I just returned from a stay at the Montage Laguna Beach. The hotel and the property are stunningly beautiful and I will write up a trip report shortly.
In the room, they have a gigantic, deep bathtub.
I don’t take a ton of baths as I’m more of a shower guy. Across the bath, they have a metal bath caddie with soap, a Japanese Sisai Brush, and some lotion.
I had visions of a nice long bath after a long day of business meetings. I then noticed there was something in the corner of the bathtub.
It had a sign on it that explained that it was a candle and the scent was exclusively created for the Montage Laguna Beach and was a sandalwood and vanilla flavor.
Thus far, I’m totally in on this experience of soaking in a large tub with my brush and one of a kind candle. I flipped the card over to reveal that if you actually use the candle, there is a $35 charge to the room.
I totally understand if you take the bathrobe or a complimentary bag with you when you checkout that this warrants a room charge. I could even see if you decided to take the candle with you when you checkout. But to get charged for using the candle? and at $35?
I get that it’s the Montage and I’m already paying premium rates for a luxurious experience but I just found it funny that burning a candle incurs a $35 charge.
I’ll stick with my free showers.
Would you spend $35 to burn a scented candle at a hotel?