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Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel

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806 15th Street North West White House, Washington DC, DC 20005
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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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#55 of 156 hotels in Washington DC
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.6
Value
4.2
GreenLeaders Silver level
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
Valet parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Patio
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Paid wifi
Yoga classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Centrally Located
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 3 more
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Grade: 100 out of 100
181Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
29Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Matthew H wrote a review Jun 2022
Denver, Colorado71 contributions51 helpful votes
Very nice rooms and comfortable bed. Good location near lots of interesting attractions. Staff was nice and bathroom was large with separate shower and bath, which is always great. The destination fee is ridiculous though, and includes such "amenities" as ice water with some fruit in it. Gym is a bit small and could use some Peloton bikes.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Dear mhoutsma, Thank you very much for your comment on TripAdvisor. We are sorry to hear your disappointment with the fee, but are happy to see that you enjoyed the hotel location, room, bathroom amenities, bed and hotel staff. We look forward to welcoming you back at the Sofitel. The Sofitel Team
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Terri M wrote a review Jan 2022
11 contributions13 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
The Sofitel is charming and situated in a beautiful part of Washington DC. Restaurants and monuments are easily within walking distance. There is a very European feel to the hotel and staff were welcoming and helpful. There is a lovely bar and restaurant on premises. Nous reviendrons❤️
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Guest Services / Front Office at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel
Responded Feb 7, 2022
Bonjour Terri, Thank you so much for the wonderful comment following your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC. We love to hear that you enjoyed the hotel atmosphere, the location, our restaurant and the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. A la prochaine! The Sofitel Team
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ThursdaysChild wrote a review Jun 2022
Hamilton, Bermuda12 contributions10 helpful votes
Enjoyable to revisit Sofitel Washington and see business recovering. While COVID restrictions have been lifted, COVID restrictions continue with some services, paper and plastic cups in rooms and empty minibars. Minor maintenance issues required in some areas. Looking forward to full service on the next visit.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Other at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel
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Bonjour 03312014c, Thank you very much for your comments following your short week end at the Sofitel Washington DC. Exceptional service is what we strive to be known for; therefore your feedback is extremely important as it helps us to continually improve our service and provide a memorable experience to our valued guests. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. The Sofitel Team
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NorthStar157824 wrote a review Jun 2022
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I arrived late one evening at the hotel only to discover that I had forgotten to pack my cell phone charger. Brycen went above and beyond the call of duty by going to his car and bringing me his cell phone charger so I would not be inconvenienced.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Dear NorthStar157824, Thank you so much for the great comment about Brycen! We love to see that our colleague went above and beyond by lending you his own cell phone charger! We look forward to welcoming you back next time your travel brings you back to the Nation's Capital. The Sofitel Team
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twyla j wrote a review Jun 2022
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2 contributions
I stayed at the Sofitel in Washington DC (Lafayette Square) from June18th to June 20th 2022. My stay was short but enjoyable. The staff at the Front Desk, Opaline Restaurant and Concierge Desk we’re excellent and attended to our needs. (Sorry I did not get their names). It was in a very convenient location for walking to the Museum and other tourist sites. I have stayed at Sofitel Hotels in Europe previously so I was familiar with the brand. I would rate the hotel a 4.5 stars. My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is because it does not have a spa, pool, slippers (a very plush bathrobe was provided) and access to a microwave oven which is customary for 5 star hotels I’ve stayed at in my travels.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear twyla j, thank you so much for the great review you left on TripAdvisor following your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC. We are so happy you had a great trip and that you loved our location. We are sorry that we do no have a pool or spa and offer slippers and microwave upon request only. We love to read that all the staff was attentive to your needs and provided great customer service. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! The Sofitel Team.
