What better way to celebrate Presidents Day weekend than with a relaxing sojourn at a luxury hotel with history that U.S. presidents, both past and present, have stayed in?
The US GRANT Penthouse Presidential Suite, San Diego, CA
Developed by Ulysses S. Grant Jr., son of Civil War hero and 18th president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, the historical US GRANT hotel in San Diego has played host to more than 13 U.S. presidents since its opening in 1910. Take a step back in time in the spacious 11th floor penthouse presidential suite that once was a radio station where President Franklin D. Roosevelt broadcasted his first “fireside chat” outside of Washington DC. The suite boasts a six-person dining area with a built-in service bar, executive desk, separate salon, and master bed and bath.
Rates from $3,500/night. www.usgrant.net.
The Manchester Grand Hyatt has hosted such political figures as Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, John McCain, George Bush Sr., and more. The newly renovated 1,050-square-foot presidential suite on the top floors of the Harbor Tower offers a spacious seating area, kitchen, separate service entrance and a double/double additional connecting bedroom.
Rates from $2,000/night. www.manchestergrand.hyatt.com.
The Hacienda at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, San Diego, CA
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa features a 5,000-square-foot Hacienda in San Diego’s upscale Ranch Santa Fe neighborhood. A favorite of Bill Clinton, the estate-styled private guest room features a new kitchen with modern appliances, three colorful bedrooms with private patios and steam showered bathrooms or large bathtubs, plush living spaces and a private backyard with pool, dining area and outdoor entertaining space.
Rates from $3000/night. www.ranchovalencia.com.
This National Historic Registry landmark is one of the country’s last-remaining schoolhouses turned luxury boutique hotel. The three-bedroom 1,290-square-foot presidential suite combines the Penthouse Suite, a Town King and a Pool King Room that makes for three bedrooms, three private bathrooms and a den for guests. Enjoy 270-degree views of Park City, along with a private elevator entrance.
Rates from $1,950/night. www.washingtonschoolhouse.com.
U.S. presidents such as Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and the belated South African President Nelson Mandela have stayed at the presidential suite of the Charles Hotel in Cambridge’s famed Harvard Square. The suite includes a custom made grand king size four poster maple bed, unique original artwork, two fireplaces, five flat screen TVs including a Vision Art TV, security camera, office with a custom made desk and boasts breathtaking views of the Boston and Cambridge skylines.
Rates from $3,500/night. www.charleshotel.com.
This Waikiki penthouse in Honolulu is an escape in and of its own. The custom-furnished 1,400-square-foot space features its own private dining room, kitchen, entertainment center and bedroom with breathtaking Pacific views. Amenities include custom beds with imported linens by Frette, down comforters and pillows, original and custom designed furniture with custom fabrics, 55” LCD TVS, and an in-room fully stocked wet bar. Dine at the Modern Honolulu’s Morimoto Waikiki that President Obama recently visited and named one of his favorite restaurants.
Rates from $5000/night. www.themodernhonolulu.com.