Epi Erichsen
Epi Erichsen
Jan 2021

From the Holiday Inn to The Waldorf Astoria, hotels in every price range offer presidential suites. The designation is reserved for the most lavish accommodations on a property, but not every presidential suite has actually hosted a Commander-in-Chief. Here, a list of popular suites where heads of state have stayed.

Presidential suite library at The Fairmont, San Francisco / Courtesy of The Fairmont

The Fairmont

San Francisco

While this hotel has a presidential suite, POTUS often prefers the opulent penthouse. The room—if you can call it that—takes up the entire eighth floor, replete with a two-story circular library, a secret passage and a 60-person dining room where Harry Truman met with world leaders in 1945 to discuss the drafting of the United Nations charter.

Oceanfront suite at Islamorada's Cheeca Lodge / Courtesy of Cheeca Lodge

Cheeca Lodge

Florida Keys

This 27-acre luxury resort in the Florida Keys was a popular haunt of George H.W. Bush, who co-founded Cheeca Lodge’s annual Sailfish Tournament 31 years ago. Along with a few signed books and photos of the 41st president, guests can also see a piece of the Berlin Wall.

Smoke filled suite at The Blackstone, Chicago / Courtesy of The Blackstone

The Blackstone


The Blackstone's presidential quarters feature three lavish rooms, sweeping views of Grant Park and Lake Michigan, and a master suite inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s bedroom at the White House. Harry Truman accepted FDR’s VP nomination at this hotel.

Presidential suite at The Waldorf Astoria, New York City / Courtesy of The Waldorf Astoria

The Waldorf Astoria

New York City

The presidential suite on the 35th floor of this New York landmark has been a temporary home to every president since Herbert Hoover. The furnishings resemble the colonial design style of the White House, with personal presidential effects including an upholstered rocking chair that once belonged to John F. Kennedy, and wall sconces donated by Richard Nixon.

Presidential suite at The Beverly Hilton / Courtesy of The Beverly Hilton

The Beverly Hilton

Los Angeles

With its prime location at the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards in Beverly Hills, The Beverly Hilton has courted Hollywood royalty for more than six decades. The hotel recently underwent a $35 million renovation, and its 1,870-square-foot presidential suite is sure to continue to lure celebrities and dignitaries with its floor-to-ceiling window views of the Beverly Hills skyline. John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have all stayed in the suite, which is part of the hotel’s exclusive 16-room Penthouse Collection on the eighth floor.

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