Whoever said, “the hotel doesn’t matter, it’s just a place to lay your head” is seriously disturbed. A hotel can make or break a trip, and it sets the vibe. Here at Loop Magazine, of course we have great love for hotel chains, but this article is all about boutique hotels. The internet makes it seem like all the best ones are international, but The States have some hidden gems! Keep reading for boutique hotels that are on our travel bucket list.
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The Maidstone – East Hampton, NY
Located in East Hampton, New York, The Maidstone is just as intimate as it is luxurious. This 19 room hotel has all the features including a secluded lush garden and bicycles to the beach which has hotel umbrellas, towels and chairs. The location also could not be any better as the hotel is walking distance from East Hampton Village.
After you check in, unwind with a drink from The Maidstone bar that serves signature artisanal cocktails. There is so much to take in with the scenery, and there is actually a rich history behind it. The building predates the Civil War with a 17th century foundation and has seen many owners and roles. Originally it was a tannery that took overnight guests while saddles were being prepared. It became a full time inn in the 1920s and quickly made a name for itself a staple known among the socialites. The Maidstone has been under many owners, but its current owner is Swedish hotelier Jenny Baker who purchased the property in 2008.
The Maidstone207 Main St., East Hampton, NY@themaidstonehotel
Live out your New England Summer (or any season) fantasies at Castle Hill Inn. Located in Newport, Rhode Island, this property sits on 40 acres of land and a half mile of coastline.
One of the best parts about this inn is you can choose your room type, as each one comes with distinct features and decor. Beach cottage rooms give guests the option to be located on the dunes of Castle Hill Inn’s private beach and look upon a private cove. Beach House Rooms are just a few feet away from the private beach front and given panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Rose Room can be found on the second floor of the Agassiz Mansion, and guests are treated to a view of Narragansett Bay. Finally, The Mary Walsh Room is also found on the second floor but features a full view of the bay.
Castle Hill Inn590 Ocean Ave., Newport, RI@castlehillinn
We couldn’t create a list without featuring a hotel in our home town, and the Sunset Tower seemed like the perfect place. Founded in 1929, this West Hollywood boutique hotel is larger than others in its category, but the details are not skimped on. With a rooftop pool and countless rooms that give a spectacular Los Angeles view, Sunset Tower gives a warm and intimate feel while still creating glamor through its panoramic perspective.
Everything about this hotel can make a guest feel relaxed from the blush pink decor accents to the chocolate chip cookies in the dining areas. It also has a esteemed historic clientele with guests including Marilyn Monroe, Errol Flynn, Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra.
Sunset Tower8358 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA@sunset_tower
One of the most scenic places in California is Carmel-By-The-Sea, so it is only right to stay in a hotel just as amazing. Le Petit Pali gives guests a unique intimate yet luxurious experience with details such as having fresh cookies delivered daily to one’s room! The hotel, which has just 24 rooms, also has complimentary bikes, but the beach is also just an easy walk away. We’ve heard of complimentary continental breakfast, but what about complimentary champagne brunch? This hotel truly has it all and the floral designs and ocean side decor are just the icing on the cake. It looks like something right out of a story book. Its nearby sister property, Le Petit Pali at Ocean Ave. is also a gem.
Le Petit Pali at 8th Ave8th Ave. & Junipero St., Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA@lepetitpali
New York City’s hustle and bustle can be absolutely overwhelming, but easily escaped with The Frederick Hotel. This place is known for not only blending vintage and modern decor, but it is also the longest running hotel in New York City! Wake up to your typical Starbucks but end the night in their premier cocktail lounge, there’s a spectrum for everyone.
There’s also a wide range of amenities including walking tours around the historic neighborhood as well as wine hour in the lobby! Get the best of old and new with this place!
The Frederick Hotel95 W Broadway, New York, NY@thefredericknyc
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