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2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • 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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 01/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#71 of 156 in Washington DC
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 La Bottega 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)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Paid private parking on-site
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
River View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese
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Grade: 90 out of 100
34Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
12Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Anthony Alfano wrote a review Jun 27
Washington DC, District of Columbia3 contributions
Aarti Butani & Vivian Lacroix along with the entire Watergate staff provided the most attentive, thoughtful service which made our wedding at the Watergate phenomenal! The accommodations are exemplary! Rooms are high tech and amazing!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: If you are looking for a DC wedding venue there is no more iconic, classy and fun hotel than the...
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Charles B wrote a review Dec 2021
Rancho Palos Verdes, California49 contributions34 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Top notch, high quality property with an outstanding service oriented staff. From our initial entry to our final checkout, we felt very welcomed by a friendly staff. We also were able to receive a guided tour of The Scandal Room where the 5 Watergate burglars stayed and strategized their infamous DNC break in. The hotel has a great location within walking distance of Georgetown, The Kennedy Center, White House, etc. It's also very close to the vibrant restaurants on the Potomac waterfront (on the way to Georgetown).
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Watergate Hotel, General Manager at The Watergate Hotel
Responded Dec 14, 2021
Dear Charles B, It was a pleasure to have you as a guest. You were able to experience everything we have to offer and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed them all including our Scandal Room. We will be sure to share your kind remarks with our dedicated staff. Please come back soon, we'd love to have you again! Regards, Pascal Forotti Managing Director The Watergate Hotel
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Louise G wrote a review Jun 25
Alexandria, Virginia2 contributions3 helpful votes
While staying at the Watergate Hotel for a wedding, Yab gave us a fabulous tour of the Scandal Room 214 where the break-in took place 50 years ago on Jun 17, 1972. If you have the time during your stay, ask the concierge for a tour! Better yet, ask for Yab!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
Emmanue D wrote a review Jun 23
1 contribution
We had a great stay at the Watergate Hotel! Yab gave us a 5 star tour of the Scandal room. He is a great asset to the hotel. Fleur is stellar at the front desk. Very warm and welcoming. Beyond that Fleur arranged a special amenity for 63 anniversary the chocolate strawberries were delicious. We were delayed upon arrival due to weather and the hotel staff was very understanding. Which was greatly appreciated. Thanks for the Late check out and laughs with Matthew and Emmanuel.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
filletbuster wrote a review Jun 21
Hillsborough, North Carolina26 contributions17 helpful votes
They charge fees after checkout that are not in your final folio. They also do t answer the phone and won’t answer emails to fix problems. Not to mention some of the rooms need repair desperately. Our room had no working A/C despite maintenance coming three times to fix it, the sink, and the toilet. The rooms are akin to a holiday inn if you aren’t upgraded. The hotel is nice, service is decent, but this is no 5-star hotel. Maybe 3.5 at best.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Avoid buying anything at the hotel or restaurant.
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Response from Watergate Hotel, General Manager at The Watergate Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Justin, We are sorry to hear to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at The Watergate Hotel. Guest feedback is incredibly important to us. We will review the comments you have shared. Please reach out to us directly - mdeudne@thewatergatehotel.com. Regards, The Watergate Hotel
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Burc C wrote a review Jun 21
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I received impressive service from Shearenee for very complicated procedures. She served well outside the box to my complete satisfaction. Her supervisor Katy was also on top pf everything and deserves a strong mention. Thank you.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
Loic V wrote a review Jun 21
New York City, New York26 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed here for two days to surprise my wife for a quick weekend away. What an amazing experience, from very well appointed room, to friendly service. 5 star hotel in DC. Will be back to this beautiful hotel and fantastic location.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
Lauren H wrote a review Jun 19
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Yeabsiva was the perfect guide for my tour of the scandal room at the Watergate. He pointed out all the highlights and we stood on the balcony where Gordon Liddy orchestrated the break in. I’m so thankful he suggested it and took me on a personal tour himself! It really made my day!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Warren G Travels wrote a review Jun 8
10 contributions7 helpful votes
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
Trip type: Traveled
Marcy wrote a review Jun 8
Westwood, Massachusetts33 contributions75 helpful votes
My girlfriends and I booked the spa package for our reunion weekend. Spa experience and treatments were top notch. Hotel staff were kind and courteous. Amazing views from Top of the Gate bar. Excellent service and breakfast at Kingbird. Late Sunday check-out included in spa package was an added bonus. Would return!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCFoggy Bottom - GWU - West End / Upper Northwest
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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.