No Ice Ain’t Nice

On this business jaunt I’m staying in one of those hotels where every room has a kitchenette complete with refrigerator, two burner stovetop, sink, and dishwasher.

I don’t plan on doing any cooking while I’m here. Frankly, the thought of cooking in my hotel room and smelling lingering kitchen odors, like the smell of microwaved popcorn, while I’m trying to sleep kind of disgusts me, now that I think of it. There’s a reason there’s significant physical separation between kitchen and bedrooms in most American homes, and the smell factor is one of them.

Even though I don’t plan on cooking, a refrigerator seems like a nice option. In fact, a bracing glass of ultra-cold water with lots of ice sounds pretty good this morning. But my refrigerator has no ice tray or ice maker, even though it’s got a freezer. Why not? If you’re going to put a fridge in a hotel room, it should be fully functional — and that means complete ice-making capabilities. How much can a plastic ice tray cost?

Is there some nefarious reason why the kitchenette hotels want every guest to have to walk down to the ice maker?

1 thought on “No Ice Ain’t Nice

  1. I am not a trusting person when it comes to shared spaces – hotels included. I wouldn’t use ice cubes that were in the freezer before I arrived. I know someone could do “something” to the ice machines too, but that just seems different to me. A friend of mine use to use hotel robes for unintended purposes, then rehang them. Ever since he bragged about that, I took a keen eye on all the things that could be awful in a hotel room. That’s also the time that I lost a lot of respect for that friend and stopped sharing a room when traveling together.:)

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