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Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

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806 15th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-1101
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#50 of 153 hotels in Washington DC
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Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square represents one of the most exclusive locations in the nation's capital. Discover this contemporary downtown Washington DC hotel, situated at the corner of Lafayette Square, bordering the White House. Our downtown DC hotel accommodations occupy an updated historic landmark, first erected in 1880. Celebrate Sofitel's "art de vivre" within this luxury hotel in downtown Washington DC - marked by distinctive style, superb cuisine, and incomparable service.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Wifi
Paid wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Iron
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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steve wrote a review Sep 1
Boca Raton, Florida8 contributions7 helpful votes
erratic F&B hours and no room service. we had to request a bathrobe and additional towels there was not much stocked in rooms upon arrival we also needed to go to front desk to request water. nothing was stocked in fridge
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Guest Services / Front Office at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Responded 2 weeks ago
Bonjour, Thanks for sharing your comments following your recent stay at the Sofitel Washington Dc. We are sorry your experience didn't meet your expectations. Please rest assure that we will share your feedback including the F&B offerings with team, as we work everyday to provide outstanding service to every guest. We hope you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Kind Regards,
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leroyk wrote a review Jan 2020
Germantown, Maryland410 contributions163 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
First time at a Sofitel. Was in town for business and this hotel was close to everything. Metro is a block away. Monuments a few blocks away. Staff was great. Room was good size, comfortable and well appointed. Bathroom was spotless. No complaints. I cannot think of any negative with this stay. Wow. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from KarlaE429, General Manager at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Responded Jan 22, 2020
Thank you leroyk for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, I am very pleased that you enjoyed your first stay with us and that the team was great. I am also very happy to hear that your accommodations were well appointed, comfortable, spotless, and a good size, and that you found our central location convenient. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. A bientot! -Karla Erales General Manager
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Footprints325217 wrote a review Aug 2021
Bothell, Washington1 contribution
This hotel is mentioned in Lonely Planet travel guide. It has good location, nice building and rooms. The restaurant on the first floor was not open due to pandemic so getting a breakfast or meal around this office area is a little challenging. Valet parking is quick and convenient. The bed situation is a little funny. Both beds were poky and scratchy and we found that it’s the feather cushion on top of the mattress that’s giving out the feathers. We hand-pulled many feathers to try to alleviate the problem and put them in a sealed bag, hopefully we the hotel people see them they will realize the problem.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Guest Services / Front Office at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Responded 2 weeks ago
Bonjour, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review following your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC. It is thanks to feedback that we can continuously improve our service and hotel. We are sorry to hear about the inconvenience you had with the bed, we will ensure to address it with our housekeeping team. We are happy to see that you enjoyed the rest of the room, the valet service and the hotel location. We look forward to seeing you next time your travel brings you back to the Nation's Capital. Best Regards,
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Norman G wrote a review Aug 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed for 9 nights at the Sofitel while visiting our daughter in DC. The location is excellent, within easy walking distance of the Mall and Museums etc. I cannot fault the cleanliness of the hotel and the room, even with reduced room servicing due to covid restrictions. The staff were very friendly and helpful and always at hand to provide advice and help. The reason for not giving five stars is related to the very reduced meal service, again due to covid restrictions. When we booked the hotel, we decided to take the breakfast option at $30 per person per day. Expensive but given the DC weather in August we considered it to be worthwhile. However, what we didn’t know and was not shown on the hotel website was that they were only offering breakfast in the restaurant at weekends. During the week, you had to order breakfast through the front desk and then pick it up and take it to your room. The quality of the food on offer was okay (except for the bakery option, which was almost inedible) but there was a fairly limited choice and you were basically eating and drinking whatever you ordered out of containers with plastic knives, forks and spoons. Not exactly a five star experience, especially taking into account the cost involved. I totally understand the problems associated with covid, both from a staffing and a safety perspective. However, I think the hotel should up front let you know the breakfast situation should you be thinking of taking the breakfast option at the time of booking. You would then be able to decide against taking the pre-paid breakfast.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Guest Services / Front Office at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Norman, First and foremost, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. It is thanks to them that we can continuously work on improving our hotel and services. We are very happy to see that you choose the Sofitel to visit your daughter and stayed for an expended period in our hotel. We are sorry to hear your disappointment with the food and beverage offering. Please rest assure that we will communicate your comments to the management team. We take your feedback very seriously and work everyday to ensure all our guests have an outstanding experience. We love to hear that the staff you interacted with were helpful and provided you great tips about the city. The cleanliness of our property is top priority so we appreciate your comment about it. We hope to welcome you next time you come to visit your daughter in the Nation's Capital. The Sofitel Team
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FuninPhx71 wrote a review Aug 2021
Columbus, Ohio179 contributions120 helpful votes
We have stayed in Sofitels all over the world, including DC, and we have enjoyed this location. This time, we knew DC had mask rules, but we didn’t realize the extent to which they affected the hotel. We received complimentary “Welcome” drink tickets, which we could not use. The restaurant/bar used to be open during the day, but is now closed due to Covid. The breakfast-to-go was overpriced, and it was offered due to Covid. I understand why these things are happening (labor shortage, etc.), but it doesn’t help when you go to a nice place and expect amenities that aren’t there.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Guest Services / Front Office at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Responded 4 weeks ago
Bonjour, Thank you very much for your comments and for being a loyal Sofitel guest. We value your feedback and it is thanks to them that we can continue to work on providing exceptional service during this difficult time. We will ensure to share your notes with our team and hope we will be able to better serve you in the future. The Sofitel Team
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PRICE RANGE
$185 - $469 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCUpper Northwest / Dupont Circle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
237
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Which popular attractions are close to Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Women in the Arts (0.2 miles), Nightly Spirits (0.3 miles), and White House (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joe's Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Lafayette Restaurant, and Old Ebbitt Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Arlington National Cemetery (2.4 miles), Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (3.2 miles), and Ford's Theatre (0.5 miles).