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Elegant, intimate, White House views

800 16th Street Nw, Washington 20006


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At a Glance

With just 124 rooms and 21 suites, this lovely Downtown hotel has the best head-on view of the White House.

Indagare Loves

  • The exquisite top floor, where you can host a private party with views of the White House, Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial
  • The Lafayette Room restaurant for power-broker breakfasts
  • Cocktail hour with politicos in the Off the Record bar


This property has a quiet, intimate and impeccably elegant atmosphere. Its gracious décor includes such fine details as sage green or brown toile fabrics and exquisite carved plaster ceilings (most of which is original, and nearly 100 years old). Downstairs, the Lafayette Room restaurant is the power nexus for breakfast, while the Off the Record Bar is a hot spot for politicos at cocktail hour. The rooftop, from which you can see the White House, Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial, is a glamorous venue for private parties, such as luncheons.

Indagare Tip: Most of the guest rooms are similar in layout and design, but views vary greatly. Contact our Bookings Team for specific recommendations.

Who Should Stay

Hay-Adams is great for those who crave quiet, adore history, follow politics, wish to be in an exquisite space in the heart of Downtown and are not traveling with young children. However, there are interconnecting room options and the hotel does offer kid-friendly amenities.

Written by Eliza Harris

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