How would you like to spend a night or more at a hotel once frequented by Clark Gable, Ingrid Berman, Marilyn Monroe and a long list of other Tinseltown luminaries? Or snuggle down under the sheets at a former stagecoach stop along the famous Chisolm Trail which played host to George Custer, the cavalry commander in the Civil and American Indian Wars, and Jesse James, who needs no introduction? If luxury and elegance are your preference, how about the Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware, which opened in 1913, was built to rival the finest European lodgings of the time in stylishness and beauty?
A hotel can be more, much more, than just a place to catch a good night’s sleep. Properties throughout the United States offer interesting stories of famous guests, accommodations that range from laid back to lavish, and opportunities to snooze with intriguing chapters of American history. At this stay-at-home time, they also provide a welcome escape for people seeking a change of scenery without having to travel far from where they live, or happen to be visiting, in the USA.