You love books. I love books. Heck – we have a whole profession designed to give people books!
So there is no need to give up your books when you travel – stay at a book-friendly hotel!
- Looking at a local vacation experience? Head to Minneapolis to find the Commons Hotel! How does a Book Butler in your hotel room sound? if it sounds fun to you, you might also like their other “geek chic” offerings: “This industrial schoolhouse chic property embodies a sense of inner geek in a chic setting, embracing diversity through the common desire to discover, with an uncommon experience. Explorers satisfy the whims of their inner geek with a Book Butler, in-room art galleries, alchemist mixology lessons and Sudoku sleep-ins.”
- Have you, or a kid in your sphere, enjoyed the book Eloise by Kay Thompson, about the lucky girl living in the Plaza Hotel? “No fan of Eloise should miss an opportunity to stay in the Eloise Suite. With outrageous and fun décor by celebrated designer Betsey Johnson, the suite is resplendent with an Eloise-approved palette of pink and black, and includes a King-size bed with custom Eloise-themed bedding. The suite includes Eloise books, dolls, and Eloise’s name in big neon lights affixed to the wall.”
- Any plans to be in St. Petersburg, Russia? If so, you might want to check out the Crime and Punishment-themed hotel at the Radisson Sonya Hotel! “Enjoy delicious on-site dining with decor that captures the spiritual metamorphosis of the protagonist in Crime and Punishment at Metamorfos Restaurant and its adjacent bar. “
- For a more romantic vacation stay, try the Apostrophe hotel. “What makes our “Poem” hotel amazing is that we have created it with the idea of telling our clients a story. We have carefully choosen some literary themes, we have arranged them and illustrated them as if the hotel was a large book. Behind the decor of each room there is a meaning, an intention…. Then, we have named it Apostrophe, not so much as a tribute to the famous french literature TV show of Bernard Pivot but moreover to apostrophize our clients with our novelty.
- Wish you could spend a night at Hogwarts? You can come pretty close! The “Wizard Chambers” at The Georgian House Hotel are themed rooms that feature Harry Potter music, Hogwarts house colors, and plenty of vintage details and decor that would fit right in at Hogwarts. Read about the experience of spending a night there in this article from Buzzfeed.
- Want to check out the Pacific coast? You might just love the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon! “Sylvia Beach Hotel was named in honor of Sylvia Beach, the expatriate American bookseller and publisher who opened Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris in 1919. Located in Newport on the central Oregon coast, Sylvia Beach Hotel sits on a bluff above Nye Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Originally built in 1912 as the New Cliff House hotel, the structure was renovated in the 1980s to become a 21-room literary-themed bed and breakfast with a homey and eclectic charm that attracts readers, writers, and travelers from all over the world. It has been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Each room includes details and books to reflect the life and writings of 21 different authors. Guests can enjoy a book with a view in the quiet and cozy haven of the third-floor oceanfront library. Family-style dining for breakfast and dinner brings guests and locals together to share conversation and adventures in our Tables of Content Restaurant.”