Have you heard about Hotel on North, which opened this summer and was recently highlighted in several national publications? I had the opportunity to spend a night at the newly opened Hotel on North. When I was there not only enjoyed a fabulous night in one of their magnificent deluxe rooms but I also relaxed at the hotel’s bar area; which was vibrant, fun, and filled with fantastic food and drink.
I was immediately impressed with the modern feel of the décor and the spacious public rooms which have retained much of its nineteenth-century features, such as exposed brick, tin ceilings, decorative columns and a unique ‘birdcage’ elevator, saved from North Street’s bygone days. Owners David and Laurie Tierney along with Main Street Hospitality, who is in charge of running the boutique hotel, have decided to keep the integrity of the historic buildings, by preserving these architectural details.
The main lobby is both functional and entertaining and showcases artwork by a rotating selection of artists from the area. During my stay, artist Michael Rousseau’s strikingly vivid art was on display. There are also meeting spaces for large and small groups that are equipped with twenty-first-century equipment like high-speed Wi-Fi and video capability. They also have special event menus and a staff to help with planning your entire event.
The full-service restaurant, Eat on North, has tantalizing breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus and there is a fabulous raw bar that is at times manned by different guest chefs. Hotel on North places an emphasis on locally produced products in both the restaurant and the hotel itself.
The room that I stayed in was especially large and had a cozy, yet contemporary design. With modern day conveniences, such as Wi-Fi, flat screened television and a gas fireplace. The room offered everything that a modern day traveler could hope for. The decor and design of the room were well thought out keeping the basics of the historic space while adding luxurious touches throughout the room.
From high-end bath products to sumptuous bedding, Hotel on North indulges their guests in an upscale setting. Every detail seems to have been thought of and the ever attentive staff was readily available for any additional needs that I may have had during my stay. I was definitely impressed with this new hotel and plan to suggest it to anyone coming to stay in the area and also to locals who are looking for a great night out.