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The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. vs The Hay-Adams

Both hotels are rated highly by those who travel for a living. On balance, The Hay-Adams is preferred by most writers compared to The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.. The Hay-Adams ranks #1 in Washington DC with positive reviews from 22 sources such as Forbes Travel Guide, Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler.

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
8 / 10
3100 South St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
From $279 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Frommer's Frommer's
"This Ritz is exclusively small, designed like a sophisticated refuge in the middle of wild and woolly Georgetown. Privacy-seeking celebrities and romancing couples love it." Full review
Concierge Concierge
"The service is polished, and the spa is the only one in Washington with Prada treatments on its menu."
Oyster Oyster
Luxury
"Forget gilded mirrors. The 86-room Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, housed in an historic industrial building, has the original brick and steel beams and a cozy slate fireplace in the lobby." Full review
Star Service Star Service
"This notable hotel breaks this chain's straightforward mold. Intriguing public areas with historic resonance, exemplary service and large accommodations are the key here." Full review
BlackBook BlackBook
"When they broke ground on this luxury hotel in the heart of Georgetown, the neighborhood’s pulse returned."
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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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