Best Design Hotels

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With free Wi-Fi access, individually decorated properties and boutique atmospheres, Design Hotels offer travelers comfortable digs away from home. And because Design Hotels are part of the Marriott family, travelers enrolled in the Marriott Rewards program can earn and cash in points for free nights at other perks. Peruse the Design Hotels properties that made our Best Hotels in Europe, Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Canada and Best Hotels in Mexico rankings below.

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  • #1
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    Crosby Street Hotel
    New York, NY
    #1 in Best Design Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 846 reviewsTripAdvisor (846)
    Free WiFi

    Situated in New York's trendy SoHo neighborhood, the Crosby Street Hotel is an import from Great Britain (both the brand and the designer are British). All 86 accommodations feature a whimsical yet refined appearance, complete with airy warehouse-style windows, flat-screen TVs and spacious bathrooms trimmed with granite, oak and glass. In addition to the mod decor, recent guests praise the elegant furnishings and stunning city views, not to mention amenities like iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi. As far as dining is concerned, previous visitors love the convivial Crosby Bar, which serves up American and British fare. Above all, travelers cite the impeccable customer service and colorful SoHo locale as primary reasons to stay, though caution that it is pricey to stay here.

    New York, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 846 reviewsTripAdvisor (846)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Covent Garden Hotel
    London
    #2 in Best Design Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1056 reviewsTripAdvisor (1056)
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    Located within walking distance of London's business district, the trendy Soho neighborhood, the Royal Opera House and an array of restaurants, shops and theaters, Covent Garden Hotel provides a serene (albeit pricey) retreat for urban travelers. Inside, guests will find a wood-paneled drawing room, the Tiffany's Library with an honor bar, and a private screening room that has 47 red leather seats. There's also Brasserie Max, an eatery that highlights seasonal produce in its dishes and serves inventive cocktails with ingredients like prawns and lobster. Meanwhile, the restaurant's afternoon tea service is popular with locals and tourists alike. Additionally, recent guests appreciated the hotel's fast Wi-Fi speeds, immaculately cleaned rooms, comfortable beds, prime location for sightseeing and helpful staff. Plus, travelers will enjoy accommodations with Bose sound systems, colorful fabric headboards, large windows and granite and oak bathrooms. For families, the property offers connecting rooms and kid-friendly amenities like milk and cookies at bedtime and age-appropriate welcome gifts.

    London
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1056 reviewsTripAdvisor (1056)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Omnia
    Zermatt
    #3 in Best Design Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 575 reviewsTripAdvisor (575)
    Free WiFi

    Service is the star at this Swiss hideaway. Lodgers regularly described staff as genuine, warm and incredibly helpful. And with only 30 rooms and suites to its name, it's easy to see how The Omnia can provide personalized service. The hotel is located in the Swiss Alps in the small town of Zermatt, home to the famous Matterhorn mountain, which can be seen from various points around the property, including some rooms. Accommodations are contemporary, featuring a neutral color palette, sleek wood furnishings and modern comforts, such as flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi capabilities. Guests appreciated the quality of their digs and also praised the excellent on-site facilities. The Omnia has a penchant for wellness, as evidenced by its gym, spa treatments, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, steam room, caldarium and flower steam room, which is enriched with floral oils. There's also an indoor-outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool that sits under Matterhorn's peak. The hotel can also arrange for outdoors pursuits and other activities and reservations in the below village, but make sure to stick close to the hotel when it's time to eat – the on-site restaurant is headed by a Michelin-starred chef.  

    Zermatt
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 575 reviewsTripAdvisor (575)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Haymarket Hotel
    London
    #4 in Best Design Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 839 reviewsTripAdvisor (839)
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    Located in the heart of London's theater district, the Haymarket Hotel is steps from Regent and Jermyn streets' bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel's location also puts visitors within walking distance of the National Gallery, St. James Park and the famous Haymarket Theatre Royal. Inside, guests will find 50 modern rooms and suites, which were decorated by Kit Kemp and feature colorful decor, granite and oak bathrooms, and queen- or king-sized beds. Larger suites include fresh flowers, fireplaces, free parking and complimentary use of the hotel's iPads or laptops. Recent guests found all of the accommodations to be beautifully decorated, as well as spacious, especially for a city hotel. The central location, attentive staff, breakfast options, cocktail bar and on-site swimming pool all received high praise, too. The property also houses a library, a conservatory, a spa, a fitness center and Brumus Bar & Restaurant, which serves traditional afternoon tea in addition to breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails.

