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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had such a great stay at the "new" Watergate Hotel. We had thought it would be a good spot to base ourselves for our anniversary bike ride, but it was even better than we could have imagined. We were upgraded to a deluxe room with a balcony and a gorgeous view (of Rosslyn, Georgetown, and the Potomac)--and we were... More 

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Management_Team_365, Manager at The Watergate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Becky, Your bike ride sounds exhilarating and your time at The Watergate sounds like the perfect opportunity to relax and recharge before continuing your ride. We appreciate you sharing your detailed review and we’re thrilled that you felt pampered in our luxurious guest rooms which overlook the Potomac Riverfront, Georgetown and The Kennedy Center. Morning breakfast is best enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Four words to describe my stay: exceptional, opulent, relaxed, spectacular! I stayed (and celebrated my birthday) at The Watergate Hotel/Kingbird restaurant and received an A+ Presidential type service the moment I pulled up at the hotel's entrance to when I checked out and drove away. Choose Watergate if you are seeking excellent service and wanting to indulge in luxurious bliss!... More 

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Management_Team_365, Manager at The Watergate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Aicha C, Darling, once more, we are delighted you had such a wonderful birthday and we thank you for sharing your marvelous review! As you discovered, our team loves to celebrate special occasions and we’re thrilled you felt so spoiled on your special day. Your comments have been shared with both our hotel and culinary teams and everyone was... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed overnight at The Watergate Hotel and it was one of the best hotel stays ever. We were in DC celebrating our son's 9th b-day with a White House tour. Our train arrived in DC at 9:30 and my request to check it at 10am was not only honored but we were upgraded to a room with a balcony.... More 

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Management_Team_365, Manager at The Watergate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear shoppingwithsg, Greetings to you and your family, and once more, a big Happy Birthday to your son. While we’re thrilled that you enjoyed the stunning design of our hotel, your review has focused on something even more important: the genuine hospitality of our team. Just as we traveled the globe to commission the richest textiles and furnishings for our... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided to have a night out in DC this month and chose the Watergate Hotel for our stay. I had noticed some interesting news storires about the remodeling of the iconinc complex and the opening of the hotel and looked forward to having a pleasant experience there. I booked a king room with a balcony that... More 

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Management_Team_365, Manager at The Watergate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Farmerica, It was a pleasure to welcome you and yours for an overnight escape downtown and we thank you for sharing your wonderfully detailed review. We are elated that you found our Watergate team so warm and welcoming, our views so captivating and our reinvented hotel so stunning. Our balcony rooms are a treat, as little beats relaxing with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently got married at The Watergate Hotel and had an amazing experience! We chose to book The Watergate as our venue in August 2015 after meeting with Michael Deltette, Director of Catering and Events. Michael is truly the best of the best in the wedding business, he was incredibly responsive and professional during our entire experience. No detail was... More 

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Management_Team_365, Manager at The Watergate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ashley, Congratulations again to you and your Darling. It was a delight to welcome your friends and family as they gathered to celebrate your love and a thrill to put life to the vision you created for your special day. Michael is the best in the city and we’re elated he was able to assist you in crafting the... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of three arrived at the Watergate Hotel in the evening with 2 bikes after an exhausting rain-soaked drive. The valets greeted us at the door by name, helped us to unload the car and whisked us to check in. The kind guest receptionist greeted us, upgraded our room, and made sure that a the sofa was converted to... More 

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Management_Team_365, Manager at The Watergate Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings HeatherandDave3boys, It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family. We thank you for sharing your detailed review and we are thrilled that your visit was so enjoyable, despite the rain. As your review has eluded to, we are fortunate in having the best hospitality team in the city, and it warms us to read how much you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Special kudos to the hard-working staff at the Watergate who made our recent visit not only memorable but spectacular in every way! My wife and I were at the Watergate to celebrate her 61st birthday and our 41st wedding anniversary. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like we owned the place! Zacharia, the master of the lobby, is... More 

