January 17, 2024

21 Historic Hotels Inducted into Historic Hotels of America in 2023

Historic Hotels of America® inducted 21 historic hotels into membership in 2023. Historic Hotels of America® is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation with the mission to promote the preservation, recognition, and celebration of the finest historic hotels in the United States of America. The expanding program was founded in 1989 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation with 32 charter members. Today, Historic Hotels of America membership counts more than 300 historic hotels that have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity. Member historic hotels are located in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

The hotels inducted in 2023 offer a range of unique travel experiences including ones at a historic golf resort, several seaside destinations, a desert oasis, downtown city center icons, glamourous Midwestern Grande Dames, and several stylish art-forward hotels. Six of the 21 historic hotels are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and one has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as part of a National Historic Landmark District. The 22 inducted historic hotels represent independent hotels as well as brands, chains, and collections from across the U.S. from 13 different states.

Historic Hotels of America is pleased to recognize the 2023 inductees, listed in order of date established:

  • Woolverton Inn (1792) Stockton, New Jersey
  • Atheneum Suite Hotel (1879) Detroit, Michigan*
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Madison Historic Eagle Cotton Mill (1884) Madison, Indiana
  • The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection (1892) Denver, Colorado*
  • Castle Hot Springs (1896) Morristown, Arizona
  • The Wall Street Hotel (1901) New York, New York
  • The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection (1901) New York, New York
  • Hotel Iroquois (1902) Mackinac Island, Michigan**
  • The Inn at Diamond Cove (1910) Portland, Maine*
  • Ellis Hotel Atlanta, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel by Marriott (1913) Atlanta, Georgia*
  • Hotel Grinnell (1921) Grinnell, Iowa
  • The George Washington Hotel (1922) Washington, Pennsylvania
  • Genetti Hotel & Suites (1922) Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • The Biltmore Los Angeles (1923) Los Angeles, California
  • 21c Museum Hotel St. Louis (1926) St. Louis, Missouri*
  • Fairmont Breakers Long Beach (1926) Long Beach, California
  • Hotel Ändra Seattle MGallery Hotel Collection (1926) Seattle, Washington
  • The Chestnut Inn (1927) Deposit, New York
  • The Lafayette Hotel and Club (1943) San Diego, California*
  • Mission Resort + Club (1964) Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida
  • The Highlander Hotel (1967) Iowa City, Iowa

“Each of these iconic and legendary historic hotels has contributed to our nation’s history,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Vice President, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “Each is unique and has a history worth exploring and experiencing. We are delighted to recognize these wonderful historic hotels. We applaud their community leaders, owners, management, and associates for making these hotels excellent examples of historic preservation and for being great stewards of the stories about world leaders, celebrities, and other luminaries that stayed in these hotels or was involved in the original use of these historic icons.”

To be nominated and selected for membership in this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, celebrate its architectural or historic significance, and be either designated as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Through Historic Hotels of America, travelers can discover historic hotels designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as National Historic Landmarks, find historic lodgings located inside National Parks, and experience more than 140 historic hotels listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

* Listed in the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places or as a contributing structure in a historic district.
** Designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark.

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