Gone are the days when the hotel lobby simply served as place to check in and out of your stay. Nowadays, lobbies can also provide the ideal backdrops to get your ‘gram on—and many are destinations worth visiting in their own right.
We've rounded up ten of the world’s most Instagrammable hotel lobbies—including a jaw-dropping five-star accommodation in the heart of Marrakesh, and a boutique stay set in Pablo Escobar’s former Tulum house. Be prepared to double-tap these wanderlust-inducing lobbies.
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Inside the palatial lobby of La Mamounia, known for its ornate tiled walls and Moorish-inspired decor, you’ll feel more like a member of royalty than like a hotel guest.
Formerly the residence of Pablo Escobar, this artistic hotel has plenty of Instagrammable locations—but none are more deserving of your social media feed than the outdoor entrance filled with suspended sofas.
British designer John Pawson transformed a convent and hospital into a medieval-meets-modern luxury stay.
When you first walk into the lobby of W Koh Samui, you’ll be treated to modern art, patches of green space, and an abundance of open air. But the real treat is just beyond the lobby: an infinity pool overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.
On the other side of the globe, another hotel has mastered the open-air lobby. The Tierra Patagonia Hotel offers uninterrupted views of the Atacama Desert from the moment you first walk through the front door.
Nestled in Banff National Park, this lakeside lobby frames spectacular views of the Victoria Glacier.
Unlike other hotel lobbies that house just one or two pieces of art, the 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky, features over 7,000 square feet of exhibition space.
The entirety of the Parker Palm Springs—including its retro lobby—was conceived by none other than legendary designer Jonathan Adler himself.
This historic building was once a creative hub for iconic writers such as Virginia Woolf and Thomas Hardy. Fast forward to present times, and the modern lobby is a prime place to brush shoulders with influencers and celebrities.
Journey out west to Amangiri, where you can soak up in views of the rugged Utah landscape from practically every room.