10 Hotel Perks We Can Get Behind

From available grills, on-site vespas, and the world's largest climbing wall, here are the hotels that do perks right.

By Aly Walansky, Men's Journal
[post_ads]There's certain obvious benefits to staying in a hotel — the daily turndown service, the posh robes — but some hotels do one better with their perks. From grill space to on-site vespas to the world's largest climbing wall, here are the stays with the best benefits.
Mr. C Beverly Hills' Colnago c60 Bikes
Mr. C Beverly Hills shares Italy’s love of cycling with Los Angeles via the Cycles package, which is a great way for active travelers to tour the town. Guests can bike around on complimentary top-of-the line Italian Colnago c60 bikes while sporting a Kask helmet. The hotel provides a map that shows popular Los Angeles biking routes and healthy dining locations along the way.
Whitney Peak Hotel's Climbing Walls
Luxury boutique hotel Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno offers BaseCamp, an indoor and outdoor climbing facility. Their outdoor wall is actually the Guinness Book of World Records' "World's Largest Climbing Wall" and features 164 ft. of adrenaline-fueled climbing. BaseCamp's boulders were designed with the intent of functioning as both an accessible introduction and as a training area for world-class, professional athletes.
W Hollywood's Recording Studio
W Hollywood has just unveiled Sound Suite recording studio. It's a state of the art, soundproof music studio that isn't just for rock stars – guests can reserve studio time as well, 24 hours a day. The Sound Suite comes complete with W Hotels famous Whatever/Whenever service, as well as an exclusive 'Rider Menu' of food & beverages.
Willard InterContinental's Tesla Chauffeur
That Uber app not quite cutting it for you? No problem. The Willard InterContinental in DC has a complimentary Tesla Chauffeur service. This service is available to all hotel guests, on a first come, first serve basis, Monday–Friday 7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. (*You can also book this car privately at a cost if outside of these days or times). 
Il Castelfalfi in Tuscany's Vespa Tours
At Il Castelfalfi in Tuscany, there's a bunch of fun perks to choose from. You can rent a Vespa and experience Tuscany on Wheels. The Vespas can be rented with or without a guide for about four to five hours, but if guests want a guide, there are three possible itineraries: Exploring the Chianti Classico (in the Chianti area, with stop in specific wineries), On Vespa in the Tuscan Rolling Hills (in Monteriggioni area), and Vespa Tasty Day (including local agricultural companies).
Andaz Mayakoba's Eco-Cruises
Andaz Mayakoba in Rivieria Maya, Mexico, offers daily eco-cruises through the lagoons of Mayakoba. Hosted by a resort nature specialist, guests are guided through the lagoons of Mayakoba on a resort boat where they learn about the area's flora and fauna. Mayakoba is home to over 200 species of birds and over 40 different species of animals including a variety of reptiles. 
[post_ads]The eco-cruises enable guests to learn about and spot the birds, reptiles and the flora of the area. Another unique offering at Andaz Mayakoba is the kite surfing school. Guests are offered complimentary kite surfing and paddle board lessons and are able to rent equipment once they are confident in their skills. 
TownePlace Suites' Outdoor Grills
If you are craving a big fat steak while traveling, chances are you are usually in for an expensive night. Not so though at TownePlace Suites by Marriott which has on-site Weber grills located at more than 100 TownePlace Suites. These are available at no cost for guests staying on the property to use. "Bring your own meat and there's a grill and all the tools you'd need available to take advantage of, giving a nice break from restaurants or takeout.
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay's Fresh Fish Buy-Back Program
The waters surrounding The Abaco Club on Winding Bay in The Bahamas are teeming with opportunities for fishing enthusiasts. Visitors to The Abaco Club are invited to take advantage of the "Fresh Fish Buy-Back Program where any Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, or Tuna (skinned and filleted) weighing at least 10 pounds can be brought to the Chef and a credit of $4.50 per pound will be applied to their food and beverage account, and their name will be highlighted on that evening's Catch of the Day menu section at Flippers Beach Bar and/or The Cliff House.

Trophy Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon fishing is a serious sport in these parts, and a particular favorite with visitors, who take to the mangrove flats for one of the most exciting saltwater flats fly fishing in the world. In deeper water, trolling in the 8- to 20-foot depths of the Sea of Abaco can net you Grouper, Wahoo, Snapper, Triggerfish, Yellowtail, and Dolphin fish. Outside the barrier reef in The Atlantic Ocean proper, even bigger game awaits. Sport-fishermen from around the world descend on these deeper waters in search of Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, Sailfish and Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna.
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles' Vinyl Library
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles houses a unique Vinyl Library, which guests can peruse and access for their listening pleasure. The extensive collection, which ranges from Taylor Swift's 1989 album to The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is curated by local record store, Amoeba Music, and focuses on Grammy and American Music Award–winning artists – as these award shows take place right next door to the hotel at LA LIVE. The team at Amoeba Music also acts as the hotel's 'vinyl concierge' for any guest who is interested in learning more about record collecting, or locating the hard-to-find.
Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe's Marshmology
At the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, guests can enjoy Marshmology daily. Participants will learn about the history of the marshmallow and traditional s'mores ingredients from The Ritz-Carlton Marshmologist while enjoying complimentary s'mores featuring house-made marshmallows. When you are ready to burn those s'mores calories, there's a rise and hike complimentary for all resort guests. Each morning the resort hosts a family-friendly guided hike to scenic Sawmill Lake.

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Travel Magazine: 10 Hotel Perks We Can Get Behind
10 Hotel Perks We Can Get Behind
From available grills, on-site vespas, and the world's largest climbing wall, here are the hotels that do perks right.
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