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"One of the city's finest hotels" -- Travel + Leisure

The Hay-Adams

Downtown - Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.
  • This hotel is so close to the White House, news services book rooms for the camera angles
  • Rooftop terraces showcase breathtaking views of monuments and the Capitol
  • Regal guest rooms have marble bathrooms and complimentary Wi-Fi, and some have a fireplace or balcony
  • "#3 of 133 hotels in Washington D.C." according to TripAdvisor
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800 16th Street NW
Washington, DC, 20006
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Named one of the World's Best Places to Stay by Condé Nast Traveler, The Hay-Adams is a legendary landmark hotel, seconds from the White House and Lafayette Square, where public art installations, gorgeous greenery and regular outdoor festivals abound. 

Regal guest rooms look almost the exactly as they did when Amelia Earhart stayed here in 1928, with marble bathrooms, intricate moldings, walnut accents and high ceilings. Plush beds are outfitted in European linens and goose-down duvets. Guests can use free Wi-Fi to plan day trips to nearby attractions.

Forbes Travel Guide says "one of the best spots in the hotel is the luxurious rooftop terrace," which showcases "panoramic views of the city, monuments and Capitol." Or guests can rub elbows with politicos at the lively on-site bar and have a power dinner at the elegant Lafayette restaurant, ranked in the top 1% of D.C. restaurants according to TripAdvisor users.

From the press:
  • "Beyond its superb location and views, this classic D.C. hotel is boutique in size, comfortably sophisticated, and grandly gracious" -- Frommer's
  • "One of the city's great heritage hotels" -- Lonely Planet
  • "This rebuilt 19th-century residence also boasts what is arguably the city's best location" -- Travel + Leisure


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Pets allowed


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • 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.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
    • 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.

Getting there

This hotel is 25 minutes from Dulles International Airport. Cab fare will cost approximately $45 one-way.


  • 800 16th Street NW
  • Washington, DC, 20006
  • United States

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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