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“Amazing location & Service” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Hay-Adams
Ranked #3 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Merrick, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing location & Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

This historical hotel met all of our needs. We were in town for a wedding and had an amazing time. The room was beautiful and concierge services were on point. Looking forward to return visit in the near future. The location (across the park from the White House) was ideal.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Kim B
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HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear Kim B,

We look forward to your return visit as well! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

Warm regards,

Hans Bruland
VP / General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed at the Hay Adams for 2 nights in March. Originally booked the hotel because of its fab location and views overlooking the White House but found it was so much more than that. Our room was spacious for an inner city room and well finished with lovely details. The bathroom was well equipped and had fresh toiletries daily, whilst the turn down service of an evening also left a small moulton brown sample which was a nice touch.

Service was exceptional from the restaurant staff to the concierge and reception team who were vey accommodating when we picked up our hire car on our way out of the city.

We ate breakfast both mornings of our stay which were well prepared and very tasty, we also had a lunch at the hotel on the day we left. Food was exceptional even if we felt a little under dressed!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank JoG01_uk
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HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear fish0ut0fwater,

I am truly delighted to hear you enjoyed your time at the Hay-Adams. We do our best to ensure that every one of our guests has a memorable and special experience, and that nothing is overlooked… but the White House! We hope to welcome you back for another visit.

Sincerely,

Hans Bruland
VP / General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

We recently spent 3 nights in this hotel on a trip from the UK for a 40th birthday. Delightfully we were upgraded to a suite on the Lafayette Park side of the hotel, which offers great views.
The hotel is well located for a large walking tour of the best sights in the city and you can easily stroll over to Penn Quarter/Chinatown, where there is greater variety of restaurants.
The rooms are extremely well appointed and very comfortable and with all the amenities that you would expect of a LHW hotel.
Staff were universally great and helpful.
Some good late evening drinking is possible in the Off the Record bar as well!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank ChrisAlner
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Not only are you located within walking distance to all the must see sites in D.C. but the personal service and greetings from all the staff members of this hotel made us feel as though we were staying in a family owned B&B. The room was perfect. We stayed on the 5th floor with a view of Lafayette Park. Since the trees were still bare, we also had a view of the White House. The room was a perfect size for 2 people. A very generous breakfast allowance at the Lafayette was included with our stay which we took advantage of every morning before a long day of site seeing. The breakfast menu was excellent and the service there too was amazing. Special thanks to Leah and Giovanni (I am not sure I spelled his name correct). I cannot say enough good things about this place and we will certainly plan to stay here the next time we are in D.C.

Room Tip: Room 506 - perfect size for 2 and if you go while the trees are still bare you have a nice view of t...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Terri L
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HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear Terri L,

I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay at the Hay-Adams! Thank you for sharing your positive thoughts with the TripAdvisor public. I will certainly pass along your kind remarks to Leah and Geovanny. Please come see us again upon your return to DC!

Sincerely,

Hans Bruland
VP / General Manager
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Newport Beach
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

I revisited Hay-Adams in Washington D.C. this past week-end and once again found the property a delightful experience. Although the rooms are relatively small, they are quite comfortable and well appointed. The plumbing is good, the beds are firm, and the walls are effective at keeping the outside noise to a mimimum. I find the hotel's greatest assests to be it's prime location, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House (in fact, I saw the President attend Easter services at the church across the street from the hotel) and an exceptional staff. The hotel's restaurant is very good for breakfast, but better options outside the hotel for lunch and dinner. This hotel is a great value.

Room Tip: Request a room facing the White House on the 4th or 5th floors.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank William W
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Dallas, Texas
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82 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

This hotel is a five star hotel in every way. From the doormen who are so helpful and friendly every day, the front desk, the concierge, room service and the wait staff at the restaurants. The hotel is really old, beautiful, very clean and well maintained and the location is excellent (right across the park from the White House). They pay attention to every detail at this hotel. We stayed there over Easter and there was a small Easter basket with a colored egg and a candy chicken in the basket. The housekeeping department also does an excellent job and they have a great attitude along with all of the other employees. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank cornerdavis
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HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear cornerdavis,

Wow – what lovely compliments! Thank you! I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay and our house-made Easter “peeps”! Our team will be very encouraged by your remarks. I hope we will have the privilege of welcoming you back for another visit.

Sincerely,

Hans Bruland
VP / General Manager
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Colorado
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221 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

This hotel offers a wonderful location just north of the White House. The rooms are smaller and the floors creeky as this is an old building, but the staff provides first-class service. The hotel is beautiful and spotlessly clean. It is a pricey stay, but worth the splurge for a special occasion. One day we took the elevator to the top floor and enjoyed the views of the White House from the George Washington Room, it was the best view we had all week!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank ColoMama33
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Property: The Hay-Adams
Address: 16th & H Sts. NW, One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20006
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#3 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#3 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hay-Adams 5*
Number of rooms: 145
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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