The feel of the Hay-Adams is more like an elegant home from centuries gone by. The cozy lobby is pleasantly uncluttered by commercial edifices so common in hotels. There are no reader-boards, no signs announcing someone’s wedding, etc. But before you realize you’ll have to ask someone, one of the gracious staff members will be at your side, asking how they might be of service.
The rooms are lovely and if you choose one that faces south, offering a view of Lafayette Square and the White House beyond, it will be an experience you are not likely to forget.
|View of the White House|
Because it’s Washington, DC, the Hay-Adams is not inexpensive but the tariff is in line with other nicer hotels in the nation’s capitol.
The only drawback is that, once you’ve stayed at the Hay-Adams, the bar will have been raised and other hotels at which you stay will have to work that much harder to meet your new definition of superior service. But then, that’s their problem -- not yours. You’ve been cared for by the best!
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Photos by Carl Dombek
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