The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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January 29, 2014


Village hotel offers old-time feel in modern age

Medina Journal-Register — There’s nothing else like it in Orleans County.

Hart House Hotel, on West Center Street near Main, has the potential to become a true local commodity.

Located above the Shirt Factory Cafe, the Hart House Hotel features several loft-style rooms of varying size boasting modern amenities with a vintage small-town feel.

The rooms, available for nightly rental (two-night minimum) or for extended stays, provide a unique hotel experience in Orleans County. Building owner Andrew Meier said the rooms are good for local families or businesses hosting guests from out of town.

“Anyone who wants to visit and needs space, this works,” he said.

There are two extended stay lofts and several smaller rooms. The lofts are essentially “fully stocked apartments,” Meier said, furnished with everything except food. Indeed, they include a kitchen and a washer and dryer. 

Every room in Hart House Hotel also features custom tiling, historic lighting and fixtures and, in some cases, different types of artistic accents.

Meier called Hart House Hotel a place that gives off a “retro feel” but still offers very modern amenities, such as heated bathroom floors in several rooms.

Kyle Zunner, the hotel manager, said he expects guests to be “surprised” by the accommodations during their stay.

“There’s still some work to be done with the fixtures and the artwork, because we want to make it feel more like home,” he said, “but as a space it works and so far we’ve had great feedback.”

Hart House Hotel is continuing to add rooms to its inventory. Currently all of the rooms available are on the third floor of the building. As the year continues, Meier and Zunner hope to complete more work on the second floor and add an elevator. The elevator is a necessity, Meier said, and a space has already been earmarked for it.

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