305 E Walnut St, Springfield, MO 65806, USA
| +1 417-832-1515
Photo courtesy of Hotel Vandivort
Hotel VandivortWhy we love it: A boutique property that locals love
- Stylish rooms that blend historical details with modern amenities
- A pet-friendly policy and regular “yappy hours” for local pups
- Public spaces that function as downtown Springfield’s living room
A welcome respite from the surrounding chain hotels, Hotel Vandivort sits right on Springfield’s buzzy downtown square, surrounded by art galleries, restaurants, and bars. Spanning two buildings—one of which is a 100-year-old former Masonic temple—the property also features unique guest room layouts, which combine historic elements (artisan metalwork, large windows) with thoroughly modern design (local artwork, turntables with a sampling of albums). The Master Suite is particularly fanciful, with a whopping 1,550 square feet of space, a private king bedroom, a fully appointed kitchen, separate living and dining areas, and an outdoor patio with a large TV and two-way fireplace.
A popular wedding and event spot, the hotel features a stately ballroom with high ceilings, chevron hardwood flooring, and oversize windows with a view. Still, the property is as much for locals as it is for visitors. Neighborhood folks regularly gather at on-site restaurant The Order for craft cocktails and local fare, or in the lobby lounge to hang in front of the fireplaces. Before heading home, they all make sure to visit the downstairs public restroom, where they pose for mirror selfies in the apparently perfect lighting and hashtag their Instagram posts with #HotelVandivortBathroomSelfies.