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800 16th Street NW One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20006
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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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Updated 21-04-01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21-04-01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 153 hotels in Washington DC
Travellers' 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 Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Paid public parking on-site
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
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
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 2 more
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Special Deal:Complimentary breakfast overlooking the White House


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Grade: 100 out of 100
202Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
30Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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travelfanatic2017 wrote a review Apr. 2
Chicago, Illinois88 contributions76 helpful votes
We stayed at Hay Adams twice in the past 6 weeks... No doubt it is the best location in Dc! Amazing view of the White House Great food Great brunch Best eggs Benedict I ever had... Emmanuel was amazing as our server on both visits. Victoria (Manager on Duty) was world class... Loved room 406 (White House view) and room 730 The front office/Concierge team is as good as I experienced at the Connaught London or the Ritz Paris... We will return Olivier and Delia
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Colette Meewisse-Marquez, General Manager at The Hay-Adams
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Olivier and Delia, Thank you for your fantastic review! I am thrilled you enjoyed the views, the food and most importantly the world class service. At the Hay-Adams, we like to say: "where nothing is overlooked but The White House". Happy to see we were able to do that for you, and I look forward to your next visit.
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Freak77 wrote a review Feb. 2021
Santa Barbara, California84 contributions86 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
I came to DC for business and didn't know what to expect. The hotel far exceeded my expectations. From check-in to check-out everything was flawless. The building is older and very well maintained. The food service was impeccable, everything from room service to meals in the restaurant were delicious. I'd put The Hay-Adams in the top group of hotels I've visited.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from , General Manager at The Hay-Adams
Responded Feb. 22, 2021
Dear Freak77, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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isepa wrote a review Mar. 2021
Castro Valley, California188 contributions105 helpful votes
I can say nothing negative about this property or the staff. I was in town for only one night and splurged on a White House view room. It was awesome. You walk right into the view of the White House. The room is impeccably clean and decorated in a stately manner. The bed was extremely comfortable. I honestly think I may have been the only person on my floor because I did not hear a single soul. Concierge arranged for a driver to take me around the Monuments in the evening after a delicious dinner at the Lafayette so I could take some pictures at night. Everyone greeted me with a smile on their face. I recommend staying at this hotel and eating at the Lafayette.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: White House view is unforgettable
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Response from Colette Meewisse-Marquez, General Manager at The Hay-Adams
Responded 1 week ago
Deqr isepa, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The monuments by night tour is such a great way to see all that our beautiful city has to offer. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
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jasoncrh wrote a review Feb. 2021
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates377 contributions253 helpful votes
My friends and I had the pleasure of dining at the Top of the Hay last night. It was a tremendous experience. Everybody working there was excited to be there, gracious, hospitable, and fully embracing of all Covid protocols. Our view was exquisite. We had a fantastic view of an illuminated White House and monuments on a clear night. Simply gorgeous – and worth it alone! But everything was good. The service was outstanding from all involved. We enjoyed cocktails to start and I was excited to see that my favorite from the downstairs bar Off the Record was there – the Pear Martini. It was delicious as always. We all enjoyed our food. From the shared charcuterie plate to the octopus starter to the fish and steaks that some of us had, everything was cooked perfectly. We tried a few of the desserts. The chocolate date cake was beautiful – I almost didn’t want to eat it! And the passion fruit soufflé was delicious as well. Overall, we were very impressed by our dinner at the Hay-Adams/ Top of the Hay restaurant. A class act, and I look forward to many future visits.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Colette Meewisse-Marquez, General Manager at The Hay-Adams
Responded Feb. 26, 2021
Dear jasoncrh, Thank you for your eloquent review of the Lafayette and The Top of The Hay. We are thrilled you were able to enjoy your favorite Pear Martini overlooking the White House. I will definitely share your comments with our Food and Beverage team, they will be so encouraged by your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Kem F wrote a review Feb. 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We decided to treat ourselves to a night out and the Hay-Adams EXCEEDED all of our expectations. As soon as we pulled up, the staff who greeted us were kind. The hotel and all staff were following all Covid courtesies. When we checked in, we were given a Covid-safe bag with mask, wipes, and hand-sanitizer. They were kind enough to upgrade our room and man, was it an upgrade! We had a room that was pretty much in front of the White House! The balcony doors opened up to the most gorgeous view. Pictures could not do it justice. We were greeted with a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, which were delicious! Everything was so clean! I really can’t brag enough about the service we received. Everyone was so nice and attentive. I cannot wait to come back.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Colette Meewisse-Marquez, General Manager at The Hay-Adams
Responded Feb. 25, 2021
Dear kemf2021, Thank you for your complimentary review. We can't wait to welcome you back and rest assured the view only gets better with spring arriving in Washington, DC soon!
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US$366 - US$574 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCUpper Northwest / Dupont Circle / Connecticut Ave/ K Street
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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 (0.3 km), White House (0.3 km), and Eisenhower Executive Office Building (0.3 km).
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 centre 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 centre, 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, and Dutch.