Bigger isn’t always better and while big hotel chains give you the best and the latest in amenities and features, more often than not what is lacking is the personal touch. In contrast, smaller accommodations give you a home-away-from-home vibe and the comfort of familiarity. Check out these 5 small hotels on the US that could become your next favorite place.
- The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks, Branson, Missouri
Located three miles from Branson, Missouri, on the campus of College of the Ozarks is this dining, lodging and meeting center. Housing only 15 suites, the staff are students who work on the college campus in lieu of tuition. Sumptuous meals on the menu and shopping and entertainment options around the area make the Keeter Center a comfortable choice for families. Special events include Thanksgiving, Yuletide and Christmas celebrations.
- The Grand Harbor Inn, Camden, Maine
The Grand Harbor Inn is an exclusive, boutique waterfront inn, with 10 guest rooms and suites each with private balconies. Located on the edge of one of Maine’s most scenic harbors in the coastal village of Camden, the Grand Harbor Inn designed to pay tribute to traditional New England coastal cottage architecture. The interiors are inspired by Tuscan Villas – rustic, old-world, warm and elegant but with contemporary comforts. The area has activities like sailing, hiking and kayaking.
- Hamilton Turner Inn, Savannah, Georgia
Built in 1873, the Hamilton-Turner inn, formerly a mansion, has 17 guest rooms and suites and is decorated with the typical elements of Southern hospitality and charm. Museums, the theatre, the beach, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, a cobblestone boardwalk along River Street and even ghost tours will make this a holiday to remember.
- The Broome, New York
In busy New York, is a tranquil little place called The Broome. With only 14 rooms, spread across 5 floors the hotel is a private hideaway with soundproof windows to block out the noise of the bustling city and is designed to have a typical Parisian feel to it. Seasonal packages and deals are offered to enhance the SoHo experience. Located smack in the heart of the city, famous landmarks and places of interest like Central Park, MoMa, the Guggenheim Museum, Times Sqaure, Union Square and Chelsea are all easily accessible.
- Casa Sedona, Sedona, Arizona
Located on an acre in the Junipine forest in Sedona, Arizona, Casa Sedona marries the ease of a B&B to the luxuries of a boutique hotel. In business since 1992, the adobe style architecture was designed to maximize the red rock views yet maintain an intimate, secluded atmosphere. The rooms in this 15-room hotel include one king or one queen bed, gas fireplace, a private bathroom, double spa tub (in most rooms), refrigerator, and a balcony, terrace, or patio. Hiking trails for the outdoorsy kind are within walking distance from the Inn.
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