President’s Day is here! Although it has become a tradition for most Americans as one of the few days a year to score some major retail deals, it was originally created to celebrate the work of George Washington. It has become a national holiday to commemorate the many great leaders the country has produced. Celebrate the holiday presidential-style by staying in one of these hotels frequented by past leaders of our country.
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, California
A fabulous hideaway located in Central California, tucked away in a secluded valley in between two mountain ranges. This beautiful hotel, known for its exquisite spa services, has hosted a large number of US Presidents including Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. It was also used as an army training camp during the 1940s. Since then, the hotel has undergone upgrades so you’re sure to enjoy the many beautiful amenities as well as the Pacific beaches located just on the outskirts of the mountain ranges.
Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle
This beauty is located in the center of the historic Seattle downtown. Opening its doors in the roaring 1920’s, this hotel has accommodated many former presidents such as John F. Kennedy and Herbert Hoover. Known for its many luxurious dinning halls, this hotel is sure to offer a unique culinary experience and sits in the perfect area to take long strolls and explore museums. In 2005, the hotel underwent a huge hostelry renovation. With 450 guest rooms, including 216 suites, you have plenty of options for a perfect presidential stay.
Palace Hotel, San Francisco
The Palace Hotel is one of the most glamorous on our list. With it’s many admirable amenities including it’s glass roof indoor pool and an on-property spa, the Palace is known for being unapologetically extravagant. The presidential suite itself features 6 rooms, antique fireplaces, a full kitchen and even a baby grand piano! It’s easy to see why presidents such as Warren Harding and Franklin Roosevelt made this hotel their go-to for West Coast travels.
Willard Intercontinental Washington, Pennsylvania
Located just one block from the White House, this Washington, DC hotel has been visited by almost every single US president since Franklin Pierce in 1853. Other notable guests include Martin Luther King Jr., Charles Dickens, and even Mark Twain who penned two books while staying here in the 1900’s. It is a popular destination for tourists visiting the city wishing to immerse themselves into the history of DC.
Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
Also referred to as “The Jewel of the Desert”, the Arizona Biltmore opened its doors in 1929 and was actually owned by William Wrigley Jr., of the Wrigley chewing gum company. It’s luxurious ambiance quickly attracted many acclaimed guests. The Reagans celebrated their honeymoon there and almost every president since has visited its beautiful property.
Waldorf Astoria New York
With an art-deco feel and a modern English manor-style elegance this is one of the most famous luxury hotels in New York. A popular landmark for politicians in the States as well as royalty from overseas, this hotel has all the fabulous amentities one could dream of. Every president since Hoover has stayed here at some point and many have continued to visit the hotel years after their presidency.
Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
The Fairmont in Copley Plaza is considered one of the historic hotels of America and has been frequented by every US president since Taft, as well as many celebrities and royalty from all over the world. It’s lavish entrance hall is known as Peacock Alley because of its beautiful architecture and décor and can be spotted in the background of many presidential photographs.
It doesn’t have to be Presidents Day for you to have a stay like a president. Make sure to reserve any one of these exquisite hotels and vacation in luxury.
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