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.
Oasis at Gold Spike in Las Vegas, Nevadavia oasisatgoldspike.com
When it was built in 1962, Oasis at Gold Spike in downtown Las Vegas was a spot for guests to rest before venturing out into the bright lights of Fremont Street casinos. The hotel was renovated in 2014 to maintain its original structure, embracing the old-school glamor and charm of Las Vegas. Each room incorporates mid-century modern pieces, from Foosball tables to vinyl record players. In The Backyard, an activity space open 24/7, guests can play Twister, tetherball, corn hole, and more, plus take part in monthly roller skating nights. Get to know more Las Vegas attractions that have nothing to do with gambling.
The Saugatuck Retro Resort in Saugatuck, MichiganCourtesy The Saugatuck Retro Resort Motel
Near the shores of Lake Michigan, The Saugatuck Retro Resort—originally opened as a motel in 1953—has proven so popular that the owners recently launched three more throwback hotels in the area. Catering to Baby Boomers looking for a nostalgic summer getaway and Millennials who want a retro retreat, the resort welcomes visitors with its original neon sign. By day, guests lounge in Adirondack chairs around the pool, and in the evening, they gather for stargazing and roasting s’mores around the bonfire.