External Article21 October 2013
13 Most Popular Hotel Room Service Items
Room service is a luxury and a true hallmark of traveling. Having a piping-hot meal delivered right to your hotel room lets you know that you've arrived. It's comforting, nourishing and downright convenient. To find out what travelers were ordering, The Daily Meal reached out to hotel publicists across the country to see what dishes topped the list of in-room best sellers. Some of the results were surprising. Who would have guessed that Maryland crabcakes were the most-ordered dish at a New York City hotel? But others were totally expected. Guests at a Washington, D.C., hotel known for hosting business professionals were most likely to request a healthy yogurt, fruit and granola plate.
Although room service is typically thought of as an early-morning treat, breakfast foods only represent six of the 13 total items. When it comes to room service, it turns out that comfort, not time of day, is the bigger factor in determining what guests will order. The majority of the most popular room service items on our list are, well, comfort foods — pancakes, eggs, burgers and pizza all make an appearance, but regional differences also tend to influence menus. For example, Rhode Island visitors prefer their hash with some lobster, while travelers in Texas often request Mexican-influenced huevos rancheros to start their days.
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