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“A perfect wedding weekend in Washington DC” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Hay-Adams
Ranked #3 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Potomac, MD
1 review
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“A perfect wedding weekend in Washington DC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

It would be difficult to imagine a more perfect venue, or more impeccable service, for a wedding weekend in Washington DC. We selected the Hay-Adams after viewing a number of venues, in part because we had confidence they would make sure that everything went perfectly -- and they did. Although it is a hotel that frequently caters to dignitaries and celebrities, we were treated as if we were their most important guests. Beginning with Paul and Michelle, who greeted us at the front door with warmth and cheer, to the jovial bartenders, to the waitstaff in the dining room who remembered us from several months before, we could not have asked for more attentive and personal service. Alison Okobi, who handled all of the wedding and reception details with aplomb, deserves special praise: she was an absolute pleasure to work with, patient with our (many) questions, always accommodating, detail-oriented, and dedicated to making sure that everything went smoothly. The food at the cocktail reception and dinner was outstanding, and the service was flawless. The hotel rooms are very comfortable and inviting. Finally, the Top of the Hay will take your breath away -- there is no other venue like it in Washington. We highly recommend it to all.

Room Tip: Higher floors on the park side are the best views in Washington.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review, 6 June 2012
Thank you for your wonderful Tripadvisor review!

We are happy to hear you had a fantastic stay at The Hay-Adams and we truly appreciate your positive feedback.
Paul, Michelle and Alison are excellent employees. I will share your kind words with all of them, as well as with our wait staff and bartenders.

It was great to have you as our guests and we hope to welcome you back in the future!

Sincerely,

Hans Bruland
VP/General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012 via mobile

Flawless comfort and service with uncompromising elegance in the perfect location.

Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

Had to visit for work. One of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. I cannot wait to go back again. Clean comfortable rooms, super attentive service, they set the bar high.

Excellent location.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

My husband and I took our two small children to Washington DC to visit with family. We were fortunate enough to stay at the Hay Adams. Beautiful hotel and complete luxury and comfort. The staff were helpful and pleasant especially being that we had two small children with us who were not always the best behaved. The room was very comfortable and clean, the bed so comfortable, cookies were left for the kids the first night and room service was outstanding. The hotel restaurant and bar "Off the Record" also had outstanding food and drinks. These are not really places for small children but they were able to accommodate us. The hotel is located across from Lafayette Square and the White House. Walking distance to restaurants and all the attractions on the Mall. This hotel is pricey but if you're looking for a luxury experience close to all the DC attractions then the Hay Adams is the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

I was in Washington, D.C. this week for a business Conference and stayed here 2 nights. I usually stay in Northern Virginia but this time decided to stay in DC.

I have been fortunate to stay in many world class hotels, and I can say without reservation that The Hay-Adams is world class. From the moment you arrive to when you leave, this is THE place to stay in Washington.

I was upgraded to a suite overlooking the Washington Momument and The White House. The rooms were perfect and more importantly, the service professional yet not stiff.

I will be back.

Room Tip: Make sure you leave time to see the National Gallery of Art.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about The Hay-Adams

Property: The Hay-Adams
Address: 16th & H Sts. NW, One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20006
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 (per night): ₹ 25,156 - ₹ 47,707
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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