Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a guest, choosing the right blanket can be somewhat confusing.
There are many different choices to consider: What fill should I get? What fabric will be the warmest? The most comfortable?
And not every blanket will suit everyone. That’s why we’ve put together this short guide to choosing a hotel blanket.
Among the things you may want to consider:
- The climate at your establishment (A bed and breakfast in New England would likely want different blankets than a hotel in New Orleans.)
- The temperature in your room.
- The time of year when you’ll be using the blanket. Do you have blankets for when the air conditioner is on and ones for when the heater is going?
- The size of the blankets. You need something large enough to cover your mattress, with room to tuck it underneath the mattress as well. Make sure to measure the width, length and depth of the mattress before buying blankets.
Cotton blankets are a favorite of homeowners and hoteliers. It’s a very breathable fabric, and one that can be washed often. It also becomes softer after a few washes.
Cotton blankets come in a number of different weaves, including herringbone, basket weave, honeycomb and waffle. You can also find cotton blankets that are blended with a synthetic material such as polyester or acrylic.
Our all cotton blankets include
We also carry some cotton/acrylic blends:
In colder climates, a blanket filled with duck or goose down can provide you with extra warmth. There are also synthetic down versions, which will simulate down but are washable and hypoallergenic.
Depending on the manufacturer, these blankets come in different weights, colors and thread counts.
Our down-filled and synthetic down blankets include:
- Lightweight Down
- French Down
- Four Seasons Microfiber Blanket
- Suite Collection Down Alternative Comforter
Fleece blankets are also popular, helped along by people’s love of the warmth and softness they find in fleece jackets.
Most polyester fleece is environmentally-friendly as it is made from recycled bottles. It’s soft and wicks away moisture, while also providing warmth. Blankets made from fleece or Polartec can be washed and dried.
Our selection includes:
Modern technology such as Polartec can be wonderful, but some people prefer the comfort of the classic wool blanket. These blankets are great for keeping you warm in very cold weather.
They’re breathable and insulating, but have a downside: they’re typically not washable, making it a difficult choice for innkeepers and vacation home owners.
Still, we do carry the elegant Tartini Throw, made from 100 percent Merino wool. It’s the perfect companion while reading or napping.
If you don’t see what you are looking for on our website, please give us a call. We can and will special order many other styles of everything on our site. And, as always, if you have questions about any of the products in this article, or any of our other blankets, please contact us. Our expert sales team can answer all of your questions, and help you find the blankets you need before this year’s cold weather comes.