Hay–Adams Hotel

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Allegedly haunted by the ghost of Marian (Clover) Hooper Adams who lived in the residence that occupied this site prior to the hotel being constructed. Mrs. Adams committed suicide by ingesting potassium cyanide. People claim to see and smell distinct scents that they attribute to her, including the smell of bitter almonds that trails through the hallways at times.

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    Geographic Information

    Sixteenth & H Streets
    N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006
    United States

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    38.90052710998431, -77.03664015952455
    District of Columbia County, District of Columbia
    Nearest Towns:
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    1. While staying at the Hay Adams this weekend I had a weird experience. In the middle of the night, I woke my boyfriend up saying “Why is that woman taking pictures of us” and pointed to the middle of the room. Of course he thought I was just sleep talking and didn’t think too far into it. After we checked out we decided to see if the Hay Adams was haunted. When we saw that Clover, who apparently haunts the Hay Adams, we were shocked to see that she was a skilled photographer and died from drinking dark room chemicals. Not sure if this was a weird coincidence or not, but I’m definitely freaked out!

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