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Upstate NY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At check-in I was greeted by an adorable agent who was dressed in a "Mad Men" style frock in cream and mustard yellow check. Both desk agents had the hair styles and make-up of that period also. Fun and unexpected. Very quick service and friendly. As it was the day before the Inaugural the place was teeming with staff and...

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

Dear ParlorCity, What a wonderful story! It was a pleasure to host you during the Inaugural events and we thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed account of your magnificent stay. We are thrilled to learn that you valued the rich textiles and furnishing commissioned during our recent renovation and that our well-equipped rooms made you...

Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First class from beginning to end. Traveled with a group on business staying at The Watergate Hotel. We hosted a reception the first evening and cannot say enough about the attention to detail and the superb customer service from all areas.

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

Greetings Kim, We are always delighted to partner with clients in helping them bring a vision to reality and we are thrilled to learn that your reception was such a success! We appreciate your wonderful feedback and we hope that ours is a hotel your group will return to time and again in the months and years ahead. Warmest Regards,...

Nj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the newly redone Watergate Hotel. The staff was so nice and looked after our every need. The room was on the small side but, the view was so stunning that it made the room seem much larger. We had a wonderful view of the Potomac River with the sun setting over the Key Bridge. The hotel has an...

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

Dear opydog, As you discovered, one of our rules at The Watergate is “the only view is a water view” and we are thrilled that you were so captivated by the picturesque setting highlighted by the expansive windows in our guest rooms, lobby, and restaurant and bar spaces. We appreciate your kind comments regarding the welcoming spirit of our Watergate...

San Diego
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From early morning checkin (after an overnight flight) to room access, breakfast, late dinner- all fabulous done with style and perfection. The staff are outfitted in amazing retro 60's designer uniforms which set the tone. Need anything? It is at your door in abut 1-2 minutes and that is not an exaggeration! Truly five-star service. We were at the White...

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

Dear EMSMAN911, Greetings to you and yours and thank you again for choosing to settle in with us during your recent visit to Washington. As you discovered, our Watergate colleagues appreciate the delight in an early check-in, especially after a long-haul flight, and we are always happy to do whatever we can to ensure for the comfort of each of...

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From check-in to departure I was impressed by the exceptional and genuine service provided by the staff. My guest room was appointed with unique and comfortable decor, and had every feature I've come to expect in my frequent travels. The restaurant cuisine was commensurate with a top-rated urban eatery. I'll be back!

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

Dear Egalitarian49, Greetings from Washington and thank you for investing the time to share your review. It was a delight to have you settle in with us and a treat to find that you enjoyed the comforts and amenities provided in your room. What warms us most, however, are your wonderful comments regarding the genuine hospitality provided by our colleagues,...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with some friend to celebrate New Years Eve and it was amazing! The hotel is sleek and stylish and they have cleverly incorporated their history. The room was gorgeous and the views of the river from the room were picturesque. The restaurant and bar options are expensive, but this hotel feels like a splurge. On New Years Eve...

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

Dear Faith, We love to celebrate friendship at The Watergate and we are thrilled that you were able to join us for such a special and memorable occasion. We hope that you and yours made a little time to be spoiled in Argentta, our in-house spa, and we are pleased to find that your visit included an experience at The...

Ashaway, Rhode Island
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely property, wonderful staff, very friendly. Our room was lovely, spotlessly clean. Early coffee in the lobby is always welcome. Nice lobby to relax in. Wonderful view from the rooftop. Great restaurant. The Doormen were so attentive as was the front desk. I never felt rushed. Great stay.

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

Dear StelaParties, We are always warmed to learn when our Watergate colleagues have made such an impression and we thank you for allowing us the pleasure in hosting you during your recent visit to Washington. The views from our rooms and the roof are breathtaking and we hope you can join us again soon when Top of the Gate, our...

Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this hotel! From the water views to the rooms. This place has it all. The food at the restaurant was delicious and all of the hotel staff is super friendly. We arrived early And was able to check in early. We also had a late checkout. Never any problems. The spa was amazing! Every morning I was able...

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

Greetings Enigma1221, It delights us to read reviews like yours and we thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us, especially those highlighting the culinary talents and welcoming hospitality of our team. We are thrilled that you felt so well looked after and that your visit made use of Argentta, our in-house spa. Once more, we...

Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Really Nice hotel, well situated next to the Potomacriver. Really Nice rooms, comfortable bed. The bar is really cool design, a good selection of Wiskeys. But poorly on the beer side. Brekfast was really good. But since my room was prepaid i Just registered my Visa for extras. But they deducted approx 700$. They admitted it to be there mistake....

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

Dear Sweden43, It was a pleasure to welcome you to The Watergate and we thank you for sharing your review. While we are thrilled that you felt so spoiled in our luxurious rooms and well rested on our Watergate beds, we regret to learn of your concerns regarding the deposit for incidentals. We would like to ensure this is promptly...

East Coast
Reviewed March 13, 2017

My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our anniversary. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. We had a bottle of champagne waiting for us in our room when we returned. Thanks Marcus! The room and bathroom were modern and appealing. We also ordered room service. Zucchini fries were great! Would stay here again.

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

Dear the_gr8_shinobi, Happy Anniversary once again to you and your husband and thank you for allowing us to serve as your romantic Washington escape. It was a delight to have you settle in with us and a treat to find your wonderful review. We are tickled that you enjoyed everything from the chilled champagne to the dishes prepared by our...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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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 Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Price Range: $273 - $988 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Watergate Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 336
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“Take rooms on the right side facing Potomac.”
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“Good views facing the Potomac (mine was on the 8th floor).”
PrncsGenesis, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Room on the south side are quieter”
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“Get a river view.”
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“Just arrive. There are no worries- they will ensure your stay!”
EMSMAN911, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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