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Aurora
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Everything about the Watergate was not just what you would expect at a nice hotel, but notably better. Particularly, the customer service was top notch. Everyone was extremely courteous, professional, and went out of their way to meet all of our needs. The rooms and common areas were beautiful and well kept. We travel quite a bit and this was...

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

Dear Jen, It is always a pleasure to read when our Watergate colleagues have made such a wonderful impression on a guest experience and we thank you for highlighting their genuine hospitality within your review. It was a joy to welcome you and we are equally thrilled to find that you were intrigued and delighted by our innovative design of...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 12 December 2016

November 26th, 2016 my daughter's wedding reception at The Watergate Hotel was nothing short of flawless thanks to the efforts of Michael Deltette (Director of Catering and Events) and his extraordinary staff! So much to say about this incredible venue and it's staff!! Hotel - roooms: "Mad Men" era meets 2016...this place is incredible! The mid-century modern decor is beautifully...

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

Dear annab25763, We were honored to play a small part in creating a magical day for such a lovely couple and for the friends and family who gathered to celebrate their love. While it may be easy to become lost in the details of our innovative design and stunning architecture, it is really our Watergate colleagues that set us apart...

Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for a few days. My boyfriend and I thought that this hotel was charming with great staff. The gym and pool are awesome we got a chance to enjoy them both. They also have a whiskey bar and a restaurant. Unfortunately the restaurant did not live up to our expectations. If only the food was...

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

Dear Julia, Greetings to you and your boyfriend and thank you for joining us for your recent escape. We appreciate you investing the time to share your feedback and we are elated that your visit included explorations beyond just our guest rooms and lobby. Our gym, pool and spa areas provide a great way to relax and recharge and we...

Chengdu, China
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I actually didn't know the Watergate had been closed, remodeled, and reopened recently (6/2016) when I booked the reservation. I'd thought it was perhaps going to be just an old school hotel in a quite historic location. I'm glad I was wrong. The Watergate Hotel is absolutely phenomenal, with the insides completely renovated and brand new, with all the amentities...

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

Dear Bruce, While we may still be considered a bit of a well-kept secret in luxury hotels, we are thrilled that you discovered us on your most recent visit to Washington. We appreciate you taking the time to share your review and we thank you for the wonderful comments regarding Rachel, Adil and the rest of our colleagues who take...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Absolutely surprising architecture, local in the centre of Washington, modern hotel and room equipment, very friendly personal, top Spa with very big indoorpool, excellent service, only the entree is a little difficult to find.

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

Dear echristian2016, It was a pleasure to welcome you on your travels from Munich and we thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are thrilled that you found a delight at every turn, and elated that you had an opportunity to visit Argentta, our in-house spa. We appreciate your feedback regarding our discreet location and entrance...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 December 2016

A must stay in DC absolutely spectacular hotel food and drink were outstanding and the room was beautifully decorated definitely need to stay at this hotel looking forward to going back next year enjoy

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

Dear Julie, Greetings from Washington, and thank you for sharing your spectacular review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the comforts of your guest room as well as your food and beverage experiences at Kingbird and The Next Whisky Bar. While it is a treat to read your comments, we are only sorry to learn that it might be a...

Reviewed 6 December 2016

Aside from the hotel being beautiful from the rooms, to the Next Whiskey Bar and the Spa the staff tops off the experience at the Watergate Hotel. They pay very close attention to detail, and made me feel as though I never left home. Deon in Reservations had a great sense of humor, I hadn’t laughed like that in years....

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Dear Rafael, As you have noted, even with an innovative design and breathtaking views, our hotel would not provide the experience it does without our Watergate colleagues and we are elated to find that so many team members from various departments made such a favorable impression on you. We have shared your comments with Deon, Arya, Kalaya and our greater...

Arlington, VA
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The new Watergate is really terrific. They have updated to a new, refreshing look. Service is outstanding and the rooms are top notch. The Whiskey Bar is great as was the restaurant. And they have some clever nods throughout the hotel to its notorious past. The only knock is the room temperature. The hallway was really warm, so stepping into...

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Greetings Andrew, We were delighted to welcome you and yours on your recent visit and we thank you for sharing your comments. We are thrilled that your Watergate experience included not just a stay in the hotel, but visits to The Next Whisky Bar and Kingbird as well. We appreciate you highlighting the gracious hospitality of our colleagues and value...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 December 2016

When booking a hotel you usually go by the website picks and reviews. Neither of them were wrong about this hotel. From the minute you arrive at the door and the open it is 5star. The front desk was so hopefully. Justin and Garrnet were both accommodating on my request and needs. For starters the hotel offered me an upgrade...

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Dear Ariana J, Greetings from The Watergate and thank you for exploring our hotel on your recent visit to Washington. We are thrilled that your visit exceeded your every expectation, from the textiles, furnishings, and amenities found in your room to the welcoming spirit of our team. Choosing the upgrade was a wonderful idea and we are pleased that you...

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Just stayed at the beautiful Wategate Hotel. And I was truly impressed. It's not often a hotel exceeds my high expectations but the Watergate did just that. After an exhausting, rain delayed trip, I arrived into the beautiful, spacious and modern hotel lobby to be greeted by friendly staff. Service was friendly and efficient - the staff couldn't do enough....

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Dear icemanck, It was a pleasure to welcome you from Toronto and we thank you for sharing your wonderful review. We are thrilled to read that your experience was magnificent from start to finish and your comments regarding our gracious Watergate colleagues are most appreciated as it is truly their hospitality that makes a stay at The Watergate so unique...

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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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: $346 - $950 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Watergate Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 336
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“Though we were only on second floor, we were facing back, so still very quiet.”
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“Spacious and felt like home......The bed was very comfortable with quality linens, and the temperature and lighting controls are state of the art. ”
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“There were several in our friend group staying in several different types of rooms...all were superb...I personally like the balcony option.”
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