Luxurious Hotels and Resorts Where Celebrities Often Stay
Celebrities live in extravagant homes, but they also stay in some top-notch hotels and resorts when they travel around the world. Luxurious accommodations include private terraces, outrageous lounges and remarkable spa treatments. Sometimes, celebrities even get their own island!
If you want to imagine living like a star with fancy accommodations, take a virtual trip through these luxurious hotels and resorts where celebrities often stay.
AC Santo Mauro: Madrid, Spain
When you book a hotel room, how long do you usually stay? One weekend or one week tends to be the average length for a "normal" getaway. That’s not necessarily true for the rich and famous. In fact, David Beckham and his family enjoyed the Madrid hotel so much that they decided to temporarily move there.
For 80 nights, the Beckham family lived in two suites. They racked up a whopping $476,237 bill. However, only $98,160 of the total was for the rooms. The other charges were for security, phone calls, laundry, food, drinks and a birthday bash.
The Standard: New York, NY
New York's The Standard attracts models, millionaires and Beyoncé, a.k.a. Queen Bey. However, the singer does more than just spend the night at the hotel; she shoots music videos there. In fact, one video from her 2013 visual album took place at The Standard.
Each song from her self-titled album was made into an impressive short film. Beyonce's steamy video for "Rocket" features the diva lying on the hotel's fancy Italian bed sheets, strutting down the hallway and viewing the city's jaw-dropping skyline. Want to recreate the magic? The "Rocket" studio starts at $700 a night.
Imanta Resorts Punta de Mita: Higuera Blanca, Mexico
Poosh is a lifestyle website launched by Kourtney Kardashian. The site shows her go-to products, activities and places to visit. In one of her travel posts, Kardashian revealed that Mexico is one of her favorite destinations. She wrote, "Mexico has always been one of the places I travel the most for a quick getaway."
The reality star adored the Imanta Resort in Punta de Mita so much that she featured it on her site. The resort's clever design lets guests get close to nature. Kardashian called attention to the outdoor spa in the jungle, where she listened to the ocean and birds during her beauty treatment. For more rest and relaxation, the resort offers comfy hammocks and private pools.
The Reeds at Shelter Haven: Stone Harbor, NJ
Oprah Winfrey is known for her lavish Montecito property and fancy international vacations. The media executive also swings by New Jersey from time to time, the home state of her partner Stedman Graham. During their visits, the two check into The Reeds at Shelter Haven.
The hotel offers 37 uniquely designed suites and guest rooms. However, the Bay View Grand Suite is Oprah and Stedman's favorite. With a price tag of $814 a night, the suite comes with award-winning extravagances, including white oak floors, a roof garden sundeck and a soaking tub.
Jumby Bay Island: Antigua
Hilary Swank's checklist for the perfect vacation includes plenty of sun, a great environment to read books and top of the line treatment from staff. Jumby Bay Island checked all her boxes. Plus, she got to enjoy her own company.
Antigua's Jumby Bay is a 300-acre island that's only accessible by private catamaran. As soon as you step onto the island, there will be no question that you'll feel like royalty. The property has three pools, a huge fitness center and an ocean view spa. If you're ready to shell out the big bucks, the least expensive room starts at $1,500 per night.
Chateau Marmont: Los Angeles, CA
For almost a century, Chateau Marmont has enchanted many stars, especially Robert De Niro. He couldn't get enough of the hotel, so the actor settled in its charming penthouse for two years! De Niro's temporary home included a 1,500 square foot private terrace, a traditional fireplace and a dining room.
What is the secret of this hotel? Chateau Marmont throws afterparties for mega-stars, but celebrities stay for its secluded location. Overlooking Sunset Boulevard, the hotel rarely hosts tourists. However, countless stars have spent the night, including Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Mick Jagger.
Atlantis Paradise Island: Bahamas
Earlier in 2019, Jimmy Fallon and his family escaped the New York cold and soaked up some sun in the Bahamas. The family of four opted for Atlantis Paradise Island, a resort that always feels like summer. Travelers give the resort high marks for its clear waterslide that goes through a lagoon.
