There's no substitute for a grand old hotel, preferably one that predates the Great Depression, appoints its public rooms with senatorial gravitas, and keeps a fleet of comfortable chairs on its veranda. This list is far from comprehensive (for a longer list of likely suspects, there's Historic Hotels of America (www.historichotels.org), but these are places we've checked out in the last few years. -- Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Click to tell us about your favorite places. View these places in list form.
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