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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 #2 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Checked in for 3 nights for a wedding. The rehearsal dinner was held upstairs in the Top of the Hay. The view, especially at night is remarkable; it's like you could almost reach out and touch the White House with the Washington Monument towering behind it. The catered event was elegantly provided by wonderful wait staff. Our hotel room was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel, amazing staff, breathtaking view from specific rooms, and great location. On the downside, room service for a burger and fries was very pricey, and you have to count on room service for ice and water bottles.

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Oakton, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 30+ stay at this magnificent hotel and every one of them said the hotel and staff were excellent! The suites are beautiful as well as the inside rooms, every attention to detail was taken. If you have a chance to see the 'Top of the Hay' the view is breath taking, you will never forget it. When booking... More

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were lucky enough to secure a room at this centrally located hotel for one night. Everything from check in, housekeeping, to check out was flawless. We felt like royalty every time an employee was able to anticipate our every wish before we even had to ask. I was especially impressed with the polish and friendliness of... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a hotel! Nice and elegant service. Super classy rooms. I booked a lafayette park view room in which the first night i stayed. I had one on the lower level which was sad because i couldn't see the white house out of my room although i think you might have a white house view on the winter. Nothing bad... More

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Ballarat, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Hotel has been the best we have stayed in in the USA. Top class in every aspect and exceptional in every way. Could not fault in any respect. The staff were extremely polite, friendly and helpful. Would rate as 10/10!!!! A must place to stay in Washington DC

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel exceeded our expectations as far as being a central location for our visit and their customer service. The hotel staff, reception and concierge, were so pleasant and welcoming. The room was beautiful and turn down service was nice after a long day of walking around DC. We only stayed one night, but after checkout the hotel held onto... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a wonderful 17 days travelling through West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky we flew back in to DC from Cincinnatti for 3 days in Washington. The Hay Adams was just the icing on the cake, a little gem, a slice of understated elegance and luxury. Upon arrival the hotel upgraded our room as it was a special occasion and... More

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Derry, New Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hay-Adams for just one night this past weekend. We flew into DC Saturday morning and were flying out Sunday evening so we needed a hotel close to all of the sights. The Hay-Adams was absolutely amazing in every way. Overall (4.75/5 stars) Location (5/5 stars) The Hay Adams is located across the street from the White... More

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

Dear Joe B., Thank you for your detailed feedback regarding your recent stay, and I am very happy to hear that you had such a fantastic time with us! It is our commitment that every one of our valued guests receive personalized service and attention so that they may have a truly memorable stay, even if only for one night.... More

Marion, Indiana
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hay Adams for our wedding night, and absolutely loved our experience. When I called to book, I explained the occasion of our stay, and the hotel upgraded our room. Upon arrival, the staff was quick to congratulate us--we even found a bottle of sparkling grape juice, chocolate covered strawberries, and mouse cookies in the room for... More

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hay-Adams 5*
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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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