Hotel Anthracite Carbondale, formerly known as Carbondale Grand Hotel, dates back to the late 1800s and bills itself as a tribute to the heritage of Carbondale. The town was once the site of the first deep vein of anthracite coal in the United States, and was home to a major terminal of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad. The ambiance of the hotel peeks into the past of Carbondale and includes photos of the original coal trains while providing all the comforts of modern amenities.
The 61-room hotel boasts an outdoor courtyard, a fitness center, a banquet center, and a summer rooftop well known for its music concert series.
From the website: “Hotel Anthracite is a modern hotel with a strong connection to the Coal Mining heritage of Carbondale. In addition to coal mining, the area was the site of Gravity Railroad which saw the first commercial locomotive, The Stourbridge Lion, on its tracks. We have utilized that foundation to bring photography and recreated historical elements to Hotel Anthracite.”
Every piece of art that adorns the walls throughout the Hotel Anthracite tells a story. You won’t find a stock photo in the lobby, restaurant, hallways, or guest rooms and each piece, whether it’s a framed photograph or another medium, is in some way related to Carbondale, Pennsylvania’s rich coal mining and cultural history.– Travel Writer Joan Mead-Matsui
Hotel Anthracite also has 6,400 square feet of meeting and event space, including an on-site restaurant. The Canary Café provides guests with welcome wine upon check-in and a relaxing space ideal for smaller meetings and executive sessions. Other available event spaces include Gravity Hall, which has a capacity of 350, and Kōl Steakhouse, which seats 75. Both can be reserved for private dining groups.
Gravity Hall functions simultaneously as both a meeting and dining space and is equipped with presentation technology including a drop-down screen, an HD data projector and a sound system with wireless microphones.