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800 16th Street NW One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20006
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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#6 of 156 hotels in Washington DC
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Steeped in rich history and surrounded by the most iconic institutions of our nation, The Hay-Adams is the discreet luxury hotel in Washington, D.C. for discerning guests. Enveloped by views of the White House, St. John's Church, and the scenic Lafayette Park, the 5-star accommodations at The Hay-Adams are the embodiment of refined residence. Marked by Washington, DC's most accommodating amenities and dedicated services, The Hay-Adams is the boutique hotel of choice for the modern luxury traveler.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Bicycle tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Couples massage
Full body massage
Makeup services
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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English, French, Russian, Spanish and 10 more
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M B wrote a review 27 Sep
Nice, France170 contributions147 helpful votes
What a great idea to have breakfast at The Hay-Adams. Such a refined and elegant 5 star palace, with a personal so distinguished and courteous. Emmanuel served us with warmth and in French, which is rare in Washington DC. We will never forget this last meal, before our return to France. Many thanks to the dining room staff. Every body was so exceptional. Michèle BLOUIN Nice, FRANCE
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Continental breakfast is a delight, fresh fruits, hot viennoiseries and service impeccable !
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Gina J wrote a review Jun 2022
London7 contributions3 helpful votes
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What an amazing stay we have just had at this truly beautiful luxurious hotel. Situated so close to the White House and central to many of the visitor attractions we wanted to see. From the moment we arrived we were greeted so warmly by staff and our check in was seamless - just what we needed after a long transatlantic flight and airport transfer. All told, the service at The Hay Adams was impeccable. There is not one area of the hotel/staff we could have found fault with. I am going home with several caricature coasters from the bar that will evoke many a happy memory of our afternoon drinks after a hard day on the tourist trail - I particularly loved the wasabi chickpeas which were complimentary along with nuts and olives. Only hope I can find the wasabi chickpeas when I get home!!! Breakfast was always excellent and we were looked after so very well especially by Eric & Emmanuel. No request or variation to the menu was an issue. The staff were excellent and always professional. The rooms were beautiful, tasteful and very clean. A special thank you to Franziska the head Head Concierge and her team for all their help, advice & suggestions. All in all an excellent stay, and hopefully we will return to the amazing city of Washington and even more amazing The Hay Adams.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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ZANE J wrote a review 21 Sep
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My wife and I saw an opening in our schedules and decided to have a quick weekend with just us two. As parents, it was great to get a breather and both meet at the Hay-Adams. Everything was magical. The room, the bed, the view, the staff, and the food. As DC nerds this was the perfect base to stay while we walked around. Definitely a splurge, but sometimes those are justified. Everything was wonderful. The robes were so comfy I asked them to add one to my bill on the way out. Now I can have the Hay-Adams Experience at home.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Use Amex platinum to book
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yannis63 wrote a review 13 Sep
Redondo Beach, California505 contributions195 helpful votes
This is a great hotel! The service is impeccable and the staff are genuinely friendly and glad to be of help. My room faced the church and it was very bright and wonderful. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds. The mini bar was very well stocked. The bathroom and amenities were excellent, although the bathroom is a bit small, but not uncomfortably so. Their bar in the basement is fantastic! The drinks are excellent and I had a couple of meals there as well that were very tasty. I had a couple of breakfasts through room service and they were very good. Overall, it was an excellent stay and I will definitely return!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Colette Meewisse-Marquez, General Manager at The Hay-Adams
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear yannis63, Thank you for your wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed our Off The Record lounge, it is a special place! Our hard-working team will be encouraged to hear you enjoyed their service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Mary R wrote a review 1 Sep
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Everything at The Hay-Adams was perfect! The view, the rooms, the food, the service, the venue for both The Welcome Dinner and the Farewell Brunch, the employees, and the location. I definitely enjoyed myself and when I return to DC, I will definitely consider staying at The Hay-Adams. Thank you for all the little touches that made my stay so comfortable.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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plondon2016 wrote a review 1 Sep
London, United Kingdom19 contributions13 helpful votes
It's beautiful, inside and out. Attractive room, great mattress, good amenities, very helpful staff, good food, fun bar in basement. We had a very good time. My husband had been there on business but we were on holiday.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: The noise insulation was most successful so I would think all rooms are quiet.
