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From 14-karat gold to bubble bath menus to space age features, take a peek inside the most over-the-top bathrooms hotels & resorts have to offer.

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Mayflower Hotel

Mayflower Hotel

The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
Eliot Spitzer's infamous, resignation-inducing hook-up in Room 871 with prostitute Ashley Dupre earned the Mayflower instant notoriety. But it wasn't the first celebrity scandal in the hotel's colorful past. President Clinton was photographed publically embracing Monica Lewinksy at a 1996 campaign event here, and House prosecutors later interviewed Lewinsky in the Presidential Suite before Clinton's impeachment trial.
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Washington Hilton

Washington Hilton

Washington Hilton
Right outside the Washington Hilton, President Reagan was shot in the lung at the hand of mentally ill John Hinckley Jr. in 1981 after giving a speech at the hotel. The action was fueled by Hinckley Jr.'s obsession with Jodie Foster. It is thought that he was playing out a scene in Taxi Driver where a deranged man tried to murder a politician to win the actress's character over (we don't recommend this technique to woo a woman). Needless to say, he was deemed insane and is now in an asylum.
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Wardman Park Hotel

Wardman Park Hotel

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is known for war-time celebrity scandals. Just before the U.S. entered World War II, a British Spy using the name Cynthia used the hotel as a base while spying on the French Vichy Embassy. Considered a swallow ' a person who uses sexuality during war-time to gain information ' her flirtatious nature worked to her advantage and she was able to access top-secret documents during her stay at the Marriott.
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The Jefferson

The Jefferson

The Jefferson
This elite D.C. boutique is named after a founding father with an ignonimious sex life, so it's only fitting that it was the scene of a salacious modern-day political sex scandal. Strategist Dick Morris resigned in 1996 after a woman claimed he paid her for sex at The Jefferson. The event was made more famous after it was reported that during their rendezvous he sucked her toes and allowed her to listen in on his phone with President Clinton (we're hoping not at the same time).
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The Hay Adams

The Hay Adams

The Hay Adams
One of the oldest and most historical hotels in the District, the Hay-Adams has certainly seen some celebrity scandals during its time. The most notorious occurred in 1989 when Carl 'Spitz' Channell, known as an extremely conservative right-wing activist, held a fundraiser at the hotel to fund weapons for Nicaraguan rebels. He later pled guilty to charges relating to the Iran-Contra-Affair.
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MGM Grand

MGM Grand

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
Although his multiple (and we mean multiple) affairs did not surface until 2009, Tiger Woods was allegedly cheating on wife as early as one year into their 2004 marriage. The first of his many mistresses to come forward, Jaimee Grubbs said that she met Woods in 2007 at a Las Vegas nightclub. After asking her over to his table, Woods invited Grubbs back to his suite at the MGM Grand -- a night which resulted in an 18-month affair (and numerous dropped endorsements).
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Four Seasons New York

Four Seasons New York

Four Seasons New York
Apparently steroids aren't Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez's only vice: He has reportedly entertained a number of high-class prostitutes at this swanky establishment while still married -- ladies supplied to him by none other than former New York governor Eliot Spitzer's madame of choice, Kristin Davis.
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Chateau Marmont

Chateau Marmont

Chateau Marmont
Jessica Simpson may act like a ditzy blonde, but she had to know what she was getting into with this one -- in 2004, while she was still married to Nick Lachey, Simpson allegedly starting hooking up with Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine at the Chateau Marmont. Shortly after the divorce was finalized, she was photographed leaving the hotel wearing Levine's shirt.
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Loews Regency

Loews Regency

Loews Regency
This family-friendly luxury hotel on the Upper East Side hardly seems like a place for sleazy encounters, but that didn't stop Rielle Hunter from propositioning John Edwards after spotting him at the Regency hotel bar. Elizabeth Edwards wrote in her book, Resilience, that Rielle "wait[ed] for him outside the hotel hours later when he returned from a dinner, wait[ed] with the come-on line, 'You are so hot.'" And we all know where that led...
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Soho Grand Hotel

Soho Grand Hotel

Soho Grand Hotel
Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz and singer Ashlee Simpson may be married now, but a drunken outburst by Ashlee revealed that the pairing didn't start quite so innocently. Simpson reportedly screamed at Pete's confused ex Michelle Trachtenberg, "I hope you know, the whole time you were dating Pete, I was [bleep]ing him!" And where did this illicit bleeping begin? At none other than the Soho Grand Hotel, hubby Pete said on the Howard Stern Show.
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Carlyle A Rosewood Hotel

Carlyle A Rosewood Hotel

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
For celebrity lovers trying to avoid being plastered all over the tabloids, the Carlyle might be their best bet. Its expert discretion -- photos aren't even allowed in the restaurants when there are people present -- has earned the historic hotel its status as a vault to some of the city's biggest secrets. Even JFK and Marilyn Monroe reportedly trusted their affair to the Carlyle. And unlike other couples on this list, their notorious rendezvous was never conclusively proven.
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Georgian Hotel

Georgian Hotel

The Georgian Hotel
Clark Gable and Carole Lombard worked together on the set of No Man on her Own in 1932, but sparks didn't fly until 4 years later, when they reconnected at a gala. The then-married Gable had to keep things hush-hush, so the pair secretly met at The Georgian Hotel -- until they were outed in a scandalous article, Hollywood's Unmarried Husbands and Wives. Gable divorced his wife and married Lombard in 1939.
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Beverly Hills Hotel

Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel
The Beverly Hills Hotel's secluded bungalows are a favorite with Hollywood heavy-hitters hiding their secret affairs. Howard Hughes kept 4 bungalows at the hotel -- 2 as decoys, 1 for him and his wife, and 1 for his mistress of the hour. Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, after meeting on the set of Woman of the Year, lived together in Tracy's bungalow for the majority of the 1940's and 50's, even though Tracy never divorced his wife.
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Andaz Wall Street (New York City)

Andaz Wall Street (New York City)

Hoping to visit Lady Liberty on your Independence Day visit to NYC? Andaz Wall Street is conveniently located near Battery Park, where the ferries depart for the Statue of Liberty, and boasts a striking design by the Rockwell Group, topped with big, handsome rooms and stylish bathrooms. 960 1280

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Hotel of South Beach (Miami)

Hotel of South Beach (Miami)

Centrally located in a historic Art Deco building, this is a darling little hotel by designer Todd Oldham and developer/hotelier Tony Goldman. Staying at The Hotel of South Beach, and planning on celebrating the Fourth of July? Bring beach chairs and towels to the fun (and free) Fourth of July event beginning at 7 pm on 8th Street and Ocean Drive (fireworks start at 9 pm). 960 1280

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Ink48 (New York City)

Ink48 (New York City)

Ink48, (named for its location on 48th Street in New York City) is close to the Hudson River and has a beautiful rooftop that offers partial views of the Fourth of July fireworks (shown from 24th to 40th streets). Tickets to the hotel’s private Fourth of July reception include an open bar, hors d'oeuvres and live DJ music. Ink48’s free wine receptions, swanky spa and pet-friendly features make it a great place to stay as well. 960 1280

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InterContinental Miami

InterContinental Miami

If you are planning to visit "America's Birthday Bash" at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, no hotel is more convenient than the InterContinental Miami. This huge, pink 641-room downtown tower has attentive service, a large pool with a great view of Biscayne Bay, a great “bottomless brunch” at Toro Toro and a fully equipped gym and spa. 960 1280

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JW Marriott Los Angeles

JW Marriott Los Angeles

The JW Marriott offers a beautiful pool, great views of downtown LA from the rooftop bar, tons of meeting space and plenty of restaurants. At dusk, head to the nearby Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for a beautiful (and free) 60-minute fireworks show (Christmas Tree Lane to the east of the Coliseum and the south lawn of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles are the best viewing spots). 960 1280

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W Washington D.C.

W Washington D.C.

It doesn't get much more patriotic than catching the fireworks on the National Mall with the Capitol as a backdrop. W Washington D.C. has a location just 2 blocks from the White House and is a short walk from the Mall. Guests can also catch the show at the hotel's fashionable rooftop bar. The hotel also offers fusion cuisine from Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a great spa and gym, and Whatever/Whenever service. 960 1280

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Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas

The 2,716-room Wynn Las Vegas, one of the Strip's most extravagant luxury hotels, is also home to the famous club Tryst. Here you can choose to dance your Independence night away, or look out onto the lounge's Lake of Dreams with its 40-foot waterfall. The resort's meticulous design, trendy cuisine, top-quality beds, amazing on-site luxury shopping, and great spa and fitness center give it the reputation it deserves. 960 1280

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W Chicago Lakeshore

W Chicago Lakeshore

Chicago offers a hopping Fourth of July event at Navy Pier with spectacular fireworks (in fact, fireworks shows take place at the pier all summer long). The W Chicago is located on Lake Michigan right next to the pier, and a ticketed event with drinks and hors d'oeuvres is held at its 7th floor WET pool deck that offers views of the fireworks. The hotel's chic decor, stylish indoor pool, Bliss spa and absolutely stunning views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier (check out the terrace!) make it a popular upscale pick. 960 1280

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Argonaut Hotel (San Francisco)

Argonaut Hotel (San Francisco)

Pier 39 is the busiest hub for Fourth of July celebrations in San Francisco, with live music during the day and spectacular views of the fireworks over the bay at night. The nearby Argonaut Hotel, converted from an old canning factory and reopened with 252 nautical-themed rooms and suites, is a top option in the area -- some rooms have views of the San Francisco Bay. 960 1280

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Taj Boston

Taj Boston

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, held on the Esplanade along the Charles River, is one of the most famous Fourth of July celebrations in the country, attracting hundreds of thousands of people each year. The Taj Boston’s location along the Public Garden is super close to the action, and the hotel is one of the most luxurious options in the city. 960 1280

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An exterior shot of the Aurora Ice Hotel, the only ice hotel in America, located 60 miles from Fairbanks, AK. 960 1280

  

Ice-cold drinks aren't a problem at The Aurora Ice Hotel bar. 960 1280

  

One of the exclusive rooms at the luxurious Dunton Hot Springs in Dolores, CO. 960 1280

  

An exterior shot of the Out `n' About Treesort in Takilma, OR. 960 1280

  

There are no elevators at this resort. All access is via ladders and rope walks. 960 1280

  

Viking and Viking wannabes are welcome at the Nordic Inn in Crosby, MN. 960 1280

  

Each Nordic Inn room is decorated for the occasion. 960 1280

  

Industry is one of 18 unique cottages at the Winvian Country Inn in Litchfield Hills, CT. 960 1280

  

Another cottage at Winvian, the Helicopter, comes complete with a fuselage and wood-burning stove. 960 1280

  

The Madonna Inn boasts 110 rooms and the largest convention center on the Central West Coast in San Luis Obispo, CA. 960 1280

  

Each of the 110 rooms at the Madonna Inn are decorated differently, attracting all kinds of visitors. 960 1280

  

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