Themed resort rooms are having a second on TikTok, due to this pictures duo who’ve stayed at over 31 themed inns prior to now three years.
“We hope our tours reignite the fantasy, themed and adult hotel genre,” TikToker Margaret Bienert, 31, informed The Post. “It’s such a fun escape to go to a room that pulls you out of your daily life into something you’ve never experienced.”
She and husband Corey Bienert, 32, started their distinctive couple’s passion in 2018 after they discovered six themed suites on the Cove Haven Resorts within the Poconos, Pennsylvania, together with one with a 7-foot champagne tower pool and one with a lit-up evening sky making a constellation over the mattress.
“Every time we went to one, I kept saying, ‘People need to know about this. People would love this. Why don’t they know — why isn’t it advertised well? I would go!’” she mentioned. “My husband kept saying, ‘Why aren’t you the person to tell them?’”
Two years into their themed resort stays, the couple needed to cancel their journeys because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, they agreed to a fee to create their themed rooms at the Rainbow Getaway in Palm Springs, California, which has furry pink, jungle inexperienced, glittery purple and polka-dotted yellow rooms, making a rainbow.
While solely a small proportion of the American inhabitants can get to California, themed rooms are in all places. The Bienerts have visited an ancient Egypt-themed room on the Black Swan Inn in Idaho and a Renaissance-themed room on the Anniversary Inn in Utah, however the ones listed beneath are fan favorites.
TikTok’s favourite: Under the Sea rooms
Best Western, Illinois
In their most popular TikTok to date with 8.2 million likes, the Bienerts present an oyster mattress in a secret underwater-themed room in a Best Western in Galena, Illinois.
“Next time you’re at a generic-looking Best Western, you might want to ask them if they have any secret theme rooms in the basement,” her video mentioned.
They obtained one other 2.6 million hearts for a video clapping again at viewers who didn’t consider the black-lit room the place you’ll be able to cozy up like a pearl subsequent to real-live fish was actually in a Best Western.
“Google it, bish! Then go book yourself a theme room,” she wrote.
Next to the mattress is a Jacuzzi and fish tank (the views of which introduced an extra 235,000 likes), and the wall has a wraparound mural of seaweed and underwater creatures. Their TikTok mentioned they paid $199 an evening.
Black Swan Inn, Idaho
Illinois isn’t the one place to supply oyster beds — the Black Swan Inn in Idaho allows you to sleep in an enormous shell and bathe in a bath crammed by the spout of a fish. The video obtained 285,000 views.
TikTok’s obsession: “Seggs” rooms
But theme rooms mostly for sex — or “seggs,” as TikTok customers say to bypass the algorithm from pushing down sex-themed content material — aren’t only for intimacy.
This married couple developing on their 10-year anniversary says the rooms converse extra to their interior sense of marvel. They even dressed up as pirates and recorded themselves sword preventing on the Wildwood Inn in Kentucky.
Sybaris Pool Suites
But TikTokers actually have responded most provocatively to the couple’s seggs-iest content material, together with 2 million likes on a dangling “love swing” on the adults-only Sybaris Pool Suites in Northbrook, Illinois. The suite additionally comes with a non-public pool with a water slide, which they filmed themselves skinny-dipping in for 133,800 likes.
Executive Fantasy Hotels
Themed resort rooms with “love chairs” are additionally a giant hit, with movies of affection chairs on the Executive Airport Hotel and the Grand Emperor Hotel in Miami (a part of the Executive Fantasy Hotels) racking up a complete of two.6 million likes.
Romeo and Juliet getaways
Castle Wood Cottages, California
The Castle Wood Cottages in Big Bear, California, supply 11 themed cottages. The one featured of their video has a speaking go well with of armor, a waterfall, stained-glass home windows, stone-like flooring, Juliet balconies, arched walkways, ferns and greenery, according to the website. Combined throughout three posts, the cottage suite obtained simply over 1,000,000 likes on TikTok.
Black Swan Inn, Idaho
The Black Swan Inn in Pocatello, Idaho, additionally has a Juliet-themed room with nearly 200,000 likes and painted by hand murals, fortress turrets, a drawbridge and a heart-shaped tub, according to the website.
Red Carpet Inn, Indiana
Another fantasy room that grabbed consideration was a Cinderella-themed suite on the Red Carpet Inn FantaSuites in Greenwood, Indiana, that includes a life-size plaster horse, the princess carriage and the fairy godmother mural.
But the video that blew up, raking in 1.5 million likes, featured a “glass-slipper” Jacuzzi that teaches vacationers that themed inns may be hit-or-miss.
Sock hops and drive-in throwbacks
America’s Best Value Inn, California
America’s Best Value Inn & Suites Yucca Valley has a ’50s-themed room with a white Cadillac mattress — the license plate reads “The King.” The partitions are muraled with Hollywood views and lined with pink neon lights.
Red Carpet Inn, Indiana
You may discover a Cadillac mattress on the Red Carpet Inn in Greenwood, Indiana, based on their movies. It has a pink Cadillac mattress dealing with a mural of a drive-in movie show, meant to make the visitor really feel like they’re on the films. The again mural options “Happy Days”-like characters in entrance of a burger joint.
Disco occasion rooms
The couple lately visited the Dive Motel in Nashville. Unlike many of the different inns and motels they go to, this is a brand new motel constructed from a refurbished 1956 motel referred to as the “Key Motel,” which at one time hosted Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Hank Williams, according to the website.
The rooms have thick ’70s striped wallpaper, shag rugs, wooden paneling, customized playlists and a disco ball in each room, managed by a “party switch” like a lightweight change. Combined, the resort obtained nearly 500,000 likes throughout 4 posts on TikTok.
Out-of-this-world house vibes
Outer space-themed rooms didn’t get as many likes as the opposite themed rooms — lower than 500,000 mixed — however they had been among the many couple’s favourite experiences.
Sunset Inn, Illinois
The Sunset Inn & Suites in Clinton, Illinois, has a “Space Odyssey” room that has a UFO mattress with a built-in sound system, alien-like LED lights and a glowing starry mural on the ceiling and partitions.
“Some of our favorites are at the Sunset Inn in Illinois — this hotel in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by cornfields — and it has the most elaborate theme rooms, like their spaceship room. It’s so intricate,” she mentioned.
Red Carpet Inn, Indiana
The Red Carpet Inn in Greenwood, Indiana, has an “Alien Invasion” room with a spaceship mattress, planet work on the partitions and rock-like terraforming all through the room.
Best Western, Illinois, and Cove Haven Resorts, Pennsylvania
The “Crystal Cave Room” within the Best Western in Galena, Illinois, and suites on the Cove Haven Resorts within the Poconos, Pennsylvania, even have lit stars on the ceiling, giving the sensation of sleeping underneath the celebs.
“I used to dress up as all different characters … making costumes for theater or having a ‘Lord of the Rings’ party. Now it’s the grown-up version of — how do you keep that part of you alive?” Margaret mentioned.