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You're likely already making plans to see the sights of historical relevance while on vacation in Rye. Why not appreciate the beaches during your visit?
Based on our travel expertise, The Rosewood Inn at Rye is a top property on Expedia for those interested in history, and it features free breakfast and in-room kitchenettes. Market Square is a short 10-minute drive away.
In Rye, you'll find 52 lodging options bookable on Expedia though you won't find many designated historic hotels.
Favorite places to visit include Wallis Sands State Beach, Wentworth by the Sea Golf Club, and Odiorne Point State Park. In the area, you'll also find Hampton Beach and Ogunquit Beach.
A historic hotel gives guests a chance to stay in a place that's been recognized with a national historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world have had many former lives and uses, such as stately homes, palaces or even lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers — any place of special interest. These types of hotels in Rye usually retain authentic characteristics such as period features or traditional architecture in guestrooms or communal spaces.
You'll often hear the term "heritage hotel" in Asia and Europe, wheareas the term "historic hotel" is more commonly used in the U.S. though overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and actual building of historic hotels are generally the most significant aspect. For a heritage hotel, mainly, it's cultural value as well as how it influenced the community.
Hotel interiors feature the modern conveniences and safety features you've come to expect, while every effort is made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, free WiFi, and the amenities found in any hotel will be available in a historic hotel. When you book a historic hotel in Rye, don't worry that you'll find a place that is rundown or uncomfortable.