Victorian style hotels have long been favorites among travelers who seek the old-world charm of yesteryear. Bathed in the rich history of the 1800s, these classic structures exude elegance and craftsmanship that are hard to find elsewhere today. They transport guests back in time and allow them to indulge in the opulence of the elite upper classes.
Classic architecture is a given in Victorian style hotels. However, the term "Victorian" actually refers to a collection of architectural styles that emerged between 1825 and 1900 in the U.S. and in England. Common styles included Italianate, Stick-Eastlake, and Queen Anne, with designs becoming progressively more ornate during the post Civil War period. At the height of its popularity during America's early industrial years, the Victorian style was known for its elaborate, opulent design that spared no expense.
The Queen Anne Victorian is among the most loved architectural styles. Characterized by gabled roofs, towers, and bay windows, these structures were among the most impressive of their day. They have retained their appeal over time, and they make for popular tourist attractions in cities around the country. From San Francisco to Mackinaw or Long Island, Victorians remain charming hotels and bed and breakfasts known for the distinctive atmosphere they provide.
The Britt Scripps Inn is one of California's most elegant Queen Anne Victorian style hotels. Routinely praised for its flawless restoration, the inn abounds with authentic details. From structural features such as crown moldings, hardwood floors, and clawfoot tubs to interior design characteristic of the era, guests are whisked away to the lavish lifestyle of another time and place. We invite you to search our site and to explore the many features that make Britt Scripps a one of a kind hotel experience.
Note that the Holiday Season is the most special time of year at Britt Scripps Inn. We decorate with more than 145,000 lights and hundreds of wreaths, garlands and special plantings not only for our guests but lucky local residents!