Sure, many of us travel for concerts, music festivals, and art exhibitions, but what about hotels and suites whose accommodations are all about music? It turns out that there are plenty of properties in the US and Canada that offer amenities and accommodations designed to impress all types of music lovers.
Are you looking for a property with a musical vocation to drop off your suitcases? Below, we’ve rounded up a handful of hotels that offer music-themed rooms and suites.
Whether you’re a Beatles fan looking to recreate the famous bed-in for peace, looking for a property with in-room karaoke, or wanting to see the world’s only guitar-shaped hotel up close and personal, these music-themed hotels will set the stage for a rocking vacation.
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, Quebec
Beatles fans might be surprised to learn that John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s famous “bed-in for peace” actually took place in Montreal, in a suite at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. The sequel has remained a love letter to the movement and continues to feature decor and artifacts that pay homage to the very location where “Give Peace a Chance” was composed and recorded. The suite (which can sleep up to four people) features a recreation of the famous bed-in, separate bedroom, dining area and two oversized bathrooms.
Nashville Graduate in Nashville, Tennessee
Whether you’re from Nashville or just visiting the city, be sure to visit the famous White Limozeen rooftop at the Graduate Nashville, which was inspired by music icon Dolly Parton. Staying at the Graduate Nashville? Keep an eye out for artwork inspired by Dolly, which is on display in many rooms. Additionally, the property has Cross-eyed Critters Watering Hole, a karaoke place where you can take the stage and sing along with the animatronic band.
Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, Ohio
Commissioned by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the one-bedroom Rock and Roll Suite at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown is a music lover’s dream. Filled with replicas and memorabilia from legendary artists, the suite features a broken guitar signed by former MP-Funkadelic and Rock Hall inductee Bootsy Collins, Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” lyrics adorning the walls, and lighting Woodstock inspired finished with a plush red lip sofa overlooking stunning views of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii
Looking for a musical destination in Hawaii? The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort has served as the backdrop for a number of movies and TV shows, including Elvis Presley’s 1961 film “Blue Hawaii” and even hosted The King in the iconic Mahele After.
The Dive Motel in Nashville, Tennessee
Another great option in Music City, each single room at East Nashville’s Dive Motel is outfitted with the signature “Party Switch” that spins a handcrafted disco ball by Yolanda Baker, America’s Last Maker, to the tunes of ” Dive Radio”, which consists of 4 channels: Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll and Sleep.
Hotel Max in Seattle, Washington
This music-inspired property features an entire floor dedicated to indie label Sup Pop Records. Additionally, each room is covered in large-scale black-and-white images that showcase the work of photographer Charles Peterson, who captured the passion of Seattle’s music scene in the 80s and 90s. The hotel will house also an exclusive set of photographs by Lauretta “LE” Hertel, including never-before-seen photos from Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain to Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida
The world’s first guitar-shaped hotel, the architecture on display at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is truly out of this world. From 24-hour on-site live entertainment and Rock Spa treatments, to in-room “Sound of Your Stay” music with your choice of Fender guitar, the World’s Only Guitar Hotel is a must-visit for music lovers and the musicians look alike.