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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking distance to most tourist attractions. We booked Luxury room - 1 king-size bed, with city view. The room was located on the 9th floor. I wouldn`t book city view room in this hotel. We could not open the curtains as the windows on one side of the room were facing offices and the building was so closed that everybody... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed for a week here over Thanksgiving. The hotel itself is very well situated and very close to many of the main sights in Washington D.C. Our room was a great size, clean and modern but overlooked the other block of the hotel so curtains had to be closed the whole time which meant the room... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an elegant hotel with close walking distance to the Whitehouse. It also has several cafes nearby and a bar with food and restaurant. The service was excellent especially the concierge who offered great advice. A stop for Big Bus tour is just a couple of blocks away. All info from concierge.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very good hotel. It is well located, the rooms are very well appointed, and the service is outstanding. I would highly recommend it for anyone visiting Washington. It makes a great base for visiting the main sites of the city including the Wite House, the monuments and museums.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for six nights. A great hotel with the most friendly staff we have ever met. So helpful and always with a great smile. Nice clean rooms. Great breakfast. It is a walking distance to everything. Top restaurants close by. We will definitly stay here the next time we visit Washington. Thanks for making our visit... More 

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Joseph C, Director of Operations at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Andersson, It is a pleasure for us to read your comments about your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC, guest feedback is imperative to maintain the level of personal service that we strive for and we truly appreciate it. I am thrilled to know you were able to take advantage of our accommodations and central location during those... More 

Cypress, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family stayed at the Sofitel in DC over the Thanksgiving week. The hotel was immaculate and inviting. The staff was helpful and kind. The rooms we're very nice and comfortable. the location of the hotel is central to all of DC's activities. It was perfect for us. I must give a shout out to the Concierge Staff, who helped... More 

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Joseph C, Director of Operations at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review

Dear maxura, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washingtonn DC. I am thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay with us, specially the personalized customer service from our staff. Thank you for choosing us for this special season and we hope you will make a tradition of visiting us ! Sincerely, More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked a platinum package on America Express for a Jr. Suite and were upgraded to a full suite upon arrival. Although smaller than we expected - the suite (1108) was very comfortable but with no real view. Our only real complaint with the hotel was with housekeeping not replacing used glasses with clean ones. I had to call to... More 

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Joseph C, Director of Operations at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review

Dear suthna, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your experience. We are glad to know you enjoyed your overall stay, specially our Magnifique Breakfast! On the other hand, I am sorry to hear that the Housekeeping service was not up to your expectations, and I will personally make sure to share your comments with our team.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from a second stay at the Sofitel in Washington DC. Although I bet it's close to 10 years since we were there previously, it was as good as I remembered. The location is perfect, two blocks from a metro line and a short distance from National so it's an inexpensive cab ride as well. Once you are... More 

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Joseph C, Director of Operations at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review

Dear UtahSavytraveler, Thank you for choosing Sofitel for your visit to our Nation's Capital! ! I am delighted that you were able to take advantage of our central location in the heart of historic Washington DC. I have shared your comments regarding your experience with our General Manager, Alexandra Byrne, who appreciates all guest feedback. We hope to have the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Usually, I feel that hotels in bigger cities in US are a bit gloomy but this one was one of the best. I have stayed at couple of other hotels in the DC area at similar price or more expensive, but Sofitel seems to be better. Especially, the doorman who'd greet you in French - from Ethiopia? - at the... More 

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Joseph C, Director of Operations at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review

Dear Liverholic, We very much appreciate your comments about your stay at Sofitel Washington DC. I am thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, we strive to provide our guests with genuine, personal service. Thank you one again for taking the time to provide us with your experience, guest feedback is imperative to maintain the level of... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived looking for the valet only to end up double parking and having to enter the hotel and look for him. A manager told me they would be there any moment. Waited 20 minutes later. Every request was unfulfilled unless I asked multiple times after extended waits

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Dear markbL8584HC, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. Exceptional service is what we strive to be known for; therefore your feedback is extremely important as it helps us to continually improve our service and provide a memorable experience to our valued guests. I am... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
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Cuisines: French, European
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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 

Additional Information about Sofitel Washington DC

Address: 806 15th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-1101
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range: $260 - $760 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Washington DC 5*
Number of rooms: 237
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Also Known As:
Sofitel Washington Dc Hotel Washington Dc
Accor Washington Dc
Washington Dc Sofitel
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
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“high floor room, far from the elevator, NOT city view”
 of 5 bubbles KasiaChris, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Full suites are on the small side, but perfectly comfortable. Would try to book one of these if at all possible.”
 of 5 bubbles suthna, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Loved that my room was close to the elevator, on a higher floor and very quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles 896joanm, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If your staying more than 3 days ask for rooms with closet space can recommend 416 City view room”
 of 5 bubbles Threadersmal, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Higher floor, would probably be quieter, we had floor 7 and slept well”
 of 5 bubbles suzy6626, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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