A lot has happened in the last four years. It’s easy to forget the most majestic capital city in the world (and we’ve been to all of them as a collective team) is Washington, DC, in what is still the greatest country in the world. We think that a trip to Washington should be in order this summer. So we’ve rounded up the best Presidential Suites to take in our nation’s capital.
- The Presidential Suite at Rosewood
Nestled in the heart of Georgetown, the Rosewood offers guests a glimpse into what life might be like for an elite DC politician. Georgetown is one of the best neighborhoods to explore in DC and is filled with high end boutiques and restaurants, quaint coffee shops and a glorious waterfront where politicians and students alike enjoy popping into their favorite corner cafes and kayaking at Waterfront Park. But when you’re in DC to sight see, you can find more than just the well known monuments. Georgetown is home to some of the nation’s oldest and most historic 18th and 19th century mansions including the homes once owned by JFK and Julia Child. After a long day strolling past relics of Presidents before, come home to your very own Presidential suite at the Rosewood where no shortcut has been taken to ensure your experience of luxury. Clean and refined, The Rosewood isn’t messing around when it comes to traditional and stately furnishings and high tech design. On the fifth floor with views of the famed C&O canal, the Presidential suite boasts a large entrance foyer that opens up into a luxurious living room for entertaining. The pantry stocked with fine China is perfect for hosting drinks with friends or coworkers or if eating in, a dining area for five people creates a high class ambiance. After all is said and done, you can cozy up in front of the gas fireplace before you pass out in your King Size bed made with designer linens.
The Cost: A relatively reasonable $1,500/nightly
2. Presidential Suite at Four Seasons
Also located along the C&O canal in Georgetown, the Four Seasons is equally the perfect place to stay when you want to be a hop skip and jump away from the bustling downtown. Whether you’re there for business or pleasure, The Four Seasons upholds some of the highest standards of luxury. Like the Rosewood, you’ll find classic residential style decor and enough rooms to host all of your friends or family for the evening or weekend. The marble bathroom and luxury linens are the personal touches suitable to only someone so presidential. The East and West wing suites both share modern italian furnishings and plentiful seating for in room dining or a bottle of wine. And the large bay windows reveal gorgeous views of the water. The Four seasons never lets us down and especially in DC where performance and service are of the utmost importance.
The Cost: Upwards of $4,000 per night
3. Presidential Suite at The Jefferson
Some hotels are nice additions to your presidential experience but no hotel quite completes it like the Jefferson. A favorite of former President, Barack Obama and unique to DC, the Jefferson boasts a history unmatched by any other hotel in the area and they’re just a little ways away from the White House. Their onsite historian can fill in the details, but what we know is that the once apartment building built in 1923 is a compilation of some of the finest European architect and design work. Their Michelin starred, Plume, has a sky light ceiling where you can stare up into the sky where air force one might be flying to come escort you to a high profile meeting. But while in the nation’s capital you can relax and enjoy your private presidential suite known to be in a class by itself. Unlike some of the more professionally oriented options in town, the Presidential suite called the Jefferson promotes peace and tranquility above all. A private butler will cater to you and your family or friends as you dine or drink in the gorgeous and intimate dining room. After your first glass of wine, take in the sunset from one of the five Juliet balconies with downtown views. When you do need to buckle down and get some of your admin out of the way, your suite contains beautiful historic desks and writing stations where you’ll feel like you’ve got your own oval office — without anyone to bother you, of course. However, at the Jefferson, lux amenities and attentive service aren’t sparse, and perhaps unlike a true President, you can really let go and relax.
The Cost: Upwards of 6,500 per night
- Presidential Suite at the Mandarin Oriental
Located along the Southwest waterfront, Mandarin Oriental offers a prime home base for all of your famous monument tourist ventures. In addition to sight seeing, the up and coming wharf is home to famous tried and true restaurants including a must visit fish shop as well as trendy cafes and boutiques. When you’ve had enough history for one day, you can find a flourishing art scene with cool contemporary museums like Culture House DC and some of the cities largest theaters. But at the hotel you’ll enjoy an experience unlike any other. A favorite of Jay- Z and Beyonce, the rooms are the best place in town to stay when you want to feel like one of this country’s elite. The Presidential suite which is designed to pay homage to both the city of DC and Mandarin Oriental’s unique asian inspiration is a two bedroom suite complete with a dining room that seats eight and spa-inspired bathrooms which feature glass showers and an infinity tub. Gorgeous windows illuminate the room and look out onto the wharf and a balcony is the perfect spot to see the Washington Monument. The private living space has enough room to entertain and an en suite den and office with a library for your most Presidential of tasks. When it comes to feeling like one of the most powerful people in the world, the Mandarin Oriental has you covered.
The Cost: $6,500 per night
- The Presidential Suite at Watergate
We all know the notorious Watergate hotel where a political scandal turned the hotel’s name into a common phrase. But unless you’re wiretapping, the hotel is most likely to provide a luxury getaway for you. Located on the Waterfront, you’ll wake up to views of the incoming ships and rising sun in every room and on your two private balconies. Newly renovated dark floors and unique modern decor make this room different from other hotels in the area where there aren’t the velvet sofas, a fireplace, and kitchen and dining rooms like in Watergate. Marble countertops? They’ve got you. As well as a library and deep soaker tubs. Some say there isn’t any place better to stay while you’re in DC. But if for some reason Presidential isn’t really your style we recommend you stay in the room where it happened, room 214, the Scandal inspired experience in the place where it all went down.
The Cost: $12,000+ Nightly. You pay to play with a piece of history.