Must-Stay Boutique Hotels and Inns in PA

Personalize your Pennsylvania getaway with these small and sophisticated stays throughout the state. With 100 rooms or less, these 12 boutique hotels in PA provide an intimate experience where you can rest and recharge before tackling tomorrow’s adventures.

1. The Gamble Mill


Nestled alongside the serene Spring Creek, The Gamble Mill provides a symphony of small-town charm harmonized with contemporary style throughout this 16-suite boutique hotel. The expansive one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites offer new, fully outfitted kitchens and modern, luxurious bathrooms, while preserving and showcasing the former mill’s beautiful brickwork and 235-year-old beams. A destination for visitors and residents alike, the on-site Creekside Restaurant provides a culinary adventure from around the world, while the Republic Bar invites you to relax and enjoy their hand-crafted cocktails and assortment of craft beers and wines.

2. Carnegie House

State College

Discover there’s far more to State College than just the Penn State campus with a stay at Carnegie House. This boutique hotel offers a winning combination of comfort, style, and scholarly elegance located near popular attractions including Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park and Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery. With 20 rooms and suites, you can find luxury and local touches within the walls of this delightful retreat. Their on-site Grace Restaurant offers an exquisite fine dining experience with its seasonally influenced menu of French-inspired cuisine, while the Stonehouse Pub offers a more relaxed atmosphere and menu of delicious pub fare.

3. The Union Hotel


For two centuries, The Union Hotel has borne witness to Gettysburg's legendary history, even serving as a healing sanctuary for wounded soldiers during the Civil War. Today, it continues its legacy of warm hospitality, perfectly blending the past with the present and inviting guests to revel in its luxury amenities, distinctive style, and exceptional service. Each of its 12 tastefully appointed suites features a living room, bedroom, bath, and kitchenette, with each suite named in honor of a person who helped preserve the Union, providing a first-class time-traveling ticket to a charming and delightful experience.

4. Elker Inn and Suites


The family-owned, 16-room Elker Inn and Suites is a boutique hotel in downtown Ridgway offering nature and adventure enthusiasts a charming place to rest and relax in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Close to the Clarion-Little Toby Trail, Wild & Scenic Clarion River, Allegheny National Forest, and Pennsylvania's wild elk herd, the inn’s gracious hosts invite you to settle into one of their modern rooms or suites for a quiet break from nature’s wonders. When not exploring PA’s great outdoors, be sure to visit the local shops, restaurants, and downtown happenings just steps away from this stay.

5. The Cork Factory Hotel


Quirky history meets hospitality in the heart of Lancaster at The Cork Factory Hotel. This former 19th-century cork manufacturing plant has undergone an amazing transformation into a chic and vibrant boutique hotel. The 93 guest rooms and suites are more than just rooms; they're cozy nooks of comfort, ensuring guests leave feeling as snug as a cork in a bottle. Explore Lancaster's attractions by day and savor handcrafted cocktails at the hotel's Cork & Cap Restaurant by night.

6. Hotel Fiesole


Combining old world charm with the finest modern amenities, discover a unique blend of European flair, quality, and sophistication at Hotel Fiesole. Each of their 16 individually designed guest rooms features stately beds, seating areas, and marble finished bathrooms. In the morning, savor a Continental European breakfast served by the fireplace in each floor’s common area. In the evening, enjoy a full-service live entertainment lounge or dinner at one of Hotel Fiesole’s fine or casual dining restaurants. During your stay, be sure to venture outside to explore the shops and sights of Skippack Village.

7. The Bookhouse Hotel

Kennett Square

Featuring four distinctive rooms and housing more than 5,000 books, The Bookhouse Hotel is the ultimate “reader’s choice” in boutique accommodations. Nestled in the heart of downtown Kennett Square, it's a haven for literature lovers with each room a chapter of comfort filled with books in a variety of genres. Each room boasts luxury linens and pillows, providing a uniquely cozy space to unwind and escape the ordinary. When not getting lost in between the pages, shop, eat, and drink your way through Kennett Square’s Historic District.

8. The Wayne Hotel


If you’re looking for a peaceful lodging alternative, the stunning boutique Wayne Hotel offers charm, elegance, and a delightful respite. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and with a history that dates back to 1906, its 40 beautifully restored rooms provide a delightful stay with plush-top mattresses, a delicious continental breakfast, and all the modern amenities. You’ll experience the same convenience and comfort as celebrities, including actor Stanley Tucci and award-winning recording artist Bruce Springsteen, received during their stays. The hotel’s vibrant, Italian restaurant, Rosalie, with its “Italian Soul Food” menu is a wonderful spot for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

9. Bischoff Inn


Visit the Bischoff Inn for an unforgettable stay of boutique brilliance. Once home to the 1870s era Conrad Bischoff Planing Mill and Furniture Factory, this renovated gem effortlessly combines the allure of the building’s past with modern flair, providing a stay that's as comfortable as your favorite armchair. The building’s transformation into a five-room boutique hotel has also helped preserve a key piece of Tamaqua’s history. Along with the building, there are original Bischoff-manufactured beds and other Bischoff furniture in some of its rooms. Located near Jim Thorpe in the Lehigh Valley, the Bischoff provides the perfect launching point to explore the surrounding area.

10. Lokal Fishtown


Dive into the eclectic scene of Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood with a stay at Lokal Fishtown, where every corner you turn is as vibrant as the city itself. This boutique hotel is home to six rooms that act as relaxing hideaways designed to make your stay feel like an extension of home. Explore Fishtown's trendy boutiques and eateries during the day and return to Lokal Fishtown in the evening for a cocktail at its swanky bar.

11. Mansion House 1757


Once part of the Confederate Retreat route from Gettysburg and previously known as the Fairfield Inn, Mansion House 1757 is a 266-year-old boutique inn offering six exceptional rooms to suit your getaway needs. You can anticipate a warm welcome, indulge in the delights of an in-house farm-to-table dining experience, and enjoy upscale accommodations that prove comfort is timeless. Plus, the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains serve as the perfect backdrop to this historical masterpiece.

12. Townley House


Unwrap the charm and elegance of the 16-room boutique hotel, Townley House, a true hidden gem within the hustle and bustle of the downtown. Built originally as a private mansion, the hotel has retained the original wood moldings, exquisite hand-carved mahogany staircase, and captivating Mercer-tiled fireplaces providing the feeling of timeless elegance. Raise a toast to luxury after you check in with a complimentary glass of champagne and, after a day exploring the area’s rich history, return to Townley House to sip seasonal cocktails at the on-site Bix Bar.

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