All the best hotels have a lot of home-from-home elements, only a bit better because there’s a lot less tidying up involved. It has a lot to do with getting comfortable and having all you need at hand – for analogue music lovers, having a record player ready for use is beautiful bonus.

There’s been an uptick in hotel’s with record players in guest rooms recently, a wonderful touch! Yes we are biased. But seriously, every journey involves at least one sneaky little trip to a record store. Happiness is being able to play a new purchase ASAP in comfortable surroundings rather than having having to wait till we get back home.

Hotel Joaquin in Laguna Beach, CA ticks a lot of boxes on our “dream hotel list”. For a start there is a turntable and a curated collection of vinyl in their lobby. What a welcome!


There’s more! Each guest room also features a record player instead of a TV to encourage relaxation. Hotel Joaquin also provides a curated vinyl collection to suit the tastes of different guests, all part of its “highly personalised” service.

Hotel Joaqin was formerly a motor lodge before it was renovated by Studio Robert McKinley. For more information and photos, here’s a link to Hotel Joaqin’s website

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