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Hillary Does Not Stay at Motel 8

Posted on February 12, 2015

This caught my eye:

Last year, former Secretary of State (and presumed 2016 presidential candidate) Hillary Rodham Clinton found herself on the defensive when it was learned that not only does she command a six-figure speaking fee ($300,000) for her appearances and travel by private jet, but she also gets to stay in the “presidential suite” of the foremost luxury hotel of the city where she’s speaking. So just what do you get, besides presumably an extra mint on your pillow, when you check in to the swankiest suites at some of the most luxurious hotels in the nation’s capital? Marketwatch.com and The Wall Street Journal took a tour to find out. See what we found, just in time for President’s Day weekend, and which one tops our list for over-the-top extravagance.


She’s French. That’s all you need to know. The hotel’s Imperial Suite is a sequined cocktail dress with seamed stockings in an iPod world. With a 1930s sexy Art Deco sophistication, dark red walls, matching crown molding, sculptures, sumptuous but cozy library, and black marble fireplace and bathroom, you’re whisked back to the early days of pre-war Paris. Put it this way, Humphrey Bogart’s character in the movie Casablanca, Rick Blaine, (and of course Ingrid Bergman) would stay here. The only drawback is there’s not much of a view. But it’s just steps away from the White House.

Price: $2,500 to $5,000 a night ($10,000 for Inauguration Day.)

Location: Lafayette Square.


The six-foot wide, mirrored soaking tubs, crafted from a single piece of marble, complete with inlaid flat-screen TVs in each of the Capella’s two 1,300 square foot presidential suites are straight out of “Scarface.” Al Pacino’s character in that movie, Tony Montana, would sleep (well, maybe not sleep) here. The Capella’s presidential suites boast LED-lit crown molding, gigantic flat-screen TVs and an electronic control center for the whole room. The indoor-outdoor onyx rooftop pool and deck/lounge with a spectacular view of Georgetown — and its location steps from the C&O canal and tony M Street — puts this hotel in the Presidential Suites top 10 list.

Price: $5,000 a night.

Location: Georgetown.

These are the discount hotels. She no doubt uses her AARP card.

For the expensive ones, click the link.

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