We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

The Hay-Adams

Travelers' Choice award winner
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
The Hay-Adams
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,024 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 941: English reviews
Level Contributor
53 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved this hotel and the experience of staying at it. It felt super historic and the rooms are beautiful. They gave us Fiji water each time we left to tour Washington DC and had chilled towels when we got back. The view from the Top of the Hay is amazing (talk to the front desk to go up there)... More 

Helpful?
Thank David D
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
HOTEL’S FAVORITE REVIEW
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

So I splurged. I splurged big. Was in the DC area for business, and stayed an extra two days to hit a bucket list item in memory of my dad...a stay at the Hay-Adams. With the view of the White House. It was SO WORTH IT. From the moment I made the reservation, I was treated like a queen. Fabienne... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank jennifermS1229PH
About Hotel's Favorite Review
The Hotel’s Favorite Review is a recent traveler review pinned as a favorite by this property’s owner or manager.
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Hay-Adams lived up to the hype of excellent hospitality. It had an "old world" elegance that made you feel classy. We spent two nights (3 days) - we were in town for the Barbra S concert, but wanted to sightsee as well. The location was superb - access to everything we needed and where we wanted to go. The... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Tremaine J
HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review

Dear Tremaine J, I am so pleased to hear that your time at The Hay-Adams lived up to your expectations. We hope that all guests leave feeling the way you did. The location of our hotel is excellent for sightseeing or just wondering about in historic DC. I will personally let Emily, and the rest of the staff, know how... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a wonderful hotel! My husband, daughter, and I stayed at the Hay-Adams for three nights in August 2016 while visiting Washington DC. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. The room was beautiful, clean, and comfortable. Service was excellent. We interacted primarily with Olivia at the front desk. Olivia was wonderful. But everyone else (valet, doormen, maids, other front... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank katherine A
HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review

Dear Katherine A, What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking the time to be detailed and honest with your feedback. I am so pleased that you and your family had such a delightful time, and enjoyed some of the delicious sorbet! You are right, we are diverse in our guests, some of whom are just in DC... More 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So sad to have only one nights stay in this lovely gracious hotel with the most wonderful & accommodating staff who will go out of their way to make you feel special. The entrance to the hotel is grand and elegant but not stuffy at all. The rooms are appointed with great thought for your every need! Gracious hospitality from... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Sade7274
HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review

Dear Sade7274, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review, and for the 5 stars. We are certainly happy you chose to say with us while you were in DC. The elegance of the hotel and amazing views are an experience on their own. We hope you can come see us again, and extend your stay! Until... More 

Ebeltoft, Denmark
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location, atmosphere, room, (car)service, breakfast, dinner, all highest quality and very pleasant. Kind, professional staff, very well managed by Marina. Spectacular views on White House, Washington Monument and Lafayette Park from the top floor. Highly recommended!

Helpful?
3 Thank jgaalders
HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review

Dear jgaalders, Thank you for the 5 star review! I am happy you were able to enjoy the breathtaking views from the top floor, they truly never get old! Please come see us again so we can pamper you! Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/General Manager More 

Ebeltoft, Denmark
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location cannot be any better in Washington. The room is great with a wonderful view The entire staff did everything to make us feel good. Especial Marina the front desk manager, made the whole visit brilliant due to the personal attitude to any request, we were not inly a number in a row but an appreciate guest.

Helpful?
4 Thank hshvass
HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review

Dear hshvass, I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Hay-Adams. The location is certainly wonderful, and is only outshined by the views. I will personally let Marina know how helpful she was during your stay. Thank you for the wonderful review! Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/General Manager More 

Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Capping off the 2nd leg of our holiday, after spending a week in sweltering NYC, the Hay-Adams was an absolute treat! A grand, regal hotel situated right across from the White House with magnificent views of the Washington Monument and Lafayette Park. Our room was beautifully decorated, exuding old world charm but with all the modern comforts and conveniences. Loved... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Pran99
HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review

Dear Pran99, Thank you for letting The Hay-Adams be a part of your special anniversary! We are so pleased you chose to stay with us for the occasion. I will be sure to let the Chef know you enjoyed you Lafayette dining experience, as positive feedback is always enjoyed. We would love for you to come back next year to... More 

Park Ridge, Illinois
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot imagine going to any other hotel in DC again after our recent weekend at the Hay-Adams. The service, rooms and food were all high quality and they treated our two daughters so well. We received an upgrade and they made sure we got to go to the top to get the amazing views of the White House. Little... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank FGTG09102003
HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review

Dear FGTG09102003, Thank you for choosing to stay at They Hay-Adams while you and your family were in DC. There is truly no better view of The White House than from The Top of the Hay, how exciting to see it first hand! I will let the staff know their hard work and dedication was appreciated, as they always enjoy... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
Level Contributor
367 reviews
109 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you check in until you leave the professionals at the Hay Adams make this the only real choice in DC. Rooms are elegant and quiet. Breakfast is wonderful. I have staye here over and over and will do so again on both business and personal visits.

Helpful?
3 Thank intrepidtravelerfla
HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review

Dear intrepidtravelerfla, What a lovely review. I will pass along your compliments to our staff, where they will be very much appreciated. Thank you for choosing The Hay-Adams, for both personal and business stays. We appreciate you. Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/General Manager More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

993 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (420)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (53)
Viewed
Bathroom (23)
Viewed
Room/Suite (99)
Viewed
Dining (41)
Viewed
View from Room (43)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (16)
Viewed
Other (143)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (531)
Viewed
Amenities (35)
Viewed
Church View Deluxe Room (42)
Viewed
Deluxe Executive Queen Room (51)
Viewed
Interior View Room (115)
Viewed
Dining (38)
Viewed
St. John's Church View Suite (16)
Viewed
Superior Queen Room (43)
Viewed
The Hotel (72)
Viewed
White House King Room (44)
Viewed
White House View Junior Suite (51)
Viewed
Federal Suite (24)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (42)
Viewed
Room/Suite (11)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (11)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Washington DC hotels
Dupont Circle
The Jefferson, Washington DC
The Jefferson, Washington DC
#3 of 141 in Washington DC
5.0 of 5 stars 967 reviews
Sofitel Washington DC
#8 of 141 in Washington DC
4.5 of 5 stars 2,869 reviews
Downtown / Chinatown
Willard InterContinental Washington
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Dupont Circle
Hampton Inn Washington, D.C./White House
Georgetown
Four Seasons Washington D.C.
Four Seasons Washington D.C.
#2 of 141 in Washington DC
4.5 of 5 stars 812 reviews
Dupont Circle
The St. Regis Washington, D.C.
The St. Regis Washington, D.C.
#14 of 141 in Washington DC
4.5 of 5 stars 1,125 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about The Hay-Adams

Address: 16th & H Sts. NW, One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20006
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > National Mall
Price Range: $354 - $790 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hay-Adams 5*
Number of rooms: 145
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Odigeo, DerbySoft Ltd Shanghai HQ, Priceline, Hotwire, Agoda and Jetsetter so you can book your The Hay-Adams reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Hay-Adams Hotel Washington Dc
Hay Adams Washington Dc
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#3 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#4 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay