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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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    5 of 5 stars
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Odessa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Our stay at the Hay-Adams was worth every penny. We brought our two children, aged 4 and 9 and the staff couldn't have been nicer, especially in the restaurant. Very friendly and accomodating. We found the room clean and quiet. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Great location. Incredible service. Unbeatable views! The Hay Adams has it all. We stayed here over the Fourth of July and paid for the package that includes dinner and fireworks from the Top of the Hay. It was pricy, but worth it since – being from AZ - I doubt I’ll ever spend a Fourth in DC again. We stayed... More

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Management response:

Delighted to hear of your experience and pleased that the value of the package met your expectations. I will share your comments about the exceptional service with the entire team, whom I am certain will be encouraged by your kind words. Again, we are pleased and do hope that on a future occasion we can be of service again, whether... More

Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

ive stayed at the hay adams twice and its now become 'my hotel' when im in d.c. i am already looking forward to another stay in a couple of weeks. the first time i visited was last year, and i had a view of st. johns church. the last time was during the state of the union address in january... More

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Management response:

What a wonderful review! Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding your recent stay at The Hay-Adams. We are honored to hear that after only two stays with us, you name us ‘your hotel’. It was great to have you as our guests and we hope you will continue to feel at home whenever your visit us. Sincerely, Hans Bruland... More

Ft. Lauderdale
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

We just spent one glorious overnight at Hay-Adams Hotel in Washinton, D.C. with a spectacular room facing the White House (+ balcony). The Hotel gave us a surprise upgrade because I mentioned that my husband was not well. Service is superb. A special place. Quiet, understated, elegant - you pay for it, but it is a real treat. Dining room... More

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Management response:

Thank you very much for your kind remarks regarding your stay at The Hay-Adams. I am pleased to hear that we took good care of your husband when he was not feeling too well. Please visit us again soon in the future! Sincerely, Hans Bruland Vice President and General Manager More

washington dc
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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Just returned from a dinner event I held in honor of my best friends 60th birthday. I will never forget this experience for the rest of my life. When we entered the hotel, we were greeted by staff and personally escorted to the "Top of the Hay". This banquet and party area cannot possibly be replicated anywhere. The rooftop is... More

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Maine
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

This hotel provides the ultimate of perfection! Every guest is greeted by name from the time they enter to the time which they leave. The rooms are elegantly comfortable, room service is quick and the food is delicious I adore the Hay-Adams!

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Pembroke, Bermuda
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5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Located across the stree from the White House, the Hay-Adams is an excellent, centrally situated hotel. Rooms are elegant with all up-to-date amenities. Service is outstanding, friendly and extremely professional. Room service is fast and the food is very good. This is a comfortable, elegant hotel that is used to serving dignitaries -- and makes the regular traveler feel like... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights in May. What a hotel! Amazing service, from the front door, check in, to all the staff who work here, it is a gem of a hotel. Location is perfect for the White house, although beware Washington is a big city, so plan your visit and arrange how you plan to... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

I travel a lot and I love a great hotel and the Hay Adams is just that---the location (across the street and a park from the White House with a view of the Washington Monument just behind), the service (a doorman that handed me cold bottled water and towel when I returned from a run; or a checkin at yes... More

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

I so love this hotel. It is traditional and the rooms have so much character. We stayed in a suite that was beautifully decorated with a direct view of the White House. I couldn't believe the windows actually opened so I could take a great picture. The breakfasts were excellent and we loved the cosy bar downstairs which seemed always... 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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