10 Hotels With the Spirit of Christmas 2016

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the home, all the creatures were stirring, all quite ready to roam.

They were all packing quickly, they were all packing in a hurry, they were going to spend the night at a hotel, they were going to beat the big snow flurry.

The hotel was big and the hotel was grand, the family had no idea all the Yuletide tidings at hand.

The roof glittered with snow and the bellhop took their bag, he took them through the big lobby, so well-decorated, without a snag.

They spent the night with Santa, with his elves and his reindeer too, they spent the night at a hotel, one of the most Christmassy spots in town, who knew?

Get ready to check out all the most dazzling, most dizzying, and most delectably delicious Christmas hotel specials of the year, 10 of our very favorite holiday homes!

  • Hotel Hershey - Hershey Pennsylvania
    Classic Christmas
    It doesn’t get much more dreamy than this, this popular candy mecca transforming for the holidays in the most spectacular way. Stroll down Christmas Candylane or Sweet Lights at Hersheypark and enjoy over 2 million LED lights and over 30 winter-friendly rides. Did we mention the in-hotel breakfast or lunch with Santa?


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  • Resort at Paws Up - Greenough Montana
    Storybook Christmas
    A working cattle ranch and a luxury retreat all in one, this special countryside spot puts together 5 days of Christmas-time bliss each year with their private luxury Christmas suites. All meals and snacks are included, plus of course, visits with Santa himself. Enjoy fine dining on Christmas Eve, a custom-decorated tree in your personal lodge, and even cups of eggnog to sip on your snowy sleigh rides in the evenings!
  • Bellagio - Las Vegas Nevada
    Flashy Christmas
    Las Vegas is known for its sparkling displays of lights, especially around the Christmas season! Head to the well-known Bellagio on the main strip of Sin City to see a wintry display of amazing proportions within the botanical garden, complete with life-sized ornaments, a display of polar bears made entirely of white carnations, 24k to be exact, and a massively stunning 42-foot Christmas tree!
  • The Plaza - New York New York
    New York Christmas
    New York is an iconic Christmas destination, particularly around Central Park and The Plaza! At the Plaza you will enjoy over 100 years of tradition, bringing sophisticated spirit to every room and lobby, and even the special chance to see the Radio City Spectacular with in-room ticket packaging options! Enjoy close by 5th Avenue shopping, a floor to ceiling Christmas Tree that will take your breath away, and maybe the special Eloise at Christmas Suite!
  • Hotel Colorado - Glenwood Springs Colorado
    White Christmas
    Snowcapped Rocky Mountains in the background, ample snowy slopes to ski all around you, and the most decked-out hotel in the area await you at Hotel Colorado. Enjoy over 250,000 lights, hordes of flying reindeer, and the highly popular onsite Legends Cafe, an actual gingerbread-coated eatery in which you can devour all your Christmas goodies in!
  • Willard InterContinental - Washington DC
    Presidential Christmas
    Nicknamed the ‘Residence of Presidents’ for good reason, this holiday-cheer filled DC hotel has provided lodging for nearly every president since 1853. You will find the decorations dignified, the Christmas choirs in fine spirits, and the ornaments on the trees, well, only the best, from the White House collection itself!
  • Fairmont Scottsdale Princess - Scottsdale Arizona
    Desert Christmas
    You probably wouldn’t expect one of the top Christmassy hotels of the year to be in the middle of the desert, would you? Well, it is, the Fairmont Scottsdale one of the most spirited places in the southwest, complete with snowfalls, ice skating, and even a 'candy cane forest'. The ice skating rink was christened by Dorothy Hamil herself in 2013, the poinsettias reach heights of up to 14 feet, and the trees reach numbers of over 150! Did we mention the holiday train that will take you through it all?

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  • Liberty Hotel - Boston Massachusetts
    American Christmas
    Get back to your roots with this classic American city choice, the Liberty hotel. Inside this fun spot, you will find six massive, and upside down, Christmas trees hanging from the ceiling of the 90 foot Rotunda, a truly amazing sight to see! With all the Christmas cheer around this hotel, it will be shocking to learn that this actually used to be a city jail!
  • Gaylord Opryland Resort - Nashville Tennessee
    Country Christmas
    Nashville really does it right with this holiday display, over 2 million lights and 2 million pounds of ice used to decorate. Enjoy the Frosty the Snowman collection of ice sculptures along with over the top events and activities throughout. There is even an onsite production of the Radio City Spectacular, complete with Rockettes!