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The Watergate Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2650 Virginia Avenue Northwest, (Closed for renovation until late 2009), Washington DC, DC 20037 (Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End)
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Ranked #117 of 130 Hotels in Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2007
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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oceanside, ca
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2007

My family and I liked our stay at the Watergate. The room was a bit dated, but comfortable and clean. The exterior is in serious need of repair but our view of the Potomic was spectacular. Service was acceptable. No ice machine, but the lower level Safeway and SavOn stores downstairs are a convenience. Bakery and pizza shops in the... More

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atlanta
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2007

I enjoyed my stay at the Watergate. The hotel is of course older and the furnishings in the rooms relfects the age of the hotel. However, everything was in fine shape. I was surprised by the relatively low rate - I$159 - assume the location - a little off the main path for DC played a part in that. But... More

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Austin, Texas
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40 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2007

Staying at the Watergate, I've come to learn, is all about getting the right room. If you get one of the nice suites, it's a great place, if not it's hit and miss. The suites for rooms ending in 17 are excellent. The other rooms are ok. This trip, I got ok. My room was clean, comfortable, and spacious. However,... More

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Denver, CO
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2007

I typically travel to DC once or twice a month, and have unfortunately gotten stuck at the Watergate two times within the last 6 months - the travel agent claimed both times that the Watergate was the only hotel that had availability (I think now that the travel agent got a bonus commission and was lying). Bottom line: its one... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2007

The hotel itself was beautiful and classy but my experience at check-in has left me scarred for life and I will therefore never go back. I called this hotel (where other wedding guests were staying) at the last minute after deciding to stay in Washington, DC for a wedding my girlfriends and I were attending. I was told that there... More

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mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2007

We stayed in a 6th floor suite overlooking the Potomac River and the Georgetown harbor. The room was very comfortable and clean, and the shower had the best water pressure that I've experienced in a hotel. The property is clearly dated but we understood this beforehand and were not bothered by it at all. The location was perfect, the weather... More

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salt lake city
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2007

If you are traveling to DC anytime soon avoid the Watergate. The front desk is so rude, the prices are out of line, and the rooms are not cleaned well. The carpet outside the room was filthy in the hall. We had hair in the tub and dust layered all over the place... on top of the tv, the counter... More

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Virginia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2007

We are Washingtonians who stayed in a Georgetown Suite over a Friday night after a show at the Kennedy Center next door. The Watergate is a top-drawer hotel, and its proximity to the KenCen can't be beat. The Georgetown Suite is a huge room with a large sitting area. Upon arrival the hotel seemed empty, which seemed unsurprising because it... More

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Christiansburg
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2007

I stayed at the Watergate twice, once with my family two years ago and the other time for business in January 2007. While this hotel is acceptable for recreational travel, I would warn business travellers to stay away. The hotel is situated a 10 minute-walk from the closest subway, Foggy Bottom. Although there are a few quick restaurants in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2007

I have stayed at this hotel three times now for business, each time booked on Expedia with flights from London, with very competitive rates for a hotel that I'd say easily qualifies as 4-star. This is not a large hotel but it's in a great location with very generously sized rooms, and well equipped bathrooms. Ask for a river-view -... More

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Address: 2650 Virginia Avenue Northwest, (Closed for renovation until late 2009), Washington DC, DC 20037
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End , Upper Northwest
Hotel Class:5 star — The Watergate Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 250
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