These Are the Best 420-Friendly Hotels in the World
With recreational cannabis making gains across the Americas, and medical legalization and decriminalization taking hold elsewhere around the globe, it’s only the beginning for the budding industry that is and will be pot tourism. Of course, there are many miles yet to go before you’re smoking a joint at the St. Regis. Cities and states are still trying to work out public consumption and social use regulations, so as a tourist to a legal city, the challenge remains: you can buy it, but you can’t smoke it. Anywhere. (Full disclosure: I was nearly arrested after vaporizing in a Vail hotel room in 2013 and still have to use the old towel-under-the-door trick on occasion).
A handful of cannabis-friendly Airbnb listings will result from a quick Google search of your destination city, even though the company does not include that as an official filter and declined to comment on its stance for this story. In the meantime, cannabis-centric listing sites such as The Travel Joint and Bud and Breakfast have picked up the slack, offering databases of listings and bespoke experiences specifically for marijuana-minded travelers. While it can be tricky to find accommodations that are openly 420-friendly, the experience is well worth it once you do. Nowhere is that truer than for the nine incredible locations below.
From those providing cannabis upon arrival and smoking accessories in-room to color-changing hot tubs and a guided excursion to Bob Marley’s favorite swimming spot, we trawled through hundreds of listings to find some seriously stellar and officially cannabis-friendly options. Here’s the global guide for where to check in on your next vacation.
Ibiza, Spain; from $860/night
Ibiza is wild AF and this four-bedroom, state-of-the-art condo is the place to relax away from it all—even if it’s only the three hours a night you’ll be sleeping. Within walking distance to the beach, it’s totally tech-ed out and stocked with cannabis and a vaporizer to use indoors while soaking in either of the two private Jacuzzi tubs or recharging in the home-theater-like living room.
Portland, OR; from $152/night
This newish boutique hotel is so perfectly Portland and so highly designed, it’s earned accolades from Architectural Digest. Getting high is A-OK when you book the first ever cannabis-friendly package in Oregon, which includes a munchie kit, a vape pen, Dope Magazine swag, and coupons to nearby dispensaries to buy your own cannabis (our pick is Bridge City Collective).
Oceania del Polonio, Uruguay; from $300/night
As the first country to federally legalize cannabis, we’re slightly surprised the seaside destination of Punta del Este hasn’t yet taken advantage of tourism with more 420-friendly lodging. Bud and Breakfast has though, with over 20 options in the country, so after booking a night or a few at one of their Montevideo options, head east to the sleepier beach town of Oceania del Polonio for a stay at this Italian-inspired bungalow designed by architect Cosimo Venti. Grill your catch of the day on the wood-burning patio, where you’re also free to enjoy cannabis, before drifting off to sleep to the sounds of waves crashing just steps away from one of two bedrooms.
Denver, CO; from $349/night
Traveling to the start of it all? Then you’ll want to stay in the heart of it all at this two-story luxury loft located just one block from Coors Field and within walking distance to the It neighborhood of RiNo. Smoking flower is allowed inside, but you’ll want to have most of your sessions on the roof deck for views of downtown from the hot tub—complete with color-changing lights. On the other hand, if you prefer a hotel, the Magnolia is the best of the few in Denver that allow vaporizing in-room.
Negril, Jamaica; from $50/night
As arguably the tropical destination for cannabis smokers, the plant itself is technically still illegal in Jamaica, and few resorts officially claim 420-friendly status (although even at the five-star properties, some staff offer up herb immediately upon check-in). Steer clear of tour operators like Hot Box Jamaica, which operates its own lodge (and is a horror story for another time) and head for the lax Little Bay Cabins outside of Negril. Here, you’ll find an untouched slice of true Rasta culture so special, Bob Marley himself had his beach house on this very shore. The rustic resort even offers a tour that’ll take you to visit its remaining ruins and for a swim in his personal swimming cave.
Snowmass, CO; $900/night
An expansive western lodge is exactly how to take your trip to the high country up a notch. Five bedrooms accommodate up to 11 guests for an ultimate mountain escape with family or a crew of friends. Cannabis and a vaporizer are provided for guests, which you can consume inside—whether its cozied up near the double-height fireplace in the soaring great room or in the open chef’s kitchen while whipping up a home-cooked feast. Outside, you’ll find a hot tub, a pond for ice skating (which is also stocked with fish during the summer), direct river access, and plenty of breathtaking spots to spark up.
Seattle, WA; from $89/night
One of the few dedicated cannabis-friendly Airbnb listings, this host has gained glowing reviews for his cannabis-welcome haute hippie space. The private entry guest room is equipped with all the comforts of a luxury hotel, but here, the community spaces stand out. All cannabis smoking accessories are provided, along with “the essentials for ultimate relaxation” such as art supplies, yoga mats, Bose speakers, nightly campfires, and a saltwater outdoor hot tub.
Amsterdam, Netherlands; from $176/night
Yes, it’s still illegal to consume in a hotel and the Airbnb pickings are slim in the land of the cannabis coffeeshop. However, the infamous and first-of-its-kind Bulldog gets to make its own rules. All hostel-style rooms are non-smoking, but there’s a roof terrace and the lobby Lounge Bar (in their words, for all your “loung’n, chill’n, drink’n & puff’n needs!”) to partake. Pro tip: Assuming you don’t want to relive your study abroad days, book the Private Suite.