This very modern but 60’s stylized hotel, which evokes memories of the Watergate scandal, is a wonderful place to stay - especially if you are going to local sites like the Kennedy Center (a few minutes walk). The rooms are well-sized, the bathrooms are roomy and well-appointed, they have on demand movies as well as cable and TV, excellent room service and great food. The Whisky Bar is fun and makes a great Watergate Manhattan. The staff is all welcoming and professional and makes your stay a fantastic experience.
I recently stayed at the Watergate Hotel (Fri, Jun 3 - Sun, Jun 5, 2022) as part of a conference taking place at the Kennedy Center. It was humbling to be staying in such a historic property - I loved being able to visit the Scandal Room and learn all about the Nixon/Watergate scandal in the room where it happened! The location was perfect. I was able to conveniently walk to the Kennedy Center, get my haircut in the Watergate complex - that also has a CVS, a dry cleaner (and a liquor store for those who drink!). The hotel is next to the Foggy Bottom metro (you can catch a free shuttle from the Kennedy Center or walk in less than 10 minutes). The front desk, doormen and sales staff bent over backwards to make sure my group had everything they needed. Lori, Katy, Kristina and Gonzalo were amazing hotel contacts! Breakfast at Kingbird was delicious! The spacious Library and Cecchi Ballroom where great for our meetings. I loved my well-appointed room, with a nice balcony for incredible views! The bathroom was updated, and lighting/temperature controls were something out of Star Trek (very modern)! The hotel gives you both old and new Washington. A nice getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, while providing the sophistication, culture and history of our Nation's Capital. Cannot wait to return for another stay!…
Very good experience. Not my first time however it was my first time I felt moved enough to write a review. Julie got us situated in our room and was very jovial and accommodating. We had breakfast at the hotel which was delightful. Our hostess & waitress Fe-Fe were awesome. Definitely looking forward to coming back with my wife.
Hi! I would like to express my sincere gratitude to administrator Sophie who was very kind and helpful during our spontaneous visit back in October. Together with couple of friends - all journalists from various countries, we came to the Watergate hotel hoping to have a chance visit to “The Scandal room” of historic break-in that finally led to resignation of President Nixon in 1974. And Sophie was really welcoming and accommodating - although she was just a short-term employee coming from the hospitality school in Netherlands as an intern, she had researched all the basic information, called porter to escort us to the room and even offered us some water. Honestly, I kept the plastic bottle as a souvenir from this historic place :) Sophie’s kindness made our best adventure in the Washington possible! Thank you so much :) Nellija from Latvia…
Beyond a beautifully redesigned hotel a remarkable attribute of the Watergate was on a social level. There was an exemplary level of diversity in the staff, from educational levels, cultural back grounds and languages. What was inspiring was each staff member shared a very clear notion of service expressed in their own way and making the stay a welcoming delight. Bravo to the HR department for hiring such good people and assuring a common vision
The staff members I dealt with were all very personable and professional, so that's where I would give it one star, but I have no idea why anyone would stay at this hotel as it is so far from being five stars as to be ridiculous. They add an additional charge of $150 a day over the initial $250 a night for the room in case the customer uses any incidentials. Never happened to me before, but okay Get to the room and cannot get secured WiFi as have to use open, unsecured WiFi. Never had that happen at any hotel I've stayed at, but okay. When I log on the WiFi, it says that I was entitled to two free spa treatments with my reservation, which I was not informed about when I made the reservation MONTHS it advance of the wedding I was attending. Of course when I went to the spa website to look into those treatments, it was fully booked so out of luck on the treatments as I suspect is the hotel's plan. NOT OKAY. I ended up in a room with a door to an adjoining room, so I could hear the people in that room talking, laughing, coughing and snoring. NOT OKAY. Went for breakfast and paid $40 for a buffet that shouldn't cost over $25. Then I get home and find they have billed my credit card for the two night stay AND billed for the extra $300 hold even though I touched NOTHING in the room, didn't even wear a robe as was afraid I'd get billed for it. I would never eat $14 M&Ms or drink a $9 bottle of water. Now there is no one available to assist me with the issue at 2:00 p.m. on a weekday so need to wait for a call back. FYI, the call never came. My next call is to the DC attorney general's office. This is the WORST hotel experience I've ever had. I would strongly recommend staying away from The Watergate.…
The level of service was exceptional. I attended a conference, and the food was perhaps the best that I’ve had for a large conference dinner. The servers were all cheerful and helpful. Insofar as the room cleaning, I’ve never seen this much attention to cleanliness and detail. It was my first visit and definitely won’t be my last.
It had been over 15 years since last staying at the Watergate, and could not have been more pleasantly surprised by the quality of the service. From the valet, to the front desk to the hotel staff in general, the service was first rate. The rooms were improved since last stay and were large and well-appointed. Though the hotel is a bit of a walk from the standard DC attractions, the location is beautiful, generally quiet and perfect access to the Kennedy Center. Special kudos to staff member Inigo, who exemplified the quality of the Watergate hospitality. He could not have been more friendly and gave a memorable tour of the "Scandal Room," a must see for anyone interested in US political history.
The hotel is very good: room service was swift and excellent food. But what’s happening with breakfast? Yesterday there were four waiters for two diners in the 45 minutes I was there. Today there are no waiters at all so the restaurant manager and the receptionist are rushing around the 15 or so guests to try and meet everyone’s needs. But there are two assistant waiters polishing knives and forks. Unbelievable.
We had an amazing time in Washington DC with the help of the lovely staff at The Watergate Hotel! Ramino especially was great! Every morning we had a lovely breakfast, he always had our coffee ready for us, very polite and helpful. Couldn’t have asked for a better waiter! Thank you Ramino!