With the holidays upon us, 360Modern has rounded up five jaw-dropping mid-centrury stays for design enthusiasts of all ilks.
It’s a wide world out there, and with travel restrictions a thing of last year, these five mid-century Modern stays will be sure to deliver a change of scenery, some sunlight, and a hefty dose of inspiration.
The Orbit In Palm Springs, California
Nestled in sunny Palm Springs, California, The Orbit In is one of the area’s standout stays, both for its design and history, but also for its proximity to a teeming arts scene and mid-century architecture tours aplenty. Boasting furnishings by Eames, Saarinen, Nelson, Noguchi, and more, the interiors will transport guests back in time to 1955—a simpler time where leisure and style championed all else. Alongside the hotel’s salt water pool is the al-fresco Boomerang Bar, where the house drink, the aptly-named Orbitini is sure to provide a pick-me-up after an afternoon of strolling about the nearby blocks, each chock-full of some of California’s most iconic mid-century design.
A Tahoe A-Frame Homewood, California
Just a stone’s throw from Lake Tahoe’s ski slopes is this tucked-away A-Frame chalet—book a weekend and expect a fresh stay in a newly-renovated 1963 cabin in the city’s West Shore district. The two-bedroom plus loft layout makes the property great for families and friends alike, with cozy, contemporary interiors to welcome you back from a day on the slopes. Plus, for those in search of an apres-ski, the outdoor decks boast a gas barbecue and a hot tub. While there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby, you might just want to stay in and admire the wood-paneled ceilings and explore the space.
Hotel Valley Ho Scottsdale, Arizona
For those in search of a vibrant, sunny stay, look no further than Scottsdale’s Hotel Valley Ho, a contemporary hotel housed in a mid-century Modern building just outside of downtown Scottsdale. A sleek, mod atmosphere dominates the space, whether you find yourself sipping a beverage in the lounge or relaxing by the pool—color and style are everywhere, and with statement staircases and architectural details abounding, there is no shortage of design. For those in need of an additional pick-me-up, the Valley Ho’s on-site spa can be booked through the concierge or online.
Thunderbird Marfa, Texas
While the Thunderbird in Marfa, Texas isn’t your typical MCM hotspot, this contemporary boutique hotel has all the makings to form the backdrop of a design-filled holiday. The hotel itself takes on a southwestern flair within a minimalist palette of pared-back interiors and streamlined architecture. Nearby, Marfa’s booming art scene will be sure to satisfy, with galleries and installations at every turn (not to mention the highly-instagrammed Prada store). For those hankering for an outdoor excursion, the nearby Davis Mountains provide hikes for all levels, and before returning to the Thunderbird, stop in town for a plate of authentic Tex-Mex cuisine.
Silver Lake Pool & Inn Silver Lake, California
For an urban getaway, the Silver Lake Pool & Inn will plant you in the heart of one of Los Angeles’ most eclectic neighborhoods, known for its restaurant scene and vintage markets. The hotel itself features neat furnishings and decor, from its striped-and-tasseled poolside umbrellas to Marco Polo, its sultry hotel bar and trattoria. The Silver Lake Pool & Inn strikes a balance between a classic take on hospitality and a California-fresh vibe, with guest suites clad in muted desert tones while minimalist art and familiar Modern silhouettes dominate the scene.