5 Hotels Serving Up Art and Culture

The way we see it, every trip should be the trip of your dreams. And whether that means setting out on a solo sojourn, touring with the family or stepping back into history – TripAdvisor has just the hotel for it, with millions of options around the world and the lowest prices from up to 200 booking sites. If your perfect vacation could double as a crash-course in culture, history and the arts, then this dream-hotel round-up is for you. Read on to realize your own #SuiteDreams – all bookable right here on TripAdvisor.

Old Theatre Inn

Step back into the 18th century – without sparing any modern luxuries – at Old Theatre Inn, a Travelers’ Choice-winning escape in Jianchuan County, China. Set within the rice fields, this tranquil oasis was a community theater and temple 230 years ago (you read that right), and has since been restored to its full original glory, with five guest rooms, delicious home-cooked meals and no shortage of incredible views. For a double dose of historical culture (as if this isn’t enough), swing by the famed grottoes and temples of Shaxi Shibaoshan, just mere minutes away.

Hotel Marques de Riscal

Frank Gehry-designed buildings have a way of becoming world-renowned destinations in themselves, and this luxury hotel in Spain’s Rioja region is no exception. Adorned in giant sheets of titanium, it’s hard to believe you can actually stay inside the Hotel Marques de Riscal; but with airy rooms, a gourmet restaurant and indulgent details throughout – thank goodness you can.

The Oberoi Rajvilas

Looking for traditional Jaipur grandeur? Look no further than The Oberoi Rajvilas, built around an 18th-century Shiva temple with no shortage of gold leaf frescoes, crystal chandeliers and high domed ceilings – all surrounded by 32 acres of impeccable landscaped gardens. And given that its spa house is in an 18th century Jaipur mansion, architecture buffs have full excuse to disappear for some indulgent pampering… in the name of art appreciation, of course.

Casa Fuster GL Monument

A gift from husband to wife (we’re not kidding), the stunning Casa Fuster was built in 1908 by world-renowned Modernist architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner, who has more than a few UNESCO World Heritage Site accolades under his belt. It wasn’t until 2004 that this now-landmark became a luxury hotel – and its contemporary-meets-modernist guest rooms are a hit among TripAdvisor travelers.

The Liberty, A Luxury Collection Hotel

The Liberty is a swank hotel-hotspot today, but up until 1990 it was an active county jail housing some of Boston’s toughest prisoners. While its transformed interior boasts no shortage of glitz, the building’s original prison bars are still intact, the layout is relatively the same and what was once the “drunk tank” is now Alibi, a high-end cocktail lounge.

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