Guests feel at home in this former hotel-turned-guest apartment
Written by Kathy Witt
The beauty of staying at lodgings owned by a craft beer maker is that there’s a cold one waiting for you when you arrive. And it’s the good stuff – the award-winning beers from Georgetown’s own Country Boy Brewing.
Owned by Michiko and Daniel “DH” Harrison, one of the founders of award-winning Country Boy Brewing, the guest apartment is located in a former hotel in a historic building amidst the lively hubbub of Georgetown’s Courthouse Square.
Guests can walk out the front door and, within minutes, find themselves browsing merch at one of the dozens of downtown shops, boutiques and antique stores; debating among cake pops, gourmet cookies or other sweet treats at a bakery; or grabbing an outdoor table or a curbside pickup at one of 14 different dining and drinking places – all located within a six-block stretch. (Updated information about Georgetown restaurants offering onsite service, curbside pickup and delivery may be found here.)
The newly renovated accommodations are tucked inside a former hotel, where guests during the 1920s could gather at the Hickey Brothers’ Bar & Café located above. (The sign is still visible on the side of the building.) Today, the interior space shows off dark walnut stained wooden floors throughout, granite countertops in an equipped kitchen and natural stone in the full bathroom. The two queen-size bedrooms are spacious and comfy oases and the living space has a modern aesthetic warmed with thoughtful décor.
The house has received a 5-star rating for both its location and check-in process. It is also rated “sparkling clean” and, for travelers looking for a place to stay without the worry of bumping into others, it is an apartment you will have all to yourselves, along with a private entrance. Those who prefer to prepare their own meals will fall in love with the unit’s top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, as well as the homey atmosphere created by the kitchen’s exposed brick wall and decorative fireplace.
This Downtown Historic Hotel Stay is listed on Airbnb and includes nearly two dozen amenities – everything from free Wi-Fi and workspace to free on-premises parking and private entrance to kitchen and bath essentials and more. Host Michiko Harrison notes that, because the guest apartment is located above a business, the noise level may increase during events on Main Street. Find more information here.
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“We turned a hotel from a century ago into a home-away-from-home with this guest lodging – so the whole thing is really a hack. We wanted guests to feel at home right away, so the first thing they see is a “Welcome to our home” sign and one of the first things they can do is grab a cold beer from the fridge, if they like, just like at home.” DH Harrison, Downtown Historic Hotel Stay