How to Give Your Vacation Rental Guests a Luxury Hotel Experience

Travelers who choose vacation rentals like Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway over traditional hotels do so for any number of reasons. Capacity, budget, location, amenities; these are all important to people traveling solo or with companions, for business and pleasure.

As an Airbnb host, the best thing you can do to maximize your profits is to offer your guests a stay comparable to what they might find in a hotel. And when it comes to creating luxury, little things go a long way, and they don’t have to break your bank either (the idea is to maximize those profits, remember?)

Design and style are key elements of the luxury experience, so be sure your space looks clean and up to date, and select elegant design touches that convey style and comfort. But really, when we’re traveling, we’re usually not there to sit in our rooms all day, not matter how pretty they are. We all know the main things we do in our hotels or rentals are bathe and sleep.

Bathing luxury can be pretty easily achieved with fancy products and plush towels. The real luxury experience happens when you’re ready to sleep. Whether it’s a busy conference or a fun-filled vacation, we all know how satisfying it is to finally crawl into bed after an exhausting day when you’re traveling, and how we find that bed can make or break your whole opinion of your stay.

If your mattress is of poor quality, your sheets scratchy, or your comforter too lightweight, the quality of your guests’ rest will be affected. Who wants to be dozing off during the boss’ big presentation or already trudging through the first museum of three you planned to visit that day? I know that would color my whole travel experience and make me less inclined to stay at that place again.

On the other hand, if you offer them a big, supportive mattress with top of the line bedding, they’ll be more likely to get appropriate rest, be able to tackle their days with enthusiasm, and remember their stay with you as comfortable and relaxing.

Luxury bedding has high thread count linen for softness and is made of cooling fibers to regulate sleeping body temperature. Comforters and coverlets should be selected for quality material and the appropriate weight/warmth for your climate. Mattresses and mattress pads should have enough support for a variety of bodies. Everything should be hypoallergenic.

These are the standards you should prioritize, but luckily, luxury bedding doesn’t have to come with a luxury price tag. DOWNLITE designs, develops, manufactures, and markets luxury bedding products including: comforters, pillows, mattress pads, blankets, throws, and more, and offers them to you without the luxury markup.

Even if your guests are on a budget that doesn’t allow them to stay at a five-star hotel, you can offer them the experience of a luxurious place to rest and rejuvenate during their travels. Luxury doesn’t have to mean expensive, for them or for you. Investing in the touches of luxury that really make a difference, like your bedding, can help them feel like your two-bedroom apartment is just as nice as the Ritz-Carlton, and will keep them coming back.


Have you had a simply amazing sleep experience at a hotel and want to offer the same to your guests? DOWNLITE offers the same hotel bedding that luxury hotels use. Use DOWNLITE’s Hotel Bedding Finder to find your favorite hotel bedding and purchase it from our online shop.