However, this isn't your average lagoon. Atlantis Paradise Island is home to 14 lagoons filled with 8 million gallons of saltwater and 50,000 ocean animals, including sharks, manta rays and fish. The Fallon family met bottlenose dolphins at the resort's Dolphin Cay. On social media, Fallon shared a photo of the family enjoying the sun and wearing wet suit rentals. Swimming with dolphins costs $130 to $150 per person.
Hotel Costes: Paris, France
In the summer of 2019, fans thought Riverdale's real-life couple, Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse, split up. However, fans couldn't believe their eyes when the two were spotted together during Paris Fashion Week in September. Photographers snapped Reinhart and Sprouse leaving the Hotel Costes.
Reinhart also captured a photo of the hotel, but it wasn't the face of the building. The Riverdale star teased fans with an Instagram photo of a romantic Parisian view from her room's window, revealing a balcony draped in flowers. If you want to see these lovely rooms yourself, Hotel Costes offers mini rooms for $554 a night. If you want to go big, a two-bedroom duplex suite costs $1,329 a night.
The Pierre: New York, NY
Who can resist the luxurious Pierre Hotel in New York? Certainly not Mindy Kaling. The Mindy Project creator and star called the Taj hotel home for nine days. However, she wasn't alone. Kaling spent family time at The Pierre with her daughter, Katherine.
Kaling was so blown away by her experience that she couldn't keep it to herself. On Instagram, she gave a special shout out to the hotel's incredible staff and Indian chefs Manjit Manohar and Ashfer Biju. She also posted a photo of a view of Central Park.
Sunset Tower Hotel: Los Angeles, CA
When Jennifer Aniston celebrates her birthday, she throws a massive star-studded party. For her 50th birthday, the superstar opted for West Hollywood's Sunset Tower Hotel to live it up. The party was exclusively for celebrities, which meant no paparazzi allowed.
However, that didn't stop them from snapping photos in front of the Sunset Tower Hotel. The paparazzi saw many stars arriving at the party, including Aniston's Friends co-star Courteney Cox and her ex Brad Pitt. The event space is unknown, but reporters believe the bash took place on The Terrace, which has enough space for 500 people. Looking to throw a smaller party? Book a room for at least $395 a night.
Atlantis, The Palm: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Kim Kardashian is a big fan of the Dubai hotel, Atlantis, The Palm. Who can resist this glitzy property? There's a great reason why it's one of the world's most Instagrammed hotels. Atlantis, The Palm is the essence of luxury.
Featuring 24-karat-gold room decor, underwater suites and a 3-million-gallon aquarium, the hotel provides guests with an unforgettable, over-the-top experience. Kim Kardashian throws down $30,000 per night for her favorite room, the Royal Bridge Suite. However, the least expensive rooms run around $500.
Wymara Resort: Turks & Caicos Islands
Before filming The Stand, actor Drew Barrymore went all out on her last vacation. The star booked a tropical getaway in the Caribbean’s Turks & Caicos Islands. However, she wasn’t alone. She went on an all-girls trip. The group stayed at the Wymara Resort, a lavish hotel with a white and blue color palette.
Barrymore didn’t stay in her room the entire time. She took advantage of the resort’s rosé bar, overwater lounge and the 7,000-square-foot infinity pool. She also squeezed in some time for pampering at the spa. On Instagram, she wrote, "From sunrise to sunset, this place stole our hearts!"
Montage Palmetto Bluff: Bluffton, SC
Justin and Hailey Bieber didn't just have one wedding ceremony; the couple had two! The second ceremony took place at Montage Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina. Of course, it was another star-studded occasion, with guests including the Jenners, Justine Skye and Scooter Braun.
Montage Palmetto Bluff helped create a dreamy wedding. Justin Bieber frequents Montage resorts, referring to them as his second home. Guests got a little taste of the luxurious resort for the weekend, taking over the resort's residences and spending at least $3,075 a night. If you're looking for more affordable rooms, there are spaces with a price tag of a mere $405 a night.
Coco Prive: Maldives
Coco Prive is a private island, spanning almost 4 acres in the Maldives. Rapper Ludacris and comedian Kevin Hart are just a few of the celebrities who are big fans of the island. Coco Prive provides complete privacy and anything else you want.
According to Travel + Leisure, the property includes six extravagant villas, private pools and a wine cellar. For $45,000 a night, this holiday getaway spot also offers to organize romantic sunset dinners on the beach, spa treatments, water sports and sand-bank picnics.
