The Top Independent Stays in Pennsylvania

As a state that played a crucial role in the growth of United States, it’s no doubt Pennsylvania is an ideal destination for history buffs. Travelers are always looking for hotels to stay for a few days to make sure they don’t miss out on exploring everything that a given area in the state has to offer.

Joseph Ambler Inn, North Wales

Tucked away in a rolling countryside in the heart of southeastern Pennsylvania 30 miles from Philadelphia, Joseph Ambler Inn houses 52 guest rooms with different layouts. Guests at the hotel highly recommend the Moore Suite or the Hancock Suite in Thomas Wilson House. These rooms feature a fireplace, private outdoor porch, and access to the kitchenette. Irrespective of the room you book, each of them has a unique style catering to different preferences. If you decide to stay in for the evening, be sure to sample a glass of wine at JPub, featuring a dining area and full bar.

The Priory Hotel, Pittsburgh

Located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, The Priory Hotel is a historic property renovated from a monastery. The hotel is carefully designed in a European style with a rich mix of charm and elegance. Some of the perks include free parking, continental breakfast, and shuttle service to major city points. As the hotel is in Deutschtown right across downtown, you’ll only be few minutes away from Pittsburgh attractions like The Andy Warhol Museum and PNC Park.

The Nittany Lion Inn Hotel, State College

Located on the campus of Penn State University in State College, The Nittany Lion Inn Hotel has 223 luxurious rooms intricately decorated in Georgian Colonial style. If you’re looking for a quiet space of your own, book a room facing the east courtyard. Staying at The Nittany Lion Inn Hotel means you’ll stay involved in various activities like catching a game or witnessing local events like music performances and art festivals.

Lancaster Arts Hotel, Lancaster

The crowning glory of Lancaster Arts Hotel is the Suk Shuglie and Demuth Presidential Suites, named after two renowned artists: Charles Demuth, who made his paintings at a studio in his house now the Demuth Museum and Suk Shuglie, whose artwork is at the Suk Shuglie Gallery. The hotel offers some distinct perks like full membership at YMCA, bicycles, wine refrigerator, and digital access to The New York Times. Be sure to dine in at John J. Jefferies restaurant, a former tobacco warehouse, as they support local farms and organic ingredients. While you’re here, sample their locally produce cheese.

The Inn at Leola Village, Lancaster

The Inn at Leola Village offers leisure rooms like the Bard House Suite, Wine Cellar and Ada Fisher Cottage. Each unit is unique. The Wine Cellar features a fireplace and separate sitting area that was once a wine cellar, and the Bard House houses four rooms furnished in a quaint style. There are plenty of art galleries, casual café, and bakeries nearby. While you’re outside exploring, visit Central Market to check out some Amish goods.

This post is published as part of Hipmunk’s Boutique Hotel Campaign.

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