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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 #3 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Ballarat, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 yesterday NEW 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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just stayed at this beautiful hotel with our 13 yr old for a sightseeing getaway weekend. We couldn't have picked a better spot! Eric the head concierge helped tremendously with a perfect itinerary and suggested we hire a private guide for an insiders view of DC. Pepe was by far the most engaging and educational guide... More

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

Dear mnacc, Thank you for choosing to spend your family vacation in Washington, D.C. with us! I am so glad that you felt at home and comfortable, and that you were able to get out and explore our Nation’s Capital with such a great guide. I will certainly thank Eric and Ishmael for their fantastic service, and we hope to... More

Bethesda MD
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I got married at this amazing property 10 years ago and came back for our honeymoon. Its one of those places where they remember your name and make you feel very special. we got upgraded to this gorgeous room with special food and champs when we arrived. the new rooftop is soooo much better when we got... More

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

Dear mfcarroll, I am pleased that you and your husband came back to celebrate your 10th wedding anniversary with us, and that you had such a wonderful stay once again! We would love to assist you in hosting a terrific party on Top of the Hay sometime soon. Looking forward to welcoming both of you back (perhaps for your 11th... More

Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for my cousins wedding. The reception was on the rooftop overlooking the white house. Very nice location, and definitely worth the price. The pillows were the right softness, the duvets were comfy, The decor in the room was beautifully balanced, something along the lines of modernity meets old hollywood. The food was outstanding, and the staff was very... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a flyer on this hotel because of the great online reviews and I'm very grateful to all those who took the time to review their experiences both good and bad. For us, this hotel was a tremendous experience given that we were in Washington to take in the history and architecture. Service was absolutely first rate and staff... More

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

Dear pladypus, I am honored to hear that we are your wife’s favorite hotel and I will share your compliments with the team. We always instruct our vendors to be as respectful as possible in the morning with regards our guests, but unfortunately some noise does occur, and I am glad that it did not affect your overall impression of... More

Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second time staying at the Hay Adams.The Hay Adams hotel is may be a little more expensive to stay at but it is a great location. Close to the white house the mall and all the sights you want to see. It is also close to a wide variety of vey good moderately priced places to eat... 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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