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The Hay-Adams

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 April 2015

There is something very special about this hotel and its proximity to the White House. It's a true American experience. The staff is helpful and first class across the board. You are literally across the street from the White House and all of the hubbub which goes on around it. A near perfect experience. Two very minor issues. The hotel...

2Thank Irwin H
Reviewed 21 April 2015

From the moment we arrived, my husband and I were made to feel like very honoured guests. The reception staff were very polite and helpful and so we're all the staff with whom we were in contact. The hotel is beautiful and located within walking distance to everything in Downtown Washington DC. Our room had white house views and was...

4Thank Ivana J
HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review

Dear Ivana J, How wonderful to hear that you felt like an honored guest during your visit. The Hay-Adams’ team strives to make every guest feel welcome and special. I will be sure to pass your praise along to everyone on our team. We hope you come back to enjoy the view very soon! Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/General Manager

London, UK
Reviewed 18 April 2015

A Washington institution which continues to deliver a terrific experience to its guests. The location opposite the White House can't be bettered and we were fortunate to have a fifth floor room looking straight across at the White House (with a few blossom trees in the foreground to complete the picture). The staff were tremendously friendly and professional throughout -...

5Thank Charlie1001
HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review

Dear Charlie1001, Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding your recent stay at The Hay-Adams. I am happy to hear that you had terrific experiences during your time with us. Please come back and see us soon! Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/General Manager

Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

We were in town to attend an Admitted Students Day at a local university. In a word, the hotel was as fine a hotel as I've ever been (and I've been at a few really nice ones - Four Seasons, St Regis, Sofitel, Ritz Carlton, Sofitel). It is reminiscent of the Plaza in its hey day. My teenage daughter who...

4Thank Kewlgirl
HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review

Dear Kewl girl, I’m so glad to read that we were able to impress your teenage daughter and that your family had a wonderful time during your stay. This is truly a beautiful time to visit and experience Washington, DC and to enjoy the spectacular views from The Hay-Adams. We hope to welcome you back in the future! Sincerely, Hans...

Reviewed 16 April 2015

Second time back. Unfortunately it was over Easter and the hotel was a mad house. The staff was still as friendly as ever. The beds are still as comfy as I remember. The restaurant is wonderful for breakfast and the bar downstairs is great for cocktails. Little street noise can be heard just from the location of the hotel, but...

Reviewed 14 April 2015

The Hay Adams is certainly a nice hotel with a few rooms overlooking the White House, but if you are given any other room, I would not recommend staying here. Our room was overlooking an alley and the trucks collecting trash were extremely noisy every morning. When we didn't hear those trucks we could hear the bellmans whistling for taxis....

4Thank JamieMarieB
New York
Reviewed 14 April 2015

My husband and I just got back from spending 3 nights in this luxurious hotel. All of the staff were excellent and made us feel special from the moment we arrived. Doors were opened for us every time we entered and left the hotel, delicious cookies were available at the reception desk, welcome fruit and water were left in our...

3Thank lja30
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2015

We have just come back from a 4 night stay at the the hotel. The plus sides to this hotel is that the rooms are elegantly furnished in a luxurious traditional style. Very comfortable beds and soft sateen bed linen. The staff were uniformly helpful and courteous. The breakfast choice is very good and the dining room is fresh and...

1Thank DoubleDachshund
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Our stay was perfect from start to finish. The concierge was welcoming and the staff were fantastic. Our room had white house views and was definitely worth the money. The La Fayette had a particularly nice maitre d' and we were seated with a superb view. In sum, this hotel is where you should stay if you want to be...

2Thank simon c
Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 10 April 2015

We stayed here one night on a special deal as otherwise I probably wouldn't have spent the money to stay here. However, if I visit DC again, I will probably find a way to afford to stay here the whole trip. This hotel is luxury at its best. The hotel is gorgeous, the staff is excellent and the room was...

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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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Address: 16th & H Sts. NW, One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20006
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Price Range: $497 - $924 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hay-Adams 5*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
The Hay-Adams Hotel Washington Dc
Hay Adams Washington Dc
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#2 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#3 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Business Hotel in Washington DC
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“Rooms overlooking the courtyard may be quieter but the view over the White House is worth any additional noise”
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Romulus66, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Join LHW -- upgrades upon availability and worth it!”
KarenandGunnar, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with a view! It is worth it.”
williamsonmary01, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“we stayed on the 8th floor which gave us a great view and no road noise”
JandKtraveltime, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Any room is great.”
genep2013, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
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