We love when celebrities travel just like us, even reality TV celebrities. It’s easy to think that the hotels and resorts featured on reality TV are out of reach for normal people but that’s really not true. Here are five hotels in the U.S. you’ve seen on reality TV that you can visit IRL.
Season 24 of The Bachelor with Peter was a little bit of a disaster. But early in the season, before it got crazy, Peter and his bachelorettes left the iconic Bachelor mansion in California and headed to the Midwest (yes, Ohio is technically part of the Midwest). They checked in to the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, which is right in the heart of the Cleveland’s vibrant city center. The hotel has more going for it than Peter does: views of Lake Erie, a sleek and modern design, The Burnham restaurant, Bar 32 on the top floor and more. Plus, it’s close to the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, First Energy Stadium and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Who needs a man when you have all these amenities?
The Confidante in Miami was visited by the ladies of The Real Housewives of Orange County in season 14. Braunwyn decided to take her new friends to Miami to show them the real her, as she and her family lived there for a few years before relocating to the OC. There may have been a fight amongst the women in the hotel lobby but let’s not dwell on that. The Confidante is part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt and embraces the 1950s chic that Miami is known for with great décor that would feel tropical even on a gloomy day. This oceanfront hotel has restaurants from not one but two celebrity chefs: Michelle Bernstein and Dale Talde.
The always-entertaining Shahs of Sunset took over Planet Hollywood in season 7 for MJ’s bachelorette party. Their stay at this iconic Vegas hotel has everything: an over-the-top, sprawling suite; bottle popping at clubs; a gorgeous dinner; a pool party cooler than MTV’s The Grind; and even a walk of shame (way to go, Mike). For travelers looking for a more laidback experience, Planet Hollywood also has a 100,000-square-foot casino, amazing views of The Strip, plenty of dining options, endless shopping opportunities and great entertainment at the Zappos Theater.
On season 10 of The Real Housewives, some of the ladies left the bubble that is 90210 and supported (some begrudgingly) their friend Teddi for her company’s first retreat. Some people were late to the event because they were apparently getting glammed up (ahem, Dorit…), so they missed out on a few wellness activities at this AAA Five-Diamond luxury resort. This resort is really beautiful with its modern coastal design and oceanfront restaurants and golf links. Honestly, I would’ve skipped the retreat too and gone right to the resort’s gorgeous spa instead.
In recent years, The Bachelorette and The Bachelor have been going to some off-the-beaten path yet pretty cool domestic cities (see #1 above and also #1 and #2 on this list), and Richmond, Virginia is yet another one. On season 14 of The Bachelorette, Becca takes her men to Richmond for a president-themed getaway that includes an appearance from Virginia’s governor Ralph Northam. While in Richmond, everyone stays at Quirk Hotel, in the heart of Richmond’s Art and Design District. Old meets new, and the arts, as the Quirk is housed in an historic building with a chic, modern interior that perfectly mirrors its neighboring art galleries. Don’t miss a visit to the hotel’s own gallery, Quick Gallery.
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