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The Hay-Adams

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16th & H Sts. NW, One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20006
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second, and much more disappointing stay. The rooms, even the least expensive, are still a significant financial commitment. But if you opt for one of those, as we did, be aware: No dresser. Two tiny drawers next to the mini bar. And the "inside view" is of dumpsters, and the office workers in the adjacent building (which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Came with our grand niece and nephew to teach and tour the city for a week this summer. We are more than happy with the hotel. I would never consider staying anywhere but here. I could see see White House out my window! Wow! It's across the street and so walking distance to so much. The hotel services were over... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Traditional hotel in a great location. My room was old and tired with a miniature bathroom. Bed was very uncomfortable. Poor value for money. I moved to another five star hotel and got a better rate and excellent amenities. This hotel is in need of renovation.

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Washington
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I got married at the top of the hay, at The Hay Adams hotel in the summer of 2015. Superlative, flawless, once in a life time experience, are just a few superlatives I can use to describe our experience with The Hay Adams. Every single employee, from the event coordinator, to the florist, to the hotel lobby... More 

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San Francisco, California
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Do not get fooled by the claims of its history. Being a frequent traveler, I booked this hotel only because some of their rooms had view of White house via their confusing website. ** It made me believe that such rooms were avail in their top most tier that were not suites but only find out that on arrival. **... More 

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

Dear Anushil, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We take all reviews seriously and want to ensure all guests have a luxurious and memorable stay at The Hay-Adams. We apologize that we have failed your expectations and we hope to redeem your confidence in our facilities at some future date. Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/General... More 

Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at the hotel with my family. The location is very good as you are within walking distance of the White House. I however found that the hotel is getting a bit old. If I compare it to other more modern 5-stars hotel, the staff is great, but the hotel needs to be modernized. This is why I gave... More 

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

Dear Dubois1969, It is good to hear that you and your family had a great time at the hotel. Your feedback is appreciated regarding the feel of the hotel. As a historical hotel we try to retain the original charm, but we strive to stay current with the expectations of today’s travelers. Thank you again for giving us the opportunity... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were celebrating our 10th Anniversary with our stay at your hotel. This was our gift to ourselves, an extravagance in which we would not normally indulge. We wanted a very nice hotel close to downtown DC, the Hay-Adams overshot the mark in every way possible. We were upgraded to a room with a view of the White house, given... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I picked the Hay Adams based on the review that I read on TripAdvisor. We like to stay at a great hotel when visiting a city and reading the reviews--the Hay Adams was our choice. From the moment we arrived, everybody was very nice and helpful. Our room was nice looking out over to the church...we weren't too concerned on... More 

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portland, oregon
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hay Adams is a world class hotel. I was attending my brother's wedding with my 20 year old daughter. We had the very good fortune to spend four nights in The Hay Adams. I was hoping to realize a life memory with my daughter, and The Hay Adams did not let me down. After a long day of travel,... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hay-Adams is an old-school hotel with a very Washingtonian feel. Hard to describe, but I grew up in Annapolis and it's a similar feeling -- perhaps late 18th or early 19th century. The service was pretty much stellar. You were always genuinely greeted by the staff; if you asked for something it happened and in short order. My only... More 

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