Considering a holiday getaway or staycation? Book yourself a night at one of these seven fun and noteworthy spots. If you stay in any of these Midwestern hotels, even if the trip wasn’t that fun, you’d still have stories and pictures of the hotel room as a souvenir.
Experience: It’s hard to beat Gralehaus’ location in The Highlands neighborhood of Lou. Top-rated brewery meets cozy restaurant meets bed and breakfast. Yelp tip: order the biscuits and duck gravy. (image: left)
2. Historic Park Inn, Mason City, Iowa
Experience: Calling all architecture junkies! Historic Park Inn is the last designed and built Frank Lloyd Wright hotel in the world. In the lower level of the hotel you’ll find the tasty 1910 Grille. Worth noting: weekend room rates start as low as $120.
3: The Brewhouse Inn & Suites, Milwaukee, WI
Experience: Boutique hotel located in the historic Pabst Brewery featuring unique guest rooms and a lobby adorned with vintage copper brewing kettles. “Located in the old Pabst Brewery district, the building takes you back in time.” -Yelper Andrea B
4: French Lick Resort, French Lick, Indiana
Experience: All under one roof: concerts, food, golf, horseback riding, bowling alley, spa, and casino. This southern Indiana resort has been serving up hospitality for more than a century. French Lick Resort has recently announced plans for a $17 million expansion project. Construction has already begun on a six-story guestroom addition and new sports bar. Before and after visits, anyone?
5: Hotel Covington, Covington, KY
Experience: Department store turned boutique hotel. Don’t miss their in-house restaurant, Coppin’s, serving three meals a day and bourbon cocktails that are hard to beat. Trending items: corn fritters with buttermilk remoulade and Roebling Benedict. Yelpers can’t get enough of the faux fur blankets on the beds and complimentary local coffee tokens.
6: Foundation Hotel, Detroit MI
Experience: Housed in the former headquarters of the Detroit Fire Department this boutique hotel is an architectural wonder. It’s found right in the heart of downtown Detroit, although you won’t have to go far for delicious dining. Their restaurant, The Apparatus Room, is one of the city’s buzziest new eateries. “Remodeled from the former Firehouse Headquarters, this hotel is everything I could ever want from a place I stay at…” -Yelper Sunil A.
7: The Publishing House Bed and Breakfast, Chicago, IL
Experience: A beautiful 11 room, boutique B&B in the heart of Chicago’s restaurant row, The West Loop. The Publishing House elevates the traditional B&B in a historic building in an urban setting. “If it were possible I would revisit just to read in the common area and have a magnificent breakfast cooked for me each day!” – Yelper Kristin D.