Book Now: 10 Hotels Design Enthusiasts Absolutely LOVE
We *live* for hotels that go above and beyond — the silky soft linens, scented mini-lotions, and fit-for-a-kween room service — need we say more? Well, these 10 fashionable accommodations check all of the boxes, and then some. Beyond the sweet perks, these stays prove that a stylish getaway can be the best choice of all. From pattern-covered headboards and velvet details to sleek pendants and worldly accents, designers LOVE these options across America. Scroll on to preview their stylish setups for yourself.
The Whitby Hotel (New York, New York): If you have plans to visit New York, don't overlook this hotspot. Situated in the heart of upper Manhattan it's considered an ultra-chic traveler's paradise. Rooms feature striking contemporary patterns, from the curtains to the headboard, while the lobby hosts a v. stylish tea party in a sea of modern furnishings. Trust us, design enthusiasts will be in for a treat!
The Dwell Hotel (Chattanooga, Tennessee): This spot's retro, luxurious, quirky, and high comfort. Cash in all ALL the decorative feelings as you book a visit at this delightful and historic Chattanooga getaway. With only 16 rooms, this destination is redefining its approach to a "cookie-cutter stay." In fact, every room has its own *swoon-worthy* flair, from bold wallpapered walls to throw-back recliners. Bonus: There's a sweet cocktail and tapas lounge in the lobby to top it all off.
The Sagamore Pendry Baltimore (Baltimore, Maryland): Baltimore boasts this beauty that pays homage to the harbor and history around it. During your stay, be inspired by displays of warm woods, curated artwork and crisp, custom accenting in all 128 rooms and suites. Top it off with a waterfront lounge ideal for people and boat watching. You're in for a blissful seaside escape that's stylish in ALL of the ways.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco (Portland, Oregon): Looking for a fabulous place to stay while visiting Portland? Kimpton's Hotel Monaco has got you covered. Their lavish, yet eclectic property in the Pearl District fulfills every eco-chic dream. From the throwback wallpaper to the bold, bright furnishings, you'll find delight in every nook and cranny.
The Blackstone Autograph Collection (Chicago, Illinois): Walk in the doors of this hotel, and you'll find a lobby, clad head-to-toe in gorgeous modern furnishings. Then, make your way up to the rooms filled with sleek artwork, marble accents, and unrivaled views of Lake Michigan and Millennium Park. It's here you'll precisely understand why this stunning 335-room luxury getaway was nominated as a Best Boutique Hotel for Design Lovers and a Top Chicago Hotel.
The Pontchartrain Hotel (New Orleans, Louisiana): You'll feel right at home in this charming 14-story building stationed in New Orleans' Garden District. The gorgeous hotel draws inspiration from both European and Southern styles, as seen in the mix of majestic refurbished antique accents situated across the property. Enjoy a rich curation of romantic color schemes, worldly textiles, and traditional silhouettes in a homey oasis nominated with a prestigious Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Award.
Hotel Zetta (San Francisco, California): Experience the vibrancy of San Francisco in this funky hotel situated in the City by the Bay. There's a reason it's considered "one of the most creative stays" by SF travelers: find one-of-a-kind tapestries, vibrant murals, and even an intimate, candle-lit speakeasy on the first floor.
The Palihotel (Culver City, California): Scroll on over to the Palihotel's website and you'll get a taste for the energetic vibe of this majestic hotel. The property, once a 1920's boarding house, has been reimagined into a decorative escape. Take in the marriage of classic and contemporary styles through the bespoke furniture, bold textiles, and statement walls in unexpected areas (like the bathroom above). It's cheery, joyful, and every bit as welcoming as you'd expect in the formerly cinematic city.
Life House Hotel - South of Fifth (Miami Beach, Florida): This boho, Miami Beach property is narrated by the neighborhood around it. In fact, every detail that went into the eclectic beach bungalow was tailored by its stunning setting. Being steps from the beach, you'll find coastal details in the rooms (like the wood plank walls and light, airy bedding), and a quirky communal cafe on the property. After only a couple of hours here, you'll leave feeling like a true local to the area.
The Avalon Hotel (Palm Springs, California): Hello, monochrome! Throughout the Avalon's 67 Spanish-style rooms, 13 private villas, and three pools, you'll find design and delight in this true carte-blanc desert escape. Whether you're cozying up in a cabana or relaxing into one of the room's plush beds, there's ample opportunity to squeeze some much-needed R&R into your vacay.
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