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Dear plondon2016, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay both for your business as well as leisure trips.
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Jon D wrote a review Aug 2022
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Short stay but the experienced staff makes a difference. Wonderful place. I travel a fair amount and prefer hotels where the accommodations are great but equally important the staff is experienced, friendly and genuinely enjoy being there and taking care of their guests.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Shoesy wrote a review Aug 2022
Israel5746 contributions120 helpful votes
I chose this special hotel as part of our 50th anniversary celebration because I wanted the best. It was a good decision because we were impressed by everything the hotel had to offer. The location is tops, the decor is beautiful and classy, and the service couldn't be beat. It's a beautiful historic mansion, and staying there made us feel like royalty. The staff really aims at serving and pleasing the guests. They are very professional at all times, yet they are very friendly.....always with a smile. They made us restaurant reservations and secured us tickets to a museum that required early morning same day bookings. Moreover, they have a house car that drove us to our restaurant on 2 occasions. I chose the "park and play" package, which entitled us to valet parking and breakfast. Breakfast is served in an extremely elegant room, and the selections on the menu are all wonderful. As a very early riser, it suited me to take advantage of the complimentary coffee served in the lobby during very early hours (before breakfast is served). Visiting Washington D.C. is an experience in itself, but staying in the Hay-Adams makes that visit perfect. We plan to stay there again in the future.....I really can't imagine staying elsewhere.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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JeremyPF wrote a review Aug 2022
Lancaster, Pennsylvania124 contributions130 helpful votes
This is truly a beautiful hotel and the service is outstanding. I make frequent trips to Washington DC and I always try and stay here. I've stayed at the Four Seasons and other 5 star hotels, but in my opinion the Hay Adams is by far the best choice. Lafayette Restaurant serves amazing food with many choices, I've eaten both breakfast, lunch and dinner on multiple occasions and I have never been disappointed. The 'off the record' bar stays open late. It does get somewhat crowded, but I've always been able to find a table for me and my guests. For those of you who do not know where it is, the hotel is literally right across from Lafayette Square/White House. Hotel guests are typically a combination of business people, politicians/political staff /service personnel and tourists. The hotel is old but the rooms are spotlessly clean and very comfortable. But the best bit for me is the location to downtown Washington DC and the amazing staff who, in my experience will stop at nothing to make sure your requests are taken care of.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Dear JeremyPF, Thank you for your amazing review. We loved that you considered us to be your first choice in DC! Our team works hard at making each guest feel comfortable and cared for. They will be encouraged by your review. We look forward to hosting you once again when your travels bring you to Washington, DC Warm regards, Colette Marquez
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Vida F wrote a review Aug 2022
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A wonderful stay in a good location with friendly hotel and restaurant staff and yummy breakfasts. We tend to prefer modern decor but love the history of this well maintained hotel. The outside entrance is beautiful and the bouquet inside the main entry was stunning.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$436 - US$597 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCUpper Northwest / Downtown / Dupont Circle / Connecticut Ave/ K Street
NUMBER OF ROOMS
145
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hay-Adams
Which popular attractions are close to The Hay-Adams?
Nearby attractions include Renwick Gallery (0.3 km), White House (0.3 km), and The Good Liar Brian Curry (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hay-Adams?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Hay-Adams?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Hay-Adams?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hay-Adams?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hay-Adams?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lafayette Restaurant, Joe's Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab, and Old Ebbitt Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Hay-Adams?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Hay-Adams have airport transportation?
Yes, The Hay-Adams offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Hay-Adams?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Hay-Adams?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Hay-Adams offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.