10 stunning pink hotels that will brighten up your next vacation

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What’s more Instagrammable or photogenic than posing with a pretty pink resort as your backdrop? Not much! These 10 iconic pink lodging options located in the United States are just the thing to take your getaway up a notch – and keep you enjoying the colorful vacation vibe no matter how long you’re staying.

Located right on the beach, this is the epitome of the iconic pink hotelPhoto courtesy of Visit St. Pete-Clearwater

The Don CeSar – St. Pete Beach, Florida

Set atop windswept dunes with panoramic water views, the recently renovated Don Cesar is the crown jewel of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Since 1928, this Pink Palace has welcomed sun-seekers, luxury travelers and some of America’s most famous figures, including F. Scott Fitzgerald and Clarence Darrow.

Each one of its freshly remodeled 241 guest rooms and 36 suites offers luxurious amenities and sweeping views of the hotel’s coastal surroundings. Bask in the Florida sun in either of two heated outdoor pools. Enjoy leisurely sips and delicious bites at the resort’s bars and restaurants. Transform in 11,000 square feet of seaside bliss at the spa, or play in the sugary St. Pete Beach as the dazzling Gulf of Mexico greets you. All in all, it’s the perfect pink escape.

Settle in to a place that offers as much adventure inside as it does outsidePhoto courtesy of Visit SLO CAL

The Madonna Inn – San Luis Obispo, California

The dramatically pink Madonna Inn is the perfect historical palace for families to enjoy. Located in the hills of San Luis Obispo, it’s known for its exuberant decor and 100 elaborate themed rooms. Tiny princesses and princes can live out their royal dreams in the fairytale-like Old Mill Room, while horse lovers can climb aboard a carousel steed in the Pony Room.

You’ll also find unexpected waterfalls and rock walls when exploring the Caveman Room, while heading to the Wild West will lead you to a bed supported by wagon wheels in the cowboy-themed Yahoo Room. Families can splash in the hilltop pool with a 45-foot waterfall that plunges into a lagoon or go on horse trail adventures offered by the onsite stables. The best part: kids under 18 stay for free.

Adventure abounds at The BroadmoorPhoto courtesy of The Broadmoor

The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs Colorado

Enjoy the beauty of the American West at The Broadmoor. From horseback riding and hikes along the scenic mountain trails to rock climbing instruction and fly fishing excursions, immerse yourself in the unique culture of Colorado. With over 100 years of service, the Broadmoor welcomes guests to a legendary Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort with timeless European elegance, unbeatable service and unique amenities.

Experience everything from sports, fitness offerings and spa treatments to shops, galleries, dining and nightlife. You can even have the use of a Cadillac for your stay here if you so desire. The possibilities are endless in this popular pink destination resort.

Sail, soak or swim your way to relaxation here in Ft. MyersPhoto courtesy of The Beaches of Ft. Myers/Sanibel

Pink Shell Beach Resort – Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Named one of the top resorts in Florida by Conde Nast Traveler, Pink Shell Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach is a four-star, family-friendly haven with studio, one- and two-bedroom villas and guaranteed beach views. Guests can arrive by land or by sea, thanks to the resort’s convenient marina, and families can relax together beside any of the resort’s three pools, take advantage of the on-site kids camp or pay a visit to the full-service spa.

Guests at the resort also have convenient access to sailboat, kayak and paddle board rentals to enhance a day at the beach, in addition to offering poolside food and beverage service. Situated on 12 lush acres of private beachfront property, the resort is also home to America’s #1 sailing school, Offshore Sailing. Pink doesn’t get much better than this.

You'll be tickled pink to stay at this gem of a resortPhoto courtesy of The Royal Hawaiian

Royal Hawaiian – Waikiki Beach, Hawaii

It’s easy to settle into this oasis of timeless luxury on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Opened in 1927 and known as the “Pink Palace of the Pacific,” The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki is a modern yet indigenous resort designed to deliver a 5-star experience.

With its incredible accommodations, unprecedented amenities, exclusive services and world-class dining, this 528-room resort mirrors the rich culture and unparalleled spirit of Hawaii. Their Royal Hawaiian Luau, Aha Aina, is Waikiki’s only oceanfront luau and it’s worth attending. The secluded Malulani Pool and private beach area both feature rosy-hued umbrellas, matching the resort’s signature color, so be sure to snap a few photos here while you soak up the sun.

Photo courtesy of SDTA

La Valencia – La Jolla, California

Set atop the La Jolla Cove cliffs, this hotel is the perfect pink beach getaway. Hosting guests in its 114 elegant rooms for more than 90 years, La Valencia has been the prime destination for many, including Hollywood’s elite. Visitors can savor California coastal cuisine at The Med, relax by the beautiful outdoor pool with ocean views and explore miles of gorgeous beaches and coastline for diving, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking and surfing.

Don’t forget to snap a picture of the iconic tower, the elegant “Pink Lady”, a famous landmark on La Jolla’s Prospect Street. Its panoramic views of the Pacific coastline and beautiful La Jolla Cove are second to none. 

Walk, ride, swim or play to your heart's content at this posh pink resortPhoto courtesy of Visit St. Pete-Clearwater

The Vinoy Renaissance St.Petersburg Resort & Golf Club – St. Petersburg, Florida

Set in St. Pete’s thriving downtown district, the perfectly-pink Vinoy features newly designed suites that preserve the hotel’s glamour, while adding modern touches.  Enjoy lounging by the pool, golfing and being within walking distance of The Dali Museum and other fun, local hot spots.

Take advantage of a complimentary fitness class, have access to a private marina and enjoy superb onsite dining ranging from American fare to sushi. Stop a moment to relish the fact that you’re in good company here – the history of the Vinoy boasts such famous guests as Babe Ruth, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. 

Imagine your'e a starlet at this pink wonderPhoto courtesy of The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel – Beverly Hills, California

For many, one of the most iconic of pink hotels has to be this one. For over a century, The Beverly Hills Hotel has been the spot for Hollywood’s most shining stars. From the moment you stroll past the iconic signage and step onto the signature red carpet to enter the grand lobby, this hotel welcomes you to become a part of the legacy.

Take a break here to enjoy some pampering, some glamour or some seclusion – all within the stunning pink walls.

Sunshine and a little pink makes everything brighterPhoto courtesy of Shelby Bella Photography

East Austin Hotel – Austin, Texas

Just a quick five blocks from downtown Austin, this locally-owned boutique hotel has adorable pink touches sprinkled throughout. Whether it be the bathroom tile of the Scandinavian-inspired rooms, the plush hotel towels or the retro Palm Springs vibe of the courtyard pool, the pink elements of the East Austin Hotel give off a fun, yet sophisticated feel.

Comfortable and lavish amenities are available for each guest, including custom robes, cozy Casper mattresses and a trendy rooftop bar. Far from boring, this hotel is the perfect way to pink up a getaway without going overboard.

Make yourself at home in this picture-perfect settingPhoto courtesy of The Sands Hotel

The Sands Hotel – Indian Wells, California

This pink Moroccan and mid-century themed oasis in Indian Wells is the perfect place for couples, groups and even solo travelers to relax. Designed by renowned interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, among Architectural Digest’s Top 100 designers in the world, The Sands Hotel is conveniently located near the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens and El Paseo Shopping District.

This boutique hotel offers 46 guest rooms, a spa & outdoor pool and a private wedding garden. Enjoy a Mediterranean-infused meal paired with delicious cocktails from their full-service bar as you reflect on your day and look forward to tomorrow’s fun.

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