Dial your own weather, drive into the hotel - the Ridpath was so full of modern amenities, you'd think it was built just last year. It wasn't. Its own website says it was built "in the early 1900's," as if records from that era are incomplete and cryptic. At least the site tells us where the name came from: Colonel William Ridpath.

It looks renovated in some photos, but the reviews aren't friendly. Like this:

"Worst hotel experience ever. My friend cut herself on a piece of broken glass that was in her bed. Heater would not turn off. Elevator broken, had to wait in line to use the dirty freight elevator. Parking garage full. Convention of animal fetish alternative lifestyles group going on."