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Management_Team_365, Manager at The Watergate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RidinXpress Having been open for just ten weeks, we’ve already had the pleasure of welcoming multiple couples who have celebrated their anniversaries with us. It was a true delight to welcome you and your wife and we thank you for allowing us to play a small part in curating a special anniversary weekend. Taking a moment to share your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Watergate for a last minute weekend getaway and totally fell in love with this gorgeous new hotel. We visited friends who live in Georgetown and it was easy to get to Georgetown from the hotel with Uber (about $8 ride) Highlights of our stay was the awesome hotel staff, all were super friendly and accommodated all... More 

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Management_Team_365, Manager at The Watergate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Amelie, We appreciate you sharing your wonderful photos and your detailed review highlighting your recent retreat at The Watergate Hotel. We’re thrilled you felt so at home in our ample guest rooms and we are delighted that you had every amenity needed to ensure a comfortable stay. Your kind words regarding our Watergate staff are most appreciated and have... More 

Rowlett, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the opening of the door at check in to all the days since then it is clear this staff is trying to secure a reputation that this hotel will treat you like a king or celebrity. Very respectful. Sure helpful. Super pleasant. Took care of everything for us. This is a 5 star hotel with a super staff. I... More 

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Management_Team_365, Manager at The Watergate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear fratter13, We hope this finds you well in Texas and we thank you for sharing your kind words. We are delighted to have exceeded your every expectation and we look forward to surprising you again when your travels bring you back to Washington. Yours in Hospitality, The Watergate Hotel More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last time I visited the Watergate, it was still reeling from its date with destiny 10 years prior. This time however, enough water has flowed down the Potomac, and it has embraced its scandalous history. Beautifully decorated inside and out with a spiral motif that gives nod to and celebrates its original design, the hotel feels like rediscovered modernist... More 

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Management_Team_365, Manager at The Watergate Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings John, We are delighted that you and your son were able to join us for a recent visit and we thank you for taking the time to share your review, a treat from someone who knew the hotel prior to its reinvention. We’re thrilled you were enchanted with the new hotel which blends art, design and fashion with a... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Now Open! A LUXURIOUS URBAN RESORT LOCATED ALONG THE BANKS OF THE POTOMAC RIVER. MODERN DESIGN BLENDS WITH A STORIED PAST TO REDEFINE LUXURY. Completely rebuilt following an extensive $125 million renovation, The Watergate Hotel, originally built in 1961 on the banks of the Potomac River, exemplifies Washington DC past and present. From the flowing avant-garde architecture, built to compliment the mighty Potomac, to the elegant redesign of the interior of the hotel, The Watergate is a true DC landmark. An American icon, situated just steps away from Georgetown, the capital's most chic and exclusive neighborhood and centrally located to all of DC's attractions. The Watergate Hotel's 336 guest rooms and suites define luxury with lavish finishes, sleek furniture and lush bedding, all artfully chosen with the guest in mind. Custom-made bath amenities, exclusively created by La Bottega, 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. Located on the lobby level, an undulating copper wall leads you from the lobby to the dignified whisky bar, illuminated by a soft amber glow and filled with a selection of the world's finest spirits. The Top of the Gate, a soon-to-be iconic rooftop bar, has unrivaled 360-degree panoramic views-with charming Georgetown waterfront views in one direction and The Washington Monument in the other. See and be seen in the restaurant's casual portion, where you can soak in views of the Potomac River from an outdoor terrace, or enjoy the refined elegance of Washington's heyday in its more formal dining setting. The Watergate Hotel takes the classic elegance and bold mid-century modern design and refreshes it with all of the extravagance and warmth of a true luxury lifestyle hotel. From the tranquil spa and the state-of-the-art fitness center, to the indoor pool and dining venues, this one-of-a-kind hotel pays tribute to its own storied past, while paving the way for a new chapter to be written. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Watergate Hotel

Address: 2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1906
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Price Range: $260 - $825 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Watergate Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 336
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