Ten hotels with original and refreshing bathroom interiors


For our latest lookbook, we’ve selected ten hotel bathrooms from the Dezeen archives designed to provide an alternative place to freshen up.

These vibrant yet relaxing hotel bathrooms show how unusual colors, materials and styles can create the ultimate scrubbing space.

From an earth-toned powder room to a cherry-toned terrazzo shower, they demonstrate why white tile doesn’t have to be the default option when it comes to bathroom design.

This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks series that provides visual inspiration for designers and design enthusiasts. Previous lookbooks include interiors with slides at their center, living rooms with on-trend rugs, and kitchen extensions.

Photo taken by Assaf Pinchuk

Six Senses Hotel, Israel, by Plesner Architects

Tel Aviv-based studio Plesner Architects shows how the finer details such as decor, lighting and choice of materials can make a bathroom feel cozy and warm.

White linens, plaster walls, and regional crafts like this tasselled rug give the space a personal feel, even if it’s far from home. A candle alcove adds the finishing touch.

“We wanted stones, patterns, textures and colors to be omnipresent, for an architecture woven with natural elements.” Plesner Architects noted.

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Bathroom at Hotel Siren
The photo is by Christian Harder

The Mermaid, USA, by ASH NYC

The bathrooms are as experimental as the guest suites inside the Siren Hotel, designed by ASH NYC as part of an effort to regenerate the city of Detroit.

Cherry red speckled terrazzo covers the floor and walls, contrasting with the glass partition and veined marble shower stools.

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Kelly Wearstler's interiors for the Santa Monica Proper Hotel
The photo is from The Ingalls

Santa Monica Proper, USA, by Kelly Wearstler

Interior designer Kelly Wearstler is known for her laid-back California style and this Santa Monica Proper Hotel bathroom is no exception.

Wearstler opted for materials in colors that match the hotel’s beach setting, such as sand-colored tiles and wooden floors designed to remind guests of the beach terrace.

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Tiled bathrooms inside the Les Deux Gares hotel in Paris
The photo is by Benoit Linero

Hotel Les Deux Gares, France, by Luke Edward Hall

british designer Luke Edward Room did not hesitate to work on this hotel in the 10th arrondissement of Paris.

Tasked with making the accommodation “anti-modern”, Hall chose to pair avocado-coloured sinks and toilets with checkered flooring and mustard-yellow tiles, resulting in a maximalist aesthetic.

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Interiors of the Calile Hotel, designed by Richards and Spence
Photo is by Sean Fennessy

The Calile, Australia, by Richard and Spence

In the 175 rooms of this hotel, the bathrooms are covered with blush or sky blue tiles. The colors were chosen to make guests feel like they were staying at a tropical resort, as opposed to an urban hotel.

Australian Architecture Studio Richards and Spence used brass taps, mirrors and towel racks to add a touch of glamor to the interior.

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A white bathtub in a red bathroom
Photo by Matt Harrington

Hotel Saint Vincent, USA, by Lambert McGuire Design

Another example of a maximalist bathroom can be found at the Hotel Saint Vincent, where the American studio Design Lambert McGuire used chunky tubs and psychedelic wallpaper to make bathing more of an experience than a chore.

In this 75-room hotel in New Orleans, the studio opted for an eclectic mix of design styles ranging from 20th-century Italian to mid-century modern and art deco.

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Hoxton Southwark Hotel designed by Ennismore
Photo courtesy of The Hoxton

The Hoxton, Southwark, UK, by Ennismore

Hotel real estate developer Ennismore decided to go for an industrial aesthetic for this London hotel, referencing Southwark’s former role as a major hops trading hub.

Spacious bathrooms that are swathed in green tiles have walk-in showers, brass sinks, and built-in shelves where guests can store toiletries and makeup.

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Nobu Ryokan Malibu by Studio PCH and Montalba Architects
Photo courtesy of Studio PCH and Montalba Architects

Nobu Ryokan Malibu, USA, by Studio PCH and Montalba Architects

All rooms at this luxury hotel feature contemporary decor characterized by a neutral color palette and earthy materials that center Japanese design in a California locale.

You can shower under a bright sky or relax in a handcrafted teak wood tub in the minimalist powder room.

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The bathroom inside the Goodtime Hotel
The photo is by Alice Gao

Goodtime Hotel, USA, by Ken Fulk

Pastel hues and wicker furniture clash playfully with the floral print of this bathroom at the Goodtime Hotel in Miami.

Designed by Ken Fulk for musician Pharrell Williams, interiors were decorated by Fulk in a “reimagined art deco” aesthetic to “remind the opulence and nostalgia of a bygone era”.

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Hotel Dá Licença by Vitor Borges and Franck Laigneau
The photo is by Francisco Nogueira

Dá Licença, Portugal, by Vitor Borges and Franck Laigneau

Creatives Vitor Borges and Franck Laigneau have incorporated vintage furniture and one-of-a-kind pieces into the bathroom of this hotel in historic Estremoz, Portugal.

In a subtle nod to the marble-rich terrain of Estremoz, designers used natural stone to craft the freestanding tub that acts as a centerpiece in the room. The same marble is also found on the washbasins and the pink-hued shower cubicles.

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This is the latest in our series of lookbooks providing curated visual inspiration from Dezeen’s image archive. For more inspiration, check out previous lookbooks featuring rustic interiors, retro bathrooms and home gyms.

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