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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Where do I begin?! The location (next door to the White House) and not a far car ride from the Capitol make this boutique hotel a sanctuary in the middle of a busy city. Attention to detail is what sets this hotel apart from others - toiletries are above and beyond, the classical music playing after turn down service and... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've had the experience with these "leading hotels of the world" that they are in beautiful buildings, but the rooms are old, musty and past their day. But this is truly a wonderful hotel. Bordering Lafayette Park in front of the White House, it has a location that can't be beat. The service is friendly and helpful - genuine kindness.... More

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

Dear TheHappyJourney, Glad to hear that you had such a great stay with us recently. Your description of our rooms as “...old world style with modern amenities” nicely sums up our design vision, and we are proud to be a member of Leading Hotels of the World. I am pleased that you felt our staff exhibited genuine kindness – they... More

Ankara, Turkey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The reason why I cut one star off is that they gave us a very small room without any views in spite of we had booked a superior room (32 m2). Bathroom was also very small. However, we were offered an upgrade to a room with White House view for extra $200 which we didn't accept because the room price... More

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

Dear AnkaraCat, Thank you for your candid review of your recent stay with us at The Hay-Adams. We are proud to be a hotel steeped in a rich history which dates back to 1927, and because we work hard to preserve that history, some of our rooms are on the smaller end. I do apologize that our breakfast in Lafayette... More

Sioux City, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoy walking through the main doors here each time I visit and being greeted by the returning staff ... some are celebrating 20+ years of service here at the Hay-Adams. The rooms are very comfortable ... bathrooms are clean and large -- ditto for the bedrooms. I love the top floor for family gatherings. It offers an amazing... More

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

Dear heathcote4654, How wonderful to hear that you always enjoy coming back to stay with us at The Hay-Adams! Our team enjoys getting to know our valued guests and catching up with them throughout the years. What an honor to be your favorite place in D.C.; we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/General Manager More

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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is something you do not want to miss when you visit D.C. It's got a culture of its own and by the way, amazing views of the D.C. landmarks. It's location and the hotel itself is what sets it apart from all other places in D.C.

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Howden, United Kingdom
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44 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to start...position....the Hay-Adams hotel must be about the best positioned hotel in Washington, with proximity to, and superb views of, the White House. The staff are attentive, professional and extremely polite, and to a man they go the extra yard to ensure that residents have a comfortable stay. The rooms are well appointed and very comfortable, although they are... More

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

Dear RKH245, Your review summed up what is most important to all of us here at The Hay-Adams; thank you for the great feedback! Even though we are located at the epicenter of the Nation’s Capital, it is important to us that guests feel relaxed and comfortable during their stay in their home-away-from-home. I am also pleased to hear that... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

3 night stay at The Hay Adams and we very much enjoyed our stay. Great location for heading to the sites and White House literally on the doorstep. Quiet area and great night sleep as beds were very comfortable although the queens were a bit on the small side. Room was pretty small for the 4 of us (2 children)... More

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74 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the finest, most comfortable hotels in the world. The rooms and bathrooms are on the small side for super luxury hotels, but the finish out and furnishings are absolutely first rate. The location next to the White House just couldn't be better. The hotel feels more like a boutique than a large hotel, but it is... More

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

Dear jeff3545, I appreciate your candid feedback regarding your recent stay at The Hay-Adams. I’m very glad you enjoyed your time with us overall and that The Hay-Adams is one of your favorite hotels in the world, but I do apologize that the service you received in our restaurant was not up to par with our standards. We value all... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our wedding at the Hay Adams and could not be more pleased with every single aspect of the wedding. From planning to the day after, the level of service we received was spectacular and more than we could have imagined. Rebecca at the Hay was fabulous. Her attention to detail, personality and overall service was such a pleasure... More

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

Dear Anna, Thanks for your wonderful review, and heartfelt congratulations from all of us on your recent nuptials! Planning a wedding can be stressful, and our team strives to relieve a lot of that stress so that the wedding party can focus on enjoying that special day with their loved ones. Rebecca is truly an asset to the Hay-Adams family;... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hay-Adams hosted our wedding celebration and the entire weekend was flawlessly executed. Of course, the views from the Top of the Hay are legendary and the space was perfect for our party (approximately 150 people). The food was extraordinary, and we've heard from several guests that it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding. What really... More

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

Dear Christopher, Congratulations on your recent marriage and we wish you all the best! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your very special day. A wedding on Top of the Hay is really an amazing experience, and I’m glad to hear that our team helped make your weekend so memorable. I will certainly pass your compliments... 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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