reservation: Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Balm ($50)
Fresh: Meritage Resort (Napa, California)
This wine country oasis isn't the only place where you can nab Fresh goods—find them at the Estancia La Jolla and the Bacara Santa Barbara too, among others.
Shop it without a reservation: Fresh Soy Face Cleanser ($38)
Hermès: Sofitel (locations worldwide)
It doesn't get much swankier than complimentary Hermès goods.
Shop it without a reservation: Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte Hand & Body Cleansing Gel ($58)
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: Molton Brown Bathing Treasures Collection ($50)
REN: Rocco Forte (locations worldwide)
With scents inspired by locations around the world, REN fits in seamlessly with the unique aesthetics of Rocco Forte properties across the globe.
Shop it without a reservation: REN Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil ($48)
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 of Asprey Purple Water, the signature collection of amenities at the Ritz.
Shop it without a reservation: Asprey Purple Water Scented Candle ($129)
Bliss: W Hotels (locations worldwide)
The signature touch of W Hotels everywhere: Bliss products lined up on the bathroom counter.
Shop it without a reservation: Bliss Lemon & Sage Soapy Suds Bubble Bath ($18)
Laboratoire Remède: St. Regis
Our standards are high at the St. Regis—which means Laboratoire Remède definitely fits the bill.
Shop it without a reservation: Laboratoire Remède Sweep Gentle Mineral Exfoliant ($48)