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800 16th Street NW One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20006
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#8 of 154 hotels in Washington DC
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4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
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4.8
Value
4.3
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Steeped in rich history and surrounded by the most iconic institutions of our nation, The Hay-Adams is the discreet luxury hotel in Washington, D.C. for discerning guests. Enveloped by views of the White House, St. John's Church, and the scenic Lafayette Park, the 5-star accommodations at The Hay-Adams are the embodiment of refined residence. Marked by Washington, DC's most accommodating amenities and dedicated services, The Hay-Adams is the boutique hotel of choice for the modern luxury traveler.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Bicycle tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Couples massage
Full body massage
Makeup services
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Charming
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 10 more

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118Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
28Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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JC P P wrote a review Jan 20
Washington DC, District of Columbia107 contributions83 helpful votes
My wife, daughter and I arrived in Washington, DC for a brief 3 day visit. From the moment we checked in with André at reception, to the luggage service with Abdul, the breakfast service with El Maashi, and finally to check out with Fleur and Sean, we had extremely kind and courteous attention. I had my morning newspapers delivered as requested, breakfast was delicious and timely, and the rooms were spacious, warm and very comfortable. The view toward St. John's church was relaxing and gave us much sunlight. I would also like to commend the lady concierge who was there on Monday, the day we checked out. She was very attentive, and extremely well-trained in customer relations and customer service. The Hay-Adams sets the highest standard for excellence in Washington, DC. I only have one suggestion. When I emailed prior to my arrival to make a reservation at the hotel's Lafayette Restaurant, I was given a phone number to call, instead of just taking and confirming my reservation. The hotel could in fact contact it's customers through email prior to arrival to ask about any special request.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: Choose a view toward St. John's Church or toward the White House.
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uwdsr1 wrote a review Nov 2022
Evanston, Illinois61 contributions54 helpful votes
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This hotel is amazing and the service is really what makes it special. Everyone there - from the front desk person to the concierge to the doorman to the housekeeper to the breakfast servers - always greeted us by name and made us feel like we were staying in their home. I wish I knew where they found workers like this so I could hire them for my business. The breakfast was great, beds comfortable, and they have twice daily housekeeping and turndown at night, no need to request. One day we had trouble getting an Uber or taxi and they sent us to dinner in the house limo. Concierge went above and beyond both before and after the trip. I can’t imagine you’ll get service like this anywhere else in DC. The location is literally next door to the White House lawn. We walked almost everywhere other than Georgetown. I can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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AKR1 wrote a review Jan 16
northern NJ426 contributions160 helpful votes
Exceptional property with superb service and an unbeatable location - their motto of “Nothing is overlooked except the White House” is apt. Both dinner and breakfast in the Lafayette Room and Dining Room, respectively were memorable with superb service and great food. Front desk and Concierge were both very helpful- the Concierge got us last minute tickets to the sold out African American museum. The event space on the roof has perhaps the finest view of the White House and would make for an exceptional space for a gathering. They have a Tesla charger for EV owners! Strongly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Somecomments wrote a review Dec 2022
New Jersey41 contributions3 helpful votes
Overall or stay at the Hay was lovely, the room was great, and the location is one of the best in town. The room was great, with plenty of space. Bathrooms are not "modern" (still had a tub-shower in our Studio room) but are large, clean and classy looking. Toiletries/towels and shets are high end and great. Service was hit or miss, sadly. Front desk and doormen were warm and welcoming, while the must-do Off The Record bar staff were not as personal or outgoing. The well-known basement bar has good food and drinks, but is always packed and ends up not feeling as special as it should (likely because the main lobby is small and not a good place to hang out and there are no other pubic spaces on site). Try for a back corner table to make the best of it. Turn down service and housekeeping is on point and much appreciated but we felt the breakfast service at Lafayette was lacking (our second day took nearly an hour to get food at 10AM on a Thursday- though maybe it was just staffing issues due to the holidays). Note for AmEx Platinum bookings- you get a $100 food/beverage credit and the breakfast comes in the form of a $30pp per day credit (which is nice and flexible!). This is a popular hotel for a reason- quality rooms, great location and it's probably a great hotel for business. While we appreciate it's qualities, and would recommend it, we wouldn't have it on the list again for a romantic weekend away, and look for a more cozy, personal hotel/lobby/restaurant.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Main lobby is not for sitting, show up early to the hotel bar
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Response from Colette Meewisse-Marquez, General Manager at The Hay-Adams
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Somecomments, Thank you for your detailed review. Your feedback is much appreciated. December is indeed a busy time for our popular Off The Record lounge, and we apologize for the long wait in the Lafayette restaurant. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to show you that we can definitely provide that special romantic weekend experience. Please feel free to contact me directly.
