Summer in the City: 10 Hot Downtown Hotels

The beach isn’t going anywhere… so this summer why not do something different and explore a vibrant city. From coast to coast, these hot summer cities are waiting to show you what they’re made of and we’ve got the independent hotels to book as your home base. Whether you’re a local enjoying a staycation, or an out-of-towner discovering the city for the first time, these unique hotels will help you experience the true vibe of the city and make you feel like family.


The Lenox Hotel | Boston, Massachusetts

The Lenox is the only hotel in Boston with wood-burning fireplaces (they’re available in corner rooms). Higher floors have great views – and double-paned windows keep city noise out. The newly renovated lobby conjures up over a hundred years of glamorous history: You can imagine Mrs. Prada – a regular guest for 30 years – nodding her elegantly behatted head with approval.

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OPUS Hotel | VancouverBritish Columbia

In the heart of trendy Yaletown, OPUS Vancouver is a stunning modern hotel where lifestyle meets luxury. Its 96 rooms are housed in a sleek exterior of brick, glass and steel, ideally situated across the street from the Yaletown-Roundhouse station. The airport, downtown Vancouver and a variety of hip and happening shops and restaurants are all within easy reach.

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Hotel Ändra | SeattleWashington

Built in 1926 as private residences, guestrooms still have pre-war grace: molded ceilings, paneled doors that close with the firm sound of solid wood, and good bones. The living room’s floor-to-ceiling rich wood paneling, loft space and crackling fire is both airy and warm; funky but unobtrusive music plays in the background, and Tom Douglas’ Lola opens off the lobby. Not to mention blocks from the iconic Space Needle.

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Ambassador Hotel | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

When this property changed hands in 1995, no one was sure just what, exactly, its faded, over-carpeted floors were hiding. Fast forward ten years and $10 million of renovations, et voilà: Today’s Ambassador Hotel is as glam as the day it opened in 1928. The Nostalgic Cocktail menu at the hotel’s Gin Rickey Lounge lists the same drinks that were served here in 1928 (The Sidecar, The Bee’s Knees).

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Hotel Spero | San FranciscoCalifornia

San Francisco is a busy city, but The Hotel Spero, just steps from Union Square, offers a relaxing respite. It isn’t just the deluxe finishes; it isn’t merely the thoughtful modern design. This hotel was built to celebrate sustainability, and it remains a core value. With reusable bottle filling stations and in-room water preservation initiatives throughout, you’ll not only have a comfortable experience — but your conscience will feel clean, too.

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Condor Hotel | BrooklynNew York

At Condor Hotel, a garden hidden behind the hotel is set with patio furniture, and a living room with deep leather settees invites you to sit with friends or catch up on email in a lively public space (WiFi is complimentary throughout the hotel). You’ll experience exceptionally attentive service, including expert advice on navigating Brooklyn’s famous food scene and directions to family-friendly attractions like the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

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The Grove Hotel | Boise, Idaho

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boise – and boasting the original AAA Four Diamond rating among hotels in Boise – this freshly renovated hotel offers upscale comfort. Thanks to a thoughtful mix of modern convenience and welcoming touches, you’ll feel right at home, whether your journey is for work or for relaxation. Enjoy the many nearby shops and attractions that are just steps away, or luxuriate in the high-end amenities available on-site.

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The Élan Hotel | Los AngelesCalifornia

Location is key at the Élan, where updated décor smooths corporate and leisure trips. The hotel has a commitment to being green with bamboo flooring and other sustainable décor. The Élan’s 49 guest rooms are chic and uncluttered, with modern ambiance. The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant, but there are more than 70 restaurants within easy walking distance along Restaurant Row.

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Henry Howard Hotel | New OrleansLouisiana

From the outside, double-decker Greek Revival Corinthian columns, a popular architectural style found throughout the absorbing and historic Garden District, signal to guests what kind of courtly experience to expect. Beyond a front porch perfect for sipping something cold while watching the world pass, inside the massive twelve-foot doors, The Henry Howard Hotel serves up bespoke furnishings, local artwork, a parlor bar, and guestrooms and suites with wood floors, luxurious linens, summer-weight comforters, floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed brick, and, if you can believe it, more.

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Kinzie Hotel | Chicago, Illinois

Named after an intrepid 18th Century businessman who played a key role in the formation of the Windy City, Kinzie Hotel maintains the vivacious energy and enterprising spirit of its namesake. Tucked into the iconic skyline, this boutique hotel gives you a front-row seat to explore world-class dining, museums and cultural landmarks. The electric energy of Chicago fills every floor of this property. From city-inspired design to locally sourced amenities to truly one-of-a-kind customer service — Kinzie Hotel is distinctly local with a worldly flair.

MEMBER ONLY RATE: Up to 20% off  Check it out >>


Want even more city hotels? We’ve got ’em! Continue your search of independent hotels here.


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