Do Hotels Have Laundry Rooms? A Guide to Hotel Laundry Services

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Traveling can take a toll on your luggage and leave clothes wrinkled and dirty. Rather than packing endless outfits, many travelers prefer washing clothes on the road.

But do hotels offer laundry services or laundry rooms for guests? The options vary across hotel categories and brands.

This guide will breakdown where to find laundry at hotels, typical pricing, policies, and tips for refreshing your wardrobe during hotel stays.

Do Hotels Have Laundry Rooms? A Guide to Hotel Laundry Services

On-Site Hotel Laundry Rooms

Some hotels provide free self-service laundry rooms that guests can access to wash and dry clothes themselves. This is more common at extended stay or long-term hotels geared toward weekly or monthly guests rather than nightly stays.  

Hotel chains most likely to offer free laundry rooms include:

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • Residence Inn by Marriott 
  • Staybridge Suites by IHG Hotels 
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott
  • MainStay Suites by IHG Hotels
  • Extended Stay America

These all-suite hotels cater to travelers staying 5-7 nights on average. In-room kitchens and laundry facilities make long stays more convenient.

Laundry rooms are typically located on each floor or in a common area for guests to use 24/7.

If considering an extended stay hotel, check their website or call to ask about free laundry rooms before booking. Policies can vary between locations.

Hotel Laundry Services for a Fee

More commonly, hotels offer laundry or dry cleaning services for an added fee.

This may involve:

  • Laundry Bag Pickup: Fill a bag with clothes and toiletry items that the hotel staff will wash, dry and return within 24 hours.
  • Dry Cleaning Services: Hotels may offer dry cleaning for delicate items through a third-party service. This requires a longer turnaround time.
  • Coin-Operated Machines: Some hotels have washing machines and dryers on-site for guest use, but require coins or card payment to operate. 
  • Washer/Dryer Rentals: Guests may be able to rent a laundry appliance placed in their room during a multi-night stay.
  • Valet Laundry: Higher end hotels may offer valet laundry where staff will pick up, launder and return clothes within hours.

Typical hotel laundry costs range from $1-$5 per clothing item or $10-$40 for a full laundry bag. Expect higher prices at luxury hotels and resorts. Always check current pricing before sending clothes out to be washed.

Major Hotel Brands with Laundry Services

The major hotel chains below offer laundry services, though specific policies vary by property:

Marriott – Most Marriott hotels provide laundry bags you can fill up and return same-day along with dry cleaning options. Coin laundry may also be available.  

Hilton – Hilton, DoubleTree, Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites and other Hilton brands have on-demand laundry services, generally for a fee.

Hyatt – Hyatt locations offer laundry and pressing services through a third-party company. Simply fill out a form and they’ll pick up and return clothes.

InterContinental Hotels– IHG hotels like Holiday Inn Express provide laundry bags you can have washed overnight along with pressing and dry cleaning.

Wyndham – Wyndham hotels allow you to request laundry pickup for a fee based on the number of items. Same-day return is common.

Best Western – Most Best Westerns offer laundry bags with next day return or coin-operated guest laundry rooms.

Radisson – Guest laundry services are available at Radisson hotels. Bags are picked up and returned clean the same day.

Hilton – Hilton brands like Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites typically have on-site laundry rooms and services.

When staying at a major chain, check the hotel website or call the front desk to understand your laundry options and any fees.

Tips for Doing Laundry at Hotels

If you need to refresh your clothing at a hotel, keep these tips in mind:

  • Ask about laundry policies at check-in so you’re prepared during your stay.
  • Review pricing so there are no surprises. Have cash or small bills ready for coin machines.
  • Know the laundry pickup and return process. What hours and days are available?
  • Sort clothes by color before putting them in a laundry bag to prevent bleeding. 
  • Wash delicates and formalwear yourself to prevent damage.
  • Avoid the hassle by packing enough clothes to last your entire trip.
  • Give at least 24 hours for laundry turnaround, avoiding day-of departure.
  • Set a reminder on your phone so you don’t forget to pick up laundry by the promised time.
  • Check everything was returned – socks and small items can get left behind.
  • Inspect for damage and request compensation if clothing is ruined.

With planning, you can keep your clothes clean and wrinkle-free when traveling. Utilize hotel laundry services when possible or find local laundromats if needed.

Alternative Hotel Laundry Solutions

If your hotel doesn’t have laundry services, all is not lost. Here are some other potential solutions:

Washing in Your Room – Some hotels provide jugs, basins or even sinks in rooms for hand-washing delicates and essentials.

Local Laundromats – Find self-service coin laundries in the area through Google Maps or apps like Laundry Lens.

Dry Cleaners – Look for same day or 24 hour dry cleaners nearby to freshen up wrinkled clothes.

Mobile Wash/Fold Service – In some cities, mobile apps like Washy, Rinse or Laundry Care will pick up, wash, dry and fold your laundry.

Home Sharing Laundry – If staying in a rental home, Airbnb or VRBO, you may have access to laundry machines.

Travel Laundry Services – Apps like Laundryheap will arrange laundry pickup and drop-off from hotels.

Laundry Pickup Services – Some cleaner companies like ELaundry provide nationwide hotel laundry pickup/delivery. 

While not every hotel can guarantee laundry facilities, a little creativity goes a long way towards keeping clothes clean on the road. Weigh all your hotel laundry options to find the best clean clothes solution during any hotel stay.

Jennifer Tuffen
Jennifer Tuffen

I'm Jennifer Tuffen, a travel enthusiast and storyteller, six years and 10+ countries deep into a journey of discovery and cultural immersion.