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.
The Edgewater in Seattle, WashingtonCourtesy The Edgewater
The only waterfront hotel in Seattle, The Edgewater—a Noble House Hotel—opened in 1962 just in time for the World’s Fair. It became famous two years later when four notable guests—The Beatles—stayed there when no other hotel in town would accept them. With Beatlemania sweeping Seattle, some fans even tried swimming across the bay to reach the group. Paying homage to that time, The Edgewater’s iconic Beatles Suite was refreshed this year. Guests can stay in the same room as the Fab Four (who famously fished from its windows), and rent guitars, record players, and albums during their stay. Here are more than 50 other hotels with incredible views.