by Lissa Poirot
This historic five-star hotel is located next to the White House with outstanding Washington, D.C., views. Originally built in 1902 the boutique hotel feels like a luxury residence with 21 suites and 145 guestrooms. Suites range in size from 550 to 1,800 square feet and provide separate living and dining areas. Junior suites are studio-style suites with a king bed and sitting area, but additional suites feature separate bedrooms. Traditional rooms provide a king or two double beds. All rooms are outfitted with 55-inch flat-screen TVs, Bluetooth speaker, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests may borrow DVD players and movies, board games and iPads from the front desk. Onsite dining is available in The Lafayette, which provides breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
Our Editor Loves
- Next to White House
- Historic, boutique property
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We visited to see the cherry blossoms and decided to stay at the Hay Adams which is literally facing the White House and is a old grand hotel style property. Check-in was a bit rushed and we were not shown the room but had to find it ourselves, which eventually was not a huge problem but unexpected from a Leading Hotel. Rooms are very cute, traditional style, good size, small but cozy bathrooms with Etro toiletries. We were trying hard to get a White House facing room which was impossible. These seem to be booked all the time. Highlight of the hotel was concierge Franziska who recommended a very cool French restaurant and sneaked us into the rooftop terrace for proper views of the White House. Also, breakfast, while formal, was very pleasant and a great place for people watching. Location very convenient for sightseeing, however, not the hippest part of town.
The Hay-Adams Hotel - a beautiful historic location near the White House. I attended a 2 day conference this week at the Hay-Adams but didn't stay there. I wish I had experienced the rooms and a stay at the hotel.
The meeting room on the 9th floor with a view of the White House, the Washington Monument and The Jefferson Memorial was the best view in town.
The service was outstanding from the front entrance to the service at our breakfasts and lunch during the meeting. The food was well prepared and presented.
Looking forward to next years meeting.