Sunset Marquis: Los Angeles, CA
The Sunset Marquis gives Julia Roberts whatever she wants. The actor is considered family because she stays at the hotel often. She became a regular resident after feasting her eyes and heart on the Sunset Marquis at the age of 18.
Every few months, Roberts returns to the hotel. Sometimes, she is alone; other times, she's with friends who agree that the Sunset Marquis is a magical place. The staff is welcoming and kind, the food never disappoints and the pool area is a beauty.
Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa by Orient Express: Riviera Maya, Mexico
Connie Britton adores Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa by Orient Express, so she hopes the property never gets fully booked. The Nashville star describes the Mexican resort as "heaven." If you're looking for first-class pampering, check out the resort's top-notch spa treatments.
Maroma Resort's location is also exquisite. Located along the beautiful coastline, the property is positioned next to a jungle. If you're tired of the beachside, you can quickly wander into some different scenery. This resort was made for nature lovers.
The Stafford: London, U.K.
The best things in life happen by accident. That's exactly what happened when Rachel Brosnahan found her dream hotel. Searching for a hotel for New Year's isn't easy, considering that costs run up to thousands of dollars. Luckily for Brosnahan, The Stafford was available.
Brosnahan calls it a "tiny little escape" from the big city. Reminding her of her grandparent's home, the hotel rooms come with cozy beds, massive comforters, thick curtains and a bathtub. The actor emphasizes that the hotel feels homey, but it's still fancy.
Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France: Saint Barthélemy, French West Indies
When Patrick Dempsey goes on a vacation, he sets his sights on Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France. Found in the French West Indies, the luxurious beach hotel is great for those looking to rest in paradise and return home with sunkissed skin.
The Grey's Anatomy star calls the hotel a nice place for the holidays and the service impressive. The hotel features 61 rooms, suites, villas and lush gardens. Surrounded by soft sand and deep blue waters, the property is the ideal escape.
The London West Hollywood: West Hollywood, CA
The London West Hollywood is all about extravagance, offering guests massive rooms, a soaking tub, complimentary breakfast and access to the rooftop pool with panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills, LA and Beverly Hills. Tourists flock to the popular hotel — and so does Scandal actor Katie Lowes.
Cool, swanky and boutiquey are just a few words she uses to describe the property. Even though the London West Hollywood is a tourist hot spot, it doesn't bother Lowes. The actor says the huge hotel still provides privacy and treatment as if it was a smaller business.
Rockhouse Hotel: Negril, Jamaica
Model Bella Hadid raves about Jamaica's Rockhouse Hotel. Sitting on Negril’s cliffs, the hotel looks as if it sprouted from the landscape. Initially, Hadid tried to keep the gem a secret. However, another celebrity flaunted the gorgeous hotel on Instagram to millions of followers.
Don't worry, overcrowding still isn’t a problem here. The Rockhouse Hotel is actually a place to help you forget about your problems. Featuring gorgeous villas, the property is perched above clear blue waters. The villas are made of stone, timber and thatch, which means the hotel is also Green Globe certified.
The Bowery Hotel: New York, NY
There's no place like home. However, the Bowery Hotel in New York City is the closest thing to it for Kristen Stewart. The actor only travels to New York for work, but when she does, she makes sure to book The Bowery.
Stewart's work trips are often short, but time slows down at The Bowery. The incredible staff is one of the main reasons for her continuous bookings. The Twilight actor also compliments the hotel’s classy mix of old and new vibes.
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve: Dorado, Puerto Rico
For a weekend getaway, Naomi Watts recommends Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico. Watts says she was lucky to stay in the new resort, which features an impressive spa. Home to two golf courses, the Ritz-Carlton reserve is a white house surrounded by palm trees.
The resort was originally a plantation, but it received a major makeover. Now, the hotel features ocean-view pools, miles of nature trails waiting to be explored and dreamy gardens. However, Watts says her favorite thing to do is order room service and eat in bed, besides getting pampered in the spa, of course.
Son Brull Boutique Hotel & Spa: Balearic Islands, Spain
Son Brull Boutique Hotel & Spa was initially an old 18th century Jesuit monastery. Now, it's a luxurious 5-star boutique hotel that attracts celebrities from around the world. Sitting at the bottom of the Tramuntana Mountains, Son Brull Boutique is perfect for a peaceful getaway.
