In today's travel landscape, filled with shiny new resorts and ultra-modern skyscraper hotels, a bit of yesteryear is often welcome. Each of these 10 classic accommodations — nominated for the title of Best Historic Hotel by a panel of hotel experts and voted as the best by readers — has witnessed a great deal of history, and each has held true to its historic roots and unique sense of place.
No. 8: Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa - Mobile, Alabama
This downtown hotel built in the 19th century is the ideal place to experience Southern hospitality, comfort food, and nice amenities, which include a spa, tennis court, and rooftop pool. 10Best contributor Melanie Reffes refers to Battle House Renaissance Mobile as "The most storied hotel in Mobile and my personal favorite!"
No. 3: Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa - Point Clear, Alabama
The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa on the Alabama coast first opened its doors in 1847 with 40 rooms. Since then, the hotel has served as a hospital during the Civil War and a host for training operations during World War II. Nowadays, guests are welcomed to rooms and suites with an air of timeless elegance and can enjoy special amenities like several on-site restaurants, a spa, and golfing. And don't miss the daily firing of the cannon at the edge of Mobile Bay.
First published in USA Today. Read the full article here.