Feeling Nostalgic? Check Out These Hotels With 90’s Vibes & Childhood Throwbacks

By Leah Freeman-Haskin


We may have just celebrated the arrival of a new decade, but for those of us who remember a simpler time of VHS tapes and Game Boys, another year around the sun can bring back feelings of nostalgia. If it hit you hard this new year, here are a few hotels that will bring you back to your Kris Kross jumping, VIBE magazine reading, Lauryn Hill miseducating good old days.

The Curtis Denver — Denver, Colorado

Nothing says throwback like a plate of chocolate chip cookies and a glass of cold milk. Guests are greeted at The Curtis Denver with this timeless indulgence at check-in, but if that doesn’t take you back to your childhood, then the retro video games and Barbie and Marge Simpson-themed rooms surely will. The hotel’s Five & Dime store brims with treats from the past and each guest floor is designed to reflect a pop theme from TV to music to art or sports and beyond.

Photo via doubletree3.hilton.com

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Arlo NoMad — New York City, New York

Arlo Nomad, near Murray Hill, contains 250 thoughtfully designed rooms combining custom furniture with efficient storage spaces and a range of playful touches. In short, this hotel has bunk beds. Whether you loved them or hated them as a kid, bunk beds are certainly a nostalgic and playful touch that brings back memories of a simpler time.

Photo via arlohotels.com

Hotel Preston — Nashville, Tennessee

Pet fish, lava lamps, and board games for the win. Hotel Preston takes playful accommodations to the next level. The hotel aims to give you an experience that is “delightfully uncommon and filled with warm Southern hospitality.” Enjoy the evening in your suite playing your favorite childhood board games with your personal wet bar always within reach.

Photo via hotelpreston.com

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The June Motel — Prince Edward County, Ontario

The June is “a throwback to the good ol’ days.” Targeting millennial women, this Instagrammers paradise is decorated with pastels, floral wallpaper, and neon signage. The super-hip, 16-room, roadside motel is located in Canada’s wine country and features plenty of wine-inspired amenities to go with your nostalgia.

Photo via thejunemotel.com
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