For those who enjoy a hefty slice of luxury and stylish service with their American history these fantastic patriotic properties offer the best of both worlds.
Inn at Hastings Park — Lexington, MA
The ridiculously quaint and upscale town of Lexington is packed with thrilling stories of our country’s start, expertly told by passionate, costumed interpreters. But the true revolutionary revelation is the property’s unexpected sense of whimsy. The uber-classic exteriors of two mid-1800 homes (and a barn) are packed with contemporary luxury, modern touches of fun, and comfort inside 22 eclectic rooms and suites. This is not your grandmother’s inn, but she would surely approve of the location one block from where the Revolution began and the staff’s above-and-beyond service. Complimentary touches; like a gourmet breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking, bikes, and more make this a smart option, even for nearby Boston stays.
Hotel Monaco — Alexandria, VA
Fans of Mercy Street (HIMYM’s Ted Moseby wears a waistcoat well!) can stroll the same cobblestones as the glam Green Family belles, and even visit their former home and luxury-inn-turned-Union Hospital, Mansion House…before retiring to their own luxury digs in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Personal Porchetta Parties can be arranged on terrace suite balconies, though the real scene is in the tony boutique hotel’s Living Room where guests flock to enjoy cocktails and complimentary wine. This perk-heavy place offers PUBLICK bikes, in-room Gaiam Yoga Mats and “Dive-In” movie nights in the heated pool to work off the excellent noshes from the Jackson 20 tavern.
Hotel Palomar — Philadelphia, PA
Rittenhouse Square has been a fashionable residential space for nearly 200 years, and Palomar’s home in a post-$92.5-millionrenovated landmark 1929 Art Deco building exudes that same elegance and style. While her sister property across town in “Birthplace of America” Old City might overlook Independence Hall (and is in its own right a fabulous hotel), guests of the Palomar can escape the influx of tourists flocking for selfies with the Liberty Bell and mingle over complimentary sangria and truffle popcorn in this gem of Center City. Not only a film location fave with directors and celebs, pet-parents rave about the service — from Dexter, resident cockapoo Pet Relations Director who sends pet beds and treats to furry guests, to the revolving door of adoptable Palomar Pet Pals who hang at the hosted happy hour until finding their forever homes.
Contributed by Sascha Zuger