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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great find! I was going to stay at a more commercial hotel chain, and saw this one, and the reviews stay true to this one, it's a great place to stay even if it's for a night. The staff were friendly, and helpful, the room was fully equipped (had a toothbrush and new loofah in the bathroom)...

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

Greetings Eric, We thank you for joining us during your recent overnight in Washington and for taking the time to share your wonderful review. In completing our recent renovation we went to great lengths to anticipate every need and ensure each detail was in place to greet our arriving guests. We are thrilled that you felt so at home in...

Flower Mound, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came for a three day stay at a conference at the Willard Hotel downtown. The employees were extremely nice and accommodating. But there's no way I would rate this a five-star hotel. There are better places in the area for a lot less money, especially If, like me, you just want a smaller room for a business trip. I...

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

Dear Chris, It was a delight to welcome you to Washington for your conference and we thank you for investing the time to share your thoughtful review. At The Watergate, we value guest feedback as it allows us to know how we best win hearts, or, how we can elevate the guest experience even further. We appreciate your marvelous words...

Fernandina Beach, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a beautiful room with a balcony overlooking complex and Potomac. Great drinks and small plates in Whiskeybar. Beautiful Spa but didn't have time to enjoy. Great little reminders of the history there. Loved it.

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

Dear Gayle, It was a joy to welcome you and a treat to find your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us, though sorry to read that time did not allow for a visit to our Spa. This however provides an opportunity to join us again, and when you do, we invite you to spoil yourself with...

Warner, Oklahoma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was excited to be staying at the Watergate. I took a taxi took me to the hotel from the airport. The entrance is hidden and a little hard to find. I was expecting a grand entrance; however, nothing grand about it. The doorman was super friendly, as well as the desk staff. I have feather allergies and they made...

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

Dear kwillean, Greetings from The Watergate and thank you for allowing us to serve as your home-away-from-home during your recent visit to Washington. We were delighted to ensure your room was just as you like and we appreciate your kind comments regarding the attention to detail and gracious hospitality provided by our team. We are overjoyed that the views featured...

Allendale, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Watergate was such a luxurious stay from start to finish. Not only was the hotel decor a sleek modern chic, I was so impressed by the outstanding service. Our doorman was so kind and treated us like royalty as did our waiter for dinner, and the maid service was the cleanest I've ever seen. Also upon our arrival, my...

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

Dear Lisa, It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family to Washington and we thank you for taking the time to share your thoughtful review. We are always excited to welcome our younger guests and we are thrilled that they enjoyed the amenities provided by our team. Your comments regarding the welcoming spirit and attention to detail of...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved staying at the Watergate. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Our room was inviting and very comfortable. Especially loved the shower! Our breakfast in the hotel restaurant was delicious. It was so convenient for walking into Georgetown for shopping and dining.

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

Dear Diane, We are thrilled that you and yours enjoyed our urban oasis and we hope that ours will be a hotel you escape to time and time again. We appreciate your wonderful comments regarding the hotel, our team, and your Kingbird breakfast and we invite you to join us again soon. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Watergate for a weekend staycation trip. The room and bathroom was spacious, updated, and very trendy. The check-in process took less then 5 mins. I loved the restaurant and whiskey bar with an EXTENSIVE collection of whiskey's. I can't come back in the summer time to enjoy the rooftop pool!

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

Dear Afrin, We love to celebrate the ease of a staycation, and we were thrilled to welcome you and yours without the travel or traffic that other journeys might require. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your time with us and we hope you have the chance to join us again one day soon, perhaps for a...

Raleigh,NC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful hotel! We had a deluxe room with 2 double beds and the room was very spacious and beautifully appointed. The staff is from all different countries and they could not be any nicer!! Everyone from the Valet, the Bellman, the Front Desk and Restaurant staff has been superb! I had my daughter with me and upon arrival...

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

Dear Silke E, Greetings to you and yours and thank you for including us in such a special visit. As you discovered, our Watergate colleagues love nothing more than to celebrate special occasions and we are elated that both your daughter and your girlfriend appreciated their small gestures. Your kind comments are most appreciated, especially those highlighting Teddy and Abraham,...

Greenwich, CT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming to DC to tour colleges, my son and I thought it would be fun to stay at the iconic Watergate Complex. Though the outside of the complex looks a bit worn and dated, the inside of the hotel is totally hip, modern, and luxe. But in addition to the lovely, spacious, comfortable, and quiet room, what really stood out...

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

Dear CTTraveler99, As you and your son certainly know, Washington is home to some several outstanding colleges and universities and we were delighted to welcome you both as you toured some of the fine institutions that are within such close proximity to our hotel. It pleases us to learn that our colleagues were able to delight you with an upgraded...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled from London for a six night stay at The Watergate Hotel and it was everything we'd hoped it would be at a reasonable price. The hotel is stunning and the staff very attentive. We had a 12th floor room (OK, room was a bit compact...) with a balcony overlooking the Potomac River - I've added a pic taken...

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

Greetings PSOB, We were delighted to welcome you from across the pond and we thank you for choosing ours as the hotel to host you for your Washington holidays. We are thrilled that you all enjoyed your time with us and elated that your visit included a pampering experience in Argentta, our in-house spa. As you discovered, our various bars...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Price Range: $376 - $1,282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Watergate Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 336
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“Ask to see what is available and what can be upgraded. They are very accommodating. The lighting and plumbing fixtures are very nice”
 of 5 bubbles 778gaylea, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Excellent view of river, comfy bed, assortment of pillows (soft to firm), large bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles kwillean, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't accidently press the button by the door that indicates "privacy" or your room will not be cleaned. ”
 of 5 bubbles dianecA4455LL, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Though we were only on second floor, we were facing back, so still very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles CTTraveler99, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Spacious and felt like home......The bed was very comfortable with quality linens, and the temperature and lighting controls are state of the art. ”
 of 5 bubbles Tish660, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
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