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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Louisville, Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hay-Adams is DC's most beautiful hotel and it is the closest hotel to the White House. The view of the White House at night from the entrance of the hotel is breathtaking. The hotel is lovely and the staff is gracious. The rooms are beautiful and special touches are added at every step to make you feel like you... More 

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Florida
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice hotel and staff. I don't often go five star, as I am usually looking for somewhere for my bags to sleep while I galavant in the city. However, on this trip I was surprising the wife, who is more of a homebody. Brilliant choice! Walking distance to everything, right in front of the White House, soft beds, nice... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hay-Adams is proud of its location and rich history, as well it should be. It is quickly apparent that they, and the people who work there, are equally proud of the professional, courteous, and friendly way they have with guests. From the door to the desk, from the maids to the waitstaff, it seems as though everyone is glad... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic old building. Rooms are updated, warm and charming. I had a room on the third floor facing an office building. Location is wonderful, it is right by the white house. There is a very neat bar on the lower level that is known for congress/senators to frequent. Overall my stay was excellent, staff was very helpful and the room... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for the first night of our flying visit to Washington on my honeymoon . Super friendly staff Free upgrade and even got a bottle of wine sent to the room as a gift from the hotel to congratulate us. Sean who showed us to our room was really nice and inviting and making us feel at home very... More 

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

Dear Murtaghd, Congratulations on your recent marriage! How wonderful to hear that you decided to stay will us for the first night of your Honeymoon. I will inform Sean on the wonderful job he did by making you feel at home. Hope to see you back soon! Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP / General Manager More 

San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet elegance in the heart of DC. Directly across the street from the White House and near all the historic sites. We spent 2 nights here in March and would return again without hesitation. The lower level bar and bistro is lovely yet very expensive. Food and wine was great, however a few sliders and a tiny salad and a... More 

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

Dear Francesca124_13, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your recent stay. Our sincere apologies for the inconveniences suffered as a result of the noise. I’m glad it was resolved so quickly and for Nick to have saved the day. Also, I am delighted to hear that the money clip was returned safely. We hope to... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night as part of our Christmas gift. It was beautiful and fantastic. The room was exceptionally quiet. We didn't hear hallway noise, any people in other rooms, or anything. Crazy! The bed was comfortable and we enjoyed the view, although partially blocked. We had drinks and dinner at the bar. The bartenders were friendly, but... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is THE hotel to stay at if you're traveling on vacation in DC. The staff is great, you see celebs and Senators...pretty neat. Caution, this hotel has bad rooms and you'll want to spend some extra jake to get a decent room with a view. By no means to you want a room with a courtyard view...these are dungeons... More 

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Covington, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It goes without saying that the location cannot be beat. The views of the White House from the top are amazing. The rooms are well-appointed, pretty and the service is impeccable. While we were there, I believe our children were some of the (very few) there and the hotel would send up smoothies, cookies, hot chocolate, etc. each night as... More 

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

Dear T Geoff, It is great to hear how wonderful your experience was for you and your family at The Hay-Adams. Also, I am delighted to hear that your children adored the hotel and were taken care of by our team. We hope to see you again on your next trip back to Washington, DC. Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP /... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What's not to like? Staying at the greatest Hotel in DC with a special rate? Which is the only way I can ever stay at the Hay Adams. Superb service, views. Got here by accident when it became the overflow hotel for a legislative conference I regularly attended. Always waited for the overflow after that...lol.

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