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Florida
Reviewed 21 July 2015

The hotel brings a charm that you hear of only in story books. The staff continues to have a genuine smile with a need to assist your every request. No wonder Travel and Leisure just voted them 2nd in the United States for Hotels of 100 guest rooms or more (They also made the list as number 55 in the...

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

Dear dc-the-place-to-be, Thank you very much for your glowing review! We are very proud and honored to be voted number two in Washington, DC and number fifty-five in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine! It is wonderful feedback from guests like you that elevates our hotel and makes our job here so enjoyable and worthwhile. Looking forward to seeing...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 July 2015

My family and I stayed in Washington DC for two days. Given our short stay, we needed a hotel that was well located. Our choice of the Hay-Adams was a perfect one. The hotel is located literally across the road from the White House. It is also an easy walk to the Washington Memorial, the breath-taking Lincoln Memorial and the...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Stayed with my wife for five nights in one of the White House view rooms. Nice large room, but the bathroom is small and outdated. Food in the restaurant was great, we had some minor service problems. Room service was good, but they forgot several details. Service and friendliness in general was great, and the hotel was quiet and felt...

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

Dear Marc P, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback following your recent stay with us. We regret that we failed to deliver the level of service and the attention to details we are known for at The Hay-Adams. I assure you that I will share your comments with the appropriate team members in room service....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Stayed at Hay Adams for three nights . After arriving on a long haul flight from Europe and not having slept for over 24 hrs we were delighted to finally arrive at the Hay around 6PM and went straight to bed . Unfortunately someone had decided to have a cigarette in the lounge bathroom which set of the alarm around...

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

Dear GezenBey, Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your trip and 4th of July experience with us on TripAdvisor. My apologies for the guest who did not listen to our hotel smoking policy, which caused the fire alarm to be set off! I am pleased and grateful that our Manager on Duty and associates were...

Buckingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2015

This was a special celebration indulgence for us as we had a short time in Washington and wanted to be central. On check in we were offered an upgrade on our original booking of a Lafayette Park view room so for $400 more for the two nights we had an actual view of the White House (see photo) in a...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 July 2015

BY far the best hotel I have ever stayed in. From the food to the customer service - it can't be beat. Do yourself a favor and stay at the Hay Adams at least once in your lifetime. Perfect location. Directly next door to the White House and walking distance to all the museums.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Several months ago, I booked a Lafayette Park Junior View Suite for a two night visit in May to attend a family wedding. I'd booked this particular room because of the configuration (one large room), with interesting ceiling detail and a view of the White House lawn. So we were really surprised upon checking in to find that my husband...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

This hotel is the epitome of luxury. No detail is overlooked. We stayed in a room on the seventh floor with a view of the White House and the National Monument - a view which later served as the backdrop to my boyfriend's marriage proposal! Drinks in Off the Record are a must. The place is buzzing at all times...

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

Dear EnRoute Rebecca, Congratulations on your proposal! Everyone at The Hay-Adams is beyond thrilled for you and your fiancé and a room that overlooks the White House certainly is a magnificent backdrop for the special event. I will inform Giovanny and Predro that they were the highlight of your mornings and you enjoyed chatting with them. Also, I will enlighten...

Coolum Beach, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Right beside the beautiful park that is about 100 yards from the White House. In winter with no leaves on the tree you may see the White House but in summer all the gorgeous trees block the view. Views of the park but not a single glimpse of the White House - we were in the park- White House view...

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

Dear Mushu And, Thank you very much for your glowing review! It is good to hear that you enjoyed your room and the amenities, despite the restriction in your view due to the canopy from the leaves. I greatly appreciate your comments regarding your experiences dining in the Lafayette and I will inform Eli, Clarence, Jacqueline, Jean, William, Enester, Anthony...

Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Though we did not stay at the Hays-Adams, we did go there after watching the July 4 fireworks to enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers in their bar which is below ground level. The area was very comfortable with velvet seating and red walls. What is unique are the caricatures of well known political figures that adorn the walls....

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about The Hay-Adams

Address: 16th & H Sts. NW, One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20006
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Price Range: ₹ 24,106 - ₹ 55,876 (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 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#2 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#3 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Business Hotel in Washington DC
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“Some rooms actually face the White House.”
 of 5 bubbles 400JamesM, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If possible ask for a room with no connecting doors to another bedroom as noise reduction is not that effective with those doors.”
 of 5 bubbles Carlos23, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“telephone the hotel before booking to find out exactly what you are getting.”
 of 5 bubbles CollieDog58, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“8th floor quiet?”
 of 5 bubbles BostonBP, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I love the rooms that overlook Lafayette Park (the White House).”
 of 5 bubbles BusinessandKids, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
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