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Marcus Beach
Reviewed 17 December 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for 4 nights in White House view room 708, which has a balcony. The hotel is well-situated, decor is pleasant, the staff obliging (big staff:guest ratio), breakfasts delicious but à la carte, and the bar downstairs buzzing in contrast to the restrained foyer. Help-yourself hot apple cider and hot chocolate were nice additional touches in...

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Reviewed 16 December 2014

Stayed at the Hay-Adams for a business meeting and was treated to a great view of the White House. Fabulous service from the moment you arrive. Had a light dinner down in the "Off The Record" - truly a memorable place.

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 14 December 2014

After a slightly rocky start due to poor communication regarding the hotel’s smoking policy (it was still permitted in parts of the hotel) the problem was quickly and happily resolved with the personal attention of the manager, and thereafter we enjoyed the intimate luxury of this excellent establishment. While some might perceive it as a little old-fashioned, the Hay-Adams is...

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11Thank R D
London
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Excellent deal on LHW - breakfast included. Hotel has free Wifi. Staff exceptional with service to match. Breakfast each morning is a serious affair, sit down and not help yourself so leave time. That said we were on vacation and had the time to spare. Other patrons seemed to be mover and shakers Politics to got the real feel of...

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

Dear Richardson 30, Thank you for choosing to spend your family vacation in Washington, D.C. with us. We are very fortunate to be so close to everything in Washington, D.C. It really makes it easier to explore the city and to see all the sites. We hope to see you again on your next trip to the Nations Capital! Sincerely,...

Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Reviewed 9 December 2014

The Hay-Adams is a beautiful, historic hotel with all the modern amenities - plus - incredible, attentive staff. One of the members of my group remarked "I think if I'd asked the front desk for a puppy they would have brought one to my room within 5 minutes!" The Lafayette and Off the Record have excellent dining, wine and bar...

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

Dear Crazy Busy Mom, I am so happy to hear how your group enjoyed staying at The Hay-Adams. Our team strives to provide those personal touches for each and every guest to ensure they feel well taken care of – I am pleased to hear that you had such excellent interactions with everyone! We hope to welcome all of you...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 December 2014

We had a beautifully appointed room with a spectacular view of the White House. The staff weas welcoming and friendly. The hotel is as elegant as it gets. It's too bad there is not better soundproofing; we could hear the conversations of the people in the room next door to us. Also, we were confirmed 4:00pm check-out (under Amex Platinum)...

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

Dear Bbmf 4, I am glad you were able to enjoy the beautiful White House view! We are proud to be a hotel with a rich history, so unfortunately some noise does occur, but I am glad that it did not affect your overall impression of the hotel and our service. I hope to welcome you back to Washington, D.C....

Gibraltar
Reviewed 8 December 2014

This hotel is simply exquisite. The location is great, the lobby is impressive, the breakfast is magnificent and the rooms are very tastefully decorated. I was only there for a very short space of time, but the staff was attentive throughout.

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Reviewed 8 December 2014

The Hay Adams was exceptional in everything from rooms to service to location. Friendly staff were the best I've seen in all my travels. The location across from the White House and central to all the sites around DC. I highly recommend.

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

Dear Jeff K Jr, Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback! Our team strives to provide guests with a personal and memorable experience while staying with us. I am delighted to hear how our staff were the best you have seen in all of your travels. Hope to see you back during your next trip to Washington, D.C.! Sincerely, Hans...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 December 2014

Sometimes when you stay in an expensive hotel in a large city you wonder if the difference was really worth the extra cost. That never happens at the Hay Adams. Seeing the White House or the Presidents's Church from your room is a great experience. The quality of the rooms is grand . The bar is a perfect , intimate...

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Florida
Reviewed 4 December 2014

After a disastrous stay at another Washington D.C. hotel my husband and I moved to The Hay. We couldn't decide when making our reservations so we chose to stay 4 nights in one hotel and 3 nights at The Hay Adams. We wish we had just stayed here the entire time. From the moment we arrived there was a noticeable...

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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: $478 - $932 (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
#3 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#3 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Business Hotel in Washington DC
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