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New Orleans’ Hotel Monteleone

The oldest hotel in the French Quarter is the Hotel Monteleone, with its ornate baroque facade, which was built in 1886 in the Beaux-Arts architectural style. It remains one of the few longstanding family-owned hotels in the United States.

The Island House Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

From its beginning over 150 years ago as a waterfront beach house to the family-restored hotel it is today, the Island House has opened its doors to over a million tourists from around the world. With its handsome Victorian structure and family-owned intimacy, Mackinac Island's oldest hotel is a tradition not be missed.

The Harbor View Hotel, Edgartown, Massachusetts

The Harbor View Hotel opened in 1891 overlooking Martha's Vineyard's Edgartown Lighthouse, Edgartown Harbor and Chappaquiddick Island.

The Chalfonte Hotel (1876), Cape May, New Jersey

The Chalfonte Hotel, built in 1876 by Civil War Union Army Colonel Henry Sawyer, was originally planned as a boarding house. Sawyer came to Cape May in 1848 and when the Civil War began, enlisted in the 25thPennsylvania Volunteer Infantry where he served for three months.

Chatwal New York Hotel

Before becoming The Chatwal New York and The Lambs Club Restaurant and Bar, this iconic Stanford White-designed building was the epicenter of American theater for the 20th century. The building originally opened in 1905 as home to the prestigious Lambs Club, America's first professional theatrical club.

Ocean House (1868), Watch Hill, Rhode Island

Well-known for its warm yellow facade and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Ocean House opened in 1868 just after the Civil War.

Old Edwards Inn and Spa at Highlands, North Carolina

The Old Edwards Inn, Highland's earliest boarding house was built in 1878 by John Norton and known as the Central House. Norton combined four lots and constructed a two-and-a-half story frame structure with a gabled roof and a two-level front porch. The town of Highlands was founded in 1875 by Kansas developers who drew two lines on a map, one from Chicago to Savannah, the other from New York City to New Orleans, believing that the intersection would be good for trade.

The Willard Hotel, D.C.

The National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior describe the history of the Willard Hotel as follows:

The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia

Tobacco baron Lewis Ginter began building the hotel in 1892 and opened it in 1895. Designed by Carrère and Hastings, the same architecture firm that designed the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, the Ponce de Leon Hotel (St. Augustine), Flagler's Whitehall Mansion (Palm Beach), the House and Senate Office Buildings (Washington, D.C.) and many more.

Balsams Grand Resort Hotel

The Balsams first opened just after the Civil War as the Dix House, a rustic 25-room summer inn established by local innkeeper George Parsons. The original inn honored the name of the town's founding father and first landowner, Colonel Timothy Dix.