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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 #1 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights during our spring break. We had initially only intended on staying in DC for one night, but upon arrival realized we had to extend our stay. The hotel staff was incredibly accommodating and we were even able to get a room facing the White House for our second night. We were... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed on the 7th floor of the Hay-Adams April 3rd through the 6th. There are only a few rooms which face the White House. Since this was a special occasion for my wife, I opted to "go over the top" and spend more than $1,000 a night for 3 nights. It was a great room. We... More

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

Dear derbycityvisitor, I am very happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your recent stay at The Hay-Adams and were able to stay in one of our beautiful White House Suites to celebrate your special occasion. Our location is really fantastic for anyone who wants to explore all that Washington, D.C. has to offer, but we take great... More

Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From start to finish, an amazing experience. From the time we arrived to the time we left, we were pampered. Checkin was easy and efficient. The room was beautiful and comfortable. Housekeeping and turn down service was great. When leaving and returning, the doors were always opened, the greetings always present. Breakfast at the Lafayette was very good. The oatmeal... More

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

Dear James, I appreciate your positive feedback regarding your recent stay at The Hay-Adams. I am pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and felt you were well taken care of from the moment you walked through our doors. I will pass your compliments onto our Housekeeping and Front Office teams; the guest experience is their number one priority... More

Palm Springs, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Hay-Adams for 5 nights for a wedding I attended last week. As if its location isn't enough, every aspect of this old inn is replete with quality, substance and a tangible devotion to guest satisfaction. Upon arrival you are treated like royalty and it never stops. The staff, from bellmen to room service waiters to housekeepers... More

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

Dear Carol, Thank you so very much for your beautiful review of The Hay-Adams; I am extremely pleased to hear that you greatly enjoyed your recent stay. Our team is wholly committed to getting to know our guests on an individual level in order to better anticipate their needs when they reside with us. Our goal is first and foremost... More

London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved staying here. The location is amazing - the White House is almost next door. The staff are very welcoming and helpful and the room is plush and massively comfortable. An integral part of a fantastic Washington experience.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Hay Adams is just perfect. The rooms facing Saint John's Church are really charming. An anecdote: we spent a whole day inside it during a snow emergency, and it was like being at home. Mark, at the front desk, is a wizard, solving out any query you may have. The waiters at the restaurant are excellent. And the menu... More

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

Dear EstelleSkater, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Hay-Adams in Washington, D.C. We have had quite a snowy winter this year, and I am pleased that we were able to make you feel comfortable and at home inside the hotel as you waited for the snow to subside during your trip. I will certainly thank... More

Knoxville, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel in April, 2014 with our daughter and two grandchildren under the Hay-Adams family fun program. This program includes complementary tour bus tickets for everyone and discount tickets for several museums including the spy museum . The children get a backpack filled with souvenirs. The rate includes breakfast. The hotel is located right across the street... More

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

Dear donjskiba, Delighted, that you and your family enjoyed our Discover D.C. package during your recent stay at The Hay-Adams. There is so much to see and do in Washington, D.C., and this package is designed to make touring the city easy and fun for families. I will certainly pass your compliments on to our entire team. We look forward... More

Stamford
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the minute my girlfriend and I arrived until the minute we pulled away, our experience at the Hay-Adams was delightful. The staff were warm, efficient, and knowledgeable. The room overlooking the White House was spectacular. The nicely-named Off the Record Bar was the perfect place for drinks, and the restaurant superb for both dinner and breakfast. Very highly recommended!

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

Dear Mark, Thank you very much for your positive review of The Hay-Adams. It is always our goal to make guests feel right at home from the moment they walk through the door until, sadly, they must leave us until the next time. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/General Manager More

Columbia, SC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hay-Adams does not disappoint and lives up to its motto of not overlooking anything except the White House. We were there for a wedding and the staff took care of every detail - from taking care of some last minute laundry/dry cleaning to making sure we had fresh ice at all hours of the night. Our room overlooked St.... More

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

Dear DLColumbia, Thank you for your glowing review of The Hay-Adams. I am pleased that you had such a wonderful experience during your stay and I will be sure to let the team know that you felt well taken care of. We look forward to having you back to The Hay-Adams in the near future! Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/General Manager More

san francisco, ca
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel. Directly across from White House. Walking distance to most attractions. Excellent service especially the concierge. Rooms were lovely. Restaurant excellent but pricey. Overall wonderful service. We will definitely return!!!

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Additional Information about The Hay-Adams

Also Known As:
The Hay-Adams Hotel
The Hay-Adams Hotel Washington Dc
The Hay Adams
Hay Adams Washington Dc
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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#1 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#8 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#19 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hay-Adams 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Washington's landmark residence of choice for visitors to our nation's capital. The Hay-Adams, a luxury boutique hotel, is as close as you can get to staying at the White House without a personal invitation from the President. Originally designed in the 1920s as a residential hotel, The Hay-Adams carefully emulates the ambiance of a distinguished private mansion on Lafayette Square. The 145-room boutique hotel in Washington, DC features 21 luxury suites with stunning views of Lafayette Park and the White House. All of our guest rooms exhibit the perfect combination of heritage, luxury, contemporary comfort and technology. Ideally situated in Lafayette Square and steps away from many of Washington D.C.'s famous attractions, The Hay-Adams is the premier destination for leisure and business travelers alike. ... more   less 
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