Super Cool or Super Weird Hotel Bathroom

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Like most of you, I’ve stayed in my share of hotel bathrooms over the years.  Of course, most of them are pretty forgettable, and that is perfectly okay.  If they serve their function, then that is all that matters.  However, some are more memorable including the tub with a view at the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa,


…to the large and elegant bathroom at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome,


…the enormous shower bigger than my first NYC apartment at the St. Regis Bahia Beach,


….to the tub with it’s own room (and suite named after it) at the Andaz 5th Avenue,


…to the super cool cave-like shower/tub room at the Park Hyatt Washington DC.

Park Hyatt DC

I’ve also stayed at hotels with less desirable bathrooms like at the Westin St. John (mold, broken, and outdated – yuck),


…the extremely small clearance at the Holiday Inn Elk Grove Village,


…and my next trip even involves staying somewhere without any plumbing.  That will be interesting!

However, I have yet to encounter a hotel bathroom quite like the one I stayed at last night at the Holiday Inn Colorado Springs Airport.  It was both super cool and super weird that the bathroom door served double duty.


The door can swing either way to close off the entire bathroom area or just the toilet area.  On our one night stay I never got used to this – maybe it was with sleep deprivation catching up?  However, I thought it was pretty functional for families in case someone needed to use the shower area while another used the toilet area.


Whole bathroom area shut off.


Toilet area shut off.

Weird and cool in an otherwise forgettable hotel bathroom.  Have you ever stayed at a hotel bathroom that was either cool, weird, or both?

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  1. I think it looks pretty functional! Bonus points to them for being smart.

    I love the bathroom view I had at theWit (Chicago Doubletree) and would go back there for that reason alone, though the hotel in general was fantastic. I’ll also never forget the bathroom I had at The Beloved resort (Cancun area, Mexico)…showerheads coming from a few directions for a “carwash” style shower.

  2. Ones with a great view. W and Conrad Koh Samui. W Sentosa Cove (End suites). Just super nice and big – St. Regis New York (his and hers), St. Regis Bali Lagoon Vila. Cool – the the glass wall to the room, Istanbul-Le Meridian Istanbul Sheraton Lisbon. As far as crappy ones. There are too many to count!

  3. I love the bathrooms at The Cosmopolitan. Large showers, deep jet tubs and huge windows with views of the strip.

  4. In Iceland, my hotel room was similar to yours at the Andaz 5th Ave! The tub was in the middle of the room – so weird! (CenterHotel Thingholt)

  5. So many good, bad, ugly bathrooms but highlights have been Westin Lima, the glass enclosed shower w/blinds at Le Germain Maple Leaf in Toronto and the bathroom in luxury tent at Elephant Camp in Zimbabwe

  6. The picture from the PH Maldives – is that from the OTW bungalow or beach villa? Staying there as part of a Hong Kong – Bali – Maldives trip as a delayed honeymoon and don’t know whether to pay up for the upgrade. Thoughts?

    I’ve also stayed at the Andaz 5th – love love love the bathrooms

    • The Maldives photo is from the over water villa. Ultimately we stayed in that villa one night – the bathroom views were great, but overall we liked the pool villa much better. I’ll post more details soon, but the heat, the crazy waves, and a couple other things made us like the land villas better. If you were there during better weather the villas over the water might have been more enjoyable.

  7. I’ve been in a bunch of tiny, dirty, bad typical chain ones but the most different was Radisson Blu Rome. My favorite is the Intercontinental O’Hare I think.

  8. I’m excited to see the photos of the massive waves.

    The outdoor shower and bathtub at PH Maldives are perfect. I don’t think I’ve ever showered as much as I did there.

  9. Ha. Think I might’ve stayed at that Holiday Inn last year. Not the Maldives, but I was a fan of the Carneros Inn in Napa. Outdoor and indoor showers. It was years ago, but I’d never seen an outdoor shower. Sheltered life. 🙂

  10. The spa rooms at Park Hyatt Istanbul (standard upgrade for Diamonds) include amazing hammam bathrooms with full sauna.

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