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The Hay-Adams

5.0 of 5 16th & H Sts. NW, One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20006
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New York City, New York
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the most classic hotel in DC, no doubt about it. The service is second to none, and you can't beat the location overlooking the White House. Whenever I stay here I feel like a visiting head of state.

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Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to the Hay-Adams a few times over the years and wanted to comment on my most recent stay last week. The Hay-Adams is the closest hotel to the White House, and some of the (more expensive) rooms have an excellent view of Lafayette Park and the White House. We had booked a basic room and were placed... More 

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Lake Forest, IL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An old-world hotel with the elegance you would expect. The staff is amazing. Make sure you know which room you are getting, however (see comments below). Superb location and welcome families - even during power hour at the restaurant. I would recommend highly and would stay again for sure when vising DC. Hope this helps!!

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Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service and room quality at the Hay-Adams is second to none. I am always amazed by their spectacular service. The on-site business center, Lafayette Restaurant, and the Off The Record Lounge are all amazing.

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Manila, Philippines
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, this is the real deal. The breakfast is to die for and the wait staff, a very lively and professional international mix of very sophisticated gents, will cater to your every whim. You'd think the place would be uber expensive being so small and across from the White House but in fact, the food and room is actually quite... More 

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

Dear Adastreetgang, Thank you for taking the time to elaborate on your recent stay at The Hay-Adams. It is always good to hear about positive guest experiences at the hotel and we truly appreciate the feedback. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/General Manager More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is what I think of when I think luxury. It is very Luxe in the old school kind of way. The staff is superb and there couldn't be a better location. You pay for it but I have paid the same for much less cushy rooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First rate, five star property centrally located right smack in the middle of DC with phenomenal White House views. The service personnel could not be better trained and the rooms are immaculate and beautifully appointed and furnished. The hotel is "elegant" in every respect, yet approachable and down to earth (i.e., not "snooty"). Food service is wonderful and elevated for... More 

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

Dear Bdrose1, Thank you for your delightful comments regarding your recent stay at The Hay-Adams! We are all encouraged by your remarks and can’t wait to welcome you again! Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/General Manager More 

Kingston, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a quick stop-over in the American capital on our way south from Canada to South Carolina. Our choice of hotel was the Hay Adams because of its location,(the White House is across the street), reputation, and positive reviews on T/A. This hotel met every expectation and more. We arrived early ( around 10am) and were offered a room... More 

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Perth, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
8 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ― Leonardo da Vinci Our stay at this iconic hotel in Washington could be described as understated elegance. After a long 34 hour travel from Perth to New York, then a 4 hour drive to DC. To be welcomed by the doorman Ismail, then the front desk Jarreau ( unsure of spelling). It was reassuring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My spouse and I stayed at The Hay Adams hotel for three nights over Christmas, a very quiet relaxing time in bustling DC. Upon early arrival Christmas Eve, we were upgraded to a room overlooking the White House - stunning view at night. Free excellent wireless and a Bose CD/radio with smartphone adapter so we could play our Christmas songs... 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*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
The Hay-Adams Hotel Washington Dc
Hay Adams Washington Dc
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#2 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#3 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#3 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#4 Business Hotel in Washington DC

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