Having a comfortable room can make or break your getaway, which is why boutique hotels have gained popularity in recent years. What defines a boutique hotel? According to the travel website tripsavvy.com, boutique hotels are “small, artsy and young in spirit.” They often have hip, urban locations in the heart of a city.
Boutique hotels can be single locations, or small independent chains like Magnolia, which offers six locations across five major cities: Houston, Omaha, Denver, St. Louis and Dallas. Most of our hotels are in historic or architecturally significant buildings – for example, Magnolia Denver’s quaint, circa-1910 finance center building boasts original decorative masonry and a charming clock.
If you’re looking for lodging with character, a boutique hotel is a great option. Here are five other reasons to choose a boutique hotel for your next business trip or vacay.
- Atmosphere: From the lobby and restaurant to guest rooms and suites, every room of a boutique hotel looks like something out of a trendy magazine. Chic details are everywhere; in decorative artwork and elegant blown glass pendant lights, stone fireplaces or something as subtle as a planter filled with emerald green grass. The ambience at each Magnolia property is tailored to its surroundings. Look for a Texas-sized tribute to the Mobil Oil horse in their Dallas Downtown location, and Old Hollywood glamour in the St. Louis guest rooms.
- Amenities: Boutique hotels are more upscale and luxurious than the norm. Most come with Wi-Fi access, in-room dining and valet parking options. Beds are typically plush and comfortable, with high-thread-count linens and enough fluffy pillows to satisfy any sleeper. Bathrooms boast large showers and high-end fixtures. Boutique hotels often come with unique perks, such as the rooftop pool and billiards room at the modern, urban Magnolia Houston.
- Location: If you’re looking for a place in the center of the action, a boutique hotel is the answer. Their petite size – typically 300 rooms or less – allows boutique hotels to nab properties in prime urban locations. A prime example: Magnolia Omaha is in the heart of the city’s cultural center, just minutes from the Orpheum Theatre, Omaha Children’s Museum, and CenturyLink Center.
- Better Dining Options: Don’t want to be stuck with fast food or Denny’s? Boutique hotels are often known for signature dining options and in-room service. Rather than chain restaurants, you’ll find swanky lounges and bars, trendy burger joints and restaurant menus with a little bit of everything.
- Personalized Service: You’re not a number here. One of the best perks of staying at a boutique hotel is individualized customer service with personal touches. Employees are typically warm and welcoming, greeting visitors by name and offering suggestions about popular events or places to visit in the area. Whether you’re vacationing in Dallas or visiting Omaha for a business retreat, the Magnolia staff is here to help make your visit spectacular.
Lodging is one of the most important aspects of a vacation. Your room or suite is your home-away-from-home; the place you go to relax after a day of sightseeing, business meetings or family activities. By choosing one of Magnolia’s boutique hotels, you can rest assured that your visit will be a pleasant one. Contact us for questions about the boutique hotel experience or to book a stay today!