Luxury Hotels: The Washington Monument, the Smithsonian museums and the National Geographic Society are all only a short stroll away from the celebrated Hay-Adams. The regarded luxury hotel is as close as most people get to actually staying at the White House. Originally designed in the 1920s, the venerable Lafayette Square institution has retained its heritage while providing its patrons with the utmost of luxury provisions. The Hay-Adams is the 2006 winner of the prestigious Condť Nast Johansens Luxury Hotel award for Most Excellent Service. Additionally, The 145-room hotel has received the AAA Four-Diamond Award 19 consecutive years. Over the years many similar awards have been issued to the hotel.
The Hay-Adams offers 145 guestrooms, including 20 suites. The suites range from 500 to 1,000 square feet and offer up to two separate bedrooms with separate living and dining areas. All of the inn's rooms were recently renovated. Many rooms offer views of the White House and Lafayette Square. The decorum of the rooms is lavish with richly upholstered chairs, decoratively carved plaster ceilings, ornamental fireplaces, and the best of linens. Fine dining is served up scrumptiously at the Lafayette Room, while the Off the Record Bar offers a lounge that brims daily with the DC crowd. In-room dining is available 24 hours, and there is a full-service health club on the premises too.
Four rooms, which hold up to 150 occupants each, are available for business or private events. Complete wedding-planning packages are offered that include including invitations, floral arrangements, photography and catering, and whatever else happens to be on the agenda for that special day.
The Hay-Adams is featured in the distinguished directory of the Leading Hotels of the World, which lists many of the world's highest rated luxury hotels and resorts.