My family and I stayed at The Hay-Adams at the end of March 2013. The online reservation system was somewhat confusing. I had to call the hotel directly to make a reservation. There seemed to be some discrepancy between what was offered online and what hotel reservations offered me. We wound up reserving a room with a king bed and a pull out couch. Service all the way around was outstanding, attentive and accommodating. We were kindly upgraded to a one bedroom suite with a view of St. John's Church. The room was beautiful and the cleanest I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. My kids, no strangers to the 5 star experience, were impressed with the way we were greeted every time we entered and the fancy cupcakes left in glass platters. Breakfast in the restaurant was superb. Even though we were a motley crew of weary, windswept travelers wearing jeans and sneakers we were always made to feel just as valued as the suit wearing movers and shakers. I was, however, disappointed in the comfort level of the pull-out couch. I naively thought that, given the reputation and cost of staying at this hotel, the pull-out would be magically comfortable. Nope. The sheets wound up all over the place, kids rolled into the middle and the mattress was super thin. Unless I could get a room with two queens, as much as I loved this place, I wouldn't stay there again. Also, if you are traveling to DC for some family sightseeing I might recommend staying someplace a little closer to the museums etc. In my opinion, the proximity to the White House is really only special if you actually have a White House view. There are other nice hotels, where you can also step out your front door and walk to the White House, but that are a little more convenient in terms of sightseeing.