My review is tainted by a particularly uncomfortable experience. The HayAdams is a lovely hotel perfectly situated near the White House. The fixtures are elegant and the rooms well-kept.
I stayed here as a single traveller for a business event. On the first two nights, several rooms on my floor were propped open and on the second two, the end of the hall hosted a suited man just standing. My inquiries at the front desk prompted blank stares until I asked loudly "why is there a man lurching at the end of the hallway"
In hushed voices, I was told this was a special guest.
I suppose the HayAdams is lovely for "special guests" but for regular travelers, it is a bit stressful. If a floor guest needs security, I wonder about my own safety down the hall.
The front desk staff needs better training to address the concerns of travelers and perhaps an early notification of this unusual circumstance would have allayed my concerns.
I won't return.
- 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:
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- Hay Adams Washington Dc