Lone Star Court in Austin, Texasvia lonestarcourt.com
An authentic Americana roadside court hotel, Lone Star Court brings guests back to a decade when the car family trip was de rigueur. In typical court hotel style, the property is centered around an activity courtyard that includes a pool and fire pits for roasting s’mores. Each guest room features retro-style furniture and a Smeg refrigerator stocked with Texas treats. An on-site food trailer court serves up casual American eats, while a Buick Roadmaster out front welcomes guests to the hotel.
Jupiter Hotel in Portland, OregonCourtesy Jupiter Hotel
Jupiter Hotel in Portland, Oregon, still has its original motor inn structure from the 1960s, and this summer it will nearly double its guest room count with the addition of an adjacent six-story building in June. But the retro vibe is not lost among the new: Each room has era-appropriate furniture and pop-culture-style murals bearing the likenesses of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and John Lennon. Don’t miss these photos of 12 historic hotels decked out for the holidays.
Unscripted Durham in Durham, North Carolinavia unscriptedhotels.com
Opened in summer 2017 in the former Jack Tar Motor Lodge from the 1960s, Unscripted Durham is a boutique hotel in the heart of Durham, North Carolina. The property includes a refurbished Airstream that serves as a bar, primarily used for events on the hotel’s rooftop pool and lounge. Other retro elements include key card holders resembling composition books, wicker egg chairs, and 1960s-style patterned wallpaper in each guest room.