About The Barlow

October 30th, 2012 by The Barlow Hotel

The number one question we get asked is “What is the hotel going to look like?” Without trying to sound overly artistic – the best description is modern art deco (as opposed to ultra modern, which is quite minimalist or art nouveau which is very “flowery”).

The building was built as the Barlow-Osborn Building in 1927, a few years after Art Deco was introduced at the 1925 Exposition Internationales des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. In general our intent is to retain as much of the original detail of the building as possible, re-purposing items if needed, while combining touches that reflect an elegant yet comfortable aesthetic.

The main hallways currently feature heavy recessed oak paneled wainscoting in a rich walnut stain, but the existing pendant fixtures will be replaced with more stylized ones. Photography from a local artist will be featured down each of the three floor hallways.

The lobby will feature tufted back sofas and high backed chairs. Two French Flea Market style chandeliers in the lobby will combine wrought iron, crystal elements and shaded lights. The focal point of the lobby will be an oversized inline fireplace with natural stone surround. The reception desk, an antique bar with similar panel treatment on the front as the wainscoting in the hallways, will greet guests. Three pendant fixtures combining bronze organza and black brass mesh will light the Front Desk area.

The Barlow will have 16 guest rooms. Each will feature either Queen or King beds, all with private baths. Each bed will have a leather-tufted headboard, luxury high thread count bed linens, fluffy down pillows, and ultra soft cotton bamboo blankets. Flat screen televisions with DirecTV included, USB compatible electrical outlets, individual refrigerators, and single brew Keurig Coffeemakers are included in all bedrooms. A majority of the rooms will also feature inline gas fireplaces. Each shower will feature glass mosaic tiling and an ultra-luxurious spa shower. In keeping with our Green efforts all toilets will be dual flush to conserve water. Bead board wainscoting will add an historical element to the bathroom décor.

Colors throughout the Hotel will be earth tones and neutrals.

Each guest will be provided a keycard to allow them to access the Hotel and their individual room. Security cameras will be placed throughout the property both inside and out for guests’ safety and comfort.

Parking on Warren Street can be challenge. Therefore each guest room is also provided one complimentary guest parking permit in the Municipal lot behind the Hotel for the duration of their stay.