    London
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 839 reviewsTripAdvisor (839)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Ham Yard Hotel
    London
    #5 in Best Design Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 989 reviewsTripAdvisor (989)
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    Although the Ham Yard Hotel sits steps from London's bustling Piccadilly Circus, the hotel manages to maintain a relaxed atmosphere thanks to its unique village-like layout, said recent guests. This chic boutique hotel is built around a courtyard garden and comes equipped with plenty of facilities and amenities in addition to stylish accommodations. On-site, lodgers will find a bowling alley, a spa, a gym, a movie theater, a library and a rooftop terrace. And that's just within the hotel. Take a few steps outside the property's doors and you'll find Ham Yard's shopping village, equipped with a diverse array of independent shops. Beyond the confines of Ham Yard, troves of London's greatest treasures are within short walking distance, including the National Gallery, Buckingham Palace and the River Thames. Though, you may find it difficult to peel yourself away from Ham Yard's impeccably designed rooms. Expect cozy furnishings with pops of playful patterns including tall tufted headboards, colorful couches and sleek granite bathrooms with walk-in showers. Ham Yard restaurant and bar is equally eye-catching, and according to guests, serves an incredible afternoon tea. 

    London
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 989 reviewsTripAdvisor (989)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Giardino Ascona
    Ascona
    #6 in Best Design Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 409 reviewsTripAdvisor (409)

    "Flawless," "beautiful" and "brilliant" are just a few superlatives previous guests used to describe the Giardino Ascona. Positioned on Lake Maggiore in southern Switzerland, the property offers stunning lake views and a bevy of on-site amenities. Giardino Ascona is home to a spa, which offers treatments like massages, facials and body scrubs, a sauna and a steam bath. Its fitness studio is stocked with cardio and weight equipment. Plus, the hotel features an ornate indoor pool and an outdoor pool surrounded by gardens and a deck with lounge chairs and umbrellas. When it comes to dining, Ecco Ascona (a two Michelin-starred restaurant) dishes out gourmet meals, and Hide & Seek plates a medley of Asian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes. There's also the seasonal poolside, which allows guests the chance to dine al fresco while they enjoy everything from a drink to Italian ice cream as well as meals. As far as rooms go, all are equipped with flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi access and terraces or balconies. The only downside to a stay at this hotel, though, is that it'll cost you a pretty penny.

    Ascona
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 409 reviewsTripAdvisor (409)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    The Guesthouse Vienna
    Vienna
    #7 in Best Design Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1138 reviewsTripAdvisor (1138)
    Free WiFi

    A stay at The Guesthouse Vienna is all about location, location, location, according to recent guests. Its address in the heart of Austria's biggest city puts travelers close to just about everything they could ever need. Bars, restaurants and shops can be found on just about every block, and popular attractions, such as St. Stephen's Cathedral, Hofburg Palace, the Museum of Fine Arts and House of Music, are all within walking distance of the property. The Guesthouse's accommodations stand out in that they resemble the kind of Old World elegance as seen in many top European hotels. Instead, rooms here are both modern in design and amenities, featuring ultra-sleek furnishings and contemporary artwork in addition to rainforest showers, espresso machines, TVs and towel radiators. What's more, all drinks in the minibar (except for spirits) are included in the room rate. The on-site Brasserie & Bakery – another guest favorite – serves food all day and offers kids menus. Service was also a big standout at this property: Guests described the staff as friendly and helpful, and strongly suggested relying on the concierge for activity recommendations.

    Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1138 reviewsTripAdvisor (1138)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    New Hotel
    Athens
    #8 in Best Design Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1712 reviewsTripAdvisor (1712)
    Free WiFi

    New Hotel welcomes visitors to Athens with a quirky design and an intimate boutique experience. (Guests loved the modern feel and unique room decor.) The property draws on the designers' Brazilian background and features photography and contemporary art in its 79 rooms. Accommodations are equipped with soundproof walls, electric curtains, pillow menus, minibars, smart TVs and balconies. New Hotel also houses New Taste restaurant and bar, which serves a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meanwhile, New Art Lounge is the hotel's rooftop space that offers sweeping views of Athens, as well as food and drinks and a library with more than 2,000 art-focused books. In addition to complimenting the different (in a good way) vibe of this hotel, recent travelers said New Hotel is within walking distance of so many Athens attractions, including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Parthenon and the Acropolis.

