Hotel Ducor

Top choice in Monrovia

A pool at the abandoned Ducor Hotel, once the most prominent hotels in Monrovia, Liberia

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Originally built by the now-defunct Pan Am Airlines, this former luxury hotel and site of key political meetings is now a decayed but stunning colonial ruin. It is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. Security guards will let you in, and it's fun to roam the once-opulent grounds and ponder the deals sealed around the vast swimming pool.