The Hay-Adams Hotel
The nearest you can come to the White House without being invited by POTUS, you will not find a more traditional and classic hotel in Washington DC. The Hay-Adams is quintessentially American in its history, architecture and culture, and exhales refinement, elegance and class. Chandeliers, wooden panels, decorated high ceilings and ornate moldings adorn the magnificent lobby, hinting at the classical theme in keeping throughout the property. Still, it is a small hotel with only 120 rooms, and exceptionally attentive service. Some of its rooms probably have the most perfect views of Washington’s monuments and landmarks, including the White House and Washington Memorial. The accommodation is decorated in pastel colors and luxurious upholstery, tapestry, wood and brass, all very welcoming and comforting. Standard rooms are fairly spacious and offer double or queen sized beds, but a reasonably priced upgrade will get you a king sized room and avoid interior views. This is one of our top picks in Washington DC.