The Jefferson Suite at The Madison
The Madison, Washington, DC
In 1963, President John F. Kennedy opened this hotel and was the temporary Oval Office for George W. Bush before he took office in 2000. The Jefferson Suite (from $1400 a night) has seen its fair share of presidential pajamas including Ronald Reagan’s. Coming in at 1,472 square-feet, it is perched at the top of The Madison and has views of the Washington Monument from its huge terrace. A marble and artwork filled foyer paves way to the opulence throughout the suite. Built for entertaining, there’s a dining room that seats 10, and a 50” flat screen television to watch more political debates if you’re so inclined.
The Waldorf Astoria, New York
Every President since Hoover has stayed at this grand-dame hotel and its top-of-the-line, $10K per night, 3,000 square-foot suite still contains guests from past guests including JFK’s rocking chair. A huge living room can accommodate up to 50 people—that’s one heck of a party to throw whether you're a Barack Obama or Mitt Romney supporter. Still in order to get in, you’ll have to prove you deserve to stay there more than say a member of royalty, Hollywood celebrity, or..a president. Good luck with that!
The Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
Set on 12 acres of lush gardens, the recently refurbished hotel contains the uber private Presidential Suite compound which is 6,775 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space. One can have a private dinner for ten prepared in the chef’s kitchen (also inside), prepare for political fact checking questions in the study, and let down their hair with music and cocktails in the Great Room which features a grand piano. This is all once you tear away from the bathroom with its heated limestone floors, spa tub with built in TV, or the swimming pool located within the private Spanish courtyard.
The Presidential Suite at The Hyatt Waikiki
The Royal Palms Hotel and Spa, Scottsdale, AZ
The Presidential Villa was designed to replicate a Mediterranean home, so there’s more of a vacation-ey vibe here. At 1,700 square feet, it is comprised of a master bedroom with claw-foot bathtub in the en-suite bathroom, a living room with a dramatic fireplace, private dining room, butler's kitchen, and three private patios with an outdoor fireplace and water feature. The Royal Palms has hosted notables such as George W. Bush and The First Family, Beyonce, and Tiger Woods.
Other Presidential Suite picks:
The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort
This Presidential Suite (also named Pualeilani after Hawaiian royalty) is located on the 40th floor and has a front-and-center view of Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean. Out of the total 2,452 square feet, 736 of it is dedicated to the living room which has 6 lanais. A great perk? The complimentary stocked bar. It comes with two bedrooms, a master bedroom with a king-sized bed, and a second bedroom with two doubles—great for a family who can afford the $4K a night rate.
The Bellagio, Las Vegas: Fantastic and OTT as only Vegas can do. Just one thing—there’s no view of The Strip. For that, choose its replica, the Chairman suite on the other side of the floor facing east.
The Langham, Boston This historic hotel, once the country’s Federal Reserve Bank, has been transformed into a luxury property that has hosted royalty. The Presidential Suite, which has been booked by Julia Roberts and Stevie Nicks for $2,000 a night, has a private foyer, butler's pantry, dining room, and spacious living room for up to 20 of your most fascinating friends.
[Photos: The Daily News, The Madison, Hyatt Hotels]