Write a Thank You Letter to a Company

Being a business owner, I am fully aware of the unbalanced ratio between good and bad customer letters. Too many people will only correspond with a company when they are harboring a grudge, instead of praising them for their favorable experiences. And that’s why I added “Write a Thank You Letter to a Company” to my bucket list. Businesses need to know when they are doing something right too and so, I wrote a hotel thank you letter.

I was immediately charmed by Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle, Washington and I wanted them to know.

Dear Mayflower Park Hotel,

To begin, your directions on the best way to arrive to the Mayflower were flawless, meaning that even I didn’t get lost. Also, I was ecstatic (and so were my feet) when the light rail from the airport dropped us off just a block from the hotel.
Seattle Mayflower Park Hotel

When we were greeted at the reception, the nicest gentlemen thoroughly explained the details of the hotel. Even better, he made us aware of the complimentary wine tasting that was held nightly in the lobby. Definitely a man who knows the way to my heart. Just another reason for writing this hotel thank you letter.
Mayflower Park Hotel Lobby

I then arrived to my room, eager to drop off my bags and start exploring. To my surprise, a selection of local goodies awaited. This went above and beyond the simple chocolate on the pillow and the Chukar chocolate covered cherries were gone before I even opened my suitcase. I enjoyed the Market Spice Cinnamon-Orange Tea so much that I just had to purchase more when I returned home.
Hotel welcome gift

It wasn’t until I finished my cherries, that I took a look around the cozy mini-suite. It could be summed up in one word…charming. It was purely a bonus that the pillows were so comfortable that I had to write down the name of the manufacturer so I could have my own.
Seattle Hotel Room

On more reason for this hotel thank you letter, we could not have asked for a better location, walking distance to…everything. Just 4 blocks from Pike Place Market.

Though, after I had blisters on my feet, we did decide to take the monorail, which we didn’t even have to go outdoors to catch, to the Space Needle. So convenient.

Also, a special thank you to the poor doormen who had to give us directions every single time we exited the building. They were patient and knowledgeable. Did I mention patient?
Seattle Mayflower Park Hotel map

In summary, I do hope to stay at the Mayflower Park Hotel in the future because your staff was cordial, the rooms were comfy and the location was superb. Keep up the good work.


Annette White

Have you ever written a hotel thank you letter or one to any company?

This post was provided in a partnership with Mayflower Park Hotel . All opinions my own. This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through my links, I earn a commission that helps to keep this blog running—at no extra cost to you. You can read my full disclosure here.

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  1. Annie February 29, 2012 at 7:19 am - Reply

    It's so true! I never write a review when I have a good experience somewhere, and I should!
    Thanks for this! xo Annie

    • Annette White February 29, 2012 at 9:49 am - Reply

      I definitely need to do it more often!

  2. Simply Paul February 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    I've never sent a letter of thanks to a business but I did send a thank you emails to bloggers that I felt inspired me to look at my life and bloggining differently.

    • Annette White March 1, 2012 at 12:20 am - Reply

      I love that idea too!

  3. Jen March 1, 2012 at 2:36 am - Reply

    Looks lovely!! :) x

  4. Stephanie March 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Wow, that hotel sounds amazing. I've been around that area in Seattle, but didn't stay anywhere near as nice as that. 
    It's refreshing to see a positive letter for once. There have been places that I have thought of writing to, but then I never do :-(. Shame on me!

    • Annette White March 1, 2012 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      I was so grateful to be able to stay somewhere so charming, it definitely enhanced my Seattle experience.

  5. Anwar March 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    I have written positive reviews and notes to places when they did a great job or went above and beyond.  But honestly I haven't done it in a long while and I really should do it more.  We need to appreciate and reward the good experiences instead of just complaining about the bad… 

    • Annette White March 2, 2012 at 11:50 pm - Reply

      So true…

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  10. Sue Samaniego March 23, 2012 at 8:33 am - Reply

    I agree that many people tend to hand out gripes way more often then praise. I am yet to write a thank you letter to a company, so will have to keep that in mind to do. In the past I have made sure to find ways to thank others in person. When the gentleman let me go in front of him in a check out line… I hand the checker a few bucks towards his purchases.

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      I love that you gave the checker a few bucks for him!! I am sure it was appreciated :)

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