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The Hay-Adams

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16th & H Sts. NW, One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20006 (National Mall)
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Ranked #1 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Louisville, Kentucky
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed on the 7th floor of the Hay-Adams April 3rd through the 6th. There are only a few rooms which face the White House. Since this was a special occasion for my wife, I opted to "go over the top" and spend more than $1,000 a night for 3 nights. It was a great room. We... More

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From start to finish, an amazing experience. From the time we arrived to the time we left, we were pampered. Checkin was easy and efficient. The room was beautiful and comfortable. Housekeeping and turn down service was great. When leaving and returning, the doors were always opened, the greetings always present. Breakfast at the Lafayette was very good. The oatmeal... More

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Hay-Adams for 5 nights for a wedding I attended last week. As if its location isn't enough, every aspect of this old inn is replete with quality, substance and a tangible devotion to guest satisfaction. Upon arrival you are treated like royalty and it never stops. The staff, from bellmen to room service waiters to housekeepers... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved staying here. The location is amazing - the White House is almost next door. The staff are very welcoming and helpful and the room is plush and massively comfortable. An integral part of a fantastic Washington experience.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Hay Adams is just perfect. The rooms facing Saint John's Church are really charming. An anecdote: we spent a whole day inside it during a snow emergency, and it was like being at home. Mark, at the front desk, is a wizard, solving out any query you may have. The waiters at the restaurant are excellent. And the menu... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel in April, 2014 with our daughter and two grandchildren under the Hay-Adams family fun program. This program includes complementary tour bus tickets for everyone and discount tickets for several museums including the spy museum . The children get a backpack filled with souvenirs. The rate includes breakfast. The hotel is located right across the street... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the minute my girlfriend and I arrived until the minute we pulled away, our experience at the Hay-Adams was delightful. The staff were warm, efficient, and knowledgeable. The room overlooking the White House was spectacular. The nicely-named Off the Record Bar was the perfect place for drinks, and the restaurant superb for both dinner and breakfast. Very highly recommended!

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Columbia, SC
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hay-Adams does not disappoint and lives up to its motto of not overlooking anything except the White House. We were there for a wedding and the staff took care of every detail - from taking care of some last minute laundry/dry cleaning to making sure we had fresh ice at all hours of the night. Our room overlooked St.... More

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HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review

Dear DLColumbia, Thank you for your glowing review of The Hay-Adams. I am pleased that you had such a wonderful experience during your stay and I will be sure to let the team know that you felt well taken care of. We look forward to having you back to The Hay-Adams in the near future! Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/General Manager More

san francisco, ca
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel. Directly across from White House. Walking distance to most attractions. Excellent service especially the concierge. Rooms were lovely. Restaurant excellent but pricey. Overall wonderful service. We will definitely return!!!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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71 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot imagine stating anywhere else in DC. Tho location, service, rooms, overall a feeling of pure excellence. I recently stated in a 1 bedroom suite, what a delight, even with a fireplace for that special feeling. I highly recommend this hotel when in DC.

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Also Known As:
The Hay-Adams Hotel
The Hay-Adams Hotel Washington Dc
The Hay Adams
Hay Adams Washington Dc
Address: 16th & H Sts. NW, One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20006
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > National Mall
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#1 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#8 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#19 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hay-Adams 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Washington's landmark residence of choice for visitors to our nation's capital. The Hay-Adams, a luxury boutique hotel, is as close as you can get to staying at the White House without a personal invitation from the President. Originally designed in the 1920s as a residential hotel, The Hay-Adams carefully emulates the ambiance of a distinguished private mansion on Lafayette Square. The 145-room boutique hotel in Washington, DC features 21 luxury suites with stunning views of Lafayette Park and the White House. All of our guest rooms exhibit the perfect combination of heritage, luxury, contemporary comfort and technology. Ideally situated in Lafayette Square and steps away from many of Washington D.C.'s famous attractions, The Hay-Adams is the premier destination for leisure and business travelers alike. ... more   less 
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