The Clifton Hotel

Built by Harrison Otis in 1859, it was a popular summertime rail destination for many Washingtonians. Although no guest registers have survived, Presidents Arthur Hayes and T. Roosevelt are said to have stayed at the hotel. There is also strong evedence that Ulysses S. Grant stayed here several times. In 1881, capacity of guests was listed as 50 and the price of room and board was $7 a week or $27 a month. In 1985 the building was restored and turned into a first class French Restaurant called The Hermitage. Please visit their web site. This building is a certified National Historic Structure.

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