Right near the French Quarter, Ace Hotel is known for their
live performances at the Three Keys music venue. Suites are equally
melodic with a Music Hall turntable and an acoustic Martin guitar, plus a Tivoli
2. Verb Hotel, Boston, Mass.
In the shadow of historic Fenway Park is the Verb Hotel, a
refurbished Howard Johnson’s with a musical flare. Each room is curated with
museum-quality memorabilia and there’s also a record library and turntables so
you can chill with some tunes any time. A set of luxury trailers serve as the
Backstage, a collection of fun little urban cabins, of sorts, complete with patios. Even
better, sit on your patio while a concert is playing at Fenway for a “behind-the-scenes”
3. Hard Rock Hotel (Locations Worldwide)
There are 26 Hard Rock Hotel locations in North America, so
there’s likely one near you or at least your intended destination. From
guitar-shaped pools to memorabilia sprinkled throughout, Hard Rock Hotels know
how to rock. There’s live music, often with major acts, rock-music themed spas
and casinos, plus the obligatory gift shop in the lobby so you can add to you
Hard Rock t-shirt collection.
4. Aloft Hotels (Locations Worldwide)
At over 210 Aloft locations, the music
comes alive. Both up-and-coming artists and big names light up the stage at Live
at Aloft performances in the well-themed W XYZ bar. Queue up the specially
curated Spotify play list to enhance your stay.
5. Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool, UK
In the birthplace of the Beatles sits the Hard Days Night Hotel,
intricately themed around the band. There’s artwork in each of the 110 rooms and
lounge, representing the Fab Four, plus little touches like books and framed
album covers. Plus, there’s general rock-star-level comfort and design in every
corner of the hotel. For an upgraded experience, stay in either the Lennon or
McCartney suites with extra special artifacts and a white baby grand piano in
the Lennon suite.
6. Aria Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
A dramatic piano keyboard design snakes across the floor of the Aria Hotel lobby, a centrally-located Budapest hotel. Live performances
accompany gourmet food at Café Liszt.
Enjoy a docking station for your phone, access to the digital library and view caricatures
of the musicians who have inspired each room.
7. Hotel Max, Seattle, Wash.
Centrally located near many tourist destinations like MoPop
and live music venue and radio station KEXP FM, Hotel Max is an homage to
grunge pioneers Subpop Records, home of Nirvana and Soundgarden. Room doors are
decorated with images of Subpop’s famous acts and posters in-room highlight the
labels current roster. In the lobby, grab some vinyl to play on Crosley
turntables or browse the store for Subpop merch.
8. The Edgewater Hotel, Seattle, Wash.
Choose the Beatles suite or the Pearl Jam suite at The Edgewater Hotel for a most
musical stay in Seattle. The Beatles suite has a state-of-the-art stereo and CD
collection while the Pearl Jam suite comes with tour posters, a Fender guitar,
a turntable and a record collection. For classical music fans, you can also
catch a show nearby from the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall.
9. The Evelyn, a Triumph Hotel, New York, New York
There’s music all around you at The Evelyn, a classy Ney York spot.
Sheet music wraps around the tiles on the bathroom walls and in the No Mad King
Suite, a gramophone graces the bedside table (it's really a Bluetooth speaker)
while accordions, trumpets and trombones are worked into the décor. This is all
an ode to the art deco hotel’s Tin Pan Alley location, which was the epicenter
of the music center in the 20th century.
10. The Roxy, New York, New York
Music experts will want to book the Studio King in The Roxy, a mid-century modern Tribeca hotel. Most room have Tivoli sound systems but the
Studio King has a TEAC turntable, custom
curated vinyl and a Marshall speaker.
11. Hotel Van Zandt, Austin, Texas
A destination for music fans, Hotel Van Zandt is named after singer-songwriter
Townes Van Zandt. Little musical touches scattered around the hotel include trumpet
chandeliers and an underwater playlist in the pool. The Presidential suites also
get a record player. The hotel is a great destination for those checking out Austin
City Limits or just visiting Geraldine’s, the hotel bar and live music venue.