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.
The Roxbury in Roxbury, New Yorkvia theroxburymotel.com
The Roxbury Motel in the Catskill Mountains is unlike any hotel you’ve seen before. With a key focus on design, many of its guest rooms are designed as odes to movies and TV shows from the ’60s and ’70s. In the sparkling emerald Wizard of Oz-themed room, you’ll find the Wicked Witch as a pillow of striped stockings and ruby slippers, Glinda the Good Witch is in a crystal light fixture above the dining table, and a Yellow Brick Road runs across the carpet and up the wall. Other room themes include Gilligan’s Island, Austin Powers, and The Addams Family, so guests have their pick of throwbacks. For more cool experiences, visit these 11 breathtaking underwater hotels.