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16th & H Sts. NW One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20006
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#7 of 154 hotels in Washington DC
Travelers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid public parking on-site
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 2 more
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Sloan wrote a review Sep 9
syracuse, United States2 contributions
We were graciously gifted our five-night stay to attend our daughter's wedding and pre-wedding COVID-modified festivities. Our room was spacious with a very comfortable and beautiful bed. Our daughter also stayed for two-nights, in an upgraded junior suite for her Wedding Eve and Wedding Night. The suite was incredibly elegant and spacious with gorgeous views. The complimentary champagne was a festive addition to the Bridal party's preparations. Her junior suite provided an exquisite backdrop for some gorgeous photos. We will truly treasure our memorable experience at 'The Hay.' Many thanks to Catherine at the Front Desk for her friendly assistance and expertise!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from , General Manager at The Hay-Adams
Responded 1 week ago
Dear 823sloan, Thank you for your wonderful review and congratulations! We are so happy we were able to make this special time a little more memorable for you and your daughter. I will pass on your comments to Catherine who will be very happy with your kind recognition of her service.
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Need To See In DC wrote a review Aug 2020
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Had a FANTASTIC stay at the Beautiful Hay-Adams Hotel! Joyous, Welcoming & Attentive Staff! Lovely,Charming Room with every Amenity needed Plus More...The Secret Lining in the Robe was like a Warm Hug! The Stunning Views from the Rooftop "Top Of The Hay" are Breath Taking! The "Lafayette Restaurant" Caring, Happy, Kind Staff served the most Delicious, Creative Exquisite Cuisine! We started with Breakfast and enthusiastically returned for Lunch! A celebration! A Precious Washington Gem!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from , General Manager at The Hay-Adams
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your wonderful review! Having just reopened our door we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Our staff will be encouraged by your kind and enthusiastic review of their service.
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SleeplessInDC wrote a review Mar 2020
Washington, DC71 contributions23 helpful votes
The Hay-Adams is Elegance Embodied. We found everyone at the hotel inviting, friendly, and happy (belaying our fear the hotel would be stuffy). The rooms are magnificent and very comfortable. The wait staff at The Lafayette are attentive and made our meals a pleasure. The bar tenders (once you show you're are real person) were great and super entertaining. The happy staff made our stay a wonderful experience - it really makes a difference. We're glad this icon of DC is maintaining its elegance and service in spite of the mean-spiritedness across the street. Thank you for a wonderful weekend and highly recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: The rooms on 16th street are quiet while still having a partial view of the White House and...
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DrHuu wrote a review Mar 2020
Diamond Bar, California104 contributions40 helpful votes
Nice hotel and just across the White House very amazing you can walk across and there is White House. Very convenient location. Restaurant is walking distance, This a very place when you go to meeting and enjoy DC Dr Vo
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Date of stay: December 2019
EzPablo wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York151 contributions127 helpful votes
One of the US' leading, old-school hotels for sure. It's location opposite the White House is great, but admittedly a HamptonInn and other hotels are that close, too. But: You can actually see the White house from the restaurant, and of course from the rooftop. The rooms are pretty old-school with a lot of plush. But unlike "new" or "modern" hotels, they're not worn. Instead, they charm you with the power of DC and other comparable cities in the world like London, Paris or Berlin. The quite tiny bathrooms, another relict from the hotel's age, make up the space with high quality and comfort. There are not many hotels in large US cities in which the shower made my day. Staff is great, as you can and should expect. And do not miss to visit the cellar bar "Off the record". No more words needed.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
$366 - $574 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hay-Adams
Which popular attractions are close to The Hay-Adams?
Nearby attractions include Renwick Gallery (0.2 miles), White House (0.2 miles), and Eisenhower Executive Office Building (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hay-Adams?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Hay-Adams?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Hay-Adams?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hay-Adams?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hay-Adams?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joe's Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Lafayette Restaurant, and Old Ebbitt Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Hay-Adams?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Hay-Adams have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Hay-Adams offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Hay-Adams?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Hay-Adams?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Hay-Adams offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.