When I visited the Peninsula, I was actually surprised to recall that it’s only been here since 2001. It seems like such an institution, I’d somehow assumed it was a historic property. No doubt that’s because of the old-school grandeur, starting with the ballroom-sized, light-filled lobby, where there’s live music 7 days a week. The hotel takes up a full city block, and you could spend days sampling all of the offerings: tea service by day, a chocolate buffet Friday and Saturday night, three onsite restaurants, a large gym, an indoor pool, 30 different fitness classes, the spa, and, in the winter, a skating rink, which donates all proceeds to charity. Rooms here are among the largest in town, measuring in at 530 square feet and quite traditional. In-room tech, which allows guests to control the lights, TV, curtains, and room temperature via a tablet, is also worthy of worship. One notable standout in all rooms that I could get used to: The bathtubs each have a television at the end and a waterproof remote control sits at your fingertips.