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The Hay-Adams

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Whiteville, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We like everything about The Hay Adams. It is a beautiful, sophisticated hotel with a location in view of the White House. A hotel like this can afford to hire the best people and it shows in every department of the property. We especially like the restaurant there. It excels on several levels, and is a quiet oasis in a...

6Thank douglasmaxwell
Washington, DC
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

The white glove service, impeccable meal and ornate and welcoming rooms are just what you expect from a 5-star hotel, a stone's throw from the White House. Pricey, but well located and well worth it. Eating there is sublime. But, to mix things up a bit, walk over to Old Ebbitt Grill. Great seafood and an old time tradition!

7Thank trippinnow
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We have now stayed 2 times at this wonderful hotel. The staff are extremely courteous friendly and professional and the concierge is very knowledgable. We have a wheelchair bound daughter and the hotel caters for her perfectly The nice touch of early morning coffee and cookies downstairs with spectacular fresh flowers warms the entrance foyer. The room amenities are of...

5Thank johngdanski
Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We had our wedding at the Hay Adams in July of 2015. We are eternally grateful to the wonderful Hans Bruland and Whitney Vaillancourt for making our experience truly unforgettable. Our guests are still talking about it being the best wedding they have ever attended! From the stunning view, to the perfectly pressed napkins, to the chocolate white house waiting...

4Thank Christine E
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 13 August 2015

The Hay-Adams is deserving of the many rave reviews. The staff is incredibly friendly, welcoming and helpful. We did a quick weekend trip with my 7 year old daughters. Their favorite part were the Welcome chocolate chip cookies. Mom and Dads favorite part was everything else. The rooms are spacious, the location is great. My only wish is that we...

4Thank MQJ88
Hampton Falls, New Hampshire
Reviewed 11 August 2015

The Hay Adams is a splendid hotel in every sense! The beds are the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in! The pillows were divine...The staff takes care of your every need....a must stay if you are looking for 5 Star accommodations in DC.

6Thank Kim C
Merritt Island, FL
Reviewed 9 August 2015

It has the best location, right in front of the White House and walking distance to many museums, monuments, shopping & restaurants. The service was excellent, the staff extremely pleasant and accommodating. We were upgraded to a suite which was wonderful and spacious. The bar downstairs also had excellent service and great atmosphere. Breakfast in the restaurant was light &...

4Thank Karla-8
Windsor, England
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Arrived in DC from NYC, quickly checked in and luggage brought to our room. However the room was not what we had booked but a quick phone call from Alex the doorman/bellman to the reception got us the room we had booked with a view of the North facade of the White House and the Washington Monument which was a...

6Thank Jasweer
New Canaan, Connecticut
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We first visited the Hay Adams due to a change in Thanksgiving routines - we had two history buffs in the family and knew that this hotel's proximity to all of DC's attractions would be a bonus. What we didn't expect was how the intimate size of the property and level of distinctive service would render our visit to become...

2Thank christy m
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I travel to DC several times each year. Several years ago, we booked accommodations at the Hay Adams. Since our first stay, we have had no need to consider any other hotel. I'm certain there may be lesser accommodations at lower prices in the city. I believe other hotels in the area have very similar rates. However,...

5Thank SandySRL

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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: ₹ 23,394 - ₹ 44,586 (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:
#1 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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