    Athens
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1712 reviewsTripAdvisor (1712)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort
    Zermatt
    #9 in Best Design Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 688 reviewsTripAdvisor (688)
    Free WiFi
    CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort is a 5 star hotel. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 688 reviews.
    Zermatt
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 688 reviewsTripAdvisor (688)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    11 Mirrors Design Hotel
    Kiev
    #10 in Best Design Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 801 reviewsTripAdvisor (801)
    Free WiFi

    The name of this hotel should tip you off as to what's inside. The property was designed with reflections in mind, and features reflective surfaces throughout its decor. Rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows, mirrored doors, reflective artwork and chrome light fixtures. Accommodations also come equipped with free wireless internet, bathrooms with rain showers and flat-screen TVs. What's more, breakfast (a guest favorite), is included in the room rate (if booked directly with the hotel). Along with the stylish interiors, guests also enjoyed the hotel's location in the center of Kiev. Many of the city's famously ornate churches, such as St. Sophia's Cathedral, are located just a short walk from the hotel. On-site, travelers can make use of an indoor pool and sauna, as well as a restaurant and bar. Service is by far the hotel's most memorable attribute, with many travelers applauding the staff's friendliness and attention to detail. That, mixed with the hotel's eye-catching design and laid-back ambiance, led some guests to say this is the only hotel to stay at in Kiev.   

    Kiev
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 801 reviewsTripAdvisor (801)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez
    Saint-Tropez
    #11 in Best Design Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 479 reviewsTripAdvisor (479)
    Free WiFi
    Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez is a 5 star hotel. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 479 reviews.
    Saint-Tropez
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 479 reviewsTripAdvisor (479)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Serras Hotel Barcelona
    Barcelona
    #12 in Best Design Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 891 reviewsTripAdvisor (891)
    Free WiFi

    The Serras Hotel Barcelona sits within Barcelona's Barri Gòtic neighborhood near the aquarium and La Barceloneta. The 30-room boutique property specializes in modern accommodations that feature black and white patterned headboards, light wood floors and yellow accent furniture. Standard amenities include Nespresso coffee machines, smart TVs, walk-in showers and complimentary Wi-Fi. For additional living space and balconies with Mediterranean Sea or Ciutat Vella vistas, guests can upgrade to a Grand Deluxe room or higher. Beyond its digs, the standout perks of this hotel are the friendly staff and rooftop bar and pool. Several recent travelers noted hotel employees' upbeat personalities and willingness to accommodate a variety of requests. And on the rooftop, guests were impressed with the pool's views and the bar's delectable cocktails and snacks. If you desire a more substantial meal, dine on Catalan- and Mediterranean-influenced dishes at the on-site restaurant, Informal, which is headed by a Michelin-starred chef.

    Barcelona
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 891 reviewsTripAdvisor (891)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Mandala Hotel
    Berlin
    #13 in Best Design Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2459 reviewsTripAdvisor (2459)
    Free WiFi

    The Mandala Hotel's prime location at Potsdamer Platz makes it a great option for families and history buffs. Within the immediate area, travelers will find an array of shops, restaurants and theaters, as well as kid-friendly attractions like the Deutsche Kinemathek (a museum devoted to German television and film) and the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Berlin. And for history enthusiasts, two World War II-focused sights – the Topography of Terror and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe – sit about a half-mile away. Back at the 158-room hotel, visitors have access to bicycle rentals, a 24-hour fitness center, two meeting rooms, a spa and two restaurants – the two Michelin-starred FACIL Restaurant and the more casual QIU Bar & Restaurant. Past diners raved about the cuisine at both eateries, though some wished QIU Bar & Restaurant's breakfasts were cheaper and that FACIL Restaurant was open weekends. Another highlight: the spacious, well-appointed accommodations. Standard rooms start at 430 square feet and come with walk-in closets, kitchenettes, personal tablets, Egyptian cotton sheets and vegan toiletries. For even more space (including a separate living room), previous visitors recommended reserving one of the property's suites.

    Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2459 reviewsTripAdvisor (2459)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Lone
    Rovinj
    #14 in Best Design Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1489 reviewsTripAdvisor (1489)
    Free WiFi
    Hotel Lone is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1489 reviews.
    Rovinj
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1489 reviewsTripAdvisor (1489)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Almyra Hotel
    Paphos
    #15 in Best Design Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2331 reviewsTripAdvisor (2331)
    Free WiFi
    Almyra Hotel is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 2331 reviews.
    Paphos
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2331 reviewsTripAdvisor (2331)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi