Get Away: River House at Odette’s

This glam hotel in New Hope, Pennsylvania, was once a rollicking cabaret owned by a Ziegfield Follies dancer.
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River House at Odette’s in New Hope, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jason Varney)

Escape for a romantic retreat to River House at Odette’s, located along the Delaware River in artsy New Hope, Pennsylvania. Opened in September 2020, the boutique hotel takes its design cues from the building’s previous life as Chez Odette, a boisterous cabaret owned by actress and Ziegfield Follies dancer Odette Myrtil, which for decades was a hub of New Hope’s nightlife. Public spaces feature a mix of bold murals, plush fabrics, leather sofas and vintage lighting. The 36 guest rooms and suites include Frette sheets and robes, and Keurig coffee machines with coffee from Philadelphia’s Ellis Coffee roasters. Many rooms and suites have floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private veranda.

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A guest room at Odette’s. (Photo by Don Pearse)

Live music (ranging from electric violin to piano and acoustic guitar) is available nightly and during Saturday and Sunday brunch. Odette’s Restaurant has a beautiful stone fireplace, indoor and outdoor seating and an eclectic menu of seasonally inspired cuisine, such as the popular blackberry glazed duck breast. Don’t miss the signature cocktail, The Double Kiss, made with sparkling Brut crémant, Aviation dry gin and a lemon twist.

Rates begin at $349, plus $20 valet parking. Registered hotel guests have complimentary access to the exclusive, members-only rooftop bar and lounge, Roof (reservations are recommended as it tends to book up).

River House at Odette’s, 274 River Road, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 215-682-2022,

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