Hotel Northampton is the perfect home base for exploring Western Massachusetts.
Choosing the right place to stay overnight is a big part of the travel experience. Even though you aren’t there specifically for the accommodation, where you stay has a large impact on the overall enjoyment of your travels. Thankfully, Hotel Northampton ticks off all the boxes. It’s not only comfortable, but it’s in the ideal location for discovering the region.
Here’s why you should choose Hotel Northampton when you visit Northampton, Hampshire County, or Western Massachusetts.
HOTEL WITH A HISTORY
The Hotel Northampton was built in 1927 in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts. It’s a grand building in the middle of town that you can’t help but immediately notice.
Back in the day, the owner, Lewis Wiggins, constructed the hotel with the Colonial Revival theme in mind. He was a great collector of antiques and filled the hotel with beautiful old furnishings. Many works from his antique collection still garner attention today in the hallways, lobby, and restaurants.
Over the years, Hotel Northampton has hosted many famous guests. You might recognize some names on this list: David Bowie, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Bob Dylan, Stephen King, John F. Kennedy, Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Susan Sarandon, Leonard Nimoy, and even His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
In addition to the classic furnishings and paintings, I adored the old postal chute that ran between the two elevators. You could mail a letter or postcard from an upper floor, and it would travel down the chute to the mail box in the lobby. It truly added to the charm of the hotel.
From the moment we arrived at the hotel, Lindsay (my road trip pal for this holiday) and I felt right at home. We were warmly greeted and checked into the hotel right away. If we had any questions about the region, the hotel’s staff were happy to assist us.
Several employees always worked at the front desk, and there was a friendly face to greet every time we passed by. Everyone provided the most courteous hospitality, and there was great attention paid to every detail.
A COMFORTABLE STAY
We couldn’t have asked for a better overnight stay. Lindsay and I spent two nights at Hotel Northampton.
The beds were comfortable and cozy. These luxurious rooms were decorated with simple, yet elegant wooden furniture. Overall, it was a great place to rest my head every night. The hotel was quiet and I was always able to get a restful night’s sleep.
The hotel comes with complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, and breakfast in the morning.
The rooms also include a flat screen TV, complimentary toiletries, and even plush terry robes to borrow during your stay. The view from our window overlooked quaint downtown Northampton.
START THE DAY RIGHT
Spending the night at Hotel Northampton means you can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast at the buffet.
For vegans like myself, there were a few breakfast options, including toast, peanut butter and jam, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and juice. It was enough fuel to keep me going as I hiked the nearby trails first thing in the morning.
Our server was attentive and helpful. Lindsay and I sat by the large, bright windows and watched people start their days.
Hotel Northampton is in the middle of it all. We walked all over Northampton from the hotel as it’s close to boutique shops, restaurants, and bars. You can explore the city’s street art, and walk to the Smith College Museum of Art for a museum tour.
Northampton is nestled in the middle of Hampshire County. You can drive to local breweries, hiking trails, artistic retreats, and unique community spaces. For some ideas of things to do in Western MA, please check out my article about exploring the “Other Side of Massachusetts“.
If you’re travelling to Northampton or anywhere in Hampshire County, you simply must stay at Hotel Northampton.
The exterior and interior of the building are captivating. With attention paid to even the smallest details, Hotel Northampton exceeded my expectations for a delightful overnight stay. To top it all off, you can walk all over town to every attraction and restaurant.
I highly recommend staying here and I’d return in a heartbeat.
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Thank you so much to Hotel Northampton and Hampshire County for hosting my stay. My opinions, as always, are entirely my own.
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