Since all buildings in the Historic District must conform to the local charm, Holiday Inn went all-out, creating a handsome interior design in the public spaces, with tasteful animal-print settees, leather club chairs, fireplaces, and classy chandeliers—so this hotel may change your perception of what is generally thought of as a modest, limited-service chain with no notable atmosphere. Guest rooms, especially the deluxe ones on the concierge level, are particularly
impressive. Done in a taupe palette with textured walls, they have wet bars, contemporary designer bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and microwaves. Along with luxury bedding, furnishings throughout the floors are tasteful with a minimalist appeal, not the prepackaged look you might expect. The rooftop swimming pool has a shade gazebo and fabulous river views. There is a bank of public computers available to guests.