The latest trend in hotel design is none other than bunk beds. Building on the February 2013 issue's Hotel Register on Mexico City hostel Downtown Beds, we've searched high and low to find new destinations featuring those nostalgic summer-camp throwbacks. In this slideshow, see the Freehand in Miami Beach, Florida; the Basecamp Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, California; and more.
The Freehand, Miami
Dorm-style beds $20-25; Private rooms $100-239
The Freehand calls itself a hostel, but the interiors designed by Roman and Williams, the in-house bar, and lush courtyard/pool bear little resemblance to the hostels you're accustomed to seeing. The price could not be more right for the dorm-style beds with a nautical flair. They start at $20 per night.
Here's the Freehand's lobby, a communal space meant to foster conviviality among guests. The hostel is centrally located at 28th Street and Indian Creek Drive—a stone's throw from vibrant South Beach.
The Basecamp Hotel, South Lake Tahoe
Rooms from $125
The Basecamp Hotel, located in South Lake Tahoe, brings boutique-style accommodations to the Sierras. Inside, find a rustic vibe complemented by brightly hued furniture and vintage ephemera. Amenities include a rooftop hot tub, coffee and hot chocolate bar, and places to store ski gear.
Basecamp's communal dining area.
A desk inside of the the hotel's spacious rooms.
Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn
Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel features a bunk bed room that sleeps two people and has a private bathroom for $179 per night.
Here's the lobby, which features lighting by Workstead, the designers of the Prospect Heights Residence featured in our Interior Design issue.