The Hay Adams is an elegant boutique hotel in a very good location directly across Lafayette Park from the White House. The interior of the hotel has lovely architectural details. The rooms are beautiful and serene with luxurious linens and soft colors. We reserved a Lafayette Park room and the view was nothing short of spectacular. We were celebrating my birthday and had a lovely visit.
We stayed two nights and went sightseeing three days. The concierge was very helpful especially with museum tickets. There were always taxis at the ready when we departed the hotel.
We had snacks and a meal at Off the Record, the bar/lounge. We enjoyed the food as well as the interesting decor. The walls are covered with caricatures of politicians. Very amusing.
We met my parents for Sunday brunch at the Lafayette. The food was varied and delicious as well it should be for $75/person. I think that included mimosas and/or bloody mary's.
My one complaint is that there is no coffee machine in the room. There is no coffee in the lobby. The only in-the-hotel way to get coffee is from room service. I think it should be complimentary, like the newspaper. Reading reviews prior to our visit, I thought the bathroom would be cramped, but that was not so. The hotel has made good use of the space and put extra shelves up. Still, bring your hanging toiletry bag. The marble bathroom is really quite elegant though. The free wi-fi was also very nice.
We had a wonderful time and everyone was very nice! The highlight was the view!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Hay-Adams Hotel Washington Dc
- Hay Adams Washington Dc