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10 Baseball-Themed Hotel Rooms that Are Home Runs

The national pastime mixes with sleepy time in these hotel rooms
by Diana Lambdin Meyer Posted Jun 13th 2014 9:07a.m.
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, and an officer in the Society of American Travel Writers, Diana loves the Midwest and all things quirky and unusual about our world. Follow her on Twitter at @Mojotraveler.

Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, Massachusetts

More than 50 of the 149 rooms in the Hotel Commonwealth offer killer views of Fenway Park, and its oversized leftfield wall known as the Green Monster. Among those rooms is the Baseball Suite with décor that trips you back to the 1930s and 1940s (pictured at top).

It’s a museum in itself with a collection of vintage trading cards, more than 40 baseball-themed movies and a program from the 1967 World Series when the St. Louis Cardinals triumphed over the Boston Red Sox (as opposed to 2004 and 2013 when the Sox bested the Cards in the World Series).

Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MassachusettsHotel Commonwealth

Baseball Bed and Breakfast, Cooperstown, New York

The five guest rooms at the Baseball Bed and Breakfast are dedicated to the original five inductees into National Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb (room pictured below), Babe Ruth, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson and Honus Wagner. Owner John Rudy was at the last game played at Chicago’s Comiskey Park and has two seats from that legendary stadium. Pictures of presidents throwing out the first pitch on opening day line the walls. The inn is open from Opening Day until the final game of the World Series each year.

Baseball Bed and Breakfast, Cooperstown, New York Baseball Bed and Breakfast

Best Western Plus, Cooperstown, New York

A two-room suite at the Best Western Plus is dedicated to the all-time hit leader, Pete Rose. The slugger known as Charlie Hustle has stayed here numerous times when attending area events. The 17-time All-Star player and Golden Glove recipient has donated autographed bats, pennants, balls and a batting helmet, among other items that contribute to the décor of the room that bears his name. 

Best Western Plus Pete Rose RoomBest Western Plus

816 Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri

Room 404 in the 816 Hotel is dedicated to the Monarchs, Kansas City's team in the Negro National Leagues, an organization that was founded in Kansas City in 1920. The room features a mural of the team from back in the day. The rate includes two tickets to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, located in the 18th and Vine Historic District.

Hotel 816, Kansas City, Missouri, MonarchsDiana Lambdin Meyer

Southmoreland on the Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri

Fans of the legendary pitcher Satchel Paige understand why baseball is not the most visible design component of the room in his honor at the Southmoreland Bed and Breakfast Inn. He was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors, thus the woodsy cabin look to the room. There’s a Kansas City Monarchs baseball cap on the coat rack (Paige led that team to a Negro League World Series championship in 1942) and several books about the Hall of Famer, who is buried in Kansas City. 

Southmoreland on the Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri, Satchel PageSouthmoreland on the Plaza

A two-room suite at the Best Western Plus in Cooperstown, New York is dedicated to the all-time hit leader, Pete Rose.

Hilton Garden Inn, Manchester, New Hampshire

The Manchester Fisher Cats are a ferocious farm team for the Toronto Blue Jays and fiercely loved by locals. Thus, the Patio Restaurant at the Hilton Garden Inn, a hotel built into the minor league stadium, is always filled to the max when the Fisher Cats are playing. About 60 of the rooms have an unobstructed view of the game below and they are always filled when the Portland Sea Dogs, a farm team for the Boston Red Sox, are in town. 

Hilton Garden Inn, Manchester, New HampshireHilton Garden Inn

Hotel Belleclaire, New York, New York

Back in the day, Babe Ruth was a big fan of the Hotel Belleclaire on New York’s Upper West Side. Today, room # 3 on the second floor, chosen due to Ruth’s jersey number, honors the many times the slugger stayed at the hotel. The décor is more masculine than sports-oriented with exposed steel beams, an original fireplace and a historic trunk. A crate painted in Yankees colors filled with Cracker Jacks, Big League Chew and other goodies celebrates our national pastime.

Hotel Belleclaire, New York, New YorkHotel Belleclaire

Islander Inn, Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Four of the 115 rooms at the Islander Inn are dedicated to Ohio sports teams supported by the Niese family, owners of this resort in the middle of Lake Erie. Red and blue, the team colors of the Cleveland Indians, dominate the décor of the room dedicated to the Tribe. From the sheets on the bed to the towels in the bathroom, this room is always in demand by Indians fans who visit the island resort. 

Grand Islander Hotel, Put-in-Bay, OhioGrand Islander Hotel

Hotel Union Square, San Francisco, California

The Dugout Suite at Hotel Union Square is all about the Giants —bright orange walls covered with pennants, peanuts and Cracker Jacks in the mini bar, all you need for a good night’s sleep in this corner suite without fear of the beard. Built in 1913, the Hotel Union Square offers 130 rooms not painted orange, all within walking distance from AT&T Park where the Giants play.

Hotel Union Square, San Francisco, CaliforniaHotel Union Square

Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Located inside the Rogers Centre, the home of the Toronto Blue Jays, the Renaissance Downtown was the world’s first hotel built into a baseball stadium.  Seventy of its 348 rooms have stadium views, and big screen TVs as well. The windows open a bit so you can hear the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd, but are shatter proof in case a grand slam comes your way.

Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRenaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel

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Renaissance Toronto Downtown, Toronto, Canada

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Tour Boston's Hotel Commonwealth

Hotel Commonwealth Boston - Location Tour

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Tour the Renaissance Toronto Downtown

Renaissance Toronto Downtown, Toronto, Canada

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