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BEST BATH TOWELS, HAND TOWELS & WASH CLOTHS

Though The Distinguished Guest is known as a “maven of the well-made bed” for vacation rentals, I have also counseled quite a few hospitality-minded folks about how to choose the best towels for their vacation rentals. 

It’s actually quite easy. For bath towels, I essentially look for the same factors I do when seeking the best vacation rental bedding. These factors include: 

  1.  Are the towels durable and well-constructed? In addition to wanting towels that are absorbent and good quality, you should make sure they’re going to last—after all, they’re going to go through frequent washing at turnover.
  2.  Are the towels a good value/within budget? Of course, you also want to consider your budget and what works for you. Plan on replacing your towels at least once a year. [For more tips on saving $$$ on your vacation rental bedding and towels, check out TDG’s Guide to Wholesaling Linens.]
  3.  Are the towels easy to replace? This is why I recommend going with a hospitality supplier for your towels. If you choose a Big Box Store or standard retail, there’s a chance that you won’t be able to get replacements very easily. And you know what that means: mismatched sets! ?If you’re aiming to compete with standardized hotels (or even just the best vacation rentals in your market), having those matching sets is just one more way to evidence your professionalism and impress even the pickiest guests.

A tip: I highly, highly recommend choosing white towels for your rental property. You can use bleach on them without worry about fading, they match most color schemes, and they convey cleanliness. (Hotels use white for a reason!) 

The links below will take you to the best towels I have found for the unique needs of the hospitality industry. These are from various brands, but all meet the above criteria.

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makeup vacation rental towels

BEST MAKEUP WASH TOWELS

A savior for vacation rental owners and Airbnb hosts, black makeup wash towels—which include a large, sewn-in—save your snowy white towels from impossible mascara stains.

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BEST POOL TOWELS

Down Etc Gobi Desert Pool Towels

If you know me, you know I love a good cabana towel. They just scream “vacation”—and, at the same time, they keep guests from taking your bath towels to the beach or pool. Plus, they simply look nice.

Case in point: Recently, a guest couldn’t find my pool towels. I checked with my cleaner, who assured me they were left in the usual spot. As it turns out, the guest just couldn’t believe my cabana towels were meant for the pool—that’s how nice they are!

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