A heritage hotel is a piece of history, sites designated as a UNESCO world heritage place, typically given to buildings, mountains, islands or monuments. Some of these hotels used to be palaces or monuments of years ago that are now converted into modern accommodations. Victorian-era rooms have a distinct period look, with Old World furnishings.
Heritage Hotels
Hotel Bellevue  
Des Alpes
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One of the few 19th-century hotels in Europe has regained the atmosphere of grandness with its British-inspired glamor, but without looking old-fashioned. The Grand Hotel Bellevue des Alpes is a historic family-run hotel in the shadow of the majestic Jungfrau - one of the tallest Alpine peaks at 13,642 feet …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Mountain
Ahwahnee  
Hotel
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In the heart of one of California's most famous valleys lies a hotel so magnificent and robust that it was recreated for one of the world's scariest movies. Welcome to the Ahwahnee Hotel, which opened its doors in 1927. Timberline Lodge is known for appearing as Overlook Hotel's exterior in …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Nature
Old West  
Temecula
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Welcome to a picture-perfect Western film set where you can pretend to be the Sheriff. Or the saloon owner who sets the prices of the goods. Or a banker that owns shiny gold bars in a classic vault. The cowboy town is all yours! But, if you are like me, …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Jail
Location: Temecula  USA  North America
Fauzi Azar  
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The hilly northern region of Israel is a commonly overlooked tourist destination, despite it offering more than you can imagine. Take Nazareth as an example. People know it as the childhood home of Jesus, but there is so much more to it. It's the largest Arabic city in Israel, with …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Hostel
Location: Nazareth  Israel  Middle East
Hirado Castle  
Hotel
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Nagasaki Prefecture’s Hirado Castle opened Japan's first "shirohaku", castle stay. It's located in the historic hilltop castle from the 18th century with panoramic views across the Hirado Strait. On this site in 1599, Matsura Shigenobu, a local warlord, constructed a castle called Hinotake-jō, which he then burned down in 1613. …
Accommodation types: Castle   Heritage   Luxury
Location: Hirado  Japan  East Asia
Airelles Gordes  
La Bastide
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Recently renovated and romantically decorated, this country-house-style hotel located in the hilltop village of Gordes, in France, is unlike any other. Inside, guests will find gorgeous jewel-toned interiors (think: rubies and emeralds) with carved wood paneling and hand-painted beamed ceilings adorning the 40 rooms and suites. More than 4,000 artworks …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Luxury
Location: Gordes  France  West Europe
Shattuck Plaza  
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Opened in 1910, Shattuck was San Francisco’s first luxury hotel. It was constructed of reinforced concrete in the mission style, which has come to epitomize San Francisco’s culture and heritage. Ever since, it has remained a hotel under different ownership and was subject to a multimillion-dollar refurbishment in 2007. Your …
Accommodation types: Design   Heritage
Location: Berkeley  USA  North America
Shack Up  
Inn
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Located in the Deep South at the Mississippi Delta, Shack Up Inn welcomes guests in restored sharecropper shacks. This unique place used to be one of the richest cotton-growing territories in the nation. Sharecroppers and tenant farmers living in hardship and poverty paved the way and blessed us with popular …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Music
Hotel Belvedere  
Rhonegletscher
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The iconic Alpine hotel of the 19th-century has seen better days. Back in the early times, at the peak of its operation, tourists flocked to see Rhône Glacier's breathtaking. Hotel Belvédère is located on a majestic curvy mountain road. The Furka Pass is a road tripper's paradise in the high …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Mountain
RAAS  
Jodhpur
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After staying at the RAAS Jodhpur, you may think RAAS stands for “Really Amazing Accommodations - Seriously!” after staying at the RAAS Jodhpur. Located in the northeastern quarter of India’s famous “Blue City”, the RAAS Jodhpur is a true treasure for all who stay. With 40 rooms and suites, guests …
Accommodation types: Fort   Heritage   Luxury
Location: Jodhpur  India  South Asia
The Taj Mahal Palace  
Mumbai
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Who wouldn’t want to be able to say they’ve stayed at The Taj Mahal? While this may not be the world-famous Taj, it sure cuts close to the real deal. Nearby the Arabian Sea, this exquisite hotel is just a short walk from the Gateway of India. Italian marble floors …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Luxury   Palace
Location: Mumbai  India  South Asia
Ballyfin  
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Ranked the number one hotel in the world by Conde Nast Traveler in 2016, the Ballyfin is set in a gorgeous 20-room Georgian home, about an hour and a half north of Dublin. From the stunning four-poster canopy beds and 80-foot library to the richly textured wallpapers and gilded mirrors, …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Luxury
The Witchery  
by the Castle
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Hidden in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town lies The Witchery, located at the top of Scotland’s famous Royal Mile. The original, carved door lintel of this restored 16th-century tenement in Boswell's Court can just be made out with the motto, "O Lord in thee is all my traist, …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Luxury
Tai O  
Heritage Hotel
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Most tourists leave Hong Kong with an impression of a fascinating but overcrowded and hectic metropolis. While this is true of some districts — Mong Kok is one of the most densely populated places in the world, for example — that’s just one side of the city. Venture a little …
Accommodation types: Heritage
Tulou Fuyulou  
Changdi Inn
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Located in China’s Yongding County, the Tulou Fuyulou Changdi Inn is known as an “earth building.” The Hakka people built China's tulou, a Han subgroup that ventured into southern China about 2,000 years ago. Between the 12th and 20th centuries, these communal earthen buildings housed large families, providing protection from …
Accommodation types: Heritage
Location: Yongding  China  East Asia
Indianapolis Downtown  
Crowne Plaza Hotel
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Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station is housed within America’s first “union station” in Indianapolis. Offering 273 guest rooms, the most popular feature of this unique hotel is the 26 authentic Pullman train car rooms. Still set on their original tracks, …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Train
Ace Hotel Downtown  
Los Angeles
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The historic United Artists Building, designed by Mary Pickford, was constructed as a film studio in the center of L.A. back in 1927. It was the tallest building in the city for one year after its completion. The building stands as a shining monument to the American artistic spirit and …
Accommodation types: Design   Heritage
Parador  
de Ronda
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Perched on a cliff in the former town hall building, this incredible hotel is a worthy destination in itself. Located in mountainous Ronda, in the south of Spain, Hotel Parador offers unparalleled views of the Tagus River and the 120-meter deep ravine, El Tajo. The stunning landscapes make the outdoor …
Accommodation types: Heritage
Location: Ronda  Spain  West Europe
Hostel  
Curzútt
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Situated near Bellinzona, Switzerland, the Fondazione Curzùtt-San Barnard hostel is surrounded by natural beauty near the Swiss and Italian border. The rural areas of Ticino have a rich and interesting history that is often overshadowed by the larger urban centers in the region. Still, those who make the trek to …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Hostel
The Sylvia  
Hotel
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The Sylvia Hotel is located on the English bay in Vancouver and is the only beachside property in the whole city. With its brick and terra-cotta facade, this landmark building in the West End has been swarmed by the Virginia creeper, giving it a unique and cozy look. This heritage …
Accommodation types: Heritage