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Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel

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806 15th Street North West White House, Washington DC, DC 20005
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#61 of 154 hotels in Washington DC
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Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square represents one of the most exclusive locations in the nation's capital. Discover this contemporary downtown Washington DC hotel, situated at the corner of Lafayette Square, bordering the White House. Our downtown DC hotel accommodations occupy an updated historic landmark, first erected in 1880. Celebrate Sofitel's "art de vivre" within this luxury hotel in downtown Washington DC - marked by distinctive style, superb cuisine, and incomparable service.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Patio
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Paid wifi
Yoga classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Walking tours
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 3 more
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124Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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Elizabeth G wrote a review 4 Feb
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania2 contributions1 helpful vote
We really enjoyed our stay at the Sofitel DC for a weekend to see the museums. Our room, a junior/executive suite, was clean and spacious, and the location was really excellent. And thanks to the concierge/valet manager, Million, our weekend was not ruined by a bad parking decision when we pulled in on Friday afternoon. We accidentally drove by the hotel on first pass, so pulled into the next parking garage to park, as we did not have a ton of stuff with us. We made the mistake of not checking the hours, and of course, the garage was closed on the weekend. To make a long story short, Million rescued us and was able to help us get the car out on Sunday. He is truly "one in a Million" and what set this hotel apart. We will be back to Sofitel next time the museums are calling but will definitely remember to valet next time. Thank you Million and the rest of the staff at Sofitel for making our stay great!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Other at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel
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Dear Elizgrice, Thank you so much for the wonderful comment following your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the hotel location, your suite and that the service provided by the staff went above and beyond. We are so thankful that the front office staff was able to help with retrieving your vehicle. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Sincerely, The Sofitel Team
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Terri M wrote a review Jan 2022
11 contributions13 helpful votes
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The Sofitel is charming and situated in a beautiful part of Washington DC. Restaurants and monuments are easily within walking distance. There is a very European feel to the hotel and staff were welcoming and helpful. There is a lovely bar and restaurant on premises. Nous reviendrons❤️
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Guest Services / Front Office at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel
Responded 7 Feb 2022
Bonjour Terri, Thank you so much for the wonderful comment following your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC. We love to hear that you enjoyed the hotel atmosphere, the location, our restaurant and the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. A la prochaine! The Sofitel Team
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BeLu wrote a review 2 Feb
London, United Kingdom150 contributions189 helpful votes
Sofitel Washington DC is perfectly located in midtown, just round the corner from a metro station with a direct and cheap link to Dulles IAD airport. Check in was quick and easy but the reception staff initially failed to acknowledge our status perks or even our response to their own late check out offer. But after check in, the hotel acknowledged the request and were very accommodating. This is a lovely hotel, traditional decor, friendly staff, and great clean room. Free water every day. Lots of charging points. Breakfast rate includes a large plate, coffee and juice only, but the portions are big, tasty and very attentive service. And ends at midday at weekends, good after late night drinking in the local bars. Luggage storage available on check out and chilled fruit water at reception in the evenings. I would definitely stay here again on a DC visit.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Other at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel
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Dear Binbag, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. We are delighted to read that you had an excellent stay and enjoyed your visit at our hotel. It is always encouraging to learn that guests are satisfied with our service as it is what we strive for every day. We love to read that you enjoyed the hotel decor, room, amenities and Food and Beverage options. We are sorry for the hick up you experience upon arrival. Thank you for your kind feedback, and we hope to see you again soon for another magnifique journey with us. The Sofitel Team
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Lauren N wrote a review Jan 2023
We enjoyed our stay. The staff was incredibly friendly, the room was clean, and the bed was nice and firm. Wi-Fi was nice and fast too! My only complaint is that the room was incredibly hot. Other than that we had a great time!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Other at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear LaurennM6164OV, Thank you for the great TripAdvisor Review! We are sorry to see that you had temperature control issues in the room, but happy to hear that you enjoyed the friendliness of the staff, the cleanliness of the room as well as the Wifi. We look forward to seeing you again soon. The Sofitel Team
