Brush up on your history at one of these 12 incredible retreats from around the country, all winners of this year's awards.
Awarded: Best Historic Hotel (75-200 Guest Rooms) and Best Historic Hotel Restaurant
Originally designed as luxury housing, the building was converted into a hotel in 1955. Its namesake? No other than president Thomas Jefferson, of course. Visit for more information.
Awarded: Best Historic Hotel (201-400 Guest Rooms)
In 1942 the U.S. Army purchased the hotel to be used as a sub-base hospital. It wasn't until 1973 that it reopened as the Don CeSar to guests. Visit for more information.
Awarded: Best Historic Hotel (Over 400 Guest Rooms)
The Peabody's unofficial mascot is the mallard, and has been since 1933 when five live ducks marched through the hotel lobby. Visit for more information.
Awarded: Best Small Historic Hotel (Under 75 Guest Rooms)
When the inn first opened, it contained the region's only U.S. Postal Office. Today, a piece of the post office still remains inside the hotel. Visit for more information.
Awarded: Best City Center Historic Hotel
2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the hotel's annual Halloween party. This year's theme is cleverly titled "A Night To Dismember." Visit for more information.
Awarded: Best Historic Resort
With only 600 year-round residents, Mackinac Island is a great place for filming. In 1980, Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour shot the film Somewhere In Time at the hotel. Visit for more information.
Awarded: Best New Historic Hotels of America Member
The Hilton Chicago's exhibit space is the largest of any hotel's in the city. Visit for more information.
Awarded: Best Hotel Historian of the Year and Legendary Family Historic Hoteliers of the Year
The hotel is in Houston's historic theater district, and hosted actors, musicians and even rodeo horses back in the city's performing arts heyday. Visit for more information.
Awarded: Best Social Media of a Historic Hotel
In 1917, chef Louis Perrin served the world's first tomato juice drink at the French Lick Springs Hotel on the resort's property.Visit for more information.
Awarded: Historic Hotels of America Sustainability Champion
Xanterra Parks & Resort's Old Faithful Inn, pictured here, at Yellowstone National Park is considered the model for classic park lodge architecture. Visit for more information.
Awarded: Historic Hotels of America Ambassador of the Year
Perfect for nature lovers, the hotel is surrounded by 15 acres of hiking trails and formal gardens. Visit for more information.
Awarded: 2015 Historic Hotelier of the Year
The Palmer House was a wedding gift for a socialite and her new husband. Sadly, 13 days after the couple opened it to the public, it burned down in the Great Chicago Fire. Two years later, in 1873, it was officially reopened after a $1.7 million restoration. Visit for more information.