Dawson's Creek actor Sasha Alexander is a big fan of the hotel. Each room is similar to a villa, and the property has a vineyard, tennis court and pool. Alexander highlights that the stylish hotel is also a romantic environment, so prepare to be wined and dined.
The Setai: Miami Beach, FL
This Miami hotel features art deco suites from 1937. However, The Setai has kept the space modern, chic and beautiful. The hotel also includes a 40-story glass tower for ocean view suites. According to Emporis, it’s one of the tallest buildings in the area.
The 40th-floor caught the attention of one of the most influential artists in the world, Madonna. The superstar often stays in the 40th-floor penthouse, and she’s in great company. The penthouse also gets booked by celebrities such as Simon Cowell and Jim Carrey.
Grosvenor House Suites: London, U.K.
Meet the Grosvenor House apartments, Meghan Markle's favorite hotel in London. She fell in love with the city when she traveled there to promote the legal drama series Suits. The luxury hotel also stole her heart during her work trips.
Markle happily told Hello Magazine, "I'm very fortunate that I have the luxury of staying at so many amazing places, but the service and being able to stay somewhere where it feels like home, where every need is anticipated, it's all fantastic." Want to live like Markle for a day? The most affordable space is the Superior Room, with an average daily rate of $400.
Sandy Lane: St. James, Barbados
Born and raised in Barbados, Rihanna has so much love for her country. When asked about her favorite hotel, the Barbadian star answered the Sandy Lane. She calls the hotel "pure luxury" that’s perched on a stunning beach and surrounded by hot restaurants.
Rihanna admits the best part of the hotel is the view. "If you are sitting on the roof terrace of Sandy Lane looking at those views, waiting for dinner with a rum punch in your hand, I guarantee you any stresses back home are going to seem like a million miles away," she described to Condé Nast Traveler.
Four Seasons Toronto: Toronto, Canada
If you want to live like Drake, check in to the Four Seasons Toronto. Super fans reportedly have spotted Drake’s bodyguard in the lobby and hallways several times. According to the rapper’s diss track to Meek Mill, the hotel might have been the birthplace of "Back to Back" too.
"Back to Back" states that he repeatedly blasted the new song in a room right above Meek Mill’s. Other than a place for music inspiration, it makes sense for Drake to stay at the Four Seasons Toronto because it’s located in his hometown. Plus, the hotel has lovely interiors, swanky rooms, a stunning pool and a high-end spa.
The Mulia Resort: Bali
Lupita Nyong’o and Kristin Cavallari are a few famous faces who frequent the Mulia Resort in Bali. They enjoyed their stays so much that they shared their vacations with the world on social media. In Cavallari’s posts, she spent a day in the resort’s ice spa, overlooked rice terraces and sunbathed by the pool.
Nyong’o spent some time lounging in the sun by the pool too, although it may not be the same pool as Cavallari’s, because the resort actually has six pools. The property also features four restaurants, five bars and watersport activities, such as windsurfing and canoeing.
Hotel Bel-Air: Los Angeles, California
Found in one of Los Angeles’ wealthiest areas, the Hotel Bel-Air is hidden in 12 acres of gardens. For many celebrities, this hotel is their favorite place to stay. Robert Redford is a regular guest, and Grace Kelly frequented the Hotel Bel-Air so often that the hotel named a suite after her.
With 103 cozy rooms, Hotel Bel-Air offers guests wood-burning fireplaces and private patios. The hotel also includes a Wolfgang Puck restaurant, a lounge with live music each night, a heated outdoor pool and a lake swimming with swans. This hotel is all about relaxation and privacy.
Ashford Castle: County Mayo, Ireland
Since the 1800s, Ireland’s Ashford Castle has attracted many celebrities, including Pierce Brosnan, Ronald Reagan, Brad Pitt, Barbra Streisand and John Travolta. Its landscape has also been the famous background for various movies, such as The Quiet Man. What’s drawing all the celebs here?
Ashford Castle is home to wood-paneled ceilings with Waterford crystal chandeliers, a cigar lounge, a movie theater for 32 people and a massive library collection. Outside the castle sits Ireland's second largest lake, Lough Corrib. Plus, guests can horseback ride across the 350-acre estate.