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Our round-up of  10 luxury hotels to visit that have the most festive holiday decorations. 

10 luxury hotels to visit that have the most festive holiday decorations

Don’t you sometimes wish you could live inside the world of a Hallmark Christmas movie? After all, everything – and everyone – is beautiful, wishes come true, and there’s always a snow globe-perfect ending, just around the corner.

If this sounds like a thought you’ve had lately, well – we are here to help. Though we may not be able to transport you to the universe of The Princess Switch 3  (ok, we know that’s Netflix and not Hallmark, but close enough), we can do the next best thing: we can suggest a hotel for the holidays, where you can at least pretend you’re Vanessa Hudgens (or Vanessa Hudgens, or Vanessa Hudgens) for a day.

Whether you’re actually planning a last-minute Christmas getaway, or you just need a little mental vacation, here is a list of ten hotels that will make you feel like you’re living your best and merriest life this holiday season.

10 luxury hotels to visit that have the most festive holiday decorations

1. The Plaza

Can you think of a more magical place to be on Christmas, than New York’s very own Plaza Hotel? This is a hotel that’s storied with Christmas cheer, and the Plaza leans into that spirit, offering room packages that include fully decorated Christmas trees and bountiful floral arrangements.

luxury hotels holiday festive decorations

And for a truly cinematic holiday experience, you can book the Home Alone 2: Fun in New York package, which comes with a limousine tour of NYC, a large cheese pizza, and the “Home Alone Sundae” – so that you can celebrate Christmas the Kevin McCallister way.

2. Lotte New York Palace

The Palace is another New York hotel known for their Christmas decorations – and for their location, which is moments away from the tree at Rockefeller Center.

luxury hotels holiday festive decorations

Young guests will also receive personalized postcards, which they can fill out and mail to Santa – a favorite tradition of the hotel’s. And of course, there are special meals for both Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas morning breakfast.

3. The Breakers

Are you dreaming of somewhere warm for the holidays, but don’t want to sacrifice one iota of the Christmas spirit? Worry not! The Breakers is the place to go.

luxury hotels holiday festive decorations

Between the festive decor, the Gingerbread Houses, the Scavenger Hunt, the Campfire Films, and the Candy Cane Carnival, there’s more than enough happening to put you in the mood for Christmas – while also letting you enjoy Palm Beach’s 80 degree weather.

4. The St. Regis Aspen Resort

St. Regis Aspen Resort is a winter wonderland. As well as offering a special Christmas dinner (with a choice of delicious entrees – salmon, turkey, ham, or prime rib- and many festive holiday desserts), the resort will also have live music, and their tradition of daily afternoon s’mores.

luxury hotels holiday festive decorations

Of course, there are also sleigh rides, ice skating, and many other winter sports, for those who are in the mood for a more active Christmas. Make the most of the season at this snowy oasis.

5. Swissotel Chicago

For the eighth year in a row, Swissotel Chicago is turning its presidential suite into Santa’s home-away-from-home – and yours, should you choose to visit the Windy City this season.

With 2,000 square feet of decorations – including 17 Christmas trees –  we know that Santa – and you – will feel right at home here.

6. InterContinental New York Barclay and InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

If you’re heading to New York or Atlanta, perhaps you’d like to stay inSanta’s Suite Retreat”? At either of these hotels, you’ll be able to stay in a room that would make the residents of the North Pole proud.

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IHG Hotels have truly decked the halls, decorating their rooms with custom train sets, Mr. and Mrs. Clause robes, giant Christmas trees, sparkling lights, snowflakes, and more. This is the place to stay if you want a suite that really feels like Christmas.

7. The Roosevelt New Orleans

The Roosevelt New Orleans is a go-to spot for the holidays – so much so that there are videos you can find online, showing their annual decorations. And although the annual Teddy Bear Tea is sold out, you can still make reservations for Christmas Day Brunch, as well as plans to visit Waldorf Wonderland.

Walk through a wintry paradise of 44 trees, 135,572 lights, 3,328 feet of branches, 2,000 ornaments, and 698 bows, all of which come together to tell a cohesive Christmas story.

8. Ojai Valley Inn

The holidays are calledSerenity Season here at Ojai Valley Inn, and boy are they something. From Thanksgiving through January 1st, the inn offers an awe-inspiring roster of daily activities.

You can write letters to Santa, attend story time with his elves, or join the “jingle bell jaunt” – a brisk, carol-friendly walk on Christmas evening. There’s also breakfast with Santa, and three choices of Christmas dinner: a three-course meal, a four-course meal, or a grand buffet.

9. Club Wyndham

Before we get your hopes up – this epic collaboration is already sold out. But that’s okay! We’re choosing to feel inspired instead of disappointed, and we’re hoping that we can visit these amazing rooms next year.  Because the Hallmark Channel – that’s right, the Hallmark Channel  – has teamed up with Club Wyndham to create three holiday movie-worthy suites.

In New York, Nashville, and Avon, Colorado, you can actually stay inside of a Christmas movie – well, kind of. These rooms are decorated like no others we’ve ever seen, and they bring to mind the same flavor of joy as Hallmark movies themselves. Here’s to having something to look forward to next year!

10. The Inn at Christmas Place

At the Inn at Christmas Place, it’s Christmas… all the time! Who knew that Santa lived in the Smoky Mountains? And we can’t think of a better time to visit this award-winning hotel than on Christmas itself.

10 luxury hotels to visit that have the most festive holiday decorations

There are special events all month long, including weekly visits with Santa, and regular opportunities to decorate Christmas cookies and gingerbread houses. And then on Christmas Eve, everyone gathers together to wish Santa good luck and send him off on his big night – fun for the whole family.

Julie Murphy

Julie began her career in fashion as a design intern at 3.1 Phillip Lim after graduating from Parsons School of Design. As the fashion editor at Dandelion Chandelier, she brings over a decade of experience as a designer and marketing creative to cover trends and styling.