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The Watergate Hotel Georgetown

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Built in 1967 and reopened in June 2016, following an extensive $150 million renovation, The Watergate Hotel is a legendary Washington DC luxury hotel. Just steps away from Georgetown and centrally located for all of DC's attractions. The 336 guest rooms and suites define luxury with modern marble bathrooms, plush bedding, private balconies with river views and more. The Next Whisky Bar is a stylish lounge filled with a selection of the world's finest spirits. The Whisky Garden features private, heated Winter Igloos from November to March serving dinner and drinks. The Top of the Gate rooftop bar has unrivaled 360-degree panoramic views. Enjoy a rooftop skating rink and cozy fire pits from November to January. Kingbird Restaurant features fine dining 7 days a week, plus weekend brunch and afternoon tea. Indoor Pool, 24-Fitness Center, Sauna and Steam Room. Argentta Spa has a full menu of massages, facials, custom body treatments and more for both men & women.
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Grade: 90 out of 100
29Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
12Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Somebody forgot to tell the designers of the lobby and rooms that Nixon is no longer President. The decor is a sorry attempt at retro and it is almost criminal to force the employees to wear those uncomfortable and poorly designed uniforms. The work out room had a couple pieces
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Response from Management_Team_365, General Manager at The Watergate Hotel Georgetown
Responded 2 days ago
Dear MarcStl, Greetings from Washington. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your wife and we thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We hope our central location provided convenient access to your “must-visit” destinations and that you had an opportunity to dine with us, perhaps for our weekend brunch. While we appreciate that design preferences are both subjective and personal, we regret to read that ours did not compliment your own design palate and we apologize if our published resort fee was at all a surprise. Once more, we thank you for taking the time to share your review and we hope to one day welcome you both again so that you can enjoy a more cherished Watergate experience. Warm Regards, Jeff David Managing Director
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Stayed here over the weekend and I just can't say enough about how wonderful the staff is and also how wonderful the hotel is!! We stayed in room 430 which had this amazing wrap around balcony. It was spotless and may I mention that the daily housekeeping did such a great job
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Response from Management_Team_365, General Manager at The Watergate Hotel Georgetown
Responded Oct 3, 2018
Dear Kris, As you discovered, our Watergate colleagues are passionate about creating perfect experiences and we are thrilled to find that Aldelphia, our housekeepers and the rest of our team did just that. We thank you for taking the time to share your glowing endorsement and we hope that our friends in Argentta Spa had the chance to spoil you as well. On behalf of all of us, we too are looking forward to your next visit and we invite you to let us know if we can assist in confirming your plans. Until then. Warmest Regards, Jeff David Managing Director
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I had our real estate associations annual holiday party at the Watergate and it was an incredible event. The staff was great but specifically Zacharia Powers went over and beyond. Zacharia is the Bell Captain and he also does exclusive tours of the Scandal Room. If you've ever
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Response from Management_Team_365, General Manager at The Watergate Hotel Georgetown
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Koki A, Greetings to you and your colleagues. It was a joy to host your annual holiday party and we congratulate you all again on such a successful year. We thank you for investing the time to share your thoughtful review and your kind regarding Zacharia who is one of our shining stars. As you discovered a tour of the “Scandal Room” is something to be included on every Watergate visit and we are delighted to find that you so enjoyed. Once more, we appreciate your wonderful recommendation and on behalf of all of in Georgetown, we look forward to seeing you again one day soon. Warm Regards, Jeff David Managing Director
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I stayed here for 5 nights on holiday with the family. The rooms are great! Very comfortable double beds. The shower and tub also incredible bathroom with lots of counter space. Walking distance from the Georgetown waterfront, the university and its 3 min from the Kennedy
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Response from Management_Team_365, General Manager at The Watergate Hotel Georgetown
Responded 6 days ago
Dear djtb4, A warm “hello” to you and your family and thank you for taking the time to report back on your Watergate experience. We are pleased to read that you so enjoyed your summer visit and we hope that a return will one day be planned. We thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback, especially your kind words regarding the gracious hospitality provided by our valet team. Once more, we were thrilled to host you and we hope your cherished memories will soon motivate a Washington return. All the best, Jeff David Managing Director
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This was fun. Historic. Mid century modern decor. Lots of nods to the scandal. Comfortable rooms big bathrooms! The restaurant wes very good. Fun pool for the kids. Location was great! No gift shop and that would have been helpful with the kids. Pet friendly!
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Response from Management_Team_365, General Manager at The Watergate Hotel Georgetown
Responded 1 week ago
Dear 159leej, Greetings to you and the family! It was always a joy to see your younger ones walking through the lobby with big smiles after a full day of Washington adventures. We thank you for allowing us to host you and we appreciate the wonderful review. We hope your visit allowed time to explore our Scandal Room and if not, let us suggest that you add this to your “must-do” list the next time you visit. On behalf of all of us at the hotel, Kingbird Restaurant and Argentta Spa, the pleasure was ours and we invite you all to visit again just as soon as you can. Warm Regards, Jeff David Managing Director
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Yo homie, is this "the" Watergate?
Yes, and you can go to see "The" room if you want.
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The hotel pool is a heated indoor pool open to hotel and spa guests. Open 8AM - 8PM each day.
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In door pool is nice, it’s a little loud though with the fountains
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I have done the walk many times, but it takes a while to learn the ropes because the streets are a bit confusing. If you have a phone with GPS, I recommend using directions the first time, There is no shuttle.
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Hello, Does every room include a refrigerator? Thank You!
Greetings HNFrye, We look forward to welcoming you and we thank you for reaching out with your question. We hope you will be delighted to learn that each of our rooms does feature a small refrigerator. If there is anything more we can assist with, please let us know. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel
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"looking over the potamac river was fabulous. we were in room 719 and it was very nice"
"River view with balcony is worth the price."
"Room with a view of the river was great, but car noise from Rock creek Parkway is somewhat bothersome."
"Rooms are very large for a city hotel. Beautifully clean and welcoming. River view was onto Georgetown Harbor. "
"I had a room with a balcony and a lovely view of the Potomac."
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PRICE RANGE
$180 - $509 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCFoggy Bottom - GWU - West End
NUMBER OF ROOMS
336
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