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Arlington, VA
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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New York City, New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia 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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Management_Team_365, General Manager at The Watergate Hotel, responded to this review

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...

Kekaha, Hawaii
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Before getting to the hotel Jennifer in Reservations and Mimi in Concierge Service went over and beyond to make sure everything was perfect before arriving. Very friendly and patient with all my questions they answered everyone! Hey Watergate give Jennifer and Mimi a raise they deserve it! Mahalo ladies you are the best! Ian

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

Dear KauaiBY330, As you discovered, Mimi and Jennifer relish in ensuring that each guest has a Watergate experience they will not forget, and that often starts with checking in with our guests before they even arrive to learn how we can ensure everything is perfect. They were both delighted to help you craft a memorable experience and both were elated...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Modern decor, first-class dining options and relentless customer service are the hallmarks of this recently renovated hotel. My balcony room offered great views of the Watergate complex and Potomac River. By far, the biggest surprise was the gourmet room service; the lobster roll, sirloin burger and chicken noodle soup all live up to their exorbitant pricing. Same goes for the...

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

Greetings Christopher, It was a pleasure to host you on your recent visit to Washington and a delight to welcome you to The Watergate Hotel. We are elated that you enjoyed everything from the comforts and luxuries of your guest room to the hospitality of our colleagues. And as you discovered, an experience at The Watergate is not complete without...

Shrewsbury, NJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, great service, luxurious amenities, great bars and restaurants. Can't wait to go back. Love the sense of humor in regard to the watergate scandal....Close to Georgetown and the Mall. Staff went above and beyond.

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

Dear days-nights, Who doesn’t love to hear the word “beautiful”? We thank you for sharing your lovely review and we are thrilled that you had the chance to join us at Kingbird and The Next Whisky Bar as well. Your comments regarding our Watergate colleagues are most appreciated, and on behalf of all of us at the hotel, we hope...

New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Watergate is a beautifully redone property with great attention to detail, including touchscreens in the room to control lighting and temperature. Beds are comfortable and the rooms have great harbor views. All of the staff I encountered were very pleasant and helpful and always smiling.

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

Dear jbackman, At The Watergate Hotel, we take great pleasure in providing each guest with a genuine approach to service and we appreciate you highlighting the hospitality of our team within your review. It was a delight to host you on your recent visit to the Nation’s Capital and we are thrilled that you enjoyed both our welcoming team and...

Highland Heights, Kentucky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Watergate Hotel is simply amazing! The service was impeccable. Mimi, at the front desk, did everything she could to ensure that we felt special and doted upon. She went out of her way to make dinner reservations, give recommendations on nearby places to go, facilitated the hotel car to take us to lunch, she even had truffles and champagne...

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

Dear danielleprost, It was a treat to find your review today and we are thrilled to read how much you and your husband enjoyed your Watergate experience. Mimi and Rachel are both shining stars, and while you may have viewed their efforts as going above and beyond, in reality, this is just part of who they are. They each personify...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Watergate Hotel for an anniversary getaway. It was amazing. The hotel staff is kind, accommodating, and genuinely seemed like they enjoy working there . The property is stunning. High tech elevators, lobby bathrooms are palace-like, and the rooms are elegant, comfortable, and extremely clean! There was champagne and a card in our room for our anniversary....

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

Dear Cyn96, It was a pleasure to welcome you and your husband and we thank you for allowing us to play a small part in celebrating your anniversary weekend. We are elated that you had the opportunity to experience so much of our hotel from Argentta Spa to Top of the Gate and we are delighted that it was a...

Detroit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service in a beautiful and historic hotel. All remodeled in 60s retro/art deco style. Close to area attractions. Great food served at our conference, staff was very friendly and eager to assist in any way.

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

Dear R2423ZZsusand, Greetings from The Watergate. Given our expansive ballroom and various meeting and event spaces, we have had the pleasure of hosting many events including everything from product launches to weddings and of course several corporate conferences. It is always a delight to welcome the attendees and to partner with the hosts to make sure the meetings achieve the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • 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
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: RM808 - RM3,041 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Watergate Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 336
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“Check the room temperature settings!”
 of 5 bubbles andrewbI6716GP, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“My room was 907. I did hear the planes traveling over.”
  • part of the balcony seating
 of 5 bubbles 452arianaj, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Balcony room with a view of the Potomac River”
 of 5 bubbles danielleprost, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cab and Uber drivers have a VERY hard time finding this place; all of mine needed me to help them.”
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  • They do have a sense of humor about their history!
 of 5 bubbles 698maddief, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“As always, the higher the better. I liked the river view, but a view of the Washington Monument wouldn't be too bad either.”
 of 5 bubbles W1187RJdavidp, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
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