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Old 04-19-2019, 10:58 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I make a point of staying in old hotels (not chains out by the interstate) when I take road trips. It is sort of a hobby to see how these places have been preserved or restored. A great deal of love and sweat goes into saving some of these places. I'm a preservationist and interested in architecture. Here is a short list of some memorable places... Add your own if you have some favorites.

Occidental Hotel, Big Horn WY
Strater Hotel, Durango CO
Beekman Arms, Rhinebeck NY
Elgin Hotel, Marion KS
Taos Inn, Taos NM
The Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas NM
La Posada Winslow AZ
The Iron Horse Hotel, Blackwater MO
The Blue Swallow Motel, Tucumcari NM
The Hotel Paisano, Marfa TX
Sweedish Country Inn, Lindsborg KS

"Hotel" is a loose label including some inns and older motels.
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:11 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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National Hotel and Restaurant (California )
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Old 04-20-2019, 05:54 AM
 
Location: On the road
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That's an interesting side-hobby for travel SunGrins.
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I've stated at a couple old downtown hotels'.

Hotel Dale, Holdrege, Nebraska
Hotel Aracoma, Logan, West Virginia
Hotel Senator, New Orleans
Another famous one in Texas, maybe San Marcos, I forgot.

I often find myself at goofy old inner city motels, which are cheaper than in the exits. Sweetwater TX, Menominie WI, Albany GA, Duluth MN, Yuma AZ, are some that come to mind.

The Rodeo Motel was a regular stop in Tucumcari NM. It was awesome,

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Old 04-20-2019, 07:59 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I've stayed at the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec, old but also a landmark.

I've also stayed in cheap old Depression era SRO type hotels in the Tenderloin when staying in San Francisco in times past, felt like a character in an old film noir movie.

I would like to stay in some of the old historic famous hotels for a couple of nights now that I can afford it, but have up to now limited myself to cocktails in the bar or lounges in visits: Waldorf Astoria, The Pierre & The Plaza in NYC... also The Oriental in Bangkok.
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:30 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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for the eclectic types... (PNW) - not true restorations but LOTS of history!
https://www.mcmenamins.com/

While in the region, join their free History Pubs (they are great)
https://www.mcmenamins.com/find?tag=history

For the more mundane experience (i.e. quiet, but very nice...)
National Park Lodges. (and National Monuments / CCC built)
https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/t...around-the-u-s
https://www.cntraveler.com/galleries...-park-lodgings

Paradise Lodge in Rainier NP is a favorite SNOW destination in early May! ~15 ft deep, tunnels to hotel.

In Colorado, we frequented the mining towns and special occasions at The Stanley (Estes Park) and Broadmoor & Glen Eyrie, (Colorado Springs)
https://www.broadmoor.com/
https://gleneyrie.org/lodging/

C-D needs a 'Data Base function', where everyone's suggestions could be created into a simple list with links (for all to use in future). Some enterprising soul might do that even within the thread and place it as the top items on the thread
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Old 04-21-2019, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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The La Posada is very cool. It's right down the street from the Glenn Frey statue.
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Old 04-21-2019, 04:23 PM
 
Location: NY/LA
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I've stayed at the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec, old but also a landmark.
That looks like an amazing hotel. How was your room? How was the service? Did you eat there as well?

Well stay at old hotels every now and then for a change of pace to experience the atmosphere and because the service and food are usually pretty good, but overall Id rather stay in more modern hotels with updated fixtures and (usually) more space.

The two older hotels that weve stayed at multiple times are the Waldorf Astoria & Towers in New York (main hotel rooms were really worn, but the Tower rooms were definitely nicer and better kept), and the Hotel del Coronado near San Diego (rooms are also pretty worn, but the food and the beautiful architecture/beach setting keep us coming back).
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Old 04-23-2019, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Expanding to other pre-motel era lodgings, I've stayed in Bonnie-Clyde style tourist courts a few times. And a "tourist home", where a lady would have a sign on her front lawn and make a buck a night taking in a sleepy traveler The first was in Bracebridge Ontario on the first trip long enough for an overnight stop, 1953.
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Old 04-23-2019, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Hotel Monte Vista, Flagstaff AZ
DuBeau Hostel, Flagstaff AZ
Hotel Buckminster, Boston MA
The Saint Paul Hotel, Saint Paul MN
Timberline Lodge, Government Camp OR
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