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The Hay-Adams
Ranked #1 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A top hotel”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

By far one of Washington's finest hotels. The location is unbeatable, the rooms are impeccable and the service is top notch. You feel pampered the minute you check in. We arrived tired on a late flight from Milan, and before you knew it, I was enjoying delicious chicken soup, in my room...just the comfort food I needed to de-stress! The breakfast room is charming and elegant, and the breakfast menù magnificent. The beds are super comfortable and my room was spacious. The hotel staff was professional and helpful. I look forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Dear Magenta 33,

Ware glad to hear that you instantly felt comfortable upon your arrival to the Hay-Adams, especially travelling so far from home. Thank you for the lovely compliments. I hope you will join us again!

Sincerely,

Hans Bruland
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

The Hay-Adams has a superb location, staff provided excellent service, great dining in the hotel restaurant (we had lunch there), beautiful/comfortable/clean room (bed was so luxurious), efficient valet service (quick!), great bar downstairs...could not be more perfect.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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HansBrulandHA, General Manager at The Hay-Adams, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Dear lam012289,

Thank you for taking a moment to post your positive feedback on TripAdvisor. I am truly delighted you enjoyed your stay, and will share your remarks with the rest of our team.

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Hans Bruland
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

There is no other place I will stay in DC. I have been staying at the Hay-Adams a few times a year for the past seven years, and now the staff is like family to me. It is the perfect size--small enough so that you get to know the staff, yet it still has a grand feel. The beds are perfectly plush, the decor elegant and tasteful, and the service beyond compare. It's location, directly on Lafayette Square is exactly where you want to be in city. Some of my favorite meals in DC have been breakfast at the restaurant. The staff remembers me every time, without fail. Probably one of my favorite people ever is Giovanny--he always greets me with a hug. Definitely ask to be at one of his tables! Without a doubt, there is no better place to stay in DC.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a fireplace!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Dunwoody, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

Recent family occasion. What a venue! This one is hard to beat. Location is right across from the WH, any closer and you'd be in the Rose Garden. Facility is magnificent in it's architectural detail, hard to match. As elegant as anyone one could desire. Would be perfect for a weekend get-away or longer. Food is magnificent; pastry chef to die for.
Facility, location, food all wonderful, but the staff is what makes it truly special. All I can say is incredible! From the doorman/bell-men to check-in and the wait staff is like very few others (the business staff as well). Knowledge of the historical significance of the hotel, surrounding area, it's like being in a museum with private lectures. Perhaps we aren't in the same orbit with the George V or the Connaught, but the Hay-Adams is truly an American treasure.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Bradenton, Florida
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For our vacation we chose the Hay Adams and we are happy we did. Perfectly located to explore all that DC has to offer on foot, with the added benefit of keeping your eye on the White House. Food is excellent whether served in a private dining room, the Restaurant or at Off the Record - a great place for drinks, snacks or a meal. Our suite had a generous living room, marble bathroom and comfortable bed with the linens you would expect. All the creature comforts of home,

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Excellent place to stay. will end up saving more as you stay infront of the WH and on th enational mall. DC experience in the room! with great WH and church views. Do have a breakfast. Excellent staff. Very clean. Every guest is their priority. Will visit again.

Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Dubai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

We stayed at the lovely Hay Adam's in September 2013 and really enjoyed it. They gave us and our friends a free room upgrade and nothing was too much trouble.
Personable staff, helpful and friendly.
A great bar "off the record" in the basement which was brilliant for a few beers or glass of wine after a long day sight-seeing or a burger after our long flight.
Just make sure you dress up in the evening though, with all the locals in posh frocks and black tie I did feel a little out of place in my jeans, even if made welcome.
The Hay Adams is not a cheap hotel, but they certainly made you feel better about the price and made us feel like we had value for money.
Plus, it was lovely staying in such a historic building, just next door to the President!

Loved it!

Room Tip: Ask for one facing the White House!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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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:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#2 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#3 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
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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