I have been back and forth to the National Hotel in Frenchtown from mid-August to mid-September this year and have been very impressed with the attentive and personable service. The rooms are comfortable and appointed with sturdy antique furniture from the 19th and early 20th century--mine had a beautiful sleigh bed very like Emily Dickinson's. And the bathroom was modern and very clean. The staff are uniformly courteous and professional.
The hotel was built in the early 1830's and has a colorful and interesting history. Even with a tasteful modern renovation it still retains the charactor of a frontier hotel that hosted (and continues to host) many famous people. Be sure to have a drink at the lovely bar and ask the wonderful and attentive manager Marlon to tell you his interesting stories of the place. There are many. Though this was a business trip for me, my husband and I are planning a trip back just for pleasure.