01/29/2013 07:16 am ET Updated Mar 31, 2013

10 Classically Elegant Hotels (PHOTOS)

We're all about a funky hotel or two, but there's something to be said for the grand dames. They celebrate their storied histories and iconic statuses with classic, timeless decor -- that's almost always tres chic and just a bit over the top, dahhhling. And whenever you step into one of these hotels, you feel like you're in the presence of greatness -- at least, great decor and design.

Today we're giving a photo tour of our favorite hotels that have that classically elegant (and dare we say, old money?) look down pat. From gilded pillars to floral patterns, from dainty tea sets to regal portraits, these hotels keep their spaces feeling timeless.

Get inspired -- and get the look!

-- Jane Reynolds,