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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 #3 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
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Northern Surburbs of Chicago, Illinois
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“Great Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We stayed at the Hay Adams, which has a great location just across the street from the White House. The service was absolutely fabulous, and the rooms were spacious and clean. Each time we entered the hotel, the staff leapt to open the doors and greet us. When we got into our rental car and headed for the airport, the staff had left a package of homemade cookies for us. Each night, with turndown service, a card was left with the weather for the next day, along with Belgian chocolate. This hotel adds touches of its history to its modern amenities. We are tough reviewers, but we liked this hotel!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Asta the bartender at the Off the Record Bar is fabulous! She recreated for me to historical cocktails that I have been asking the world over to taste and no one was either willing or able to accomplish it.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wilton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Beautiful hotel. Great location. Wonderful, friendly service. Would look to stay here again.

Room Tip: If you can, get a white house view. The only negative is some street noise.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

The Hay Adams is one classy hotel. The rooms are spacious, the service is terrific and the location can't be beat. I have stayed there a half dozen times now as I travel to DC for business frequently. I used to stay a the Willard but the Hay Adams is more intimate and is easy in, easy out which I love. My favorite part of staying here is the terrific breakfast room. It's a power breakfast room no doubt, but you will be at ease even if you are not meeting a senator. Lots of interesting conversations to overhear and you get the feeling that there is a lot going on here. Nice bagel and salmon. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

This hotel overlooks the White House and is an amazing venue for any type of event, especially a wedding. The service is impeccable, the food is awesome. You will not find a better place to stay, celebrate or just grab a cocktail downstairs.
I cannot say enough about the staff; you will feel like royalty from the moment you arrive!!

Room Tip: Grab a room with a White House view, you won't regret it.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Stayed at The Hay Adams on a combined business//vacation trip. Wife and kids 7 & 9 travelled with me and we all enjoyed the fantastic service at this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ivy, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

Stayed for 3 nights, beautiful hotel, though the rooms are small. Exceptional service from arrival to departure, without exception. The bar on the lower level was always so crowded we never used it, but the restaurant is among the best in Washington: exceptional food, service, and atmosphere (for some reason it is closed for dinner on Staurdays).

Room Tip: Rooms facing the streets are noisey. Rooms tend to be small, try for an upgrade.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
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:
#3 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#3 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#3 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#6 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hay-Adams 5*
Number of rooms: 145
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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Also Known As:
The Hay-Adams Hotel Washington Dc
Hay Adams Washington Dc

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