Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregonvia destinationhotels.com
Families flock to Sunriver Resort every summer to reconnect over retro-cool activities like tie-dye (shirts, socks, and bandannas), lawn games (croquet, Twister, and horseshoes), and board games (Clue, Sorry, and Battleship). Opened in 1968, the Destination Hotel property celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer with live ’60s music, retro costume contests, ’60s trivia nights, and era-appropriate food and drinks specials such as Harvey Wallbanger cake and ambrosia. Find out how to make family vacations affordable.
Austin Motel in Austin, Texasvia austinmotel.com
Vivid vinyl tufted beds, push-button telephones, and pop-art wallpaper adorn each guest room at Austin Motel in Austin, Texas. This place pays homage to the roots of the retro hotel, which has been in operation for 80 years. The iconic kidney-shaped pool—with mid-century chairs, and classic red and white umbrellas sprinkled around—plus the vintage sign out front cement the property’s place in Austin’s storied history. Guests can pick up a plastic key fob modeled after old room key tags in the gift shop.
Fairlane Hotel in Nashville, Tennesseevia fairlanehotel.com
Opened in March in a historic Nashville building, Fairlane Hotel features mid-century architectural designs such as terrazzo flooring and wood paneling. A 4,000-square-foot penthouse recalls a 1970s-style crash pad, with furniture covered in ’70s-style fabrics, and an in-room record player and records available upon request. On the main level, guests can peruse Vanderbilt University yearbooks from the same decade, and a bar cart serves up glass bottles of Coca-Cola every evening.