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.
Tyler Place Family Resort in Highgate Springs, VermontCourtesy Tyler Place Family Resort
Guests will find an old-time summer camp vibe at the Tyler Place Family Resort, 40 miles north of Burlington, Vermont. The 85-year-old property offers ten children’s and teens’ programs that are divided by age group, including riding banana bikes (a popular style in the 1960s), fishing on homemade wooden rafts, running through the sprinkler, and playing water games. With an array of cottages and suites with up to four bedrooms, the all-inclusive resort is also a popular spot for family reunions. Check out these other 14 strange and unusual hotels you’ll want to go out of your way to visit.