I've seen debates online about the ethical dilemma of whether it is okay to take home toiletries, towels, food, etc. when you stay in a hotel. I tend to be liberal on the subject.
First, I never take items that the hotel clearly reuses. For example, towels, remote controls, etc. I remember a couple years ago a group of friends and I spent the weekend at a nice hotel in Pensacola Beach. I didn't find out until a few weeks later that one of my so-called friends took home the hotel hair dryer. How embarrassing.
But I have no problem bringing home other things, such as soap, shampoo, coffee packs...even food from the free breakfast. In fact, if I really like something, like the soap, I've even been known to request an extra from the front desk just to take it home. Now and then I will bring home the tissue or toilet paper if I know I am running low.
Is this going too far? Maybe. I don't see any problem at all taking my used soap or open shampoo, but some may question whether I should take an unused coffee pack or packaged cereal. I guess since the value of these items is nominal, I don't really feel bad when I do it.
What do you think?