The Hay-Adams DC is located at 800 16th Street NW at H Street on Lafayette Square, literally just across Lafayette Park from the White House.
At this address a building was designed as a luxury Romanesque style residential property in 1884 by the architect Henry Hobson Richardson. The hotel took its name from 2 of the first residents in this house, John Hay, the Private Assistant to President Lincoln and Secretary of State and Henry Adams, the author and descendant of John and John Quincy Adams.
In 1927 the original building was destroyed by a developer and an Italian style Renaissance structure was erected in its place as a hotel apartment building with intricate adornments throughout the building.
In 2001 renovations were carried out under the leadership of Washington designer Thomas Pheasant at a cost of $20 million.
The Hay-Adams, DC offers a variety of 125 Guest Rooms as well as 20 suites that range from 500 to 1,000 square feet of space.
Marble bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access and a view of historic monuments or the inner courtyard are among the standard amenities at the hotel.
The hotel has a concierge available to assist in meeting guest needs not only at the hotel but around town during a visit through advice and assistance in obtaining tickets and reservations or scheduling appointments for ser vices if necessary.
Business amenities include 24 hour access to the fully equipped business center, a complimentary morning newspaper and complimentary morning town car use for local travel. This car service is available through the concierge.
The Lafayette Room is the out of room restaurant in the hotel where 3 meals a day are served during the week and dinner is accompanied by live music. Dinner is not available on Saturday or on Sunday. Sunday brunch begins at 11:30 AM. There is no Sunday breakfast served.
Light fare is also served from 11:30 AM to 11 PM at the Off the Record hotel bar as well as dinner on Saturdays and Sundays. The bar closes at midnight 5 days and at 12:30 AM after Friday and Saturday nights.
The Hay-Adams DC offers six venues for meetings and additional spaces for social events such as the Roof Terrace. The largest space has a capacity for 150 guests at a seated banquet with space for a dance floor. The catering service of the hotel is also available for weddings and events off-site.
The hotel provides valet parking for a charge. Special packages and discounts are offered throughout the year by the hotel.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is a 15 minute drive from the hotel while Dulles International is approximately 45 minutes away.
Regular Check-in is expected at 3 PM and Check-out is 12 noon although other arrangements can be agreed to with hotel staff.