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Royal Sonesta Washington DC

2121 P Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1010
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 01/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#83 of 153 hotels in Washington DC
GreenLeaders Gold level
Timeless sophistication meets contemporary style at the Royal Sonesta Washington DC. This luxury boutique hotel provides flawless service and exquisite amenities in engagingly innovative surroundings. Located within Washington's historic Dupont Circle, this Royal Sonesta and its lively Certo! restaurant are a short walk to Georgetown and the city's largest concentration of private art galleries, museums, theaters, shops and restaurants.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Free shuttle or taxi services
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
107Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
33Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Reporter wrote a review Jan 2021
2 contributions
As of today I have filed 2 complaints one is Federal on the absurd charges they decide to do without any explanation like your resort fee you weren't told about or the couple of extra hundred dollars of authorizations they have held on your card for a lot longer then they advise, their demeanor got me asking questions with a trip that should have been about being a productive trip, in Zoom interviews, what I got instead of Rick Vasquez demanding additional authorizations interrupting 2 meetings for more authorizations. YOU BEHAVED WORSE THEN HOLIDAY INN This is very unusual if your already booked into many hotels they did have my card on file,. I asked to deal with someone else so a lady assistant manager was quick to give his card to me as she doesn't seem to enjoy working with him either.There was no reason for him to take the approach they did,where am I going to go on the 8th floor of course I am coming down! HOW DARE YOU take away the ONLY DAY I had to make my future better while I HAVE ALREADY PAID to be somewhere and you make all this about you and your importance. HE SHOULD BE FIRED RIGHT ON THE SPOT. Even before pissed off, none of them are concerned with your satisfaction even when I did mention about one staff that was excellent, they have an attitude of get the F out of my face from the main asian manager on down to front desk manager Rick Vasquez. IF you only want to deal with fussy gay guys then put up a flag and make it that kind of resort, otherwise stop hating on women or I bring 400 of them to your parking lot close to a #Me To Act. So that is why I told Federal official friends that something isn't right here, but something else is certainly going on then just hospitality as there is none.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Mike Lee wrote a review Sep 2020
Williamsburg, Virginia5 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
My wife and I were recently moving from Pennsylvania to Virginia. During the long move, we decided to stay overnight at the Kimpton Hotel. I was blown away. The room's very nice and spacious. Clean and tidy. The staff is kind and very knowledgeable. Best of all, all wearing masks and going above and beyond for everything we asked. I especially want to thank the Gentleman at the front desk, Douglas. My wife and I must have bothered you 10+ times on our stay. But each time, you were super helpful and HONEST. Not some customer service bs most people spew. We appreciate that! Give that man a raise! ;D We will be back! Douglas; hope we meet again, my friend!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Denise A wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed at this hotel for two nights while visiting DC. The only good thing at this hotel was the valet service and valet parking. They were very accommodating and wanting to please. Kudos to the Valet! The rest of the hotel experience was below subpar, if that is even possible? I am unsure if we got the last room available or one that was never used. The room was OLD and outdated and reminded us of a cheap hotel room. The room was way too hot and stuffy, with no way of actually turning down the heat despite there being controls. The yellow chair by the desk was disgustingly filthy. There was no coffee machine, mini bar, or robe in the room, as suggested in the room amenities and description. When we initially turned on the water to the shower, a dead fly or spider fell out of the faucet. There was no water pressure, and dribbled from the showerhead. The front desk personnel had attitudes with a rude demeanor as if they were put out because we wanted to check-in. Not sure why they even worked here. They don't seem happy or enjoy their job—definitely zero customer service capability. The neighborhood is fine. The hotel is located northwest of the Whitehouse, about a 30min walk. It is about 4 miles from the DC Capitol, or a 1 1/2 hour walk if that gives you an idea of its location.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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vetgirl69 wrote a review Dec 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida144 contributions59 helpful votes
I stayed at this hotel for three nights during the Thanksgiving holiday. It was a JetBlue package vacation pre-paid . During check in the hotel asked for my credit card for incidentals which I gladly handed over. No incidentals were charged to my card but I received a charge from the hotel when I returned home from the trip. Apparently the hotel was a Kimpton when I stayed there but on December 1 changed the Royal Sonesta. Kimpton will not respond to my request for the charge to be reversed or why my card was even charged. Unfortunately this is not a Kimpton hotel anymore and there’s no one there to talk to about it. Beware about giving your credit card to the front desk when you pre-pay for your vacation.I have stayed at this property many times and it is definitely lost its charm.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
anastasiya1232016 wrote a review Oct 2020
Baton Rouge, Louisiana3 contributions7 helpful votes
The only one good thing about this hotel is his location. Room is outdated. The bathroom could be more clean.$57 per day is too much for parking. There are extra charges after taxes so after all you can find much better hotel for this money.
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Date of stay: October 2020
2 Helpful votes
$155 - $403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Sonesta Washington DC
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Nearby attractions include Anderson House (0.06 miles), The Phillips Collection (0.1 miles), and Embassy Row (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Yes, free public parking nearby, a parking garage, and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Conveniently located restaurants include Doyle (Bar), The Pembroke Restaurant, and Bagels Etc.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Royal Sonesta Washington DC offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Arlington National Cemetery (2.5 miles), Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (2.4 miles), and Anderson House (0.06 miles).