Located in Lafayette Square across from the White House, The Hay-Adams is one of Washington D.C.'s most revered landmarks. This classic hotel is named after the distinguished residents who previously lived on its site: John Hay, Private Assistant to President Abraham Lincoln and later Secretary of State, and Henry Adams, an acclaimed author and descendant of U.S. Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams. In case you are wondering, Barack is staying there this week. (Rooms range from $2900-$5000/night.) What's the big deal? You can lie in bed and see The White House.