We bid on a night at the Sofitel at a fundraising auction for our daughter's school and won. We almost let the certificate expire because who REALLY needs a vacation night in a hotel 5 miles from their house?
We are so glad we went!
The property is lovely, a classic old bedroom that truly looks like it was plucked from Paris and set down in the middle of DC, our room was plush and comfortable, and the bathroom was stocked with a line of toiletries made by Hermes.
We were also upgraded to a suite with a separate living room. we were only in the hotel for about 15 hours, so we did not take advantage of most of what it had to offer, but it truly seemed like jewel within easy walking distance to the National Mall, the White House and more of DC's iconic tourist stops.