4.9 out of 5

"The Hay Adams is a historic hotel right outside the doors of the White House. It is perfectly located for a stay in Washington DC. It is absolutely ... " More

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Washington awaits you at The Hay-Adams, a recipient of the prestigious Conde Nast Gold List award in 2017. Within a 20-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like White House and Ford's Theater. Highlights at this family-friendly hotel include a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge.

All 145 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and in-room childcare. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service makes dining in an option. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and slippers, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Down comforters, free newspapers, and free local calls are also available.

The fine-dining restaurant, Lafayette Dining Room, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Off the Record is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. 15500 square feet (1440 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include a business center and limo/town car service. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. On weekday mornings cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 5-star Downtown Washington D.C. hotel include Washington Monument and National World War II Memorial.

The Hay-Adams ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

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5 out of 5

Perfect location and amazing amenities

Pros: Location and staff
Location: Across from the White House, St. John's and Lafayette Park!
The Hay Adams is a historic hotel right outside the doors of the White House. It is perfectly located for a stay in Washington DC. It is absolutely beautiful inside and out and the staff is doting on guests at all times. Hot chocolate and homemade marshmallows were waiting for us after a very cold day of site seeing. This is a wonderful hotel that absolutely worth the cost.

Posted by , from Oklahoma on Jan 16, 2018

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5 out of 5

Wonderful classic hotel

Pros: Classic culture, excellent staff, central location.
Cons: Nothing really,
Location: Central location. Across from the White House, walking distance to museums and restaurants or a short taxi ($10) to almost anywhere.
We have changed from staying at the chain hotels we have to for business to heritage hotels with a more classic culture and amenities. The Hay Adams did not disappoint. Everything was wonderful. Without trying to identify every detail, the key to the hotel is their staff. Everyone we interacted with was friendly and professional. When we asked where the business center was, instead of telling me (the brief directions), we were graciously shown. When meeting anyone in the building, they smiled and said hello. What really stood out was the concierge service. We are not city people so we do appreciate having 'help' with understanding the city. Our first evening we asked for suggestions on where to dine. Not only did we receive a list, but also personal favorites. Liere Falcon was amazing. She sent us to a small restaurant, where on our second trip (yes, it was so go we returned), the owner/chef came to our table to discuss the food and wine options, and yes, he knew Liere. She also made suggestions for what do to on our stay and how she could help. Though not city people, we are looking to return to enjoy that special restaurant and stay at the Hay Adams. Thank you, Bill and Julie.

Posted by , from New Hampshire on Dec 20, 2017

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5 out of 5


Perfection is the only word to describe my experience at The Hay Adams. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The scent of the rubrium Lilly's in the entry was a pleasant welcome. The room was spacious and very comfortable. Every amenity was available to us. I would highly recommended a stay there. Location perfect!

Posted by , from Boston on Mar 21, 2017

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5 out of 5
Pros: Location
Staff aimed to please and they did. They all looked professional and carried out their duties perfectly.

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015

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5 out of 5

Class Act

Upgraded to Suite overlooking park and White House upon arrival. Stayed two nights. At at hotel restaurant first night and food and service was great. Small error was made on sauce requested on Red Snapper but manager voluntarily comped the entre and provided free desert. Concierge staff was fantastic with dinner reservations and even booking hotel reservations for us for a July trip to Istanbul. Room service was prompt. Room itself was one of the most attractive we've ever stayed in with warm neutral colors and good light from the double paned windows. Would definately re-book on next trip to DC.

Posted by , from Dallas, TX on Jun 18, 2013

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5 out of 5

This was just an awesome place to stay.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Wow!! This place and service was amazing from the moment we walked throught the front door. The hotel is beautiful and located within walking distance to everything we wanted to see and do. The staff was amazing and very helpful. We loved this place and can't wait to go back!!

Posted by , from Adams, NY 13605, USA on Jun 14, 2012

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5 out of 5

This was an awesome hotel!!

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
I can't wait to go back here again. This hotel was great!! Great service, Eric helped us with reservations and suggestions!! We were treated very well. It is so close to everything in DC.

Posted by , from Adams, NY 13605, USA on May 30, 2012

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5 out of 5


Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, amazing location
I loved my experience at this hotel. The facility is beautiful and old world charming. The staff is welcoming and friendly, without being intrusive. My room was lovely and romantic (even though i was in town for a meeting....) The toiletries provided were nice and absolutely usable. The location is perfect. There are yummy places to eat in easy walking distance. Couldn't have enjoyed it more, and I will definitely book here automatically on any further trips/travel to the Washington DC area.

Posted by , from CT on Mar 22, 2012

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5 out of 5

Excellent in Every Way

The hotel and staff were all first-rate. Everyone gave 110% to be sure I was enjoying my stay and that I was comfortable. When I arrived, the room type I booked was not available so, for two nights, they put me in a room very similar to that I'd requested. On the third day, they moved me to a junior suite for four days with a view of the White House and all the comforts you could ask for - at no extra charge - just to make up for my inconvenience of not getting the room I had requested those first days. During my stay I enjoyed the restaurant, room service, concierge assistance, laundry, and the hotel's Town Car to get to a business meeting. It IS pricey and before getting there I was concerned that it might be "stuffy." Not at all. Everyone I dealt with was gracious, friendly and intent on doing their part to ensure I enjoyed my visit to DC. A wonderful place to stay when in Washington.

Posted by , from Los Angeles CA on May 29, 2011

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5 out of 5

top of the line.

Expensive. But worth it one time. Best location period.

Posted by , from Chicago IL. on Feb 5, 2011

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 15500 square feet (1440 square meters) and includes conference space. A 24-hour fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury The Hay-Adams. Parking is available for a fee. This 5-star Washington hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 145 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 13 conference rooms
  • 15500 sq ft of conference space
  • 1440 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1928
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (7.6 km / 4.7 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (3.5 km / 2.2 mi)
  • Metro station: Farragut West Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Hay-Adams offers 145 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Refrigerators, in-room massages, and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator available
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

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

Off the Record - This bar specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Happy hour is offered.

24-hour room service is available.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 59 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking fee: USD 59 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hay-Adams
  • Hay-Adams Hotel
  • Hay-Adams Hotel Washington
  • Hay-Adams Washington
  • Hay Adams Washington Dc
  • The Hay-Adams Hotel Washington Dc

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The Hay-Adams is listed in the 2017 Cond√© Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2016 Travel + Leisure 500.
  • The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.