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New York City, New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our Washington DC trip was made because of the watergate hotel. The staff was welcoming and warm. They went out of there way--the conceirge loan us her personal stroller so our 5 year old could sightsee!!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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The food at the Watergate Hotel was very disappointing. Avery limited menu and food prepared with a somewhat asian flair. Pricey and not good. Hotel itself was lovely as was all the service providers.I suggest asking for a balcony room which is nicer and don't ever think that its near the Capitol, as we thought trip advisor said. It was...

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Daytona Beach, United States
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What a great place to stay when in D.C. From the front desk to housekeeping every employee goes above and beyond the call of duty with a smile.I would recommend this hotel every time any one goes to D.C.

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Gainesville, Virginia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff at the Watergate was amazing. The first introduction of the staff was delightful. We forgot our theatre tickets in the car, the staff went out to the vehicle and got our tickets for us. Thank you for a great experience

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

Dear Dawn, Words like yours are just what we love to find and we thank you for sharing such a magnificent review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time both with us and at the theater, and our colleagues were delighted to save the night and with tickets in hand. Once more, it was a pleasure to host you...

Salem, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at The Watergate Hotel Jan. 5 - 7 for our 35th Anniversary and to see Wicked at Kennedy Center. The guys who run the front of the hotel are amazing. No one could make a stay better than the greeting one receives when you arrive. Our room was very nice and a perfect place to stay if...

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

Dear Mike, A warm greetings to you and yours and thank you for allowing us to play a small part in celebrating so many years together. Your kind comments regarding the level of attention offered from our Watergate colleagues is most appreciated and we are thrilled to read that your weekend included not just a luxurious stay with us, but...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: doormen. Cons: everything else. The sheets had a couple of black stains on them that I did not notice right away (more on this later). The shower on my first night was very slow to drain, so I was standing in an inch of water. It resolved itself somehow and was fine on later nights. The room was automated...

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

Dear NL320, We appreciate your valued feedback and we are disappointed we did not meet your expectations. We take pride in our service and facilities and regret you encountered such an isolated experience. Should your valuable time permit, I would certainly appreciate the opportunity to discuss with you at your convenience. I may be reached at vmercurio@thewatergatehotel.com. With very best...

St Louis
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautiful hotel. Not very busy but staff was the most eager staff I have ever encountered. It almost made me a bit nervous. A housekeeping lady was waiting for me in front of my room when I got there and lingered in my room fluffing pillows, and not sure what else....raising window coverings. It was an awkward...

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Greetings, It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we thank you for sharing your review. Your comments regarding our Watergate colleagues are certainly most appreciated and will be reviewed in detailed with our team. We apologize if our free-standing soaking tubs were smaller than you hoped for and we trust that this will not stop you...

Venice, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great luxury hotel located in the famous and homonymous complex. It went through a complete major renovation. Rooms are great and service very accurate. Location is perfect being at 10 minute walk from Georgetown's center and 15 minute ride from the The White House. Potomac view are breathtaking and the roof top is simply one of the best in D.C....

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Dear UBMCL, It warms us to read that your visit was so enjoyable from start to finish and we thank you for sharing your magnificent review. Your comments regarding the welcoming spirit of our Watergate colleagues are most appreciated and have been celebrated with our team. We are thrilled that our location served you well and we thank you for...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Watergate Hotel was a beautiful hotel with very comfortable rooms and great customer service. The staff were dedicated in addressing your needs and ensuring you had a comfortable stay. However, like it has been mentioned in other reviews, noise can be an issue. Due to the connecting doors, it was excessively loud. We were almost moved to another room...

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

Dear lplumley08, As you discovered, our colleagues at The Watergate Hotel want nothing more than to ensure each of our guests are resting in comfort and we thank you for sharing your feedback with us while you were at the hotel so that we could have the matter resolved and ensure that the rest of your visit could be enjoyed....

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The newly renovated Watergate Hotel is an absolute beauty. They've managed to keep a 60s vibe, but bring it up to date. Every detail is thoughtful and elegant. Service was the best I've had in any hotel, ever. (Special shout-out to Mimi, who was there for our every little request.) Here's a little story that will sum up how hard...

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Dear Steve, Greetings from The Watergate! It was a pleasure to welcome you and yours and we thank you for sharing your comments. Mimi is a gem, one of many on our team, and we are delighted to read that she made such an impression on your visit. She has a way of personifying hospitality and it is colleagues like...

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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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  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • 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: RM961 - RM3,066 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Watergate Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 336
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“Some rooms with king size beds were smaller and had less amenities than those with two doubles. Suggest asking for a balcony room”
 of 5 bubbles thesah, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a balcony room”
 of 5 bubbles mariamK335PP, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Temperature is regulated so maybe cold at times. ”
 of 5 bubbles dawnlK3627CG, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Above 7th floor with view of Georgetown... lovely”
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“The one bedroom suites are incredible for a family stay. ”
 of 5 bubbles 362amarb, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
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