ABOUT THE ELGIN
Built in 1886 to attract travelers on two railroad lines running through Marion, the impressive hotel still stands over 130 years later. After operating as a hotel for over nine decades and coming close to being demolished, the Elgin was renovated in 1977 as an apartment house and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places a year later. In 2009 the hotel was fully renovated and opened as a bed and breakfast with the owners living on its 3rd floor. New owners in 2016 opened up the 3rd floor for guests and chose to live off-site. Keeping its cozy, bed and breakfast atmosphere, the Historic Elgin Hotel now stands amidst the Flint Hills of Kansas as the region’s finest fully-renovated boutique hotel. The Elgin’s 19th century limestone building provides a unique venue to rest, relax and reconnect in an atmosphere that blends the nostalgia of the past with the luxuries of today. Five living rooms, an outdoor verandah, a covered porch, a fitness center, and a vintage game lounge compliment twelve unique suites to create an unforgettable getaway for its guests. Read the complete Elgin story…
Our goal is to spoil our guests during their stay. While we relish the past and appreciate the historical nature of our property, we feature many amenities that you find in the modern hotels. Private ensuite bathrooms, jacuzzis, and Smart TVs as well as complimentary Wifi, in-room refrigerators, docking stations, and plush robes and slippers make a stay at the Elgin an unforgettable experience for its guests. Enjoy the on-site fitness center or reconnect with friends in the game lounge, on the verandah or in one of our five living rooms. While we offer these amenities that you might find at a larger hotel, you will be delighted by the cozy atmosphere, warm hospitality, and the full gourmet breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays that you won’t find at a modern hotel. During the week, enjoy breakfast on us at Dorothy’s Coffee House & Tea Room, just across the street. Plan your stay at the Historic Elgin Hotel bed and breakfast.
VENUES & EVENTS
Our facility offers elegant comfortable spaces to host events and gatherings. The Victorian ballroom is approximately 1200 sq ft and can accommodate up to 100 people, our nostalgic conference room seats up to 8 people for meetings, and the library and game lounge are perfect for casual small gatherings of 6-12 people. We also offer a beautiful courtyard for outdoor occasions that hosts up to 150 people. All five of these spaces are available for weddings, celebrations, meetings, retreats and gatherings. More information about our venue rental can be found here. Call or email the hotel staff today and schedule an appointment to tour the facility.