Clothing Optional

Nine Naughty Hotels That Aren’t Afraid of a Little Nudity

From Paris and Vegas to the Riviera Maya, these nine hotels have their own special way of adding a little spice to your romantic getaway.

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The Erotic Suite: The Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas

Vegas isn’t called “Sin City” for nothing; couples escape to this town of debauchery to party, let loose, and make use of the whole “What happens in Vegas…” mantra. Soon, the tagline may become “What happens in the Erotic Suite at The Palms.” One of the wildest hotels in Vegas, even with its off-the-Strip location, this hotel features a plethora of themed luxury suites, and the Erotic Suite is certainly the naughtiest. Kinky couple-friendly amenities include everything from a “show shower” with a stripper pole and nightclub-esque lighting, to a rotating bed underneath a mirrored ceiling. There’s also plenty of erotic artwork to spare.

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The Love Hotel Design: Hotel Amour, Paris

Wait. In the bottom left corner, is that..? Yes, yes it is. In fact, Hotel Amour is replete with phallic and nude-y paraphernalia. The hotel’s design was inspired by the Japanese model of love hotels, and the owners have invested a tidy sum of money in developing the concept; for example, they hired the services of well-known fashion designer Chantal Thomass to design certain rooms, like the one shown above, that are sure to get guests in the mood for, well, “amour.” Appropriately situated in the heart of the Pigalle quarter, which is known among tourists for its sex shops and adult theaters, the hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the infamous Moulin Rouge.

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The Clothing-Optional (and Swinger-Friendly) Policy: Desire & Spa, Riviera Maya

The Desire Pearl is a couples-only, all-inclusive resort that caters to those looking for a party scene; and all areas of the resort are completely clothing-optional. While couples can remain tete-a-tete on the white-sand beach or in the spacious rooms, most opt to join others at the pool’s swim-up bar or in the sexy nightclub, complete with swings, stripper poles, and a “game room.” The resort also has nightly parties with themes such as “lust in the dark” and “heavenly white.” One thing you won’t have to worry about? What to wear!

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The Bedside Reading: Night Hotel New York

The Night Hotel may be just a few blocks from Times Square, but couples can still get plenty of shuteye — or at least private bedroom time, wink wink — thanks to heavy blackout drapes that are in keeping with the hotel’s “night” theme. Other sexy amenities include under-lit beds topped with luxe Frette linens, and a sleek black-and-white color scheme. But the naughtiest feature is hidden in the nightstand: opening the drawer, guests will find Kama Sutra books for some inspirational bedtime reading.

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The Pleasure Menu: The Drake Hotel, Toronto

Complete with a popular club-meets-music-venue (where flashing a room card allows hotel guests to cut the line), The Drake Hotel attracts a young, hip crowd. Rooms may be small, but they’re sleek and stylish, with glassed-in showers that look out at the bedrooms and cool artwork on the exposed-brick walls. Mood-inducing pleasure menus also come standard; guests can “order in” their pick of flavored condoms, sex toys, and, er, props. Oh, and you can also actually order food such as chocolate truffles and oysters — both of which are known aphrodisiacs. 

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The Naughty or Nice Package: Z Hotel, New York City

The Z is a hip boutique in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens and its reasonable rates alone will get guests in the mood for some hanky panky. But the Z doesn’t stop there. Not only is each room stocked with a “love box” (intriguing, yes?), but the hotel is offering a “Naughty or Nice” package through the end of the year. While both offerings include a one-night’s stay, “nice” packages feature champagne and roses, in-room massages, and breakfast in bed. An intimacy kit (with edible underwear, handcuffs, a tickle feather, and blindfolds), a book of erotic games,and chocolate strawberries and champagne come with the “naughty” package. We have a feeling which you’re going to choose…

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The (Super) Exposed Bathroom: The Standard High Line, New York City

The Standard is sexy to begin with: this Meatpacking hotspot features a popular gourmet restaurant, an outdoor biergarten that is bustling come spring, and an exclusive rooftop nightclub. But the hotel shows it’s naughty side in it’s massive, immaculate rooms. With a white-on-white, sleek design, rooms feature plush bedding, comfy robes, minibars stocked with gourmet snacks and top-shelf liquor, and — the most flasher-friendly feature — floor-to-ceiling windows (even in the bathrooms) that look out over the Hudson River and surrounding neighborhood. These windows are notorious for showcasing some nudie activities, startling many locals and tourists ambling along the High Line below.

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The Naked Pool: Ventana Inn & Spa, Big Sur

The Ventana Inn & Spa is all about creating a zen, holistic retreat with offerings such as yoga classes, discovery walks, afternoon wine and cheese, and Japanese baths. But this refined spot still knows how to let loose — and lose the clothes. One of the property’s two pools is “clothing optional” so it goes without saying that almost everyone shows up in the buff.

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The Love Room: Library Hotel, New York City

A homey, literary-themed boutique — located down the block from the city’s famous Public Library — the Library Hotel is a romantic pick. And it offers a solid value, too, with freebies like breakfast, Wi-Fi, and afternoon wine and cheese. The afternoon treats are the perfect way to cap off a day of sight-seeing and head back to your room, which is particularly enticing if you’re staying in the Love Room. This room is the only one with a terrace, which overlooks Madison Avenue, and the love philosophy and erotica book collection which decorates the space was curated by Dr. Ruth.