I live in a 5 star hotel and get free breakfast in my room every day – people think it’s so glamorous but there’s a catch
FORGET lounging in the sun by the pool – what we find most relaxing about a hotel stay is not having to clean up after yourself or worry about what’s there. has for dinner.
So, as someone who lives full-time in five-star luxury hotels, you’d think travel blogger Ashley would have no worries in the world.
However, the influencer says her life isn’t always as glamorous as it looks.
In a Youtube video which has racked up more than 13,000 views, the savvy spendthrift – who lost her job with the company in 2019 – opened up about how cheaper it is for her to live in hotels than to rent an apartment.
She said: “In 2020 I was able to spend 103 nights at Marriott properties for $4,356 [£3,621].”
One of the perks of staying at the Marriott hotels she chooses is that every day starts with a free breakfast.
Vlogging a typical day in her life, Ashley filmed herself ordering chicken enchiladas, a fruit plate, herbal tea and coffee.
Once brought to her room for free, the travel blogger then did a Facebook Live for her subscribers.
However, Ashley isn’t content to spend the rest of the day doing whatever she feels like doing like you normally would in a hotel – it’s true, there’s a catch to living this luxurious lifestyle. .
After putting her breakfast outside her room for take-out cleaning, she then found herself stuck in a job.
“A lot of people don’t know what the job is like for me,” she said. “I travel full time but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes that you don’t see. But honestly it’s not that exciting.”
The majority of Ashley’s working hours are spent editing her vlogs which she uploads to her Youtube channel.
For extra income, she also creates her own travel tips and tricks courses on her. Blog.
Additionally, Ashley is a member of Amazon’s affiliate program, which allows her to refund items purchased by her subscribers.
During this time, she also works part-time as a travel agent and often organizes trips for her followers inspired by the vacations she shares online.
“You see me having fun and traveling,” she added. “It’s just a small percentage of what I do every day.”
And while one of the perks of staying in a hotel might be not having to shop for groceries, Ashley likes to stock up on extra snacks from her resort’s supermarket.
For only $12.73 [£10]Ashley bagged a bottle of sparkling rose, a bag of pretzels, three packets of candy, sour cream, and two cans of sparkling water.