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Luxury Hotels with Bunk Beds Are Seriously Trending, Here’s Why

What do trips to grandma’s house, summer camp, hostels, and your shared childhood bedroom have in common? Bunk beds. While thinking of family trips or your shared bedroom may be somewhat triggering, thoughts of your study abroad program (and the hostels that came with it) and summer sleepaway camp take you right down memory lane. 

Forward thinking boutique hotels are not only recognizing the nostalgia of bunk beds, but also their practicality and cost efficiency for families and group travelers alike. Gone are the days of tween siblings begrudgingly sharing a bed on family vacation or groups of friends cramming as many people into a queen as their budget allows. Today we’re jumping into twelve hotels with the most luxurious (and fun!) bunk beds that will have even the pickiest of sleepers saying, “I claim top bunk!”

Reporter: Heather Ash

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The Revolution Hotellearn more

    This Boston boutique hotel caters to creatives with a job to do. The co-working space and efficiently designed hotel offers two bunk bed room options: a king with a twin bunk above (perfect for small families) and a quad room with four twin beds (ideal for groups), all starting at $100 per night. Don’t worry, The Revolution Hotel never books strangers together so your booking ensures a private room every time.
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    Hotel Maxlearn more

    You’re going to Seattle for fresh air, oysters and coffee, so you need a centrally located hotel that gets it. Hotel Max in downtown is right in the middle of the action with bunk bed rooms able to sleep five complete with a pillow menu, record player and vinyl collection, and living room in each. They’ve been hosting groups of urban wanderers well before the bunk buzz started so you can rest easy knowing that they have your stay covered.

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    Life House Little Havanalearn more

    In the heart of Miami’s Little Havana lies a charming “mansion” hotel with a tropical, mid-century inspired first floor and sleek yet worldly rooms. Bunk beds abound here but with a twist: there are no twin beds in sight. That’s right, all of the bunk rooms – either as doubles or quads – feature full size beds because we’re all adults here. Starting at just $95 per night, we’re thinking this is exactly the type of place for bachelorette parties to call home base.

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    The Siren Hotel

    Detroit, Michigan
    Possibly the most opulent stay in Detroit, The Siren Hotel feels like a chic European apartment that’s been filled with carefully collected goods. A sweet set-up for travel buddies and families with children alike, the bunk room sleeps two in twin sized beds topped with hand-loomed blankets featuring the hotel’s namesake siren on each. With a private terrazzo-adorned bathroom filled with custom toiletries, all bunkies that stay here get a taste of the luxurious life.
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    The Asbury Hotel

    Asbury Park, New Jersey
    If there’s one reason your group is coming to The Asbury Hotel above the rest, it’s a sleepover! Able to sleep up to eight in one suite, the mega-bunk rooms are outfitted with two of everything in the private bathroom, personal and lockable closets, and plenty of room to kick it with your group. Starting at just $255 per night for the quad room and $485 per night for the octo room, you’d be hard pressed to find a better deal that can accommodate larger groups in one room.
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    Freehand New York

    New York, New York
    Is it just us or did Freehand officially put high-end bunk beds on the hospitality map? This Flatiron hotel brings its distinct edgy yet curated look into its bunk rooms with four twin size beds, each outfitted with an outlet and reading light. With king rooms starting at $600 per night, the $250 price tag of the bunk room is a steal for group travelers looking to make the most out of their trip to NYC.

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    Surfhouselearn more

    Hearing the words “surf themed hotel” may be a little daunting, but one look at Surfhouse in Encinitas proves otherwise. The surfer-chic stay is beachy yet sophisticated and cozy yet modern – truly the best of all worlds in one of the world’s best surf towns. This micro-hotel is home to just eight rooms so bunk seekers will want to book the Pipes room, aptly named for one of the most fun surf breaks in the area, that’s able to accommodate 4 surfers (or sun-bathers, if that’s more your speed).

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    Bode Nashvillelearn more

      You heard it here first, Bode Nashville is the first hotel that is specifically designed for groups: each suite ranges from two to four bedrooms outfitted with a living room and chef’s kitchen. For bunk options, look to the four bedroom suite with two sets of twin bunk beds. Other amenities not to miss include the onsite market with all the fixings for a fun time; the communal spaces like fire pits, porches and BBQs; and the concierge service that caters to just about any need.

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      Hotel Peter & Paul

      New Orleans, Louisiana
      We love, love, love this convent turned hotel in NOLA designed by ASH NYC. Featuring ornate details reminiscent of its past and a little touch of the French countryside, Hotel Peter & Paul does bunk rooms differently: each room is filled with antiques, custom furniture and lighting, and a private bathroom with hand painted tiles. Starting at just $129 per night, the bunk rooms have a set of twin beds with the option of an adjoining king room, a great choice for families who like to stick together.

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      The Robey

      Chicago, Illinois
      One of the most affordable yet most stylish stays in Chicago, you can call The Robey your home away from home for just $160 night. The queen + bunk loft can sleep four, ideal for both friends and families. As a Design Hotel, find the créme de la créme of amenities and fixtures in each room like Le Labo toiletries, Schoolhouse Electric lighting, Delordinaire furnishings, and complimentary bikes for exploring by tokyobike.

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      San Francisco Proper Hotel

      San Francisco, California
      First things first, San Francisco Proper Hotel was designed by the one-and-only Kelly Wearstler. Think: pattern mixing done right, inspired gallery walls, and luxurious details only found in her custom designs. The private twin bunk rooms include brass and walnut beds, a sitting area, and continental breakfast. Starting around $380 per night, families with teens will love the privacy of a separate parents’ room and the cool factor of the bunk room.

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      W Aspen

      Aspen, Colorado
      Aspen is a notoriously luxurious (read: expensive) ski town but thanks to the W Aspen, your aprés ski dream trip is within reach. Couples’ trips, family vacations and bachelor/ette parties can retire from the slopes in style in the hotel’s all-queen bunk rooms (you read that right). Starting around $330 per night, four guests can easily book the W without breaking the bank. Inside tip: check out the bathrooms with dual showers and massive closets.

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