It’s easy to forget where you are in many chain hotels. But it’s a different story at these gorgeous boutique hotels around the United States, which place an emphasis on local goods and history above all else.
How to Find a Sense of Place
Most individual properties owned by chain hotels are indistinguishable from one another. Whether you’re in Denver, Amman, Beijing or Bethlehem, you’d never guess which country you’re in from the decor of your room. To really get the full local experience, think of your hotel not as a place to sleep, but a chance for bonus immersion, even within the United States relatively close to home.
These 10 hotels, many of which are renovated historic properties, have incorporated local artists, craftsmen, farmers, designers and born-and-raised-there architects to make sure you understand the fiber of their towns from the moment you wake up to the moment you fall asleep.