From delicate pastels to the deepest navy, designers use shades of blue to convey calm, security, loyalty, and vitality. Sure, the color is also associated with depression but you’ll be far from sad when checking into these blue heavens.
Hotel Luc (Berlin, Germany)
4 Stars | Website | Berlin Brandenburg Airport
92 | Spa; Pet-friendly accommodations; Fitness center | 2
Potsdamer Platz, Konzerthaus Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt
The Autograph Collection boutique’s use of Prussian blue furniture, walls and Marvel-ous paintings is super stylish and a nod to its historic Gendarmenmarkt location.
Hotel Californian (Santa Barbara, California)
5 Stars | Website | Santa Barbara Airport
121 | Outdoor swimming pool; Beachfront; Pet-friendly accommodations | 4
Kunin Wines; Santa Barbara Wine Collective; Les Marchands
The dreamy beachside haunt’s Majorelle Spa takes its name from the traditional Moroccan hue used liberally, and dramatically, by designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Hotel Fontenot (New Orleans, Louisiana)
4 Stars | Website | Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
202 | Pet-friendly accommodations; Fitness center; Daily housekeeping | 1
Bourbon Street; Harrah’s Casino; Lafayette Square
Flock to the Kimpton’s Peacock Room, a chic and colorful Crescent City cocktail bar inspired by the showiest of birds and featuring ornate prints, feathered friends and statement chandeliers.
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa (Palm Beach, Florida)
5 Stars | Website | Palm Beach International Airport
309 | Private beachfront; Spa; 2 Outdoor swimming pools | 6
Manalapan Beach; Lantana Public Beach; Lantana Village Square
Jonathan Adler created yet another loud-and-proud guest-room look at this five-star using Santorini blue and white patterned headboards, bold carpet and whimsical pillows. The palette is repeated in the private cabanas.
Costa Careyes (Jalisco, Mexico)
4 Stars | Website | Playa de Oro International Airport
20 | Beachfront; 5 Outdoor swimming pools; 2 Outdoor tennis courts | 1
Casitas de las Flores Ski Lift; Playa Rosa Ski Lift
Many of the cliffside villas that inhabit this paradise on the Pacific wow renters by mixing Mediterranean and Mexican details with neon blue pops including Tigre del Mar.
The Londoner Hotel (London, UK)
5 Stars | Website | London Heathrow Airport
350 | Indoor swimming pools; Terrace; Spa | 4
Trafalgar Square; Piccadilly Circus; London Eye
This Leicester Square lodging makes a strong first impression as its exterior features more than 15,000 cobalt faience tiles dreamt up by artist Ian Monroe and handmade by Darwen Terracotta. Each piece takes six weeks to make.
Holiday House Palm Springs (Palm Springs, California )
4 Stars | Website | Palm Springs International Airport
28 | Outdoor swimming pool; Pet-friendly accommodations; Garden | 1
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum; El Paseo Collection; Palm Springs Square Shopping Center
A turquoise VW van greets guests out front while David Bowie invites them to escape the California desert heat in the royal lounge where the couch and walls are twinsies.
Kimpton Aertson Hotel (Nashville, Tenessee)
4 Stars | Website | Nashville International Airport
180 | Outdoor swimming pool; Pet-friendly accommodations; Fitness center | 1
Centennial Park Nashville; Parthenon; Belmont Mansion
The Music City Kimpton’s front desk doubles as art as it’s swathed in a hand-knotted, painted rope installation by artist Orly Genger.
La Concha Resort
4 Stars | Website | Isla Grande Airport
483 | Beachfront; Fitness center; 3 Outdoor swimming pools & 2 spa tubs | 13
Contemporary Art Museum; Condado Lagoon; Barbosa Park
A marine reflecting pool matches beach umbrellas and highlights the shell-shaped architectural masterpiece the San Juan stay is named after while tinted windows give guest rooms an aqua glow.
Hudson Whaler Hotel (Hudson, New York)
4 Stars | Website | Albany International Airport
16 | Outdoor furniture; Fitness center; Free parking | 0
Hudson Athens Lighthouse; Hudson River; Olana
A recent renovation got this upstate boutique in ship shape. Boat blueprints, compass murals, porthole-shaped mirrors, and a very liberal use of blue work together to achieve a nautical flair.
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