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vbongioanni wrote a review Jan 2023
Kabul, Afghanistan5 contributions
Right in the middle of the action. 1 block to the metro. Cozy bathrobe. Five guys and subway are also a block away or plenty of snooty restaurants in the area. I recommend la pupatella pizzaria for a Neapolitan pizza
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Other at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Bonjour, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so happy to see you enjoyed the property and its location! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. The Sofitel Team
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Will R wrote a review Dec 2022
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Great stay, really enjoyed the service with the valet, who’s name is Mazimba. Incredibly friendly, professional and timely in our needs. We look forward to using the valet during our next stay and seeing Mazimba again.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Dec 2022
Bonjour, Thank you so much for the great comment about the hotel and specially Mazimba at the Valet! We will ensure to share your feedback with him and the team and look forward to seeing you again soon. The Sofitel Team
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Relax297345 wrote a review Dec 2022
Fairfax, Virginia1 contribution
Lovely visit at a beautiful hotel. Breakfast staff and valet parking crew were especially warm and friendly. We even bought gummy bears and ate them in the bathtub, which I have never tried before but highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Other at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel
Responded 5 Dec 2022
Dear Brandon M, Merci for the wonderful comment following your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed the gummy bears in the tub(!) as well as the great service provided by the breakfast and valet staff. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. The Sofitel Team
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Timothy S wrote a review Dec 2022
Wilton, Connecticut31 contributions47 helpful votes
A lovely, quiet hotel with a personal touch. It is in a great location (close to the White House). It has great rooms with a large bathtub and a walk-in shower. You won't run into convention people staying here or tourists. The place to stay in DC.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 5 Dec 2022
Dear 417Timothys, Thanks for the great TripAdvisor review! We love to hear that you enjoyed the hotel location, personal touches provided by the staff as well as the guest room and bathroom. Thank you for sharing your feedback! The Sofitel Team
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AZexplores wrote a review Nov 2022
36 contributions1 helpful vote
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Very nice hotel in a great location for walking to many DC attractions. My husband was in town on business and I tagged along. Our room was on the 9th floor - never heard anyone in the other rooms, very comfy bed, spacious room and lovely large bathroom. The bathrobes and slippers along with Balmain bath products were great. Easy walk to restaurants and Starbucks, Wawa, The Mall, Smithsonian, etc. A bit cumbersome to get the streaming service to work in the room - never could get some of the apps to work only Netflix but we made do. The hairdryer was a bit on the cheap side and barely blew air - housekeeping brought a much better replacement. Best hotel towels around! All the valet employees were very helpful. Not much of a view for interior rooms but we were not in room for most of the day.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Other at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel
Responded 5 Dec 2022
Bonjour, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments concerning your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. It is thanks to feedback like yours that we can improve what we do and celebrate if we got it right. We are so happy to see that you enjoyed the hotel premium location as well as the room, bathrooms (and its amenities) and staff (especially the valet). We will ensure to share his feedback with team, as this is what we thrive for everyday! We look forward to welcoming you and your husband back next time your travels bring you to the Nation's Capital. The Sofitel Team
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Ronald G wrote a review Nov 2022
Nice room and good location. Very mediocre service. No comfortable common spaces. This is a three star hotel that pretends to be more but doesn't really succeed. The valet parking is significantly over priced. Not very many amenities.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The parking is easy over priced. Constantly parking in the same area for less than half.
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Other at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel
Responded 29 Nov 2022
Dear RonaldgR1292ZV, Thank you very much for your review. We are sorry to see your disappointment with the hotel services, amenities, common spaces and valet pricing. Thank you for your comment about the great room and location. We will ensure to share your feedback with the team, as we thrive to provide outstanding stays to every guest. Kind Regards, The Sofitel Team
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$290 - $501 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nightly Spirits (0.4 km), National Museum of Women in the Arts (0.4 km), and White House (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Ebbitt Grill, Lafayette Restaurant, and Joe's Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Romanian, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Arlington National Cemetery (3.9 km), Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (5.1 km), and Georgetown University (3.3 km).