8 must see Historic Hotels in The United States

Historic Hotel Boston Omnic Parker

A stay at one of America’s Old Historic Hotels can make a memorable and rewarding experience for guests. Though the buildings have stood for many years, each still retains its grandeur. The following hotels offer both classic magnificence of an earlier era and the comfort of today's modern amenities.

Known as America’s oldest hotel in continuous operation, The Beekman Arms has rooms that date back to 1766. The white colonial inn is located at Route 9, in Rhinebeck, New York within the breathtaking scenery of the Hudson Valley. Amenities include air conditioning, restaurant, private bath, TV, telephone, and a decanter of sherry.

In 1888, the Spanish-style Casa Monica Hotel opened to visitors in the country’s oldest city, St. Augustine. This Florida landmark is located at 95 Cordova St, and has 138 rooms with triple sheet bedding, feather pillow, Internet, Bose sound system; select rooms have views of the Atlantic Ocean. There is also a pool on the premises.

The 50-room Delamater Inn is another historic old accommodation on the Beekman Arms property. The architect Alexander Jackson Davis designed the dramatic building in the American Carpenter Gothic style with steeply pitched gables and pointed arch windows. Rooms and suites have air-conditioning, private bath, TV, fireplaces in select rooms, data ports, and a continental breakfast.

Located on picturesque Mackinac Island, The Grand Hotel, at 286 Grand Avenue is Michigan’s most famous hotel. The striking white building boasts the longest front porch in the world, and was completed in 1887. Elegant, traditionally furnished rooms have air-conditioning, Internet, minibar, and lovely views of Lake Huron. No cars are allowed on the island, transportation is by carriage, bike, or walking.

Vermont’s Middlebury Inn has been in operation since 1827, situated along the beautiful Green Mountain National Forest. Nearby activities include skiing, hiking, exploring the town’s historic sites, and enjoying the fall season colors. Rooms offer traditional furnishings, cable TV, Internet, heat lamps, work desks, and business center. This full-service inn is located at 14 Court Square in the center of Middlebury.

The landmark Omni Parker House Hotel, located at 60 School Street, in downtown Boston, Massachusetts dates back to 1855. The 551 opulently decorated rooms offer plush robes, duvet covers, in-room safe, cherrywood furniture, Internet, LCD flatscreen TV, and views of the city. The building also is home to the famous Parker’s restaurant and a stunning rooftop ballroom.

Beginning as a general store and tavern in the 1770s, The Red Lion Inn became a meeting place for citizens in America’s early years. The inn was a central part of historic events such as the 1786 “Shays Rebellion”-- a protest on high taxation. The hotel, in its present form, has 108 rooms, and amenities include Italian linens, gas-lit fireplaces, and Internet; an award-winning restaurant is also on the premises. Located at 30 Main Street, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the inn is close to a golf course, shops, and historic sites.

Travelers can pamper themselves in a glamorous setting at Wentworth by the Sea located at 588 Wentworth Road, in New Castle, New Hampshire. This hotel, open since 1874, was the meeting place for negotiators of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty. With extraordinary views of the Atlantic, this landmark provides opportunities for many oceanfront activities. The 161 rooms and suites have marble bathrooms, duvets, Internet, in-room safe, and work desk. Guests can also enjoy the full-service spa, marina and country club access, and an outdoor pool.

An old accommodation, carefully preserved, will have a unique, luxurious ambience. These Historic Hotels allow visitors to relax, enjoy their surroundings, and leave their worries at the door.