Tap into your inner nerd at these gadget-happy hotels

Today's traveler needs more than just good service and a fluffy bed for a memorable hotel experience -- they need the latest and greatest technologies to be a part of their stay. WiFi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs are the norm these days, but some hotels have taken their tech-savviness to impressive new heights. Check out our favorite hotel gadgets and tech services, and where to find them.

  1. Tech-savvy traveler usually bring a multitude of gadgets with them on their travels. Keeping the chargers straight can be a hassle, but the W Boston has the answer: Its nifty BlueLounge Sanctuary Chargers, offerred in most room types, are compatible with over 1,500 devices -- enough to accommodate any gadget-heavy guest. You can charge up with the Sanctuary at the W Washington DC and W Hoboken as well.

  2. Hello, room service carts of the future. When, after you're done eating, you place your cart outside your door , a microchip inside the cart alerts housekeeping to come collect it.

  3. When your technology goes awry on vacation, normally you'd be forced to seek out the nearest electronics store. But at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, you can just pick up the telephone. The hotel offers a "tech butler" for any hardware or software problems you might have while at the hotel.

  4. The Four Seasons Maui offers loaner Kindles pre-loaded with 40 popular books, complete with waterproof sleeves, so guests can read by the pool. At the Four Seasons Washington D.C., guests can borrow Kindles in the restaurant, Seasons, while eating their power breakfasts solo.

  5. At The Eliot Suite Hotel, guests can order room service, schedule reservations at the hotel's James Beard award-winning restaurant, Clio, research attractions, restaurants, and bars, and even schedule turndown service -- all via an in-room touch screen.

  6. Aside from the 42″ flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, dimmer switches, and DVD players, all rooms in this uber-luxe Jamaican resort feature Apple TVs. Sure, it's Apple's least successful gadget of the past decade -- but it comes pre-programmed with an impressive mix of reggae and soul music, as well as three dozen movies.

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