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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel for two days in the bedroom suite and I loved every minute of it. There is plenty of room for everything even a separate sitting area away from the bed room. This hotel brings entire new meaning to the word customer service. Everyone made sure every need was taken care of. From the valet to...

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

Dear Trey, We are thrilled to read you upgraded your reservation to one of our One-Bedroom suites and that you relished the extra space and we hope the views that our expansive windows frame. We appreciate your wonderful comments regarding the hospitality of our colleagues, we are elated to read that they provided you with such a memorable experience. Once...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I stayed at the Watergate during a work trip in December. It is a flawless hotel and highly recommended. Fantastic mid-century décor, extremely comfortable and well-appointed rooms, exceptional customer service, and delicious room service - including the best hotel coffee I've ever had.

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

Dear RyanClary, What a treat to find your review! It was a joy to welcome you on your recent visit and we thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed everything from our innovative design aesthetic to the welcoming hospitality of our team, and of course the bold and delicious morning coffee!...

Reviewed 4 January 2017

The hotel amenities were amazing. Beautifully redone, great attention to detail. The rooms were comfortable and in my opinion, the service was remarkable, from the person who took my reservation and spent alot of time helping me get what I wanted for a special anniversary, to the front desk staff, the door men (letting us use the umbrella when walking...

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

Dear Jared, Greetings to you and yours and thank you for inviting us to play a small part in commemorating your anniversary. It was a delight to host you and a treat to read that nearly everything about your visit was perfect. As you discovered, our Watergate colleagues love to celebrate special occasions and they are tickled that you were...

Chesterfield, Missouri
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The hotel was very nice! It is very modern. The room was very spacious and clean. The bathrooms were very large, clean, and up to date. The staff was all very nice and helpful. The entrance to the hotel is a little tricky to see - it was well lit and you have to drive to what seems like the...

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

Dear Abby, Greetings from The Watergate and thank you for choosing to spend some time with us on your recent visit to Washington. It is a pleasure to read that you were so impressed with your experience and we do hope that this will entice you to join us again. If we can offer any assistance in planning your next...

Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Stayed overnight for our anniversary. On arrival we were upgraded to a room with a water view because none were available at the room rate we had reserved in honor of our anniversary. Staff was very courteous and friendly. Room was immaculate. Robes were nicest we have been in. We were brought champagne and chocolate truffles as a complimentary anniversary...

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

Dear jdhershenson, Greetings to you and yours and thank you for allowing us to play a small part in celebrating your anniversary. We are elated that the little touches and gestures from our Watergate colleagues helped in making such a special evening and that the views served as a perfect backdrop for toasting your years together. We apologize once more...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The new rooms are very comfortable. Great beds, good pillow selection, bathroom was very nice. The location is fantastic being a comfortable walking distance from Georgetown, the White House, and the Mall.... I was surprised by the convenience. The atmosphere is modern and comfortable. We dined at the Backroom at Kingbird and it was excellent.... Highly recommended, and with a...

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

Greetings Eugene, It was a pleasure to welcome you and yours and we thank you for taking the time to share your thoughtful review. It warms us to know how much you enjoyed your visit with us and that your stay included a dining experience at Kingbird. We hope that you likewise had a chance to join us in Argentta,...

Fredericksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Great hotel, perfect location since we had tickets to Kennedy Center, and the service and EXTRA touches were truly appreciated. Our family will be returning the next time we can find an excuse! Thanks to all of the staff for making it feel like home for our quick getaway over the holidays!

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

Dear murraycg, While our location is just next door The Kennedy Center, theater tickets are not a requirement for joining us. We thank you for the lovely review, most importantly your comments regarding our gracious team. It was a joy to host you and we look forward to you and yours finding your next excuse to visit. Yours in Hospitality,...

Reviewed 2 January 2017

The location is very good. The rooms are spacious, have good river views including Georgetown, the KC, and if anyone cares, Rosslyn. The decor is very retro-modern and it works. We picked this location because it was such a short walk to the KC, and we were very happy with the accommodations. There are so many nice little touches in...

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

Greetings Greg, Happy New Year, and thank you for allowing us to play a small part in ringing in 2017 with you and yours. As you can likely appreciate, we place great value in thoughtful feedback like yours, as it allows us to know where our team is truly shining, or where we can work together to elevate the overall...

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We wanted to live the Watergate, but had a couple of issues. We arrived at 3:00 pm to check in. The bellman and valets were prompt and professional. They took our name and promised our luggage would be sent to our room. Upon check in, there was confusion. They had 2 reservations although we only received 1 confirmation and one...

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

Dear Stephanie A, We were thrilled to have you and yours spend New Year’s Eve with us and we thank you for sharing your feedback. The comments you have shared are certainly not reflective of the quality experiences we wish to provide and we regret to learn that your visit with us fell short of perfection. If you would be...

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We loved the watergate! Beautiful hotel, super decor, excellent on site restaurant. Rooms stylish and comfortable. Worth mentioning - way above par service. From bell to reception to maintenance, everyone was incredibly helpful and kind. First time to D.C. with 3 kids and traveling solo, they helped me out so much. I really appreciated everyone there. Will be back and...

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

Dear Jamie, Greetings to you and your delightful children and thank you for the magnificent review. We are always thrilled to learn when someone is so captivated with each of the details that went into our design, but what always wins our heart are wonderful comments like yours which highlight the hospitality of our Watergate colleagues. We are tickled that...

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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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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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: RM1,276 - RM4,529 (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”
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