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The Watergate Hotel

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#31 of 149 hotels in Washington DC
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.5
Value
4.2
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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 )
Car hire
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
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
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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City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese
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davila182 wrote a review Today
Haslet, Texas22 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed 5 nights and This hotel was awesome, so clean and quiet. The staff was great and so helpful. Loved the pool with our 3 year old. Anwar at concierge was the best, so helpful and always happy, my daughter loved him and looked for him at every visit to the lobby. We would stay here again for sure! Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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mhf1838 wrote a review May 2023
McLean, Virginia591 contributions46 helpful votes
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We chose the Watergate Hotel for our 50th Wedding Anniversary because we had spent our 5/12/73 wedding night in Room 1011 of the then infamous (Nixon, Watergate hearings, political history) hotel. We asked specifically for room 1011 for our 50th, and it was set aside for us. Check-in was warm, efficient, and congratulatory. The associate, Ahmed, even showed enthusiastic interest in the vintage (1973) bill and room service menu that we brought to the hotel for its archives. A lovely bowl of fruit and a plate of tasty macaroons along with a thoughtful handwritten note from Hotel Director of Rooms Matthew Deudne greeted us in our room. The views of the river, Roosevelt Island, Harbour, Georgetown University, and sunset were spectacular. The Top of the Gate late night views of the Watergate, Kennedy Center, sparkling lights of Key Bridge and Georgetown, river, and Venus in the skies capped off the wonderful day. The next morning our brunch at Kingbird was just as charming with a warm welcome by the restaurant manager (from the Netherlands), the professional wait staff, and the thoughtful complimentary key lime dessert with a chocolate *Happy Anniversary" plaque and prosecco. When we left, the cheerful doorman brought my husband a chair while we waited for the valet. We were thrilled with every special touch during our perfect visit.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Valet parking is VERY expensive. Suggest UBER/LYFT or cab transportation instead. The Kennedy...
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Responded May 17, 2023
Dear ,hf1838 Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We will relay your positive feedback to our team, especially Ahmed, Lars and Matthew. We are truly thrilled to hear about your fantastic experience at the hotel. We can't wait to welcome you back in the future! Regards, The Watergate Hotel
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Michelle H wrote a review Apr 17
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The hotel staff was very accommodating with a number of our requests. Greta at the front desk was very helpful and took the time to make some adjustments to our reservation. She was wonderful to work with. The room was very clean and quiet. I highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear michellehS3900XB, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for staying with us. We will relay your positive feedback to our team, especially Greta. We can't wait to welcome you back in the future! Regards, The Watergate Hotel
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catalinachile wrote a review Apr 13
Chile28 contributions13 helpful votes
I stayed one week at the Watergate for business reasons and, taking into account that I paid around 430 USD per night for the cheapest room with no breakfast, I was not impressed. Pros: Nice quiet room with a view of the Potomac river Great bed Nespresso machine in the room Lots of towels Quality linen Cons: Steam room not working System was down and therefore key cards were not working Extremely expensive breakfast Minibar prices were outrageous Difficult to relax and enjoy the spa area because no one was supervising that guests comply with the rules. So there were small kids running and jumping into the pool disturbing other guests, a noisy couple listening to extremely loud music inside the jacuzzi, etc etc. Plus there were no loungers in the spa/pool area. AC not working in the meeting room
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Ask for a room in a high floor
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Dear Cataline M, Warm greetings from Washington. While we were thrilled to have you with us, we are sorry to read that your visit fell short of expectation and we appreciate you sharing these details. We understand there are times when we do fall short and we love nothing more than second chances so that we can ensure each of our guests have had the opportunity to truly enjoy an authentic Watergate experience. With that in mind, we hope to one day welcome you back and we invite you to be in touch if we can assist in planning your return. Regards, The Watergate Hotel
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Aya A wrote a review Apr 13
Washington DC, District of Columbia1 contribution
When you walk in, everyone is super friendly and helpful. The rooms have amazing views that will blow your mind. The staff are always there to make sure you're happy. The food is delicious (i recommend the smoked salmon bagel) and the pool is like something out of a dream. Basically, it's the best place to stay if you’re looking for a hotel with a great location in the DC area, The Watergate is where you should stay.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear AyaaE5364IE, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for staying with us. We will relay your positive feedback to our team. We can't wait to welcome you back in the future! Regards, The Watergate Hotel
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Samantha S wrote a review Apr 13
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The Watergate is absolutely gorgeous and the views are even more gorgeous! The rooftop is definitely to die for looking right over the river. The food was spectacular especially the waffles. Overall I had an amazing experience here! Thank you to the hotel for being so friendly and kind!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear z3931GWsamanthas, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for staying with us. We will relay your positive feedback to our team. We can't wait to welcome you back in the future! Regards, The Watergate Hotel
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Thomas Z wrote a review Apr 11
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We stayed on a Sunday. During our stay, the hotel's network was down which affected the keycard access and dinning hours. They were not able to make keycards during our stay because of the network issues and only gave us one keycard. This made it difficult to go out because we have to coordinate when both of us arrived back at the hotel. If one of us wanted to come back early, the other was effectively locked out. Similar situation for the gym fitness facilities at the hotel. The front desk could let us back into the room but we had to wait at the front desk or the spa facilities to let us into the room or the gym/pool area and this was slightly inconvenient. The bar and restaurants closed early on Sunday because of the network issues. We were really excited about the bar since they had some really interesting drinks and for a Sunday where things close early, going downstairs for a drink would be a great way to end the night. The roof bar was also closed. The website specified opening in SPRING 2024 but it was not open while we were there in early April. Wish they mentioned that on the website. None of the food options were open at the described times during our stay. We were pretty disappointed. The service was good and facilities were clean. While we realize network issues are unforeseeable, it significantly influenced our stay here and created inconveniences that contributed to a negative experience. For the price, it was definitely unfortunate that this was our experience.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: You'll probably get better value at another hotel. Only thing going for this one is the name.
