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2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
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#57 of 156 hotels in Washington DC
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4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
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4.4
Value
4.0
Dream in couture. The Watergate Hotel's 336 guest rooms and suites redefine luxury with lavish finishes, sleek furniture, and lush bedding, all artfully chosen with the guest in mind. Exclusive bath amenities perfectly complement the floor-to-ceiling marble bathrooms. Champagne in hand, guests can revel in these extravagant surroundings while taking in striking views of the Potomac River on private balconies.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Patio
Children's television networks
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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River View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese
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Jean E wrote a review Yesterday
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.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Warren G Travels wrote a review Jun 2022
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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!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Irving C wrote a review Nov 27
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.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nellija L wrote a review Nov 22
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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
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Peter L wrote a review Nov 21
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
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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PJ S wrote a review Nov 14
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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.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Ellis B wrote a review Nov 7
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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.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Watergate Hotel, General Manager at The Watergate Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Ellis B, We will relay your exceptional feedback with our team. We are truly thrilled to hear about your fantastic experience with the dinner, room cleanliness, and overall service at the hotel. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and we can't wait to welcome you back in the future! Regards, The Watergate Hotel
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Greg C wrote a review Nov 4
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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.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Watergate Hotel, General Manager at The Watergate Hotel
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Dear J5731Bgregc, It was a pleasure to have you as a return guest at The Watergate Hotel. We will be sure to share your kind remarks with our dedicated team members. Thank you for a detailed review about the room product and your experience with the Scandal Room tour. We hope to welcome you back soon (hopefully in less than 15 years!) Regards, The Watergate Hotel
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Howard G wrote a review Nov 3
London, United Kingdom43 contributions35 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Dear Howard G, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you had a strange breakfast experience during your stay. However, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed in-room dining service and will share your comments with our dedicated team members. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Regards, The Watergate Hotel
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Courtney F wrote a review Oct 2022
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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!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$329 - $533 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCFoggy Bottom - GWU - West End / Upper Northwest
NUMBER OF ROOMS
336
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Watergate Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Watergate Hotel?
Nearby attractions include John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (0.3 miles), Georgetown Waterfront Park (0.3 miles), and Washington Harbour (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Watergate Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at The Watergate Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Watergate Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Watergate Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Watergate Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kingbird, Farmers Fishers Bakers, and Dish.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Watergate Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Watergate Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Watergate Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Watergate 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 The Watergate Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Chinese.