Many covet the West Coast lifestyle, but for many of us, the East Coast is home. It boasts several beautiful cities that are often underrated. These hidden gems house historic districts, incredible cuisine, and extraordinary boutique hotels that are often overlooked by many luxurious chains. Boutique hotels offer memorable experiences and unique amenities that one may not be able to find at a popular chain. Today, we want to highlight some of the East Coast’s trendy and highly regarded boutique hotels that are just as unique as the ones in the West. Below are 5 sophisticated and modern boutique hotels we’ve dug up that deserve a lot of love!
Location: Nantucket, MA
A luxury boutique hotel, 76 Main is in downtown Nantucket, where guests can explore the beaches, harbor, and more. 76 Main boasts a slightly nautical theme and ensures that guests feel as though they are staying in a comfortable home, not necessarily a hotel. The hotel also offers really unique amenities, such as a complimentary iPad for your stay, on-site cafes, Bluetooth radios, healthy breakfast options, and a BYOB outdoor fire pit.
Location: Philadelphia, PA
This extended stay might be one of Philly’s best hidden gems. There are two locations in center city, both within walking distance to incredible restaurants and retail streets. Unlike many hotels in Philly, ROOST offers an extended-stay experience, where guests have the option to stay for a minimum of 7 days, or they can stay for over a month! With a library, Apple TV, and a washer and dryer, guests can feel at home. This hotel is great for those who are in the middle of a move. Not only are guests free to stay for a while, but their pets are too!
Location: Portland, ME
As Portland’s first boutique hotel, the Press Hotel has set pretty high standards. Formerly the Portland Press Herald Building, this hotel is in the Old Port District, which highlights the city’s history. It embraces locality and gives off artisan vibes, which guests appreciate. The hotel houses an art gallery, spa, event space, and surprisingly, complimentary transportation to the local airport and train station!
Location: Boston, MA
If you are searching for luxurious living in New England, XV Beacon is a great spot. Another historic hotel, XV Beacon embraces modernism and luxury—it features fireplaces, champagne, and cashmere pillows in every room. It doesn’t get more elaborate than that! The hotel also boasts a special art exhibit for guests and non-guests to attend. The staff at XV Beacon really goes the extra mile to ensure that guests are thrilled with their stay. Another plus is that this hotel is pet-friendly!
Location: New York City, NY
Located in SoHo, the Mercer is a charming, loft-like boutique hotel that offers 75 rooms. It’s actually the first hotel in the city to offer loft-style guestrooms. Guests adore the location and friendly staff—the concierges go out of their way to create a memorable time for the guests by suggesting events they might be interested in. Some amenities include dog walking services, shoe-shining, 24-hour food and beverage service, and a mini bar. The Mercer remains a special and idiosyncratic spot in this NYC neighborhood.