Historic Hotels of America
When we are giving consideration to the restaurants, hotels, hiking trails, museums, and all matter of travel and leisure adventures that we will feature in our roamings, we put forth a considerable amount of research into our choices.
We figure that discriminating baby boomers are in search of great experience.
As we were planning our upcoming trip to San Diego, we noticed that two of our host properties ( Hotel Del Coronado and La Valencia Hotel) belonged to an organization called Historic Hotels of America.
As I began to peruse their website, I immediately noticed that they have some really incredible properties in their membership. Here are a few items that caught my attention:
- Members of Historic Hotels of America represent the heritage and development of America. One of the earliest hotels, Hotel El Convento in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico is a former Carmelite Convent dating to 1651. Another, The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, dates to 1773 and was originally established as a stagecoach stop.
- 200 hotels and resorts belong to their membership.
- Member hotels are located in 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Hotels range in size from the 15-room Smith House in Dahlonega Georgia to the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago with 1639 rooms.
- Hotels are situated in settings that range from rustic to refined, in locales as diverse as the mountain wilderness, manicured country sides, the center of small towns and bustling metropolises.
- Hotel rates range from $69 per night the LaSalle Hotel in Bryan, Texas; to $12,500 per night for a suite at The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
Being from Michigan, we have had the opportunity to stay in The Grand Hotel (A Historic Hotel of America), as well as a few of the other historic properties around the country, and I find the experience of these grand old hotels/resorts to be rather remarkable.
Each year, the Historic Hotels of America puts out a beautiful 250+ page color directory that we now have in our possession to help find extraordinary places to visit.
We asked them if they might send along three extra copies to give away to our subscribers, and they said, “sure!”