We often stay in unique, beautiful, boutique hotels and realized just recently that we were frequently staying in those with the designation “Historic Hotels of America”. So we decided to pay a little more attention and begin keeping track of those we stayed in and a separate list of those we would like to visit! There are historic hotels in every state and we are working our way though them, one delightful visit at a time. You should check them out as well; they are all well worth a visit. Here’s the info from their web page:
Historic Hotels of America is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation® for recognizing and celebrating the finest Historic Hotels. Historic Hotels of America was founded in 1989 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation with 32 charter members.
Today, Historic Hotels of America has more than 250 historic hotels. These historic hotels have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America, including 46 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Historic Hotels of America is comprised of mostly independently owned and operated historic hotels. More than 30 of the world’s finest hospitality brands, chains, and collections are represented in Historic Hotels of America. To be nominated and selected for membership into this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old; has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historic significance.
Here’s a list of all the hotels with the designation “Historic Hotels of America”. Here’s our list of the ones we have visited so far. Shouldn’t you start one as well?