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NWWineGirl wrote a review Dec 2022
Seattle, Washington42 contributions28 helpful votes
There is none better when you see the White House in front of your room. This is an old-Washington luxury experience, and btw major names in politics are either staying there, eating there, or meeting people there. So much people watching!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: You can grab a coffee every morning from the restaurant off the lobby, they will hand you a to-go...
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Response from Colette Meewisse-Marquez, General Manager at The Hay-Adams
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear NWWine Girl, Thank you for your review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again soon.
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marlaine b wrote a review Dec 2022
United States58 contributions12 helpful votes
By far, the finest hotel in DC. Don’t miss going to “Off the Record,” in the basement. Room service breakfast is sublime. This is the closest hotel to the White House. As wonderful as the hotel is, the staff are even better. Really good people.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Dec 6, 2022
Dear 495marlaineb, Many thanks for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Your shout-out to our wonderful team is much appreciated! With warm regards,
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TxTree wrote a review Nov 2022
Brooklyn, New York375 contributions105 helpful votes
I've been lucky to stay at the Hay-Adams many times and each visit to this jewel-box hotel is a delight. My recent trip was just an overnight for work, but it was perfect. From the greeting at the front door, to reception, to housekeeping, to breakfast - the hospitality is flawless. It sets a standard for graciousness and unstuffy elegance that so many five-star hotels cannot achieve. The rooms are wonderful, especially if you're lucky to have a view of the White House. Beds are crazy comfortable as are the highly functional workspaces (chargers and lights just where you want them). The bathrooms are small but with the fluffiest towels and gorgeous bath amenities. Thanks to all the staff for such a nice stay. I'll be back!!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Dec 6, 2022
Dear TxTree, We are thrilled you continue to come back to The Hay-Adams and thank you for your loyalty. With warm regards
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Philip W wrote a review Nov 2022
Wilmslow77 contributions41 helpful votes
Lives up to its 5 star reputations Amazing team Paul, Giovanny , ( big United fan !) Everyone from lobby staff , concierge, waiters , restaurant team give their all . Polite friendly courteous could not do enough for us Maybe because I have a Manchester United connections !!! Bed Room was amazing Breakfast superb We highly recommend you stay here Hotel overlooks the White House Perfect position to see Washington DC Dr and Mrs Wander
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 6, 2022
Dear Philip W Thank you for your enthusiastic endorsement. Pau, Giovanny and the entire team look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Nancy M wrote a review Nov 2022
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This is our third trip to the Hay-Adams and once again, it did not disappoint! The location of the hotel is perfect, so much you can walk to and a Metro stop close by. The room was comfortable and peaceful. The bed is so comfortable. Prior to our arrival, Sandor and Brian on the concierge team, helped us book a private tour and a Monuments by Night to tour. Both tours were wonderful. Once we arrived, the amazing service continued. At check in our room was not ready. The gentleman who checked us in, whose name sadly I do not have, offered us a drink in the bar while we waited for our room. After having someone escort us to the Off the Record we enjoyed lovely cocktail. While in the bar, we even received an update on the status of our room! As someone who has worked in customer service for years, there is nothing worse than feeling you have been forgotten, we were clearly not forgotten. In addition to the complimentary drinks in the bar, we were offered a chance to go to the rooftop at sunset to take some photos. This is something I had wanted to do on our last trips but never asked. The head of security escorted upstairs and we took some beautiful photos. He was so gracious and genuine. We discussed the hotel, DC and life! I am sure he had other more pressing things to do than spend time with us but you would never have known it. The rest of the team also delivers service above and beyond. Our breakfasts with Geovanny each morning were delightful. We looked forward to seeing him each day. Everyone else we came in contact with during our stay, from the everyone the lobby each day who opened doors, hailed a cab, helped with bags, offered cookies and water could not have been more helpful and kind. In addition, I am sure because of a mention to Sandor, the hotel manager, had some chocolate covered strawberries and sparkling wine delivered to our room for our Anniversary. As I mentioned, to Brian one the concierge team members when we were leaving, we found a level of peace and comfort at hotel each when arrived back after a day of sightseeing. We would never consider staying anywhere but the Hay-Adams when in DC. Thank you for a great visit!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: The queen executive room is larger than a standard room. No view but are very quiet and great for...
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Lynn wrote a review Nov 2022
Sweden, Maine2 contributions
The hospitality was as excellent as the accommodations. Every person, waiters, maid, reception, concierge. Doormen were soo hospitable . It was welcoming. We felt like royalty…who are beloved by the staff. We celebrated our son’s wedding reception there, which was one reason we returned. Since then we have returned for tea time nd now this lovely birthday weekend for my husband and son. We left with warm memories.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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$459 - $532 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCUpper Northwest / Downtown / Dupont Circle / Connecticut Ave/ K Street
NUMBER OF ROOMS
145
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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 The Good Liar Brian Curry (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, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hay-Adams?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lafayette Restaurant, Old Ebbitt Grill, and Joe's Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Hay-Adams?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Hay-Adams?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Chinese.