Monday, February 10, 2014

Newspapers. In Print.

In the past week or so I have seen several references to newspapers made in on-line sources, which made me stop and think that a blog post about our commitment to printed newspapers would be worthy of mention.

Here at the Hawthorne Hotel we have available for our guests these newspapers pictured below.  We believe they represent varied viewpoints on what is happening in our world. This is something our owner believes in quite strongly.  He has a great deal of respect for people who read newspapers.

Our overnight guests may choose from these as they are available, although it does seem that the majority of guests prefer USA Today when they are staying here. In fact, just today we received a new TripAdvisor review where the guest makes mention of how much she enjoys being given that kind of choice. Here is her review:

jerseyjazz - Top Contributor - Traveling with us since 2009
120 Contributions - 30 Helpful votes - 35 Cities visited
“consistently good” 5 of 5 stars
Reviewed yesterday
This is my third visit since July 2013. I've stayed here during a July week with 100-degree days, a pleasant autumn week, and now in snow. Each time the hotel has impressed me. Yes, there are quirks particular to a 1925 building: the elevators are small, the heat and air conditioning run on a single system.
But the service is outstanding, the rooms clean, the beds very comfortable. I arrived on my business trip quite early (about 11 a.m.) and they checked me right into an interesting room, 304 (see separate notes under "choosing a room").
Other positives: the wi-fi is free and fast. There's plain vanilla yogurt with the continental breakfast (just ask for it). Outside the elevator on each floor are old cupboards full of books (take one, leave one). Each morning you have your choice of free newspapers in the lobby: NY Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the local daily. And the Tavern food is just great, especially when a fire is crackling on a cold day. Parking is no-fuss; park once and walk to everything in the center of town, and to the wharf.
In addition many local residents find it convenient to come here to buy their newspaper of choice, so that is possible as well.

I hope to see you here, whether for an overnight stay, for a meal in one of our two top-notch restaurants, or even just to buy a newspaper.


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