Not so long ago, this was how it was all the time. It's relatively recent to have fridges included in the rooms. I remember paying $10 a day for a fridge for Mom's meds because they weren't in the rooms unless requested. For myself, the ice in a cheap cooler was how we kept drinks cold. The ice machines always seemed to have ice then, so it shouldn't be a problem now. Refillable mugs help a bit (but requires someone to go fill them). It is a bit more hassle, but doable.