Slumber party alert! Grab all your favorite people and take over a hotel floor.
It used to be that if you wanted privacy, you needed to fork over extreme amounts of cash for the penthouse. Not anymore! With hotel occupancies at historic lows, properties across the United States have cooked up a way for you to practice social distancing by booking the entire floor for your pod, bubble, family members, or quaran-team to lounge in style. The cost to do so is a lot less than what it would have cost pre-pandemic for a cluster of rooms. With room service, local take-out, and in-room entertainment, what are you waiting for? Pack some board games and go! Some packages even fold in goodies for your group, like wine and chocolates, a murder-mystery event, or fitness-center access.
“One time we had nine couples and they loved it because all the men could hang out in one family room,” says Tim Burrow of Journey, the management company that oversees The 121 Hotel in Nashville. The concept is also popular with microweddings.
From charming towns like Savannah, to “the most magical place on Earth” to big-city destinations, here are 10 options.
Top Picks for You
The Dupont Circle Hotel
WHERE: Washington, D.C.
Fresh off a renovation, the 312-room hotel reopened in mid-October and is, as its name suggests, right on Dupont Circle. Included in the revamp are a new bar/restaurant called Doyle and a newly designed penthouse by Clodagh, a space you can have all to yourself if you book the entire penthouse level. This includes 12 guest rooms, a private elevator, and a dedicated attaché to arrange all of your group’s activities, such as shopping and dining.
Price Range: $20,000 per night
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
WHERE: Orlando, Florida
Already a multi-generational vacation destination, this posh property (literally) at Walt Disney World keeps everyone together—and, now, safely. The new Ultimate Suites Experience and Top Floor Buyout gets you all of the 16th floor, which means 21 guest rooms: the nine-bedroom Royal Suites (three living rooms mean the adults don’t have to be with the kids all the time), the four-bedroom Presidential Suite, and eight guest rooms. All elevators accessing this floor will be made available only to your group and, per Four Seasons style, a concierge and butler staff will be available. We’ve saved the best part for last: you can see Disney’s nightly fireworks show (once they return) from here.
Price Range: $69,000+ per night
Taj Campton Place
WHERE: San Francisco, California
The Floor is Yours package at the San Francisco property—tucked into Union Square and also near Chinatown—includes between four and 14 rooms, 20%-off rates, and a gift bag. Each room features a Nespresso machine, plush robes and slippers, a limestone bath (take a dip with supplied bath salts), and pear-wood paneling–awash in neutral hues, of course, for a truly calming environment. The gift bag contains a bottle of wine, a box of chocolates, and additional surprises.
Price Range: $900+ per night (four rooms)
Dates: Through December 31, 2020
The Curtis Hotel
WHERE: Denver, Colorado
This 337-room hotel—within the Hilton brand—is far from cookie-cutter, with 11 themed rooms (is Barbie or Ghostbusters more your vibe?) in the heart of downtown Denver just two blocks from the 16th Street Mall along its namesake Curtis Street. With the Choose Your Happy and Your Own Adventure package, you get 12 rooms on the same floor and unique adventures curated by the property that can include a silent disco, laser tag, a murder-mystery event, childhood-nostalgia sleepovers, and a private chef’s dinner. Also on site: an art collection, drinks in The Corner Office & Martini Bar, snacks to score in the 5 & Dime, and—in the lobby—cartoons on repeat.
Price Range: $2,000+ per night
Dates: Through March 2021
The Windrose Apartment Hotel
WHERE: Savannah, Georgia
As its name implies, rooms here are suite-sized, like what you’d expect in an apartment, with cool décor like wicker peacock chairs, curved-spindle dining chairs, white-washed exposed-brick walls, and potted palms. When you rent the entire second floor with this package—which includes the roof deck and six bedrooms and six baths each (essentially four separate apartments with full kitchens and washers)—this can comfortably sleep up to 18 guests. Each balcony is private but can also connect in case you want to meet for cocktails or morning coffee. Bonus: you can use up your Marriott points at this property because it’s part of Homes & Villas by Marriott.
Price Range: $527-$2,550 per night
Dates: Through September 30, 2021
The 121 Hotel
WHERE: Nashville, Tennessee
Open since November 2019, this 16-room hotel in a favored girlfriends-getaway destination was already designed for groups. Rooms flaunt art, antique rugs, and gas fireplaces for that “home away from home” feel, almost like you’re staying at your cool cousin’s pad. You can book the entire second or third floors, giving your group (up to 18 people) access to up to all 16 guest rooms and 18 baths, a full kitchen, a terrace, and a living area, with plenty of room to spread out but also commune. Daily continental breakfast is included and your fridge can be stocked pre-arrival. A private dining space seats up to 30 people.
Price Range: From $175 per night per room
Mondrian Park Avenue
WHERE: New York City
If you have an impeccable taste for interior design and simply can’t fall asleep if you’re not surrounded by style, then this 190-room hotel in NoMad—open since 2017 and with rooms designed by Philippe Starck—is perfect. Opt for the Reunite with Family and Friends package, which includes rental of an entire floor, where you are also gifted with elevator-key access as well as VIP perks. Facility fees are waived, complimentary access to New York Sports Club granted, breakfast vouchers to Blank Slate next door included, and each person in your group gets a guaranteed upgrade to a Deluxe King room. The hotel also boasts an indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge.
Price Range: $1,500+ per night
The Standard, East Village
WHERE: New York City
Dubbed “Get Floored,” a new package at the 145-room hotel in Manhattan’s East Village, just off Cooper Square in a 21-story tower, allows you to not only reserve the entire floor but customize it in three different ways for your group. Maybe you only need five rooms? Or require eight or 10 so everyone’s comfy? You can even bring the family dog. Dining and entertainment options on-site mean you never have to leave. This includes street-side Café Standard’s all-day service and access to NO Bar. Guest rooms are pet-friendly and on each bed is the brand’s signature “Lips” pillow.
Price Range: $149+ per night (per room)
Dates: Through March 31, 2021
The Standard, High Line
WHERE: New York City
Like its sister property in the East Village, this hip hotel brand’s Meatpacking District property wants you to bring friends or family and practice social distancing. An entire floor can be blocked off by reserving at least 10 rooms. It’s also pet-friendly. Many of the 338 rooms overlook—via walls of windows—The High Line for some green “eye candy” and you can order room service from Le Bain and The Rooftop (top-floor open-air lounge), The Standard Grill (New American cuisine, including steaks), The Living Room (all-day dining), or The Biergarten (German-style beer garden at street level).
Price Range: $1,500+ per night
Dates: Through September 1, 2021
The Paramount Hotel
WHERE: Portland, Oregon
In just two words—Floor It.—this 154-room hotel’s special offer says it all. You and your group have the command of an entire floor, consisting of 12 guestrooms. There’s a lot of flexibility for how you can use the room block, thanks to four rooms with queen beds and eight rooms with king beds. And staying here puts you right in downtown Portland with access to light-rail lines as well as restaurants and museums. Some rooms have balconies, and the fitness center entices workout fanatics.
Price Range: $1,020+ per night
Dates: Through December 30, 2020