Bike rentals is the new, hip, and unique way to accommodate your guest. What better way to celebrate the return of good weather than by hopping on a bike and exploring the city you’re visiting? Thanks to these hotels, you don’t need to look much further than the front desk for your new two-wheel joyride.
By: Juliana Shallcross and WAKEUP CALL
1. Room Mate Aitana, Amsterdam: The hotel is providing guests with discounted bicycle rentals from local bike shop, Amsterbike as well as dishing out “5 Under 15”, five bike rides under 15 minutes that will get guests to some of the city’s notable landmarks (tulips, Vondelpark, Rijksmuseum, The Central Library and The Pancake Bakery.)
2.The Greenwich Hotel, NYC: The luxury downtown hotel has partnered with Detroit-based Shinola (of watch-making fame), to offer his & her bespoke “Bixby” bicycles for guests. Conveniently, the Shinola flagship NYC store is within walking distance to the hotel so guests can head on over there after their ride to peruse the brand’s handcrafted accessories.
3. The Ace Hotel, London: The Shoreditch outpost of Ace Hotels now has custom-made bikes for guests from tokyobikes. The hotel has also put together a Bed and Bike package that includes £20 per person to spend at Hoi Polloi, Lovage, Bulldog Edition or the lobby bar, access to an Ace x tokyobikes for each day of your stay, and a cycling map of London.
4. The Line Hotel, Los Angeles: The just-opened Line Hotel in Koreatown has a pretty row of co-branded bikes from Venice, Calif-based Linus Bikes. (How apropos.) Bike rentals come with local bicycling route maps, along with custom Line Hotel bike bags on the back rack
5.The Surfcomber Hotel, Miami Beach: The Kimpton hotel has a few PUBLIC bikes on hand for guests to explore the city. They are first come, first serve but they are complimentary. The hotel also has some bikes from, DecoBike, the city’s bike sharing service, just beyond the hotel pool (and right in front of the beach bike path.) Those bikes you can take all over Miami Beach and drop ’em off at any DecoBike station when you’re done. The rentals are $6 an hour.