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Taking A Look At Sweet Presidential Suites

October 4, 2012 at 4:21 PM | by | ()

If your Twitter and FB feeds haven’t yet been blown to smithereens regarding last night’s Presidential Debate, then we want to know your secret. But at HC, we want to focus on a key issue—and that is—where do presidents like to sleep when they’re on the road? And can we, the public, duplicate that experience?

So, while others choose to argue politics with friends, family, and..strangers on the internet, we’d rather entertain you with these hotels’ Presidential Suites and tempt you into voting on a stay there.

The US Grant, San Diego
The Penthouse Presidential Suite (from $3,500 a night) on the rooftop of this historic hotel is celebrated for its views of the city and the bay. Oh, and it’s recognized for the 14 presidents that have stayed here for the past 100 years--most recently George Bush Sr. Originally a radio station, it was the place where FDR broadcast his first ‘fireside chat’ outside of DC. The hotel has put together a package where you can actually stay inside the lavish suite, receive a city helicopter tour, and a chef’s dinner for two for $2012. Reserve online (rate plan LZPKG1) or call 866-716-8136.

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]

Archived Comments:

Loved this article!

Chanize thanks so much for including my fave suites at US Grant, Hotel Bel-Air, The Royal Palms and Hyatt Regency Waikiki.  All truly fit for a President.  Michelle M. Winner

All great places!

It was a good team effort! Now, all we have to do is get in the Waldorf for a party and we're golden.