The Waldorf-Astoria Presidential Suite: Where Presidents Stay on Trips to NYC

The Waldorf Presidential Suite in New York City


OK, so Presidents Day is over, but that doesn't mean that we can't still take this opportunity to get a good look at the luxurious places that presidents rest their heads at night. One of those places is the famous Waldorf-Astoria hotel's presidential suite, where most presidents have stayed on any trip to New York City. Of course, it's not just for the commander in chief. Anyone with $10,000 (a night!) burning a hole in their pocket is welcome to the stately digs.

Sure, the suite is a pretty nice place to put your feet up after a long day of leading the Free World. But it's also jam-packed with presidential history. "No sitting president since 1931 has stayed in any other hotel in New York but the Waldorf," Matt Zolbe, the Waldorf's sales director, told the New York Daily News last year. "We're legendary."

You'll also find throughout the suite tokens of history left behind by previous presidents. There's a gold mirror from Ronald Reagan, a wicker-backed chair that John F. Kennedy used for his bad back, and a wooden desk with carved eagle-claw feet that was given by Dwight Eisenhower. There are also bookshelves surrounding the flat-screen TV in the spacious living room that are filled with biographies of former presidents. And the suite is meant to make the president feel right at home -- as if he were in the White House. The phones and keypads in the suite, for example, are exact replicas of the ones in the White House. Get a better look inside via the video above.

See also: The Grand Homes of Former Presidents

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