What You'll Get
After navigating floating platform staircases, dodging living-room-level bosses, and searching for randomly appearing bathroom keys, most homeowners come to regret purchasing houses built by video-game designers. Today's Groupon offers respite from the chaos: for $55, you get a one-night stay at The Fitzpatrick Hotel in Washington (up to a $120 value). Originally constructed in 1898, The Fitzpatrick Hotel offers historic charm with modern amenities. Each fully restored guest room boasts a private bathroom and Victorian furnishings with thoughtful touches such as Internet access and satellite television to keep guests in the cyber-based know. Spend a day exploring the scenic surroundings or curl up with a book in your private room, authentically outfitted with period-appropriate dark wood paneling, warm-hued walls, and secret nooks expertly hidden behind shelves, fireplaces, and your suitcase's zipper.
Open Thursday through Saturday only.
TripAdvisors give The Fitzpatrick Hotel an average of four owl eyes:
- This property is museum quality in appearance, comfortable in function, and classic in service while being a very small inn, perhaps a couple of dozen rooms. – wallyhawn
- Surprisingly sophisticated, comfortable, and welcoming hotel right on the town square in picturesque, historic Washington. – Hentyfan
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 6, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Open Thurs.-Sat. only. Reservation req'd; subj. to avail. Valid only for standard rooms. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per night. Not valid 12/10/10-12/11/10, 2/11/11-2/12/11, 4/1/11-4/10/11 or 5/21/11. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Fitzpatrick Hotel
Stained-glass windows and wrought-iron balconies mark the terra-cotta exterior of the Fitzpatrick, which faces Courthouse Square in historical downtown Washington, Georgia. Originally constructed in 1898 and restored in 2004, the three-story hotel has 17 guest rooms with ornate Victorian period furnishings throughout, including gentleman's chairs, upholstered ottomans, antique claw-foot tubs, and vases wearing corsets. Some guest rooms even have fireplaces. Each morning, the innkeepers lay out a complimentary continental breakfast spread of fruits, cereals, breads, coffee, and tea.
The first city to be named after George Washington (about 18 years before Washington, DC), the antebellum community of Washington, Georgia charms with its Victorian and colonial homes. Only 7 miles from the hotel, the Callaway Plantation—built in 1875—houses many original 18th-century artifacts. You can tour the homes, barns, outbuildings, and the cemetery on its 3,000-acre cotton plantation, featuring an unaltered Great Manor house, a Greek Revival–style mansion furnished with 150-year-old doors.