Whether you’re reading on the beach or passing time on a train, books are the perfect travel companions. But some hotels take this love of literature a bit further, offering guests book-themed rooms, well-stocked libraries, and other bibliophile-friendly features.
Here are twelve hotels sure to appeal to wandering bookworms:
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Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India
Add this grand, dramatic hotel set in a palace built in 1894 to your bucket list, not just for the regal digs, but for the massive library, which features over 5,000 volumes of rare books and manuscripts. There are so many volumes in the Palace library that, as the hotel’s website points out, you would have to read a book a day for more than 16 years to go through the entire collection. (Though if you ask us, 16 years is not nearly enough time at this dream hotel.)
Wanderlust Hotel, Singapore
Whether you’re an old-world typist or a modern-day MacBook slinger, Singapore’s Wanderlust Hotel has a room for any writer. The hotel features numerous whimsical options, including an indoor tree house and a spaceship, but it’s the ASCII-themed room and the suite decorated to look like the inside of a giant typewriter that will most appeal to wordsmiths.
Sylvia Beach Hotel, Newport, Oregon
Get lost in a good book at this hotel on the Oregon coast. Like, literally. Each room at the literature-themed hotel is inspired by a particular classic or contemporary author including Agatha Christie, Mark Twain, J. K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss, John Steinbeck, Shakespeare, Jules Verne, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Gertrude Stein. There are no televisions, phones, or Wi-Fi, but there is a large lending library filled with books perfect for wiling away a summer afternoon or making the best of a rainy day.
The Library Hotel, Koh Samui, Thailand
This chic boutique resort boasts a sleek, minimalist library filled with books perfect for reading poolside at the property’s trademark red pool or at the idyllic Chaweng Beach, which is just steps away. The Lib, as it’s called, is well stocked with beach reads and glossy photography books, most of which are in English, as well as a wide array of movies and music for guests to borrow if they ever tire of staring at the striking modern environs and the staggeringly beautiful shoreline.
The Commons Hotel, Minneapolis, Minn.
The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis features a well-stocked library, perfect for those hoping to brush up on the classics before their entrance interview at the nearby University of Minnesota. Guests are invited to borrow books during their stay, but if you can’t be bothered to rouse yourself from bed, the hotel’s on-call Book Butler will deliver reading material right to your room.
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