Hotels with a nautical twist – 6 of the best

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Avid sailor or just like being by the water – plan your perfect maritime getaway by booking yourself a stay at one of these impressive nautical themed hotels.

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The Boatshed, Waiheke Island, New Zealand. Photo courtesy of The Boatshed
The Boatshed, Waiheke Island, New Zealand. Photo courtesy of The Boatshed

The Boatshed, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Located on the pretty sun-drenched island of Waiheke sits the five star Boatshed Hotel. Staying at this hip boutique accommodation is like having your own plush beach house. Bright white wood cladding and rustic furnishings help to bring the spectacular seaside atmosphere inside. Book it!

Hotel J, Stockholm, Sweden. Photo courtesy of Hotel J
Hotel J, Stockholm, Sweden. Photo courtesy of Hotel J

Hotel J, Stockholm, Sweden

Immense harbor views and picturesque grounds, Hotel J is a sailing paradise for water babies who revel in being close to the water. Take a stroll along the Nacka Strand Marina by moonlight or kick back and watch the passing boats on your private balcony. Book it!

The Maritime Hotel, New York, USA. Photo courtesy of The Maritime Hotel
The Maritime Hotel, New York, USA. Photo courtesy of The Maritime Hotel

The Maritime Hotel, New York, USA

The Maritime Hotel may call downtown New York home, but step across the threshold and you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’re out at sea. With quirky cabin-inspired rooms and rooftop cabana, a.k.a the ships deck, you’ll wish you really were lost out at sea because you certainly won’t want to return home. Book it!

Argonaut Hotel, San Francisco, USA. Photo courtesy of Argonaut Hotel
Argonaut Hotel, San Francisco, USA. Photo courtesy of Argonaut Hotel

Argonaut Hotel, San Francisco, USA

In the middle of Fisherman’s Wharf stands the grand Argonaut Hotel – a place with bags of seaside character and plenty of fascinating seafaring relics. Take in the great views along Hyde Street Pier and Golden Gate, as well as soaking up the maritime history and gold rush nostalgia. Book it!

Molitar, Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Molitar
Molitar, Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Molitar

Molitar, Paris, France

Paris’ hippest new pool and hotel complex sees this historical public swimming baths restored to its former glory. Once a happening haunt of 1920s Paris, this landmark’s thoroughly modern makeover has made it the summer hangout for Parisians who won’t make it to the beach. Tres chic! Book it!

Belle Tout, Beachy Head, England. The Belle Tout Lantern Room by Rob Wassell
Belle Tout, Beachy Head, England. The Belle Tout Lantern Room by Rob Wassell

Belle Tout, Beachy Head, England

It doesn’t get more nautical than staying in lighthouse, overlooking one of Britain’s prettiest coastal spots. With 360 panoramic views of the English Channel, fresh sea air, and themed rooms, you’ll experience plenty of seaside fun and frolics.

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Feature image: bassin d’été by night © Alexandre Soria/Molitar

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Hotels with a nautical twist – 6 of the best was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Chantelle Symester