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Thibodaux, Louisiana
Reviewed 30 May 2015

After four visits to the Hay Adams, I find it now necessary to review this hotel. Where to begin? Upon arrival, the front door staff welcomed us by name as if they had seen us only the day before. The front desk personnel were polished, efficient and helpful. The checkin was without a hitch. Upgrade was given without asking. Room...

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

Dear Kleinpeter0259, Thank you for taking the time to share the experiences that you had at The Hay-Adams. I am pleased to know that that you had a wonderful stay. We hope to welcome you back very soon! Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/General Manager

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 28 May 2015

The staff, Allison Okobi and George made this the most perfect rehearsal dinner I have ever been to and the easiest to plan. .They were outstanding ,as was the food, wine and of course the view. The guests were absolutely blown away. It could not have been more perfect . Thank you so much for a very memorable evening.

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

Dear Pagepowell, I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed the most perfect and memorable rehearsal dinner. I will share your great comments with our team, especially Allison and George. We certainly hope to welcome you back in the near future! Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/General Manager

Easton, Maryland
Reviewed 27 May 2015

As we pulled up to the front door to check-in my husband took the last sip from his water bottle. Before he could dispose of the bottle the valet whisked it out of his hand and replaced it instantaneously with a Fiji water. This set the tone for a lovely 2 night stay at the Hay-Adams. We particularly enjoyed the...

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

Dear Filudis, Thank you for taking the time to post about the great service you received from our colleagues. We want every guest to feel comfortable and as if they were at home. Thank you for choosing The Hay-Adams and we hope to see you back in DC soon! Sincerely, Hans Bruland VP/General Manager

Fairview, New Jersey
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Location! Location! Location! The Hay-Adams is right in fron of the White House. You cannot get any closer to the Oval Office. It's a really historic building but luxurious experience. Rooms are nice and clean and great Decor. Staff is friendly and courteous. It's worth the money. Upgrade for views of the White House if available.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 27 May 2015

My husband and I stayed here for one night, and we absolutely loved it! Location: It is about a 15 min cab ride from the Union station, a few steps away from the white house and couple blocks away from the national mall, closest to the part of the mall with the washington monument. It's very well situated. The only...

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

Dear Dee P, Thank you for sharing your comments with us here on TripAdvisor. It is great to hear that you and your husband had a wonderful time in DC and at The Hay-Adams, and that you were able to enjoy so much of what The Hay-Adams and DC has to offer. We look forward to serving you again in...

El Sobrante, California
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We enjoyed our stay so much last time, we came back and booked another room for friends. Not all rooms are the same....They got the same room decor we had our last trip - with an added Japanese style toilet (electronic Bidet style with heated seat). Unfortunately, our room lacked the fancy toilet, sculpted ceiling, and faux fireplace. But, the...

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Dear Yvonne P, It is our pleasure to welcome you back to The Hay-Adams. We are delighted that you brought friends with you during your most recent stay. I do apologize that the first room did not meet your needs, but I am so glad to hear that the front desk was able to find a more comfortable room for...

NYC
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Our recent stay at the Hay-Adams confirmed its place as our favorite DC hotel, ranking above even the Four Seasons and the Jefferson. Our sunny 5th floor room overlooking St John's Church on 16th St was a nice upgrade, and even if the bathroom's very small size betrayed the hotel's pre-war roots, the room had been renovated well with all...

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Redhill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2015

I loved the Hay Adams. Before I arrived I was a little put off by the pictures of the lobby, was it going to be dark and a bit forbidding but from the moment I arrived I encountered amazing service and a beautiful hotel in an amazing location. I had a split stay, one night and then I travelled to...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 21 May 2015

We had a great time at the Hay Adams. I was a bit worried that the hotel would be a bit old and stuffy, but everyone there was friendly and the concierge (Eric) set up a great itinerary for us. One night we got back to the hotel late and were able to walk up to the White House without...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 20 May 2015

There was never a door that was not opened for us, not an employee that did not say hello and inquire as to how our day was. Wonderful staqff, beautiful room, delicious restaurant and the OTR bar delightful.

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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: RM1,609 - RM3,200 (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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“If possible ask for a room with no connecting doors to another bedroom as noise reduction is not that effective with those doors.”
 of 5 bubbles Carlos23, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“telephone the hotel before booking to find out exactly what you are getting.”
 of 5 bubbles CollieDog58, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“8th floor quiet?”
 of 5 bubbles BostonBP, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I love the rooms that overlook Lafayette Park (the White House).”
 of 5 bubbles BusinessandKids, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“H St facing rooms will give you a great White House view”
 of 5 bubbles norfolk23, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
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