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Sofitel Washington DC
Ranked #15 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Long Island, NY
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“Warm and welcoming”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

After several disappointing trips to Hotel Monaco for business my colleagues urged me to try Sofitel. It was further to my office but definitely much better. The staff from doorman on was welcoming. The lobby is cozy and quiet. My room was really serene. Bathroom great size with desperate shower. Bed was comfortable. Great lighting options and alarm clock. I would definitely return.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

We stumbled upon the Sofitel in DC several months ago, after stays at many area luxury hotels. Since then, we have planned three more visits to DC, partly just to stay at this property. The friendly and genuine service beats all other area hotels by a long shot. This is understated and unassuming elegance at its best!

We have enjoyed a relaxing evening at the hotel's iCi Urban Bistro each time. Great service, food, and drink in a terrific outdoor atmosphere.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Renou, General Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Thank you for your review, and for choosing us during your visits to Washington. We are happy to be your home away from home. You must come back soon as Chef Loquet has debuted his new fall menu in iCi Urban Bistro with delicious seasonal choices; the "Bay Blue" Stuffed Figs and Butternut Squash Ravioli are divine!

Truly,
Anna Chaley Croll
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

My newlywed husband and I were fortunate enough to stay here on our wedding night. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. They had a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us in the room. The bed was extremely comfortable and the lighting was very romantic. Overall a gorgeous hotel and a great experience. The brunch downstairs the next day was delicious as well!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Renou, General Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Congratulations once again on your marriage! We were thrilled to be a part of your special celebration, and wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Truly,
Anna Chaley Croll
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Zabrze, Poland
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Highly recommend this hotel. A high quality is seen in every detail, everyday fresh flowers in a lobby, very nice employees and cozy rooms. Hotel is located next to the White House, so it was close to every Washington's attractions.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

My review would be different were we not paying over $400 per night. But, perhaps naively, I expect a lot for that sum. I certainly cannot say our stay was unpleasant: excellent location ( a block from the White House), friendly door staff, efficient room service twice daily, and a roomy, quiet corner 10th floor room with a comfortable king bed contributed to a a pleasant stay. Free morning coffee in the lounge was a nice touch. On the downside, room furnishings were sparse and a bit battered, and closet space was pathetically minimal. Our check-in was disappointing - front desk staff were cursory in their attitude, and could do with some PR training. In all, I would rate this hotel good but not amazing.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Renou, General Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback from your stay. It seems you were able to enjoy many of the amenities we have to offer as well as the prime location in the heart of downtown D.C. I am sorry to hear that you did not feel your greeting at reception was as warm and welcoming as our ambassador's are known for. We strive to provide professional and personal service to each of our guests, and I am confident when you return, you will enjoy this experience.

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Anna Chaley Croll
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We have stayed in Sofitel's in Paris and New York and have never been disappointed and this was much the same. The service at the hotel was excellent along with the room comfort and size for such a central location! The concierge suggested some great dinner reservations on a few occasions and all staff were always welcoming!

We just had one small complaint and that is no FREE WIFI. For the price you would expect free wifi in your room when you get it in the likes of a Hampton Inn as Sofitel isn't seen as a budget chain.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Renou, General Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Thank you for your loyalty to Sofitel worldwide. I am so happy to know you have had the opportunity to visit several of our addresses, and we are honored to be your Washington D.C. hotel of choice. We are very excited that in the new year we will be offering two different speeds of internet, including one complimentary for our guests. I hope to have you back soon!

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Anna Chaley Croll
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Property: Sofitel Washington DC
Address: 806 15th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-1101
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#8 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#10 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#11 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#15 Green Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Washington DC 5*
Number of rooms: 237
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square represents one of the most exclusive locations in the nation's capital. Discover this contemporary downtown Washington DC hotel, situated at the corner of Lafayette Square, bordering the White House. Our downtown DC hotel accommodations occupy an updated historic landmark, first erected in 1880. Celebrate Sofitel's "art de vivre" within this luxury hotel in downtown Washington DC - marked by distinctive style, superb cuisine, and incomparable service. ... more   less 
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