What is a Boutique Hotel?


What is a Boutique Hotel?

Small in size, big in personality! Boutique hotels, usually offer between 10 and 100 rooms total, are smaller in size but come with unparalleled hospitality and aesthetics that add to the atmosphere. Other than these details, what else sets boutique hotels apart from your standard hotel? Keep reading below.

History of boutique hotels

During the 40s and 50s, chain hotels were dominating the market and quickly multiplying. While these were flourishing, other hotels were exploring new ideas and services to set them apart and create a one-of-a-kind feel. 

Despite the attempts to create unique hotels, the trend did not pick up. Cookie-cutter hotels continued to pop up focusing only on providing the usual service and not exploring new ideas. The 1980s brought a surge of boutique hotels starting in cities such as New York and San Francisco. The growth has continued to today, where even hotel chains are investing to cater to fans of boutique hotels.

Striving to be one-of-a-kind

Boutique hotels stress individuality. They will oftentimes create a modern design with elements of the local community or style the building with quirky or abstract decor. Using the community as the foundation in its creative design, boutique hotels are rich in local flavor and uniqueness. 

Unmatched hospitality

You are pampered and cared for from the moment you step foot in a boutique hotel to the time you leave. There are typically packages available that are in conjunction with the level of accommodations you will receive, but the hospitality never changes- constantly phenomenal. The staff at boutique hotels are known to go above and beyond to ensure every guest is met with exemplary service.


Boutique hotels are usually located in downtown, urban settings. This ties in the community feel while also portraying a high-end feeling. Immersed in the hustle and bustle of downtown life, guests are offered endless activities to explore during their stay.

Plentiful food and beverage options

Boutique hotels oftentimes have adjoined eateries and are also located near a number of them, allowing guests to be immersed in the local culture. This creates a fun experience for a romantic getaway or a weekend away with friends. 

All in all, boutique hotels are created to be unique and cater to those who would like to make the most out of their stay, get in touch with the place’s history, culture, and food, and especially experience great service without having to splurge.

Being a boutique hotel is a privilege that The Waters is extremely proud to be able to advertise. If you’re looking for a place to get away for a weekend with a loved one or simply a family vacation, The Waters is the place for you. Visit our website to check out our packages, or call (505) 321-0001 to chat about your visit.