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The Hay-Adams

5 stars
800 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20006, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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Luxury hotel with restaurant, near White House

  • Free WiFi

Located on Lafayette Square, The Hay Adams across from the White House is located in Washington, D.C. The hotel offers views of the White House, Lafayette Square and St. John's Church. The National Mall, Smithsonian Institution and Washington Monument are within five blocks. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial and Lincoln Memorial are 12 blocks away.

Hotel Features.
The lobby of The Hay Adams across from the White House features sparkling chandeliers, wood-paneled walls and carved plaster ceilings. Two dining options are available on site. The Lafayette Room serves contemporary American cuisine and offers Sunday brunch. The hotel's Off the Record Bar features a creative menu and wine selections. Red booths and walls decorated with caricatures of current political players add character. A 24-hour business center is located on site and includes complimentary use of the computer, fax and printer. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the hotel's public areas. A concierge is available to assist guests with tickets, sightseeing tours and dining reservations.

The Hay Adams across from the White House features 145 guestrooms that include ornamental fireplaces, intricately carved plaster ceilings and tailored upholstery. Beds feature canopy headboards and Frette Italian linens. Marble bathrooms include brass fixtures and Etro toiletries. Select rooms feature balconies with views of Lafayette Park and the White House. Complimentary high-speed Internet access is available. Room service is offered 24 hours a day. Full meals and light snacks are available.

Main amenities

  • 145 guestrooms
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour business center
  • Limo/town car service
  • In-room childcare
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service

What’s around

  • In Downtown Washington D.C.
  • White House (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • George Washington University (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Ford's Theater (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Washington Monument (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Lincoln Memorial (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
Outstanding4.7 / 5
  • guest room was rather dated; bathroom was really modest with a small pedestal sink and no…Nov 19, 2015
  • best hotel in DC, bar none.Oct 6, 2015
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Hotel Info: ‎866-539-8117‎

from $329
  • The superior with two double beds
  • Superior Room with Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Double Room
  • Superior Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 145 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room (up to 11 kg)

Extra people

  • Roll-away beds available, charges may apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Also known as

  • Hay-Adams
  • Hay-Adams Hotel
  • Hay-Adams Hotel Washington
  • Hay-Adams Washington


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 49 per day with in/out privileges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 9
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1928
  • Elevator/lift
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Climate control
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 37-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Lafayette Dining Room - This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Off the Record - Onsite bar.

Awards and affiliations

  • The Hay-Adams is listed in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2013 Travel + Leisure 500.
  • The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

The Hay-Adams’s small print

Also known as

  • Hay-Adams
  • Hay-Adams Hotel
  • Hay-Adams Hotel Washington
  • Hay-Adams Washington


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 49 per day with in/out privileges

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

The Hay-Adams

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