The Best Themed Hotel Rooms in the World

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Whimsical, fantastical, fabulously creative, and a whole lot of fun, when it comes to themed hotel rooms some places really know how to make us look twice, and imagine ourselves laughing with delight as we step through those doors.

Here are some of the most incredible themed hotel rooms around the world including some that are just out of this world.

The Wizard’s Emeralds, Roxbury Motel, USA

The themed hotel room game is strong at the Roxbury Motel in New York where every room and suite has its own incredible look. Our favorites include the Cinderella’s Gown where you’ll find a pumpkin carriage bathroom and ball gown bed canopy, and the Maryann’s Coconut Cream Pie room where the ceiling looks like dollops of whipped cream surrounded by a pie crust.

Then there’s The Wizard’s Emeralds where Wizard of Oz fans can skip along the yellow brick road (well, until it turns into the mural to the Emerald City) and sleep on a king-sized Emerald bed next to ruby red slippers. Oh my!

Wizards Emeralds Room, Roxbury Motel bed
Wizards Emeralds Room, Roxbury Motelyellow brick road mural

The Harmon Room, 21c Museum Hotel, USA

In Lexington, Kentucky, you can stay in a room that looks like it’s come straight from the Queen’s Gambit, complete with larger-than-life chess pieces on the ceiling.

As fans of the Netflix series know, Lexington is the home base of the chess prodigy Beth Harmon, and in the 21c Museum Hotel, the Harmon Room includes custom chess-inspired wallpaper, mid-century antiques, and a locally made chess set. And when you’re ready to make your move out into the day it also includes an itinerary of places to visit in the city inspired by the show.

Queen's Gambit themed hotel room 21 Musem Hotel Lexington

Hello Kitty Room, Keio Plaza Hotel, Japan

You’re never too old for Hello Kitty and while this one may be a hit with small children, it’s also a firm favorite with big kids too. The Hello Kitty-themed room at the Keio Plaza Hotel is a feast in the eyes and includes some great souvenirs including a Hello Kitty doll, slippers, and skincare set that you can take home.

The Sanrio character fun continues with My Melody and Little Twin Stars-themed rooms in the hotel. And these rather special rooms are just a five-minute walk away from Hello Kitty World! Or as it’s really known, Sanrio Puroland.

Hello Kitty themed hotel room Keio Plaza Tama
Hello Kitty themed hotel room Keio Plaza Tama souvenirs

The Priscilla Suite, The Palace Hotel, Australia

One of the most memorable scenes from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is when Tick, Bernadette, and Felicia have a night out at the Palace Hotel in Broken Hill. While the murals on the walls remain the same as they were in the 1994 film, there’s now something very special upstairs. A room fit for a drag queen.

The Priscilla Suite has kept some of the features we saw in the film and given the rest a fabulously kitschy makeover with flamingos, fluffy pink pillows, a mirrorball wall, and a sparkly chandelier.

Priscilla Suite themed hotel room Broken Hill Palace Hotel bed
Priscilla Suite themed hotel room Broken Hill Palace Hotel bathroom

Haunted Castle, Adventure Suites, USA

You might not have the best night’s sleep here, but if you like getting spooked you can have a whole lot of fun. The Haunted Castle in the Adventure Suites, New Hampshire is the first simulated haunted hotel suite in the USA.

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Up to 18 guests can stay at a time, once they’ve crossed the drawbridge to the bedrooms. The Haunted Castle is spread out over five levels of fun and includes a five-person hot tub, and a full kitchen, and an asylum for the insane. And thanks to a computerized system with motion sensors, time delays and more you can expect the unexpected when it comes to twists through the night.

If that’s a bit too scary for you, the Adventure Suites also has other themed options including a Treehouse, Victorian Spa, and Deserted Island rooms.

Adventure Suites Haunted Castle stair
Adventure Suites Haunted-Castle-Dormatorium

Wagon Wheel, Adobe Grand Villas, USA

Get a taste of the Wild Wild West in a covered wagon that’s been transformed into a comfortable bed in Arizona’s Adobe Grand Villas

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The Wagon Wheel Suite uses 950 square feet of wood, stonework, and lantern-style lighting to create a rustic yet cozy atmosphere, great for a relaxing getaway. This unique room has a patio with its own private entrance, a kitchenette, and jetted tub for two. The hotel also features other suites including French Quarter, Country Garden, and Tuscany-themed rooms.

Wagon Wheel bed, Adobe Grand Villas
Wagon Wheel bed, Adobe Grand Villas bath

Luxury Space, Fantasyland Hotel, Canada

Star Trek or Star Wars fans will love beaming into this Luxury Space room (okay, okay, you’ll have to walk through the doors, but you can always pretend). This out-of-this-world experience includes two capsule bunk beds for kids, one king bed for adults, a two-person Jacuzzi, and two HD TVs with rotating images of space.

At the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton, Canada, the other themed hotel rooms include luxury Igloo, Princess, and Victorian coach-themed rooms. And when you want to go out and play the hotel is connected to the West Edmonton Mall and Galaxy Land Amusement Park.

Cinderella Suites, Efteling Hotel, Netherlands

Have a Cinderella moment in this fairytale-themed room that will help to bring your kids’ fantasies to life. Part of the Efteling Hotel, which also has Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, and other enchanting theme suites, the suite includes two double beds and breakfast in the hotel restaurant. 

