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“Very well looked after” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sofitel Washington DC
Ranked #11 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very well looked after”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

I have just stayed here for a week whilst working in Washington. The service in all aspects of the hotel have been impeccable as well as very friendly. The breakfast menu is varied and service every morning was quick, efficient and professional.

The room was extremely comfortable and of a height standard. I liked the fact that the bed was turned down each night and I was welcomed by softly playing music.

The location was great with the White House and other attractions just a short walk away.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Sofitel Washington from June 23-27. The hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of DC, within easy walking distance to all of the main attractions in Washington.
We were assigned a room on the 12th floor that overlooked an interior courtyard. There was no view outside of our windows, other than a brick wall, but the inside of the room more made up for the it. The room was spacious, well laid-out and beautifully appointed with furniture and fixtures. The carpet was so plush and soft. We had a very comfortable king-sized bed with plenty of pillows. The bathroom was equally luxurious as the room. Nice separate shower stall with a rainshower, gorgeous vanity and coutertop, lovely thick towels, and Lanvin toiletries- it was wonderful to enjoy and experience these amenities.
The staff at the Sofitel was so gracious and hospitable. We appreciated the warm greetings each time we were entered through the front entrance of the Sofitel. Everyone on staff that we encountered was so service-oriented, riendly and polite. I must also commend the concierge staff. We cancelled a tour and I had a bit of difficulty getting a refund from the vendor. The concierge helped to obtain the refund and I am very grateful for his asstance.
We would definitely return to the Sofitel Washington after such an amazing visit.

Room Tip: Valet parking at the Sofitel is $50/per day. If you do not plan to use your car while in Washington...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank J_M_S_Toronto
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solihull
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Very good Hotel,if a little expensive but worth it because:-
1.Excellent rooms with great bathrooms
2.So close to White House and the other must see Monuments.
3.great staff
4.good cocktail lounge
Tips
Do not pay for wi-fi become a Accord member and get password
Breakfast for 2 was over 100 dollars go to nearby restaurants.
Remember when you see the crowds outside White House this the rear of the house and walk towards the first monument for the more famous view from the front!!!
Washington great place for 2/3 days
Washington nationals ballpark for baseball brilliant with great ribs ! Great fun.

Room Tip: High floor away from elevator at expense of a possible view
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Bluenose01
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Lisle, Illinois
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

The location is great sitting at the northeast corner of all the attractions and by many quality restaurants. The staff was very helpful and extremely friendly. We didn't eat at the hotel restaurant but the bar was very nice and the drinks were good.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed over the 4th of July holiday. You can't beat the location for its proximity to sightseeing. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful from the moment you arrive. High speed internet is not free, but they do have complimentary regular speed internet, and it was fine for us. Free coffee and croissants in the morning, too, which was really nice. The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. We have three small children and housekeeping was very kind to remove extra waste at the end of each day. Oh - and D.C. was exceptionally hot and humid that weekend, and the staff went out of their way to make sure guests had a steady supply of Evian water bottles. A very kind gesture indeed. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karlabobarla
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Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

What a lovely stay! Upon check-in, we were upgraded to the Presidential Suite as the hotel was fully booked. Wow!!! Such a gorgeous room. The staff was professional, courteous, and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Would definitely recommend this property due to the top-notch service, attention to detail, dining, comfortable beds, and the location.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank rushbabe214
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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
#7 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#8 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#11 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#14 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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