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World's Best Hotels 2012

World's Best Hotels: Morrison House

David Phelps

No. 49 Morrison House, Alexandria, VA

Score: 93.50

History buffs will rejoice at the classically beautiful Morrison House, located near our nation’s capital. Ascend a winding staircase into the sturdy brick building, home to 45 stately guestrooms as well as a parlor, library, casual and formal restaurants, and salon bar. Rooms are decorated in soothing colors of apricot, saffron and coral, and feature touches like armoires and writing tables. Guests are encouraged to use the library, where you can curl up with some historical fiction on a big armchair. After dinner (at either the Grille or the more formal Dining Room), head over to the piano bar and sing along to old-school tunes with a live band.

See the full results of the 2012 World’s Best Awards.

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