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.
Graduate Lincoln in Lincoln, NebraskaCourtesy Graduate Lincoln
Guests can play old-school arcade games in the herringbone wood-floored lobby of Graduate Lincoln, filled with details referencing decades gone by. But the nostalgia extends beyond the lobby. Each guest room features vintage-inspired corn print wall coverings (a nod to Nebraska’s agricultural heritage), old-fashioned TV nightstands referencing the late Johnny Carson, and Marquee light fixtures, a subtle reminder of the 50-plus drive-in movie theaters that once operated in Nebraska.
Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco, Californiavia phoenixsf.com
Vintage rock ‘n’ roll concert posters and cherry-red rotary telephones adorn each of the 44 guestrooms at Phoenix Hotel, located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. The hotel was built as a motor court hotel in 1956, revived in 1987, and today is operated by Bunkhouse, the company behind some of Texas’s coolest hotels. Two of its most retro features are the lobby—decked out with wood paneling and a Shinola record player—and the pool, set amid lush gardens at the center of the property. These 16 tips will help you save money on hotel rooms.