Learn all about The Hay-Adams Hotel and all the amenities that comes with a stay!
If you are looking for the full Washington experience while you’re in town, then you should consider staying at the Hay-Adams hotel, which has served hosts from presidents and other distinguished guests since 1928. This time machine of a luxury hotel offers great views of the White House, paired with an elegant interior, a noteworthy restaurant and a popular cocktail bar.
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Considering that this hotel is a family owned hotel, the Hay-Adams still boasts a distinct upscale residential mood. Designed by Thomas Pheasant, he used wood paneling, classy chandeliers, statement curtains, crown moldings and cozy fireplaces to create a more classic look that is both extravagant and comfortable.
The Hay-Adams boasts rooms that are both bright and comfortablee with an understated elegance, classically furnished rooms with traditional pieces and beautiful fabrics in a soft color palette that are in the colors of cream, sage and espresso. The marble bathrooms also come with gleaming brass fixtures and Asprey toiletries.
Although the Hay-Adams hotel does not have a spa or pool, the facilities that they do have more than make up for it. The small fitness center they have comes with modern cardio machines, private TV screens and headphones, as well as complimentary bottles of Fiji water. The business center has their own Nespresso machine. Also, the several meeting rooms available include the top-floor space with a private elevator.
Other perks include the complimentary use of the hotel’s Shinola bicycles, chauffeured Tesla service, WiFi throughout the property and morning newspapers of choice.
Food & Drink
As mentioned before, the Hay-Adams hotel offers a beautiful restaurant called the Lafayette Restaurant that serves upscale American fare for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even Sunday brunch. The restaurant is a true hidden gem, as they have some of the best food in the area.
A local favorite, Off the Record bar offers creative, politically-themed cocktails, like the Fill A Buster and the Trumpy Sour, surrounded by caricatures of past and present politicians. Drinks here take a bit of time to make, so grab a beer or glass of wine instead if you’re in a rush.
The service at The Hay-Adams is top notch, as expected of a luxury hotel. Greeters in the grand lobby are eager to escort guests to check in where they are met with a friendly front desk staff. The hotel’s knowledgeable Les Clefs D’Or concierge is more than happy to help you book anything you want to do in Washington D.C.
If you’re looking to stay close to the White House, you won’t find a hotel better situated than The Hay-Adams. Which is precisely why high-ranking government officials often stay here. Lafayette Square is just across the street, and we easily got to museums and monuments of the National Mall by bicycles.
Address: 800 16th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C.
The Hay-Adams is probably one of the most famous hotels in Washington due to their history of famous guests, most notably past presidents. The hotel boasts elegant rooms, excellent hospitality, an exceptional restaurant and bar, and stunning views of the White House. Consider booking a stay and see why this is one of the best five-star hotels in Washington, D.C.