With a tagline that boasts that "nothing is overlooked except the White House", the Hay Adams certainly is proud of its service and its impressive address. With elegant rooms and suites, fine dining and impeccable service it is a beautiful hotel.
Located a stone’s throw from Lafayette Park, you can’t get much closer to the White House than this
Originally opened in the 1920’s, the Hay Adams oozes timeless elegance and traditional hospitality of a bygone era
Upgrade to the White House Junior Suite for unobstructed views of the White House and city beyond
Step down into the plush velvet seating in “off the Record”, known locally as the downtown bar to be seen and not heard
This luxurious hotel has one of the best addresses in Washington DC, overlooking the White House, Lafayette Square and just moments away from many of the city's national monuments and museums. Built in the 1920's, many of the original features have been retained including the grand lobby. The staff at the Hay Adams pride themselves on exceeding expectations, offering high levels of service, fine dining and a superb concierge service to help you make the most out of your time in the city.
There are 145 rooms and suites, some overlooking parkland, others overlooking national monuments, and rooms on the upper floor enjoy views of the White House itself. All of the rooms are stylishly appointed, with a mix of classic and modern furnishings. All have air conditioning, Bose sound systems, flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi and en-suite marble bathrooms. Some have balconies, fireplaces, or original moulded ceilings. The Obamas stayed in the Presidential suite here for ten days before they moved into the White House.
Dining is very much a highlight here, with a beautiful fine dining restaurant, The Lafayette serving contemporary American cuisine overlooking Lafayette Square. The hotel's bar, Off the Record, is a great place to relax and enjoy some cocktails and live music in the evenings, too and has been voted as one of the world's best hotel bars.
The main sights of the city are all easily accessed on foot from here, and there are bikes to borrow (along with helmets and locks) if you prefer to explore on two wheels. Children are well catered for here, with staff on hand to provide tips on family fun activities such as the Spy Museum and some rooms with sofa beds or interconnecting doors.
When to visit
Barack and Michelle Obama stayed here in the Presidential suite for ten days before they first moved into the White House!
Directly opposite the White House in Washington D C. An address doesn't get more central than this!
8-hour direct flight from London to Washington DC followed by a 45-minute drive in to the city.