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. As we mark Inauguration Day on January 20, a list of popular suites where heads of state have stayed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Beverly Hilton
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.