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Literature and Luxury Locations

Mar 01, 2023 ByClaire Miles

Whether you are an avid reader or a passionate traveler, satisfying your desire for great literature and discovering the world can be easy. You can explore fascinating cultures and learn more about their histories and customs with just one vacation. Here are some of the world’s best hotels offering bookworms spectacular amenities. The Jared Coffin House, where Herman Melville (then known as the Ocean House) stayed on his first visit to the island, is a top pick. This charming inn in a converted mansion has a well-appointed downtown location just around the corner from the Nantucket Whaling Museum, lovely downtown, and Mitchell’s Book Corner, where Hildebrand is often seen signing books and chatting with fans.

Not only is the Ritz Paris hotel one of the best hotels in the city, but it is also home to one of the city’s most famous cocktail bars: Bar Hemingway. Well, it’s named after one of America’s most celebrated writers (and drinkers) who spent many happy hours here and also found creative inspiration at this chic watering hole. There is also a great library called Salon Proust, where you can imagine the author spent many hours writing and enjoying delicious afternoon tea by the fireplace. Of course, you will be able to sample pastry chef Fran├žois Perret’s madeleine while discussing, reading, or writing your own novel.

The Algonquin is the third hotel to be recognized as a National Literary Landmark by the Friends of the Library Association. Just a block from Bryant Park, the building became a popular meeting place for writers of all stripes, from Pulitzer-winning writers to newspaper critics, calling itself the Round Table. The New Yorker was founded after founder Harold Ross won a poker game at one of these lunches. Dorothy Parker, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway were also members. Maya Angelou also stayed during this historic Golden Age.