Am I the only one out there that is tired of hotels populating their bathrooms with those little soaps? Haven't we reached a period where hotels can recognize how unsanitary a bar of soap is to wash with and provide liquid hand soap in the rooms? They do it for the public restrooms in the buildings but not the ones in the rooms. This is not a Marriott-specific problem but an industry-wide problem. Since I travel with my own body wash, I end up using the hotel-provided bath gel to wash my hands. But I guess I am just curious if this has always just been my own neuroses or if there are others out there...
Every Marriott I stay provides a new soap box/bar that is wrapped in plastic or similar each day that I select housekeeping clean my room.
I for one don't much like having to use liquid soap for shower nor for washing hands or face in the sink. Give me a fresh bar of soap every day and I'm good......again just me.
Love, love, love the Marriott bar soaps. (And yes, we travel with our own facial and body bars.) Like IAHFLYR, we appreciate a lightly scented, fresh bar, but not so much the fragranced body wash and liquid hand soap. C
There is nothing unsanitary about bar soaps. Somme peo[ple have allergic reactions to liquid soaps. Many hotels provide both liquid and bar soaps. Perhaps RLE could request, at the desk, if liquid soap is available. I prefer bar soap as does the majority of the world. I base this claim on the amount of shelf space provided to these two kinds of products at supermarkets and pharmacies.
The RCs will usually give you both bar soap and a body wash. Autograph Collection tends to do the same. I've never gotten body wash at a Marriott flagship or Renaissance, but Marriotts sometimes give you a THANN liquid hand soap.
I don't think any of the non-FS properties give you a body wash.
THANN gives me a splitting headache, but the way. Too overpowering. I'll take Aveda, Bigelow, or Asprey or even Paul Mitchell any day over THANN...
Actually, no, everyone in fact does not know how 'unhygienic' bar soaps are for private use.
I prefer the bar soap, when it is of a high quality such as usually found in Marriott properties. I would absolutely not wish to have to use liquid soap at the vanity nor in the shower.
What is in the common spaces is, of course, another issue, and I can't remember the last time I saw a bar of soap in the US in a public or common area. When we went to Defcon levels over the bird flu awhile back, even grocery stores started handing out gel soap and wipes, and pretty much was the death knell for bar soaps in common spaces.