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The Watergate Hotel

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2650 Virginia Avenue Northwest, Reopening Fall of 2015, Washington DC, DC 20037
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I stayed at the Watergate while in town on business at the Kennedy Center (which is conveniently located right nearby), and really loved the experience. My room was enormous, which I think may be the rule and not the exception, and the hotel just has so much history, it's worth a stay just for that. The location is great, right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2010

I had reserved a nonsmoking room and one was not available when I checked in.So I was upgraded to a fabulous suite that we could never have afforded.WE had fun imagining which politicians stayed there,the parties,espionage,the plumbers!It was a hoot!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

I was truly impressed with all aspects of this hotel.

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2009

Surprise visit to DC to see Placido Domingo at the Kennedy Center. We stayed at the Watergate. I found it a stately, beautiful hotel. Classic design and aging very well. I would definitely return for the wonderful restaurants and amenities.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2007

We booked online and when we arrived, we were allowed to check in early and were provided with an upgrade to a Georgetown room. The room was huge, and very nicely furnished, but showing its age. The TV was old and small, with a CRT screen (and electrical tape on the frame!!). The bathroom was nice, with a fabulous walk-in... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2007

I am seriously going to miss this hotel. From the lovely suite (bigger than my apartment) looking out onto the Kennedy Center, to the impeccable food and service at our business meeting to a late night at the bar - this place was fabulous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2007

I have stayed at the Watergate numerous times when I am working at the Kennedy Center. This last time I had a great room and no problems. The Watergate has not been consistent though. There have been times the staff has been rude at the front desk. The elevators don't always work properly also. The Watergate is now closed for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2007

After booking the Renaissance Hotel for $325/nite, a friend recommended the Watergate. I was leery at first, given that rooms were available at almost half that rate, but couldn't pass up the chance to save some money. I was dropping off my son at GWU and didn't want to spend a fortune. What I got was a fine hotel, in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2007

I used to stay here when this was a 5 star swissotel... this is not the same anymore, but the price did not get down ! Nethertheless the rooms are still large, with marble bathrooms. It is a quiet place. I arrived after a night flight from LA at 8 am : they allowed me to get the room at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2007

i stayed in the Watergate for the first time in many years, on what turned out to be a very crowded graduation weekend in DC. the suite i had requested and was billed for was not available, but one of the nicest, most knowledgeable desk people i have run into in a long time offered me two other options, one... More 

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