Two Georgia Spots Among the ‘Coolest’ Boutique Hotels in the U.S.
Many people 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.
Georgia Makes the List With 2 Hotels
Two Georgia hotels made the list. One being the Drayton Hotel in Savannah and the other Greyfield Inn in Cumberland Island. You can find the Drayton Hotel in Savannah’s historic district. Formerly known as the America Trust and Bank Building, it underwent a restoration in 2019 to recapture its 19th-century ambiance. The magazine highlights the building’s original brick facade, herringbone-brick flooring, and hand-painted wall art that contribute to its charm.
The Greyfield Inn was highlighted for having “instant nostalgia.” It was built in 1900 and remains the only hotel on the island. Formerly owned and currently under the supervision of the Carnegie family, this place is surrounded by century-old oak trees adorned with Spanish moss. With no televisions and limited cell service, your only option is to unwind. The all-inclusive, 15-room inn provides Southern-style breakfast, picnic lunches, farm-fresh dinners, and snacks.
Take a look at the complete list here.