10 Colorful Hotels Designed to Brighten Your Stay
Why stay in a cookie-cutter hotel when you can relax in a hotel with dramatic pops of fuchsia, teal and lime around every corner.
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Hotel Monaco, Washington, D.C.
As guests walk through the doors of Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco in Washington, D.C., they are treated to a green lobby so brilliant, they’ll think they’ve stepped into Oz’s Emerald City. While the hotel has been refreshed several times over the last 15 years, the bold jewel-toned lobby has remained, much to the delight of guests. Dark blues, burnt oranges and golds complement common spaces, while rich plums, champagnes and royal blues brighten guest rooms at this historic hotel that is both grand and charming at the same time.
21c Museum Hotel
Opened in 2016 by contemporary art collectors, Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, the 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky is a boutique hotel, an art museum and a place to house a portion of their 2,000+ piece art collection. A former Fayette National Bank building, the 21c Museum Hotel pops with vibrant colors around every corner. In the guest rooms, it’s not uncommon to find fuchsia, lime and azure colored sofas, even light fixtures. In addition, guests can explore curated art exhibits that are displayed across more than 7,000 square feet of museum space.
Chase Park Plaza
Dating back to 1922, the Chase Park Plaza is an art deco hotel boasting one of the most colorful and beautiful spaces in all of St. Louis. So impressive that the likes of Jimmy Carter and Frank Sinatra have stayed at this historic, luxury hotel. Grab a cocktail in the classically-styled (and very cerulean) Chase Club or delight in the intricate stained-glass ceiling at The Tenderloin Room, a top-rated restaurant inside the hotel. Make a stop at the spa, which pops with cheery, bright yellows.
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
It should come as no surprise that a hotel inspired by someone as colorful and iconic as Jimmy Buffett would be absolutely bursting with bright hues that make you smile. From the orange cruiser bikes guests can check out for free to the cheerful green and yellow rugs that liven up the lobby, the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida has a tropical vibe all its own. Seaside-inspired teals and aquas in guest rooms pop against white furnishings, while a 14-foot tall, bright blue flip-flop welcomes guests in the lobby as they arrive.
Radisson Blu Mall of America
One step inside the stylish Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota and guests will be treated to a black-and-white color palette accented with a deep, vibrant blue. An executive lounge boasts chic modern furnishings, chrome accents, geometric design work and brilliant orange and electric blue accents throughout the space. Guest rooms are welcoming beacons, with iconic artwork and bold pops of vibrant colors, like bright reds and turquoises. Even meeting spaces energize thanks to red furnishings, sophisticated accents and wall art.
Situated just a few blocks from the Arizona State University campus in Tempe, Arizona, Graduate Tempe boasts a colorful Southwest-inspired style throughout this well-designed boutique hotel. One of seven Graduate Hotels, Graduate Tempe caters to those eager for a getaway in a college town, like Tempe, but not keen to stay in an uninspired chain hotel. One step inside the hotel and guests are welcomed by colorful artwork, bright geometric patterns and funky lobby furnishings. Guest rooms boast accents of bright primary colors, and even American flag-themed throw blankets.
Aloft Boston Seaport
Located in the heart of Boston’s popular Seaport District, Aloft Boston Seaport is a hip and sophisticated hotel minutes from everywhere you want to be in Boston. From the moment you arrive at the hotel, you’re treated to explosions of color, from the teal green Adirondack chairs on the lawn to the electric blue lighted indoor pool. Even the WXYZ bar stimulates the senses with fuchsia-colored lighting and throw pillows. Guest rooms are accented with brightly-hued carpets, curtains and wall art in all types of geometric patterns.
The Dwell Hotel
The Dwell Hotel is a colorful boutique property set in the charming Southern town of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Originally Fort James, this former Civil War fortification was transformed into a hotel in 1909, changing styles and names over the years. Today, this reimagined space bursts with life and color. Exposed brick walls, geometric statement wallpapers and brightly hued artwork give The Dwell Hotel a playful personality and a look that’s far from cookie-cutter. Bright marigold yellows and cyans, even deep magentas and millennial pinks, give this hotel allure.
The Inn at 500 Capitol
The Inn at 500 Capitol in Boise, Idaho opened earlier this year with delightfully bright accents both inside and outside the hotel, like the bold red flower boxes hanging from the balcony of each room. All floors feature a huge mural that welcomes guests as the elevator doors open, many of which are reflective of the history and culture of Idaho’s state capital. Guest rooms enchant with pops of yellow, orange and magenta. The hotel even boasts a Boise State University-themed room all decked out in the blues and oranges of the hometown team.
Pasea Hotel & Spa
One step inside the posh Pasea Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, California and you’ll feel as though you’re on the beach thanks to the cool seaside hues throughout the hotel, a nod to the luxury property’s oceanfront location. As guests enter the hotel, they are treated to a vibrant mural bursting with blues, oranges and greens, reflective of the sea, sand and palm trees just outside the doors. Guest rooms feature teals and aquamarines, and ocean wave prints that connect guests with the laid-back culture of Surf City USA.