Five Presidential Suites for Presidents Day: What will $19,000 a night get you?

President’s Day is a week away, and this year, we’d like to take a moment to tip our hats to one of our favorite presidents: Woodrow Wilson, the rumored creator of the "Presidential Suite." Apparently Wilson was a bit of a finicky traveler (we can relate), and on his trips away from Washington he required his hotel rooms to meet certain specifications: They had to have en-suite bathrooms (not a common treat back in 1913), walk-in closets, and south-facing orientations. Today’s VIP travelers have gotten, if anything, even more demanding, and so long as they're willing to pay the price of a new Toyota each night for a suite that has everything, the top hotels will continue to deliver. Which begs the question – what exactly does one get for that kind of cash? To find out exactly how much bling you get for your buck, we’ve found five of the most drool-worthy presidential suites in the country, the cheapest of which starts at about $4,559 per night.

Jumeirah Essex House

  • Price: $4,559 - 10,000/night
  • Square feet: 2,500 sq. ft.
  • Notable features: Central park views, a 24-hour butler, a security room with video surveillance, a specially curated art collection
  • Celebrity sightings at hotel: Angelina Jolie, Sheryl Crowe, Reggie Jackson
The Jumeirah Essex House Presidential Suite overlooks Central Park.
The Jumeirah Essex House Presidential Suite overlooks Central Park.
The Jumeirah Essex House Presidential Suite has one master bedroom and one guest bedroom.
The Jumeirah Essex House Presidential Suite has one master bedroom and one guest bedroom.

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Four Seasons Washington, D.C.

  • Price: $8,500/night
  • Square feet: 1,924 sq. ft.
  • Notable features: Gas fireplace, huge outdoor terrace, treadmill and elliptical machines
  • Celebrity sightings at the hotel: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kiefer Sutherland, Vanessa Williams, Rick Fox
Wood paneling and a gas fireplace make The Presidential Suite West Wing feel inviting.
Wood paneling and a gas fireplace make The Presidential Suite West Wing feel inviting.
The outdoor terrace is enormous.
The outdoor terrace is enormous.

See full album of Four Seasons Washington, D.C. Presidential Suite photos.

St. Regis Washington, D.C.

  • Price: $12,000/night
  • Square feet: 2,510 sq. ft.
  • Notable features: Two fireplaces, Sub Zero kitchen appliances, library, butler's pantry, 24-hour butler
  • Celebrity sightings at the hotel: Audrey Hepburn, Howard Hughes, Elizabeth Taylor, Cher
Two fireplaces and large windows brighten the sitting room in the St. Regis Washington D.C.'s Presidential Suite.
Two fireplaces and large windows brighten the sitting room in the St. Regis Washington D.C.'s Presidential Suite.
The formal dining room can accommodate up to 10 people.
The formal dining room can accommodate up to 10 people.

See full album of St. Regis Washington, D.C. Presidential Suite photos.

Four Seasons New York

  • Price: $18,000/night
  • Square feet: 1,500 sq. ft.
  • Notable features: Gas fireplace, private elevator access, city and Central Park views
  • Celebrity sightings at the hotel: Jennifer Aniston, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez
The Presidential Suite at the Four Seasons New York features satinwood games tables and a working gas fireplace.
The Presidential Suite at the Four Seasons New York features satinwood games tables and a working gas fireplace.
The marble bathroom looks out over the city.
The marble bathroom looks out over the city.

See full album of Four Seasons New York Presidential Suite photos.

The St. Regis New York

  • Price: $19,000/night
  • Square feet: 2,970 - 3,400 sq. ft.
  • Notable features: Fully-equipped kitchen, library, wood-burning fireplace, 24-hour butler
  • Celebrity sightings at the hotel: Marilyn Monroe, Salvador Dali, Humphrey Bogart, Demi Moore, Sean Penn, Scarlett Johansson, Courtney Cox
The lovely Presidential Suite at the St. Regis New York runs $19,000 a night.
The lovely Presidential Suite at the St. Regis New York runs $19,000 a night.
Former guests of the St. Regis suites include Marilyn Monroe and Salvador Dali.
Former guests of the St. Regis suites include Marilyn Monroe and Salvador Dali.

See full album of St. Regis Presidential Suite photos.

Update: The Four Seasons, Washington D.C. suite labeled as the Presidential Suite West Wing is actually the Royal Suite, and costs $15,000 a night.

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