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Salamander Washington DC vs The Hay-Adams

Both properties are highly recommended by travel writers. Overall, The Hay-Adams scores significantly better than Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC. The Hay-Adams ranks #1 in Washington DC with endorsements from 22 reviews including BlackBook, Zagat and Travel + Leisure.

Salamander Washington DC
Salamander Washington DC
8 / 10
1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
From $296 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
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Frommer's Frommer's
"This fabulously luxurious hotel is just a short walk from the National Mall and Smithsonian museums, a quick cab ride to the Capitol, and a Metro stop away from other parts of town." Full review
Concierge Concierge
"The sumptuous style, Eastern touches, cosseting service, and excellent food will come as no surprise to anyone who's stayed at a Mandarin Oriental."
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"The Mandarin delivers about everything you’d expect: big-box swank, ridiculous levels of amenities, service that’s appropriate for a Roman emperor."
Oyster Oyster
Luxury
"Opened in 2004, the 400-room Mandarin Oriental has the best spa, pool, and fitness center in the city." Full review
DK Eyewitness DK Eyewitness
"Monumental views over the Potomac Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial are plentiful at this elegant hotel."
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The Hay-Adams
The Hay-Adams
9 / 10
16th & H Sts. NW, One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20006
From $369 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Concierge Concierge
"This venerable hotel... has such a good bird's-eye view of the First Mansion that network news divisions often book a room here just for the camera angles."
Insight Guides Insight Guides
"If it's good enough for the Obamas, it's good enough for the rest of us. This grand, historic hotel faces the White House and has hosted many a famous face."
Oyster Oyster
Luxury
"Quite possibly the most famous hotel in the capital, and deservedly so." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"One of the city's finest hotels, this rebuilt 19th-century residence also boasts what is arguably the city's best location." Full review
DK Eyewitness DK Eyewitness
"Constructed on the sites of the homes of John Hay and Henry Adams, this elegant hotel features beautifully restored rooms filled with antiques and boasting ornamental ceilings."
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