As festival season heats up, music lovers across the country will be looking for a place to get a little shuteye, grab a bite and recharge.
From seaside charm on the East Coast to the grunge-inspired vibes in the Pacific Northwest and everything in between, here are seven hotels on Booking.com that feature chic style, amazing amenities and prime locations. Each spot is near a major summer music festival so you can get your groove on during your stay.
Lone Star Court — Austin, TX
Austin lays claim to a number of annual festivals — Austin City Limits, Fun Fun Fun Fest and South by Southwest, just to name a few — so visiting this “live music capital of the world” requires shacking up at a place as hip as the city it’s in.
Enter Lone Star Court, a 123-room complex that reimagines the motor lodges of yesterday into a funky collection of retro rooms. Each accommodation is decked out in mid-century decor and includes full-sized Smeg refrigerators fully stocked with libations to keep the fun going. If you’re hungry, there’s the hotel’s restaurant, the Water Trough, and an on-site food truck called The Feed Store, plus a rotating assortment of other local trucks. You can’t go too far in Austin without stumbling across live music, and Lone Star Court is no different, with musicians performing here seasonally. Combine that with the fire pit and pool, and you may never want to leave.
Base Rate: $189
Hotel Max — Seattle, WA
If you’re heading to the Sasquatch! Music Festival at The Gorge this May, make a detour to Hotel Max. Located in Seattle, the birthplace of the grunge music scene, this hip spot is bursting with rocker vibes. For a truly unique experience, stay in one of the 19 rooms on the 5th floor, which pays homage to local indie rock label Sub Pop Records.
Each room on the Sub Pop floor features a large-scale photograph emblazoned on the door, so a stroll down the hallway will take you through a tour of some of the most iconic images of Seattle’s music scene from the 1980s and 1990s. Once inside a room, the decor oozes with cool, featuring poster art of current artists on the label, turntables and a selection of vinyl records curated by the folks at Sub Pop.
Hotel Max also offers a special Room with a Brew package, which lets you book a keg right in your room so you can fully embrace that rock star lifestyle — just as long as you promise to not trash the place.
Base Rate: $150
Sunset Marquis — West Hollywood, CA
Kick off a weekend at Joshua Tree with a stay at the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood and channel your inner rock god. Located just steps from the Sunset Strip near famed venues Whiskey A Go Go and the Viper Room, this is the place to see and be seen.
This modern, chic spot has 150 rooms and some enticing amenities for music lovers. Feel the urge to pen your own chart topper? The Stay and Play package includes the use of an EG-1 Traveler Guitar during your visit. At Bar 1200 in the lobby, glossy photos of famed musicians line the walls while bookable “Playlist Nights” allow guests to step in as DJ and host their own one-hour listening party.
And keep an eye out for A-listers passing through — NightBird Recording Studios is located in the lower level of the hotel.
Base Rate: $325
Ace Hotel — New York, NY
For music lovers in town for the Governors Ball in June, the Panorama Music Festival in July, or one of the SummerStage shows. The funky 283-room Ace Hotel is the place to be. A boutique mainstay in the heart of Manhattan, this hipster haven features one-of-a-kind art, vintage furniture and oodles of interesting decor. Each room is uniquely designed, with accommodations ranging from cozy bunk bed rooms for two to spacious lofts with all the perks, like a fully stocked refrigerator, clawfoot tub and killer views of downtown Manhattan.
Looking for a bite to match your New York state of mind? The Ace’s ambience continues in its John Dory Oyster Bar, which offers up seafood sustenance in a bright space on the 29th street corner of the hotel. Once you’ve had your fill of oysters, flex your guitar solo skills with one of the on-site Martin Guitars or spin some records on a turntable inside most rooms to keep the party going all night long.
Base Rate: $260
Hutton Hotel — Nashville, TN
After four days camping out at Bonnaroo, it’s time to unwind somewhere with plush, pillow top beds and roomy rain showers. Luckily, you don’t have to look much further than the Hutton Hotel in nearby Nashville. It is an elegant, 247-room respite located in the heart of Music City, a short drive from local sites like the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame and the Ryman Auditorium.
This sophisticated spot features stylish, urban-chic decor throughout and offers in-room spa services so you can truly relax. Crunchy, earth-loving folks can rest easy here too, as the hotel features eco-friendly design elements — bamboo floors, LED lights and reclaimed wood — and uses green cleaning products. At the Hutton’s restaurant, 1808 Grille, you’ll find farm-to-table cuisine inspired by traditional Southern dishes but with a global flair. And for those with four-legged companions in tow, raise a paw: the Hutton is completely pet friendly.
Base rate: $299
Attwater Hotel — Newport, RI
We’ve all heard of musicians escaping to gorgeous, private locations to find inspiration. If you’re looking to find some of your own, check into the Attwater Hotel in Rhode Island, a seaside New England getaway that is a skipping stones throw from the Newport Folk Festival in July. Anchored in patterns and decor that pay homage to the town’s nautical history, the dreamy space is infused with coastal charm thanks to an energetic color palette of turquoise, persimmon and chartreuse repeated throughout this quaint 17-room gem.
For those looking to stay connected during their visit, have no fear: each room includes an iPad you can use during your stay, plus Apple TVs so you can binge all your favorite shows. Before heading out to catch the day’s acts at Fort Adams, channel your own folksy vibe by grabbing a latte and some pastries at the coffeehouse-style Breakfast Cafe.
Base Rate: $499
Acme Hotel — Chicago, IL
If you’re blowing into the Windy City this July for Lollapalooza or the Pitchfork Music Festival, you’ll want to stay where all the action is — right in the heart of downtown Chicago. With sleek decor and fabulous city views, the Acme Hotel is just steps from the Magnificent Mile, close to the “L” and only a quick taxi ride away from both festival locations. Put your feet up after a day of rocking out in the audience and enjoy some tunes of your own choosing — all 130 rooms here are wired for sound with Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin wireless audio systems.
Party a little too hard? The Hair of the Dog add-on package will hook you up with two bottles of a restorative sports drinks, two aspirin packets, and a gift certificate to local favorite MBurger.
Base Rate: $199