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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 #2 of 130 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've stayed at many high-end hotels but this is one if the best. Combines feeling if a small boutique with the service and amenities of a large hotel. Bathrooms are small, but have plenty of shelving/storage area. And, service is so very friendly and warm and highly unexpected.

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Huntington Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every contact with the staff from phone reservations, to the doorman is what we expect hotel service to be. They are friendly, polite, efficient and non intrusive. Everyone on staff at the hotel understands they are the standard by which excellence is measured and excellence is what is given. Special mention should be to the concierges who are experts in... More

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Palo Alto, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We can not say enough about the service we received at this hotel. The concierge and front desk accommodated every request we made. We needed a wheelchair last minute- done! The bed was too soft for one of our family members- fixed! They had unbelievable access to a knowledgable and lovely tour guide (Bill Wadsworth)Thank you Franceszca and arranged for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When room wasn't ready at the 3pm check in time Jaraeu left front desk check in to help clean room fast. Amazing positive and proactive behaviour. How many front desk folks at other 5 star properties would do this ? Thank you to both Jaraeu and his manager Nick for delivering what a 5 star experience should be .... Care.

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Fairfield CT
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95 reviews 95 reviews
46 hotel reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for a night recently with my husband, and we agreed this hotel is unique and in a class of it's own. It's very elegant and the service and attention to detail is impressive. We stayed in the Lafayette suite and it had a wonderful view of the White House and Memorial. Turn down service was great, there was... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Elegant, sophisticated and luxurious with unparalleled views of the White House from the top floors and the roof. Small but dramatic lobby with world renowned clientele often in attendance. The restaurant is wonderful and the cozy Bar downstairs a power meeting locale with a Bartender Supreme. Expensive but worth it if you want to stay where the power brokers and... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hay Adams is a pearl to be cherished in all its splendor and attentiveness. The location is a killer and the 4th of July Party on the rooftop overlooking the Mall and the White House was worth every (significant) dollar of the surcharge for that day. The concierge was extremely helpful and the whole experience was intimate and unobtrusive.... More

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

Dear SEETHEWORLD1630, I am delighted that your family chose to spend the 4th of July holiday with us, and that you had a wonderful stay! As our team continuously strives to improve upon our service, your feedback is truly appreciated. We hope to see you again soon, and that you will join us again for fireworks on Top of the... More

San Jose, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old hotel in the heart of Washington, D.C. The hotel is just across the Lafayette Square park from the White House and is close to both the tourist attractions on the Mall but also to the government offices. The lobby area is small by modern standards but beautifully appointed. I did not eat in the restaurant which is up... More

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

Dear Rick C, Thank you for your specific feedback regarding your stay; I am pleased to hear it was an enjoyable visit and you had the opportunity to experience a variety of our event spaces during your stay. We are proud to be a hotel steeped in a rich history which dates back to 1927, and we strive to provide... More

Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's no better Washington hotel location than this one adjacent to the White House. From auto valet to check-in agent to bell captain, the service is flawless. I was pleasantly surprised to hear all call me by name as I walked through the lobby or dined in the restaurant. This is a first class hotel with beautiful rooms, terrific restaurant... More

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107 reviews 107 reviews
44 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location - It is in a quiet area (not close from restaurant and museums); it is located just in front of Lafayette Park and the White House. It is also about 10 minutes away by foot from 2 metro stations, and about 15 minutes away by foot from the Willard Hotel, where city tour buses stops. Style - Classical and... More

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

Dear sipivu, Thank you for taking the time to provide candid feedback regarding the service you received during your recent stay at The Hay-Adams. I assure you that I will share your comments with the appropriate team members. It is our highest priority to provide excellent service throughout every guest’s stay. I am glad to hear that overall your stay... 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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