Mentone Hotels

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Mentone Springs Inn: Mentone Springs Inn

OMG...Tony and I drove up the mountain and pulled to the top of the knoll to see the Mentone Historic INN..and all I saw was smoke rising from the ashes where it once stood. There was a news guy taking photos and I asked what happened and he said that they just finished putting out the flames.
After 130 yrs...GONE!!! So so so sad!!!

I have pictures from before and NOW!!!
So so sad !!!!

A sign sits among the remains and debris from the 130 year old Mentone Springs Hotel and White Elephant Antique Galleries on Monday, March 3, 2014 in Mentone, Ala. A fire ripped through the Mentone Springs Hotel Saturday night and authorities are unsure of the cause of the fire. The Mentone Springs Hotel was one of the oldest hotels in the state of Alabama and was featured in The New York Times best-seller "1,000 Places to See Before You Die." Built with 57 rooms in 1884 by Dr. Frank Caldwell of Pennsylvania, the hotel was named after Mentone in France after Caldwell's daughter saw news reports of Queen Victoria visiting there

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written March 4, 2014
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  • Reviews: 5204

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mentone spring hotel: historic hotel

this beautiful queen anne victorian hotel was built in 1884 by dr. j. frank caldwell. the mentone springs hotel is the oldest hotel in the state of alabama. the hotel has nine guest rooms and a restaurant in the lobby. a great place to stay to get a feel of late 19 th century life in the alabama mountains. reservations recommended.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Architecture, National/State Park, Historical Travel
  • Written September 16, 2009
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