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Get an overview of this hotelWashington, DC grande dame on Lafayette Square

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Distinguished friend

Call it Washington's second-best address if you must, the Hay-Adams is nonetheless the grande dame of DC hotels; it sits across from the city's best address and, perhaps, shares some of its secrets.

Historic treasure

The Hay-Adams, which was built in 1928 and renovated in 2002, offers 24-hour room service, valet parking, and a business center.

Classical elegance

Guestroom niceties at The Hay-Adams include Frette luxury linens, canopy headboards with dimmer lighting, marble and brass bathrooms, and turndown service. High-speed Internet access is complimentary.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Hay-Adams in Washington, DC offers a distinguished address across Lafayette Square from the White House and 4 blocks from the National Mall.

Amenities include a complimentary 24-hour business center, 24-hour room service, and banquet facilities.

  • 24-hour business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 9 
  • One meeting room 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Total number of rooms - 145 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Year Built 1928 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Babysitting or childcare  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Free dial-up Internet access 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Down comforter 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Minibar 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Slippers 
  • Turndown service 

Where to Eat

Lafayette Room - Contemporary American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and Sunday brunch. Dinner Monday through Friday evenings. The Hay-Adams' Lafayette Room is elegant and sunny.

Off the Record Bar - Classic American dishes for lunch and dinner. The décor includes red-plush booths and walls decorated with caricatures of current political players—the drawings are changed regularly.

Nearby Things to Do

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children under 17 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


Pets allowed, Only dogs are allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 1, Pet maximum weight in kg is 11, Pet maximum weight in lb is 25

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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 following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 49 per day (in/out privileges)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & 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.
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