You’ll also have unlimited access to the Efteling theme park which is just five minutes walk away and full of fun rides and a fairytale forest.

Gas Station Room, V8 Hotel, Germany

Car lovers will be in a little piece of hotel heaven at the V8 Hotel in Germany where actual car parts have been converted into beds and other pieces of furniture.

In the Gas Station Room, you can sleep behind the wheel in a Herbie-themed Volkswagen Beetle that’s been turned into a comfortable bed, in a room that features a vintage petrol bowser and old oil tins turned into coffee tables. There are more than 25 themed rooms with different car scenes like the Route 66 Room with a road trip feel and the stylish Mercedes Suite, which takes up four floors in the control tower and includes a private terrace overlooking the park and lake.

V8 Hotel Gas Station Room
V8 Hotel Mercedes Suite

The Space Suite, Kameha Grand Zürich, Switzerland

Get ready for a night that’s out of this world in the Kameha Grand Zürich’s Space Suite. Designed by German artist Michael Najjar the suite includes a space glove valet tray, rocket models, customized carpeting on the floor and the ceiling that’s been inspired by Hubble Space Telescope images, and a bed that looks like it’s floating in the zero-gravity air.

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From the moment you’re welcomed to ‘login’ to your ship by a female computer voice inspired by the 1974 sci-fi thriller Dark Star, you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped in into a sci-fi movie set. And while this luxury-themed suite could have panoramic views over Zürich’s vibrant new Glattpark, instead there are no windows to be found so you can happily stay suspended in space.

Kameha-Grand-Zurich-Hotel Space-Themed- bed
Kameha-Grand-Zurich-Hotel Space-Themed-room

Space Odyssey, Sunset Inn & Suites, USA

The space theme continues with this colorful twist at Sunset Inn and Suites in Illinois. The Space Odyssey fantasy suite includes a round spaceship bed, two-person hot tub, Plasma screen TV, and comfortable reclining chairs where you can sit back and watch the star lights. 

You can get the raindancer shower treatment in the steam shower, while the wet bar has a microwave, refrigerator, and coffeemaker. The hotel also has a range of other themed suites such as the Crystal Cave, Rainforest, and more.

Sunset Inn Suites, Space Odyssey
Sunset Inn Suites, Space Odyssey

Eloise Suite, The Plaza, USA

Let your inner Eloise out to play with a stay in this special suite at The Plaza Hotel that looks like it’s straight out of Kay Thompson’s classic children’s book.

This luxury-themed hotel room has been designed by Betsey Johnson and comes complete with Eloise’s clothes in the closet, the sparkly pink headboard, the zebra carpet where kids can sprawl and play, and Eloise’s favorite books, toys, and dolls.

Guests also receive Eloise-themed robes, gift bag and stickers, backpacks, welcome sweets and Eloise Tea for four in The Palm Court. And grown-ups can either join the sleepover or book an adjoining “nanny” Edwardian Suite.

Eloise Suite themed room at The Plaza New York
Eloise Suite gifts at The Plaza

The 50’s Suite, The Victorian Mansion, USA

Enjoy a blast from the past in the 50’s Suite. Found in The Victorian Mansion in Los Alamos, California, this spacious suite includes a ’56 Cadillac convertible where you can lie back and enjoy your own personal drive-in.

Grab the popcorn and enjoy a movie with an authentic movie-style projector. You can also relax in the private hot tub or snuggle up in front of the fireplace. The hotel also has other themed rooms including a Gypsy Suite, Roman Suite, and Pirate Suite depending on your mood.

50s themed suite at The Vick Hotel
50s-themed-hotel-room-at-The-Vick

Racing Car Room, Gold Coast Hotel, Hong Kong

Your kids will go gaga over the Racing Car Room in Hong Kong’s Gold Coast Hotel where there’s a little racing car bed for them and a king-sized gas station-inspired bed for you. Between the race tire cushions, headlights as bedside table lamps, cars on the ceiling, there’s a lot to put a smile on their face.

Have a racing car-themed afternoon tea on the balcony and take advantage of the Treasure Hunter game card in the room. The Gold Coast Hotel also has an amazing selection of kids’ friendly rooms including the Hong Kong Tram Room, Carnival Room, and Animal Safari, all with uninterrupted views of the sea.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Racing Car themed hotel room

The Jungle Falls Suite, Black Swan Inn, USA

Welcome to the jungle. This safari-inspired suite at the Black Swan Inn features a huge jungle mural, animal-print bed, and a 15-foot rock waterfall trickling into a tiny pond with live koi fish.

Lie back in the two person jetted tub that’s filled from a lion’s mouth and watch the TV or the flames in the fireplace. The Black Swan Inn has an array of other themed rooms including two Romeo and Juliet Rooms with their own indoor balconies, and Sea Cave and Arabian Nights themed rooms.

Black Swan Inn jungle room
Black Swan Inn jungle themed room

So there we have it, for big kids and small there are lots of fun places to stay. Which one is the top of your wish list?

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  1. Oh wow! I am off to Canada in February, visiting family in Calgary and we are planning on taking my niece and nephew to WES – Edmonton – I’m thinking Fantasyland hotel might need a visit! For me personally though, I want the yellow brick road room 😉

    • Oh I love that you’re going to be so close and think a Fantasyland stay is sounding like an excellent idea. And I’m so with you on the Wizard of Oz room… one day. Oh yes!

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