LocWhile everyone’s always saying we should stop dwelling on the past, sometimes it’s nice to revisit it, literally. If you’re anxious for the olden days, why not take a trip back in time? There are quite a few historic hotels in the U.S., many of which offer a glimpse back into the past. Here are just a few we think are worth checking out.
The Blackstone Hotel
The Blackstone Hotel – Chicago, IL
Rooted in Chicago’s legendary past and located on the city’s “Cultural Mile,” the Blackstone is an architectural icon. Just last year, the richly ornamented 108-year-old beaux-arts building underwent a $1 million restoration. However, the old-world charm is still most certainly still there.
The St. Anthony – San Antonio, TX
The first luxury hotel in San Antonio, the St. Anthony opened way back in 1909 and is still considered a world-class experience. Not far from the Alamo, this landmark blends modern amenities with timeless, wistful elements of a bygone era. You’ll find Corinthian columns and Italian marble interiors, uniquely opulent décor, beautiful chandeliers, and more. The lobby, evidently, even features a 1924 Hamburg Steinway concert grand piano.
Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, NC
This beautiful luxury resort combines incredible mountain views with a particularly nostalgic, retro feel. It’s also on the National Register of Historic Places for a very good reason. Originally opened in 1913, the hotel was built with huge, granite boulders using hundreds of mules, ropes, and wagons. It has since been updated to include a spa, 18-hole golf course, a sports complex, and a hiking trail.
Hotel del Coronado – San Diego, CA
A favorite of old Hollywood stars, this historic beachfront resort is currently celebrating its 130th anniversary. The hotel has been featured in a host of famous films, including the Marilyn Monroe classic Some Like It Hot.