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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia 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 2 days ago NEWvia 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 3 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEWvia 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...

Orange Beach, Alabama
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel was absolutely wonderful. It's by far one of my favorite places I've ever stayed. Very convientiently located and has great dining options just a short cab ride away. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.

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

Dear chaseb655, We are thrilled to be included amongst your list of favorites and we thank you for sharing such a magnificent review. We are delighted to learn that you explored some of the wonderful restaurants in Washington, and we hope that may have included our own Kingbird as well. We thank you again for taking the time to share...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I planned a surprise for my husband's birthday, and the Watergate Hotel was happy to assist! They were most helpful- they allowed me early check in, provided a wonderful upgrade to the room (so we had a beautiful view of Key Bridge), and brought a little birthday cake for my husband to the room. The pool and sauna were very...

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

Dear 821beccaw, We are warmed to read that your Watergate visit included more than just the escape of our luxurious guest rooms. As you discovered our urban oasis offers a serene spa for mid-day pampering and various gastronomic experiences that will not be forgotten. We appreciate your kind words regarding the celebratory gestures provided by our Watergate colleagues and your...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby scooped me To DC for a destressing staycation. The staff was property were both pristine and charismatic! Customer service at Watergate has set the standard for me and this is not my first rodeo with luxury properties. I could go on.... My point is pack your bags and be ready to get pampered. Btw- Make sure you bit Kingbird...

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

Dear B A, We were delighted to join your husband in spoiling you and we are thrilled to learn how much you enjoyed your Watergate experience. Your feedback is most appreciated and on behalf of all of us at the hotel, we hope you can join us again one day soon. Yours in Hospitality, The Watergate Hotel

Wyoming
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here during the Inauguration. I expected the price of the hotel to be tied to the history of the building. What I found surprised me. As others have stated, the decor and overall atmosphere was contemporary but with a retro flair. I enjoyed that aspect of my stay. My room was pleasant. There were times I was able...

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

Dear WYBigSky, We are pleased to have delighted and we thank you for taking the time to share your thoughtful review. While we are always elated to read when guests have been captivated by our innovative design palate, we are most proud to learn when the gracious hospitality provided by our Watergate colleagues has created a memorable moment. Your review...

Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I never leave...cool midcentury modern newarly renovated hotel, service were superb, clean and comfy room...i am coming back..especially in summer to enjoy a view frim its rooftop bar..also the spa

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

Dear ktv0502, We too wish you hadn’t left! It was a treat to welcome you and a delight to find your flattering review. Your kind comments are most appreciated, especially those highlighting the attention to detail of our Watergate colleagues. We look forward to welcoming you back this summer and we are thrilled that visits to Top of the Gate...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't emphasize how perfect the service was - from the bar to front desk. Everyone was so helpful and accommodating. The accommodations were nice and quiet which was perfect for what we were looking for. The Whiskey Bar was my favorite - great cocktails and a good crowd. We were able to make it up to the rooftop -...

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

Dear rox077, We are delighted you found us and we trust that your discovery has resulted in a new home-away-from-home for future visits to Washington! We appreciate the lovely review, especially your wonderful comments regarding the attention to detail and welcoming spirit of our Watergate colleagues. We look forward to you enjoying another savory cocktail at The Next Whisky Bar...

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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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  • 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: RM1,172 - RM3,293 (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.”
 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
“There were several in our friend group staying in several different types of rooms...all were superb...I personally like the balcony option.”
 of 5 bubbles lj4ua, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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