The Hay-Adams

16th & H Sts. NW One Lafayette Square | Washington, DC 20006  [SEE MAP]Washington, DC  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Located across the street from the White House
No pool or spa on-site

Named for the former tenants of the site  Secretary of State John Hay and journalist Henry Adams (who was also a member of the presidential Adams family)  The Hay-Adams is steeped in American history. Perched on the edge of Lafayette Square, The Hay-Adams boasts a spectacular vantage point of the White House and the National Mall. Here, guests are greeted by head-to-toe period decor; the lobby is decked out in rich wooden paneling and marble floors, while guest rooms feature neutral tones with elegant bedspreads. Long story short: If you're a history buff, The Hay-Adams is the place for you. That said, this property isn't completely stuck in the past. Accommodations also house Etro toiletries, complimentary Wi-Fi access, 50-inch flat-screen TVs and SoundLink music systems. Meanwhile, The Lafayette  the hotel's elegant dining room  garners high praise from recent guests for its impeccable service, tasty culinary offerings, and impressive views of the White House. What's more, Leaders Club members get perks like room upgrades and complimentary breakfast at this hotel.

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Location
Washington, DC
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 145 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Opulent, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers

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  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • EXCELLENTCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

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Quite possibly the most famous hotel in the capital, and deservedly so, the five-pearl Hay-Adams draws power brokers, dignitaries, and VIPs from around the world with its impeccable service, great bar and restaurant, and elegant rooms, some of which overlook its famous next-door neighbor, the White House.

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Rooms and suites here overlook some of DC’s most distinguished sights, while amenities include a luxury sedan service, iPads, a fitness center and a well-staffed concierge. The Off the Record bar is a local favorite for sophisticated cocktails.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1509 have reviewed the The Hay-Adams, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1509 reviews 4.5 (based on 1509 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Rooms at The Hay-Adams are a touch on the small side, but the decor is elegant and the rooms are comfortable. Don’t expect a view of the White House, however, unless you upgrade. In-room amenities include large flat-screen TVs, Bluetooth speakers and work desks.
  • Free Wi-Fi access is available in every room

Standard room size375 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Hay-Adams Hotel is one of the most iconic hotels in Washington, D.C., and it is as close as you can get to staying at the White House without crashing into the president’s guest room. Situated in Lafayette Square just steps away from many of the capital’s most desirable attractions, including Ford's Theatre, this hotel is ideal for anyone who wants to be in the center of the action and is willing to spend more on luxury accommodations.
  • While there is plenty to do during the day, the area surrounding the hotel is quiet come nighttime
  • Just a short walk to D.C.'s main attractions, including the National Mall
  • Multiple bus and metro stops within walking distance
  • 24-hour valet parking ($62)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The Hay-Adams' in-house restaurant, The Lafayette, is a fine dining establishment that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, as well as for breakfast and brunch on Sundays. Dinner menu items at The Lafayette include everything from scallops to duck to lamb. Off The Record, the hotel's bar and lounge, is an ideal place to grab a drink and relax.
  • 24-hour room service available

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Kids

The Hay-Adams isn't ideal for families with young children, but the hotel does its best to make youngsters comfortable. The area around the hotel is relatively safe, and families can walk to museums and other tourist attractions in the area.
  • Free cribs and rollaways available upon request
  • Pullout sofas available in suites for extra sleeping space
  • This hotel has iPads, DVD players, movies and assorted games
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The Hay-Adams has a basic fitness center with cardio machines (which come with built-in TVs), free weights and weight machines.
  • Open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

    Number of meeting rooms4

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

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