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Hario V wrote a review Jun 2022
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I am not one to write a review but when someone goes above and beyond we have to do it. Brycen did an amazing job from the moment we walked in. He took the time to get to know how our day was going and made sure to address all questions. He had a great vibe to him and all I could say is that I’ve been around the world and the level of customer service he displayed was second to none. Thank you tons!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Bonjour hariov, Thank you so much for the wonderful comment you left following your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC. We can see that Brycen went above and beyond to make your stay special and we will ensure to share your feedback with him and the team. We thrive to provide great service and are so happy to see that we provided exceptional customer service. The Sofitel Team
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Hilda D wrote a review Jun 2022
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Sofitel is a great hotel with amazing staff. I highly recommend staying here while in D.C. Shout out to Reggie…. Thank you for taking such pride in your work. I hope you know you are appreciated. Thank you!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mrs. Donaldson, Thank you so much for the wonderful comment about the hotel and staff. We will make sure to share with the team, and specially with Reggie! The Sofitel Team
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mick l wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed for 3 nights in June of 2022 in a suite with two queen beds and a pullout at $600 per night. But, we were informed this included a free bottle of wine (we had to call for that and a small half bottle was brought up). Arrived first day at 2;30 and asked if possible to check in a few minutes early. Receptionist, Lindsay, seemed almost happy to tell us that wouldn’t be possible and must wait until agreed upon 3 pm. Just after 3 the room was then ready. On that Thursday night the hotel was not at all busy, nor was it over the weekend. Beds had no sheets under comforter so we called front desk and asked that sheets be put on. After a few hours they came up and put them on, making a bit of a mess of the beds. Called for room service or restaurant menu and was told to scan the sheet received on check in, which I had misplaced. Front desk said to get menu off of their website. I checked website while on phone with Lindsey, no menu there. She said she would send someone up with it. Told her not to bother. On last night had to call housekeeping again for bedsheets (again Lindsay). A maintenance guy was sent up with one sheet, he went back when I told him we required two. On his return told him we’d make the beds ourselves! While a lot of the staff are great, the few that are not really stand out with their indifference to their clientele. Can’t recommend this place when there is a lot of competitive choices out there.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Dear Micksandwichman, Thank you very much for providing feedback following your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC. Exceptional service is what we strive to be known for; therefore your feedback is extremely important as it helps us to continually improve our service and provide a memorable experience to our valued guests. Please allow us to express our sincerest apologies that your stay did not live up to your expectations. We are sorry your experience issues during your stay with us; specifically the challenge with the room not being ready for an early arrival and the lack of responsiveness from the team. Please rest assured that we have shared your feedback with the team in order to improve our service and product. Our relationship with our guests is of paramount importance. We hope that you will present us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. The Sofitel Team
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Leslie E wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved the Sofitel! It was close to the White House and the location was excellent. It was very clean and lovely. The bed slept great. We loved the hotel restaurants. Coffee in the lobby was also wonderful in the mornings. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear Leslie, Thank you so much for the wonderful comment on TripAdvisor. We are so happy to hear that you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the hotel location, cleanliness, restaurant and hotel bed. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! The Sofitel Team
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Carla H wrote a review Jun 2022
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What a wonderful weekend. One of the highlights of our trip was our stay at Sofitel Hotel. The location could not have been better and the hotel itself was lovely and the entire staff we encountered were friendly and welcoming. I do want to acknowledge one special staff member who greeted us when we arrived and welcomed us every time he saw us, never forgetting our name. This is staff member is Mazimba, and he is a treasure.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Storyteller648022, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so happy to see that you had a wonderful week end at the Sofitel Washington DC and you enjoyed the hotel location and staff while visiting your son. We will ensure to share your feedback with everyone, specially with Mazimba and the valet team. It is always pleasure to receive positive feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. The Sofitel Team
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PRICE RANGE
$264 - $471 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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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 Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nightly Spirits (0.3 miles), National Museum of Women in the Arts (0.2 miles), and White House (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel?
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 Hotel?
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 Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel?
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 Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel 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 Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Romanian, and Filipino.