6 Best Themed Hotels and Resorts in North America

Themed hotels and resorts are the peanut butter to my jelly. The Robin to my Batman. The passport to my travel addiction.

If you’re looking for some travel inspo for your next vacation and love a good theme as well – you’re in the right place.

Below, you’ll find some of the best themed hotels and resorts around North America. Expect boozy getaways, Sponge Bob in paradise, and luxurious digs fit for royalty.

Without further ado… Let the themed travel planning commence!

6 Best Themed Hotels and Resorts in North America

 The Madonna Inn in California

Got plans to explore California? Check in to the legendary, luxurious, over-the-top, campy goodness that is The Madonna Inn.

As soon as you walk in, the eyegasm begins with opulent baroque ornaments, patchwork architectural styles, and outrageous elements like a waterfall urinal and a bespoke pink tennis court.

With an ambiance that evokes fantasy, romance, extravagance – it’s basically Disneyland for adults.

So which suites should you book? You can’t go wrong with the Floral Fantasy (basically a Barbie Dreamhouse) and room 137: The Caveman Suite.

Margaritaville Island Reserve in the Dominican Republic

You know what I love about all-inclusive resorts? The bottomless cocktails, gin & tonics, and glasses of Sauvignon Blanc.

Margaritaville Island takes my appreciation for a good drink to the next level.

Here, not only will you find one of the top-rated Dominican Republic resorts and the tropical beach vacation of your dreams, but you’ll get to indulge in interactive mixology.

And, of course, sip your way through the resort’s signature margaritas.

Hot of the press: Margaritaville Island is 4-months away from opening its newest location in Cap Cana. Book now, and you can scoop incredible opening rates from $209 pp/pn.

21c Museum Hotels in the United States

Is your favorite thing about a new destination the museums? Do you spend your free time wandering through art galleries and attending exhibitions?

Then, you’ll absolutely LOVE the 21c Museum Hotel.

With locations in Nashville, Durhan, Lexington, Oklahoma City, and more, you can unleash your inner nerd while staying in a multi-venue contemporary art museum.

The boutique hotel franchise has a permanent exhibition of works and rotating pieces from established and up-and-coming artists, meaning each time you visit, there is something new to see.

What artists can you expect to see during your stay?

Photographs from Chuck Close and mixed media by Andreas Serrano.

But wait! That’s not all.

Once your tummy starts grumbling, head to the on-site restaurant. Each location has a dedicated chef with a unique flair. The Savoy in Kansas City features a modern take on Midwest cuisine, while The Hive showcases the unique culinary delights of Arkansas.

Delicious fine dining + showstopping art = perfect themed hotel for culture lovers.

The Black Swan Inn Luxurious Theme Suites in Idaho

If immersing yourself in the world of Ariel and Aladian is your dream vacation, then The Black Swan Inn is the fairytale hotel of your dreams.

Located in Pocatello, Idaho, you’re near some of the state’s top attractions, such as Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and Jackson Hole.

But the real star attraction is the property’s multiple themed suites.

Escape into the magical world of The Little Mermaid with the Atlantis Suite. The walls are decked out in undersea murals, and the elevated king-sized bed is reminiscent of Ariel’s oyster bed.

If the ocean isn’t your vibe, travel to the desert and spend a night in the Arabian Nights suite. Here, you’ll find Aladin’s magic lamp and a cave full of treasures.

Haunted Castle, Adventure Suites in New Hampshire

For a Halloween spooktastic experience you’ll never forget, book a night at the Adventure Suites in New Hampshire.

The property boasts the first simulated haunted hotel suite in the world, featuring six levels of fright! 

Built on top of a former insane asylum, the hotel’s location sets the scene for an eerie night away. In between things that go bump in the night and unexpected ghostly guests, you can grab a drink at the bar, visit the asylum, sit on a bone throne, or take a selfie inside a coffin.

It’s one of the quicker and more unique themed hotel stays you can find in the United States – for the brave.

Nickelodeon Resorts in Riveria Maya, Mexico

Searching for a themed hotel the whole family will love? Look no further than Nickelodeon Resorts.

With locations in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, and soon Riverira Maya, Mexico, you’ll have gorgeous scenery, 5-star service, and infinite things to keep the kids busy.

The all-inclusive themed hotel includes activities like:

  • Aqua Nick: A waterpark with gallons of rides the whole family will enjoy.
  • Nickelodeon Place: Where you’ll find your kids can meet their favorite Nickelodeon characters.
  • Club Nick: Need some grownup time? Drop your kids off here. It’s a kids-only spot for ages 4-12 with plenty of “unplugged” activities.
  • Character Breakfast: Suprise your kids with one of their favorite characters like Dora the Explorer joining them for the most important meal of the day.

And for the adults?

Pamper yourself at the on-site spa with aromatherapy massages and facials.

Conestoga Wagons in Torrey in Utah

Utah is one of the most beautiful places in the United States.

With Zion and Arches National Park serving up some of the best day hikes in the country, Lake Powel’s incredible rock formations, and Moab’s dinosaur tracks – what’s not to love?

If you’re heading out to the Beehive State, stop by Conestoga Wagons for an unforgettable themed hotel stay.

Set in the mid-1800s, you’ll get to experience what life was like for the pioneers of America. Spend a night inside an authentic wagon surrounded by Utah’s Red Cliffs with Capitol Reef National Park only five minutes away.

The wagons sleep up to six people and come with one king bed and two twin bunk beds. The decor is traditional mid-western, and there is a fire pit for roasting smores and telling ghost stories.

Not enough to tempt you?

The park is a gold-tier International Dark Sky Park. Turn off your lights, and you’ll see the Milky Way in all its glory with the naked eye. 

No fancy telescope is required.

Which one of these themed hotels and resorts are going on your travel bucket list?

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