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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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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great time at the Hay Adams. I was a bit worried that the hotel would be a bit old and stuffy, but everyone there was friendly and the concierge (Eric) set up a great itinerary for us. One night we got back to the hotel late and were able to walk up to the White House without... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There was never a door that was not opened for us, not an employee that did not say hello and inquire as to how our day was. Wonderful staqff, beautiful room, delicious restaurant and the OTR bar delightful.

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family was at The Hay Adams this past weekend for a college graduation. The hotel is beautifully appointed and the staff are courteous and professional. It is not the least expensive hotel by any stretch of the imagination but I believe you get what you pay for and we definitely got our money's worth. Well done HA.

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Scranton, North Dakota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Hay Adams team helped our family experience DC in the very best light we could have ever anticipated! Although this is an elite hotel - our four were welcomed by every staff they encountered. Staff exchanged smiles to the kids - tips for us - and cookies for the way! They took all the stress that comes with traveling... More 

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife, my three daughters and I just returned home from a 3 night stay at The Hay Adams and it was incredible. The staff is very professional and courteous making us feel welcome each time we returned. We worked with their staff to host a graduation party in the Lafayette Room on Friday night and could not have been... More 

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Orlando
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158 reviews 158 reviews
107 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stay in DC frequently. I stayed here only because my usual places were booked. My room was ok, but minuscule. My bathroom was cruise ship size. The hotel has old time character, but lacks what the new modern hotels offer. The location is good, but others are just as good. Does not compare room wise to either the Willard,... More 

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

Dear Floridagator, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and I am sorry that you found it disappointing. While The Hay-Adams has retained its historic charm, we constantly strive to stay current and in tune with modern travelers’ needs and I regret that you might not have had the opportunity to take advantage of some of them... More 

Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my husband to DC for his birthday present and the Hay-Adams was the best surprise for him. The location is amazing--you can walk everywhere and you really can't get closer to the White House. He was completely blown away by the hotel--the look on his face was perfect! The hotel itself is very upscale, as well, with very... More 

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

Dear Leslie B, What a great surprise to bring your husband to DC for his Birthday. It is great to hear that he had a fabulous time at The Hay-Adams! We hope you and your husband will be back in the future to celebrate another special occasion. Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/General Manager More 

Ipswich, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at the Hays Adams after two weeks travelling around the West Coast of USA. We were travel worn and the staff instantly made us feel welcome and at home. The location is great, directly across from the White House, the rooms excellent and service warm and welcoming. We stayed four nights and each time we returned from an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. Everyone from the turn-down service to the concierge remembers your name. Housekeeping takes pride in their job and room service waiters always asked permission to enter the room. Nothing that had to do with service to the guest was taken for granted. Be sure to look for Franziska at... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
13 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is not buzzing but rather is a more classic and quite variety. The rooms are nice and of good size. The service is friendly and helpful. The bar is quite nice. We had a balcony which is nice - fresh air and easy to check weather! so I'd ask for one if I had to book again. The... More 

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