Experience Historic Hotels of America
Chicago's world-class museums, breathtaking architecture, extensive public arts program, exceptional dining, the beautiful Lake Michigan, and its rich history make the "Windy City" a must-see destination. Our historic hotel members, located throughout and around the city, provide amble opportunities to discover local attractions.
Situated in the "The Loop," the city's business and financial district, are The Silversmith Hotel (1897), Palmer House®, A Hilton Hotel (1871), and Hilton Chicago (1927). The convenient locations of these hotels are ideal for anyone wishing to discover Grant Park, Millennium Park, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Just outside The Loop and positioned along the Chicago River at the base of Magnificent Mile, an upscale portion of Michigan Avenue, stands the LondonHouse Chicago (1923, pictured above). Further up this prestigious avenue, known for its posh boutiques and department stores, lies the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile (1929) and The Drake Hotel (1920). For those wishing to escape the frantic urban pace, venture north to the picturesque suburb of Evanston and the Hilton Orrington/Evanston (1925), which is moments from Northwestern University and the beaches along Lake Michigan. Select from our seven historic hotels in the Chicago area to begin planning a trip to Chicago.
Romantic Seaside Retreats
Combining the charms of a historic hotel with the delights of a seaside location create the ultimate romantic getaway.
Offering a glimpse of life in Newport, Rhode Island during the Gilded Age is The Chanler at Cliff Walk (1873, pictured above). This luxurious, boutique hotel provides breathtaking ocean views and is the only hotel located along the famous Cliff Walk. Further up the Atlantic coast and minutes from Portsmouth, New Hampshire is Wentworth by the Sea (1874). This "Grand Dame by the Sea" will capture the imagination with its elegant appointments, reminiscent of a by-gone-era, and beautiful vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and the harbor.
On Great Diamond Island, just off the coast of Portland, Maine, is The Inn at Diamond Cove (1890s). Formerly an army barrack, this 44-guestroom hotel exudes character and provides guests with a taste of idyllic coastal Maine life. Another historic hotel serving as an island getaway is the Jekyll Island Club Hotel (1886). Nestled on a barrier island off the Georgia coast, this Victorian gem is set amongst unspoiled natural beauty with miles of beaches waiting to be explored. Rates starting from $199.
Cruising Through California
Stretching 900 miles along the Pacific coast, California offers a variety of travel experiences from sun-soaked beaches and bustling cities to rolling countryside and majestic redwood forests.
Begin with a stay at the Sofia Hotel (1926) and soak up San Diego's nearly constant sunshine at the beach before hitting the road. Journey north to The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa (1876, pictured above), a National Historic Landmark designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, in Riverside. The hotel serves as an ideal base to explore the San Bernardino National Forest, the Rim of the World Scenic Byways, and the sights of Los Angeles.
Cruise up the Pacific Coast Highway before stopping off at Paso Robles Inn (1891), located just off the famed highway in Paso Robles' historic downtown, and discover some of Central California's stunning wineries. Continue along the celebrated Pacific Coast Highway, pausing to enjoy its breathtaking vistas while en route to San Francisco. Stay at the exquisite Hotel Whitcomb (1916), centrally located near many of the city's key attractions, or escape to the iconic Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel (1915) in Berkeley, just 20 minutes from downtown.
Meander through Calfiornia's premier wine region, the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, just north of San Francisco. Compare tasting notes while visiting the area's countless wineries before retreating to the Napa River Inn (1901) in downtown Napa, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa (1927) in Sonoma, or the Hotel La Rose (1907) in Santa Rose. Conclude the journey with a stay at Benbow Inn (1926) in Garberville and explore the beauty of the soaring redwoods. Select from over 20 historic hotels in California.