For everyone who loves a good deal, Oyster.com and Travel Channel have picked the best hotel food freebies.
<b><a href="http://www.oyster.com/costa-rica/hotels/gaia-hotel-and-reserve/">Gaia Hotel and Reserve</a></b><br>Free hotel breakfasts aren't exactly a rarity, but they are usually comprised of cereals, fruit, and, if you're lucky, some moderately edible scrambled eggs. Not so at Gaia Hotel and Reserve, where the free breakfast is a gourmet a la carte affair. Menu items include Eggs Benedict, Belgian Waffles, Italian Egg White Frittata, Vanilla and Mango Pancakes, a Costa Rican Breakfast, and more.
<b><a href="http://www.oyster.com/new-york-city/hotels/andaz-fifth-avenue/">Andaz Fifth Avenue</a></b><br>We adore the Andaz Fifth Avenue for its bounty of foodie freebies, including the choice of Fat Witch Baby Brownies or C.O. Bigelow Peppermints at check-out. There are other less delicious gift options as well: C.O Bigelow Lemon Lip Cream and a tube of anti-bacterial hand gel. Other free treats include minibar snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, wine in the lobby from 6 to 9 p.m. each evening, and made-to-order barista coffee in the lobby.
<b><a href="http://www.oyster.com/seattle/hotels/hotel-vintage-park-a-kimpton-hotel/">Hotel Vintage Park</b></a><br>This Seattle hotel's focus on wine ' particularly those grown in the 500 local vineyards ' is evident from the moment you check in: The front-desk staffer (sporting a nametag that includes his or her particular favorite vintage) will explain the varieties you'll enjoy at the free reception that takes place every evening from 5 to 6 p.m.
<b><a href="http://www.oyster.com/san-diego/hotels/rancho-valencia-resort/">Rancho Valencia Resort</a></b><br>The Rancho Valencia's excellent freebies, including free minibar snacks, morning juice and newspaper delivery, and free breakfast, contribute to the resort's experience of exclusive pampering. This 49-room luxury resort is located in Rancho Santa Fe, a wealthy residential community in the hills of Southern California, on 40 acres of lush grounds.
<b><a href="http://www.oyster.com/chicago/hotels/villa-d-citta/">Villa d'Citta</b></a><br>After a long day exploring, it's nice to come back to your hotel to find free refreshments waiting in the lobby. The Villa d'Citta takes the cake on this one: This tiny Chicago boutique has a fully stocked communal kitchen where guests can prepare breakfast, snacks (such as sandwiches or hot dogs), and other light fare 24/7.
<b><a href="http://www.oyster.com/boston/hotels/the-copley-square-hotel/">Copley Square Hotel</b></a><br>The Copley Square Hotel in Boston, which offers free tea, coffee, and hot chocolate all day, is one of our favorites, partly because it's so pleasant to sit down and sip in its stylish, cozy lobby. There's also a free evening wine hour if you prefer something a little stronger.
<b><a href="http://www.oyster.com/boston/hotels/the-westin-copley-place-boston/">Westin Copley Place Hotel</b></a><br>Many hotels are thoughtful enough to provide basic refreshments in the lobby ' ice water, coffee, and the like. Some properties take it a step further: the Westin Copley Place Boston has special seasonal drinks, like hot apple cider in the fall.
<b><a href="http://www.oyster.com/hawaii/hotels/halekulani/">Halekulani</b></a><br>Arriving in your room to find a delicious surprise waiting for you goes a long way toward making you feel like a guest, rather than a customer. The Halekulani's impressive display of tropical fruit, chocolate, and flowers will always be one of our favorites.
<b><a href="http://www.oyster.com/jamaica/hotels/the-caves/">The Caves</b></a><br>It's not that uncommon to get a check-in drink at nice hotels in warm-weather destinations, but that doesn't make us like this refreshing freebie any less. The Caves in Jamaica is a romantic all-inclusive with locally focused cuisine and a top-shelf bar, and its signature welcome drink is de-lish.
<b><a href="http://www.oyster.com/san-diego/hotels/britt-scripps-inn/">Britt Scripps Inn</b></a><br>This romantic Victorian inn near Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo has many luxurious amenities, starting with butler service. On the food front, it offers a free, delicious breakfast made to order. Free wine and cheese is served each evening in the parlor.
<b><a href="http://www.oyster.com/new-york-city/hotels/bryant-park-hotel/">Bryant Park Hotel</b></a><br>The cavernous CellarBar at the New York art deco boutique Bryant Park hotel not only has stunning design but a free happy hour for guests. Once you're done with your pre-dinner tipple, head to Koi, a top-rated on site sushi restaurant, or take a stroll around nearby Times Square.