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Reviewed on Dec. 6, 2019
Travelling to new places can be more than just getting a break from your daily grind, it can also be about understanding the culture and history of a region. One of the best ways to get a feel for the culture of a region is to absorb yourself in its past. Exploring the region's landmarks or museums is a good kick-off, but a stay in a Catalina Island historic hotel can send you back to the past. Get ready to pack your suitcases (you won't need a time machine) as your Catalina Island landmark hotel awaits.
As soon as you walk through your Catalina Island hotel's lobby, you'll be transported to a previous era. With their Victorian-style $[location.name} hotels and locations infused with a colourful history, you'll love the look and feel of these truly unique accommodations. Although these accommodations may be vintage, they have many of the modern amenities that allow you to take it easy on your trip. You'll discover rooms furnished with a comfy bed, and just about anything else you might need for a marvellous getaway.
After you have checked out your hotel, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich region by checking out the well-known landmarks and art museums. Undoubtedly, all this hopping through history will work up an appetite. Be sure to speak with your hotel's front desk staff to suggest a couple of their favourite places to enjoy a drink or high tea in Catalina Island are. Read Expedia's guest reviews for recommendations from other travellers to help make your Catalina Island visit great.
If you want to get the most out of your Catalina Island visit, staying in a vintage hotel will elevate your experience in this historic region. Having 61 of these one-of-a-kind lodgings to select from, you're sure to discover at a great rate. However, like the historical locations you're exploring, these rates won't last indefinitely. Reserve soon to get your room in one of these unique properties.
Historic hotels give guests the opportunity to stay in buildings that have been officially recognised with a national historic designation. Historic hotels can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers – any building that’s been identified as being of special interest.
Many historic hotels occupy buildings that were originally built for a different function, and later re-established as a hotel. The previous function or architecture of the buildings themselves represent something important in the country’s historical timeline. Such hotels typically retain original characteristics such as period features or traditional architecture, in their communal spaces and/or bedrooms.
Yes. Catalina Island historic hotels provide a balance between an authentic experience in traditional surroundings, with a very comfortable stay. Hotel interiors are fitted with modern conveniences and updated safety features, while every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Historic does not mean its run-down or uncomfortable for guests. In fact, many historic hotels are luxurious.
Guests can expect the usual amenities you’d get from a hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, good bathroom facilities and so on. The facilities depend on the design and layout of the building – historic hotels are often protected and any changes are subject to many rules and restrictions. Things like windows and pillars are more likely to be old-fashioned.
The Guinness Book of World Records lists Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan, as the oldest hotel in the world. Fujiwara Mahito opened the hot-spring hotel to guests in 705 CE – over 1,300 years and 52 generations later it is still run by the same family. The hotel, which has 37 rooms, is at the foot of the Akaishi Mountains in central Japan.