Over the years, the Michael W Travels family has spent many nights in hotel rooms. During these stays, there’s one thing that we’ve never done… We’ve never ordered room service until this past weekend.
You’re probably wondering, what may’ve changed for us to decide to splurge in this way.
Let me explain.
I had an IHG Anniversary Free Night expiring so we decided to use it for a one night stay at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia. Thanks to an article by MJ on Travel (posted to Travel Update), I said the Kimpton Social Password when I checked in.
While they didn’t know that a new social password was out, I was given a $25 credit good for the restaurant, rooftop bar or room service. Kim and I decided that this would be a great reason to try room service out… Lucas was very excited.
We decided to order one thing for breakfast since we had other plans for after we checked out.The decision was simple, we ordered a Smores Waffle!At $16, this one item would cover our $25 credit. The Kimpton charges a $6 delivery fee, there’s tax and an automatic 18% gratuity. This brought the total to $26.64 just for a waffle!
The waffle was from the hotel’s restaurant, Red Owl and to our surprise, it was really good! Really good, like Kim almost didn’t get a taste.While Theo slept and Lucas & I waited for the delivery, Kim went out to get coffee and a drink for Lucas.The waffle was sweet while not being nauseating.
It was covered in chocolate syrup and was topped with four lightly torched marshmallows and a really yummy scoop of vanilla bean ice cream in the middle.
This is an item that I’d love to order again however, I can’t say that I’d spend $26 for one waffle! That’s unless I was given a $25 credit again during a future hotel stay!
Do you order room service during hotel stays? If so, do you know if a $6 delivery fee plus 18% tax standard? Do you think its still worth the splurge?