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by Lydia Schrandt for USA TODAY 10Best

Who needs an elevator with these beautiful hotel staircases?

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If you’re trying to avoid crowded elevators in these days of social distancing, you’re in luck. These 10 hotels around the U.S. have stunning staircase options.

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French Quarter Inn

Guests at the French Quarter Inn in Charleston’s Historic District are greeted by a grand spiral staircase leading to the second-floor lobby and guest room floors.

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The Kentucky Castle

The medieval-style Kentucky Castle in Lexington was built in 1969 with 12-foot wooden doors and a majestic Grand Staircase leading to the guest rooms.

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Amway Grand Plaza

The century-old historic hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan features two impressive staircases leading from the lobby to higher floors. Climb to the top for the best views of the ornate lobby.

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The Roxbury at Stratton Falls

Each cottage at this hotel in the secluded Catskills of New York has its own private exterior entrance with grand staircases within the accommodations themselves.

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Beverly Hills Hotel

The winding staircase in the lobby of The Beverly Hills Hotel features the property’s Instagram-worthy Martinique banana leaf wallpaper (installed in 1949). The staircase gives access to the pool oasis and Fountain Coffee Shop.

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco DC

A former post office in the nation’s capital now houses the Kimpton Hotel Monaco. The marble and cast iron spiraling staircase has been part of the grand structure since it was first built in 1842.

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Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

The restored grand staircase connecting the entrance to the ballroom features red heathered carpet and hidden lighting that makes the stairs appear to glow at night.

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The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

Get moving at this Houston hotel by taking the grand staircase in the lobby leading toward the upper floors.

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The Summit Hotel

This Cincinnati hotel took a modern approach when designing their monumental staircase. This artistic lobby staircase is made from wood and metal, illuminated by draping lights.

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The Edgewater

The grand spiral staircase at The Edgewater in Madison, Wisconsin connects the ballrooms on the fifth floor with the sixth floor lobby and seventh floor restaurants.

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