If you can’t get away for a vacation right now (or you just don’t want to travel), why not recreate that hotel vibe at home with a well-designed electric fireplace?!  We have fireplace suggestions for every situation, whether you’re ready for a full-on renovation, or you need something non-invasive to install. Read on for our pick of the 5 best electric fireplaces for boutique hotel style at home.

The Best See-through Electric Fireplace for Boutique Hotel Style

Nothing says ‘romantic getaway’ like a see-through fireplace between the bedroom and ensuite bathroom. There are several ways to accomplish this effect with an electric fireplace, including Dimplex GBF-1000, GBF-1500, and CDFI units. All of these require a substantial footprint as well as a plumbing connection.

A simpler, slimmer installation can be achieved with the Napoleon Clearion 2-sided fireplaces. They currently come in 50- and 60-inch widths, and require just a 2×8 wall frame to be installed fully flush. If you only have a 2×4 or 2×6 wall frame to work with, you can purchase the optional trim kit to take up the part of the fireplace that sticks out of the wall. The trim kit comes with trim for both sides (2×4 wall), even if you only need it on one side (2×6 wall). We love the privacy feature on the Clearion Elite; with the click of the remote, you can partially or fully obscure the view through the fireplace. Let’s face it, there are times when you don’t want to see through from bedroom to bathroom! Typical of Napoleon linear electric fireplaces, the flames on Clearion can be set to yellow, orange, or blue, or a combination of these. There are also ambient lights under the media bed, which also reflect in the privacy screen when it’s in use. No matter the mood you want to set, the Clearion has lots of settings to suit the occasion.

The Best Electric Fireplace with Soothing sounds for Boutique Hotel Style

Dimplex Opti-V VF5452L electric fireplace
Dimplex VF5452L Opti-V electric fireplace features video of an actual wood-burning fire, for unmatched sight and sound

One of the reasons that we love a fire, and associate it with relaxation, is the sound. That crackle and pop of a natural wood fire triggers memories of campfires and log cabins. The Dimplex Opti-V captures those sounds perfectly. A video of a real wood-burning fire is being projected into the midst of lighted logs inside the fireplace. The sounds of the fire have also been captured, and are projected into your room. Volume can be adjusted to suit your preference, so you can be lulled to sleep to soft crackling, or use a louder setting as the backdrop for lively conversation with friends and family. There is no heater on an Opti-V fireplace – it’s purely for effect. You get the sight and sounds of a real fire, without the mess.

The Best No-construction Electric Fireplace for Boutique Hotel Style

Napoleon Stylus Steinfeld NEFP32-5320BW
Napoleon Steinfeld is one of 2 wall-mounted fireplaces in the Stylus family.

If your staycation plans don’t include a construction project, you may prefer to add an electric fireplace that can stand alone as a unique display piece. Napoleon has created Stylus to serve this niche, with two different models: Cara and Steinfeld. While quite different in design, both incorporate similar functions: multi-coloured flames, thermostatically-controlled heater, smart USB charging port, and display shelf with accent light. Black & white Cara works in a contemporary space, while walnut-toned Steinfeld would suit a more traditional or mid-century design. All that’s required is to mount them to the wall, plug them in, and enjoy.

The Best Chalet-style Electric Fireplace for Boutique Hotel Style

If your preferred getaway is a chalet, a big stone or rustic brick fireplace will be more to your liking. While there are lots of traditional electric fireplace inserts available, no one makes one quite as bold as the TRD-48 from Amantii. It’s the largest in their Traditional insert series, and it towers above the competition at a stately 42 inches tall. It comes standard with a birch log kit, but it’s deep enough to handle a few real logs, if carefully selected. The flames have been adjusted to fill the extra height of this insert, for a really impressive fire. Flame colours are yellow, orange, and red, which may be used individually or in combination. This is not a fireplace for installation below a TV – it’s too tall, and much too distracting. It will become an instant gathering place, just like the lobby of your favourite lodge.

The Best Electric Fireplace with Tropical Colour for Boutique Hotel Style

A beach vacation in the tropics generally doesn’t conjure images of warm, cozy fireplaces. We tend to think of cool blue-green water and vibrant colours. There are many electric fireplaces that include accent lighting to enhance flame colours, or flames that can be set to blue instead of yellow, orange, or red. However, we now have an electric fireplace in which every accent colour is also available in the flames. Modern Flames Spectrum Slimline 10 different colours in both the flames and the ember bed, and they can be set independent of each other. Want blue flames with green embers? You can do that. Of course, you can also have orange flames with red glowing embers, for a more natural fire. The Spectrum Slimline has the added advantage of fitting fully flush into a 2×4 wall, so you can consider adding one to an existing wall.

The best thing about adding an electric fireplace to enhance your staycation, is that you will be able to enjoy the fireplace long after the vacation ends.

Stylish Fireplaces knows that adding a fireplace to your home can be challenging. With an electric fireplace and their NFI Certified Hearth Design Specialists, it’s easy to create a space you’ll love to share with family and friends. Check out all the options and connect with their experts for help to find the perfect electric fireplace for you. You’ll live stylishly ever after. 

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