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It Costs How Much?! 12 Crazy Expensive Hotel Suites (Photos)

From New York to Istanbul to Paris, see some of the world’s most luxurious—and pricey—hotel rooms.

Shelling out thousands of dollars a night for a hotel room may not be in the cards for most of us, but that doesn't mean we can't take a voyeuristic peek at the jaw-dropping suites that command these high price tags. From high-roller villas in Las Vegas to the über-decadent suite in Istanbul where Madonna shacked up with her beau, these suites are designed to make you drool—and are rented at prices that will make you gag.   

*Prices may vary depending on dates

2013 Oyster

Gansevoort Park Avenue, New York City

Name: Presidential Suite

Price: $5,000/night

The Gansevoort’s Presidential Suite was Kim Kardashian’s pick during her stop in New York to film a season of Kim and Kourtney Take New York. The 2,000-square-foot, bilevel penthouse has an expansive terrace with city views, a living room with a foosball table and a fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and two bathrooms, one of which has its own steam shower and whirlpool.

2013 Oyster

The St. Regis New York, New York City

Name: The Presidential Suite

Price: $36,000/night

The grand century-old St. Regis has extraordinary service, a famous bar, and a first-rate restaurant. And to top it off, the lovely Presidential Suite, which has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a wood-paneled library, runs about $36,000 a night. Notable guests of the St. Regis suites include Marilyn Monroe and Salvador Dalí.

2013 Oyster

Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris

Name: Eiffel Suite Classic

Price: $13,000/night

 

The world-renowned Hotel Plaza Athénée—a part of the Dorchester Collection—is synonymous with Parisian elegance and good taste. Iconic red awnings and chestnut trees welcome guests to the historic hotel on the upscale Avenue Montaigne, which is lined with high-end shops such as Prada and Chanel. The luxurious Eiffel Suite Classic has gorgeous Parisian decor, stunning views of the Eiffel Tower, and a piano.

2013 Oyster

New York Palace, New York City

Name: The Royal Suite

Price: $17,000/night

One of New York's most visually stunning hotels, the New York Palace has a grandiose, gilded style, huge rooms, a luxe spa, and a fantastic gym. Its Royal Suite is among the most opulent—and expensive—in the city, with lavish Louis XV and Louis XVI decor.

2013 Oyster

The Mirage, Las Vegas

Name: Villas at the Mirage

Price: $1,750/night

The Villas at the Mirage have an affirmed reputation as havens for high rollers and A-list celebrities—and it's no wonder. The private gated entrance ensures extra privacy, and each villa comes with its own heated pool, putting green, and 24-hour butler.

2013 Oyster

The Lanesborough, London

Name: The Lanesborough Suite

Price: $23,500/night

The Lanesborough is a luxurious property overlooking Hyde Park in Knightsbridge, one of London’s celebrity hotspots. Hotel highlights include fine dining at the Michelin-rated restaurant Apsleys, a ground-floor piano bar, and traditional afternoon tea. The Lanesborough Suite is the hotel's most exclusive accommodation, with 4,000 square feet of space, decor by renowned designer Albert Pinto, a 24-hour butler, and plenty of elegant 19th-century charm. Chauffer service in a Rolls-Royce is included in the price.

2013 Oyster

The Joule, Dallas

Name: The Penthouse Suite

Price: $9,000/night

The Joule is one of the coolest—and most luxurious—hotels in downtown Dallas. The multilevel Penthouse Suite, with two bedrooms and rooftop access, features a fireplace, a martini station, and gorgeous photography by artist Bram Tihany. The bathroom is jaw-dropping, with a black and white floor mosaic, open vibe, and staggering views of downtown from the deep soaking tub.

2013 Oyster

Four Seasons, Washington, D.C.

Name: The Royal Suite

Price: $15,000/night

Located in the historic neighborhood of Georgetown, the Four Seasons hits the high notes with luxuriously appointed rooms, a Michael Mina restaurant, a massive trilevel fitness center, and exceptional service from a devoted staff. Its Royal Suite, with wood paneling, a gas fireplace, and an enormous outdoor terrace, showcases why the Four Seasons is a top luxury option in Georgetown.

2013 Oyster

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, Peninsula Papagayo

Name: Pacifico Three-Bedroom Resort Residence

Price: $2,500/night

Easily among the most luxurious resorts in Central America, the Four Seasons in Peninsula Papagayo is as close to perfection as it gets. With two beautiful beaches, ocean views from each of the sumptuous rooms, and an 18-hole golf course, the resort makes it possible for guests to spend their whole vacation on site. The Pacifico Three-Bedroom Resort Residence is over 2,000 square feet and can accommodate up to eight adults.

2013 Oyster

Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul

Name: The Sultan Suite

Price: $39,000/night

Formerly the palace of an Ottoman sultan, the Ciragan Palace Kempinski is the grand dame of Istanbul. From the manicured sprawling grounds to the heated infinity pool overlooking the Bosphorus, it wows guests at every turn. The Sultan Suite, where Madonna shacked up with boyfriend Brahim Zaibat, is the hotel's most exclusive option.

2013 Oyster

The Montage Beverly Hills

Name: The Presidential Suite

Price: $9,000/night

From the Spanish Colonial–inspired architecture to the perfectly manicured courtyard, this 201-room luxury hotel in the heart of upscale Beverly Hills is elegant in every way. The Presidential Suite has sophisticated decor inspired by historic estates in Southern California, and its guests are given a Mercedes-Benz to drive during their stay.

2013 Oyster

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

Name: Penthouse Suite

Price: $9,000/night   

The 98-room Mandarin Oriental is one of the most luxurious hotels in Barcelona and certainly has one of the most recognizable hotel brand names in the city. The gorgeous penthouse features two bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a kitchen topped off with a cool, sleek design. The massive double balconies overlooking Passeig de Gràcia are a highlight.