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Dear S1472DCthomasz, Warm greetings from Washington. It was a pleasure to have you join us and we thank you for sharing your review. While we were thrilled to have you with us, we are sorry to read that your visit fell short of expectation and we appreciate you sharing these details. We understand there are times when we do fall short and we love nothing more than second chances so that we can ensure each of our guests have had the opportunity to truly enjoy an authentic Watergate experience. With that in mind, we hope to one day welcome you back and we invite you to be in touch if we can assist in planning your return. Regards, The Watergate Hotel
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Kiesha R wrote a review Apr 9
San Francisco, California8 contributions3 helpful votes
My family stayed at the Watergate for a few days over Spring Break. It's lovely from the outside and the public spaces match. And since we wanted to be within reasonable walking distance of the monuments/memorials and museums, as well as Georgetown, this was a brilliant location - hard to beat. Although our guest room appeared to meet expectations at first glance, we quickly discovered a number of issues, most notably: a missing blackout shade (and pulls for the shades in the most bizarre and inconvenient location - like literally had to stand on a chair to gain access to one, and I am a tall person); damaged heat/AC vent covers; a toilet that clogged TWICE (the first time, it took hours for someone to come repair it due to apparent miscommunication); and a shower with wildly inconsistent temperature swings. The buffet breakfast was not enjoyable and, worst of all, we sprung for the Cherry Blossom season High Tea at $75pp. At absolute MOST, it was a $35pp experience - and that's pretty generous, considering the dry sandwiches, Costco quality pastries and lack of any substitute for prosecco other than apple cider. Nevermind the fact that we were inexplicably seated outside the actual dining area for the experience. Finally, the overall service at the hotel just did not meet the standard to be expected at this level. Aside from the concierge gentleman who was very helpful the first evening (thank you!), service unfortunately felt too amateur. Imagine, for example, a sofa bed made up with JUST a sheet, no blanket (had to request). All of this reflects some other reviews I read, but I was optimistic based on the overall rating. Sigh.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear kieshar2016, Warm greetings from Washington. It was a pleasure to have you join us and we thank you for sharing your review. While we were thrilled to have you with us, we are sorry to read that your visit fell short of expectation and we appreciate you sharing these details. We understand there are times when we do fall short and we love nothing more than second chances so that we can ensure each of our guests have had the opportunity to truly enjoy an authentic Watergate experience. With that in mind, we hope to one day welcome you back and we invite you to be in touch if we can assist in planning your return. Regards, The Watergate Hotel
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Shaunti W wrote a review Mar 2024
Rockville, Maryland1 contribution
Truly an amazing experience - from the moment I pulled up to the driveway, checked-in, stepped into the room, the VIEW, the ROOM amenities, King Bird! Judit created a personalized/memorable experience to connect and celebrate. Tyler made it real on the the spot.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear shauntiw2023, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for staying with us. We will relay your positive feedback to our team, especially Judit and Tyler. We can't wait to welcome you back in the future! Regards, The Watergate Hotel
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Almor009 wrote a review Mar 2024
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The hotel could use a little Upgrading. Very pricey for what Hotel offers. Bellman and Valet staff were great. Could find a better bang for your buck. You’re paying for being at the hotel where the Watergate scandal took place. 6 out of 10.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Almor009, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for staying with us. We will relay your positive feedback to our team. Please note that later this year we will be updating all of our guest rooms with new furniture and carpeting. We hope you will return to experience that! Regards, The Watergate Hotel
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$342 - $524 (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), Washington Harbour (0.3 miles), and Potomac Park (0.2 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, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Watergate Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kingbird, Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers, and Sequoia DC.
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.