Four Historic American Hotels That’ll Transport You Back in Time

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

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.