Faro Punta Delgada
Argentina's Faro Punta Delgada operates as an historic lighthouse hotel
Argentina's Faro Punta Delgada operates as an historic lighthouse hotel
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Top 10 Lighthouse Hotels

These lighthouse hotels offer a storied past, secluded waterfront locale, and unique tower accommodations with unbeatable views.

By ShermansTravel Editorial Staff


August 7th, 2012

Guiding ships into port was just the beginning for these landmark lighthouse hotels. In their current incarnation as unusual – and in some cases quite plush – hotel rooms, they’re helping travelers steer clear of a rough night’s sleep. Our top 10 lighthouse hotels span perilous harbors across the U.S. (did you know there are approximately 700 lighthouses in the U.S. alone?), the UK, Europe, South America, and New Zealand. While modern technology (radar and GPS) has made their original job less essential, their second shift as a storied keep means visitors can learn firsthand how they work (most on our list are still operational, thanks to automated systems) and about their stormy pasts (some have been working the fog for over a century). Climb the narrow spiral stair, watch the light beam across the sea, and spend the night in an iconic tower – then and always the universal symbol for safe harbor. Check out our Lighthouse Hotels slideshow for a preview of these landmark accommodations.

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