Detroit Spot Among the ‘Coolest’ Boutique Hotels in the U.S.
Americans enjoy unique travel experiences. For some, that means staying at a place that goes beyond the one-size-fits-all hotel. USA Today, 10Best compiled a list of the “coolest” boutique hotels around the U.S. These focused on places that are upcycled, renovated historic buildings given new life, and unique and stylish stays.
“Across the country, hoteliers have restored classic buildings to their original glory. Old libraries are now boutique hotels, refurbished roadside inns have morphed into modern getaways, and fire stations have been transformed into super stylish accommodations,” they wrote.
They said that their selection of boutique hotels is living their best second lives, with plenty of destination-worthy character, charm, and personality for your next road trip or vacation.
Top Coolest Boutique Hotels
At the top of their list is Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado. It’s a hotel located at the foot of Aspen that was built in 1889. The magazine highlighted how the luxury hotel welcomed movie stars and famous writers like Hunter S. Thomspon.
Snagging the second spot is The Madrona in Healdsburg, California. What makes this place unique is that it’s a Victorian mansion that was originally built as a private home in 1881 and eventually turned into an inn and restaurant, as pointed out by the study.
Michigan Hotel Makes the List
The Detroit Foundation Hotel in Detroit made the list. If you ever grabbed a bite in the financial district in Detroit, then there’s a chance you stumbled upon this hotel. It was built in 1929 and the structure was originally two buildings. One housed a fire station, the other a wine cellar. The 100-room hotel has the original face of both buildings, artsy details, and the original red firehouse doors. The magazine highlighted the Detroit Foundation for its “carefully thought-out details,” from its locally crafted headboards made of repurposed automobile hoods to custom wallpaper collages.
Take a look at the complete list here.