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The Watergate Hotel

Hotels.comUS$ 320*
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is a pretty new hotel,9 months !,it's very modern,the vibe is the 60's.from the decor to the staff uniforms....Luxurious and really good service. Room was really clean.bed very comfortable,nice view on the Potomac.... However some stuff was just too modern,the whole system in the room is hi-tech,sometimes hard to figure out(lights,ac,etc) sometimes simpler is better! coffee in the room...

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

Dear ellep10, Greetings from The Watergate and thank you for sharing your review. It was a delight to have you settle in with us and we appreciate your wonderful comments highlighting the attention to detail of our Watergate Housekeeping team who as you discovered, take great pride in ensuring that our hotel is perfectly detailed to greet our arriving guests....

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I was here on business trip for 2 weeks. I loved the location as it is 15 mins walk from my office, the weather was perfect and I enjoyed my walk to office :). I must say the staff here are very helpful and always on their toes to help you. The rooms are quite small compared to the hotels...

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

Dear Barsha P, It was a pleasure to serve as your home-away-from-home during your extended visit to Washington and we thank you for taking the time to share your thoughtful review. It warms us to read that the gracious hospitality of our Watergate colleagues impacted your visit and that our location served you so well for enjoying both a pleasant...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I was visiting my daughter with my wife in Georgetown and, after going through consecutive fiascos with the Kimpton and the Four Seasons, which basically gave us rooms that were different than the ones we reserved, I was desperate to find something available right away for 3 nights. Going through all the problems was so worth it because it allowed...

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

Dear baronalain1, We were delighted to come to the rescue and we are thrilled to find that you now have a new home-base for future Georgetown visits with your daughter. Veronica and Elliot are both shining stars in a constellation of many at our hotel and we are delighted to find that they both made you feel so welcome. We...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed for a few days just to see the cherry blossom trees this year. The room is quite small but perfect for us. Had a great view of the water from our room. The guys downstairs opened the door for us every time and helped with anywhere you wanted to go. The one thing I did not like was...

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

Dear kdelaney72, The Cherry Blossom season is one of our favorite times of the year in Washington and we are delighted that you and yours could join us for a spring escape. As you discovered, one of our rules at The Watergate is “every view is a water view” and we are thrilled that you enjoyed the panoramic vistas from...

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Newly renovated, the room was comfortable and quiet. Loved the Nespresso machine. Luxury amenities, plush robes and slippers Very helpful and friendly staff. The rooftop bar has wonderful views. Easy walk to Georgetown.

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

Dear PapKap, As you discovered, our team put great care into anticipating every need and reviewing each detail during our recent renovation and we are thrilled to read that you were so impressed with your recent visit. We particularly appreciate your wonderful comments regarding our Watergate colleagues and their gracious hospitality and on behalf of all of us at the...

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Visit, look, don't buy the $6 10oz coke in a cute bottle. The prices for just about anything here are about 3-5x what you'd pay elsewhere. At some point, even the rich must feel duped. I have $6 to burn on a coke but that doesn't mean I have to feel good about or even tolerate it. It's a cool...

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

Dear Lynerd, A warm greetings from Washington and your friends at The Watergate Hotel. It was a delight to welcome you during your recent visit and we thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We are delighted to find that you were intrigued by our innovative design and we hope that your visit included perhaps a refreshing...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I had recently read an article in Conde Naste about the renovation project completion on The Watergate Hotel and thought to myself, "Hmmm...I'm going to go check it out the next time I'm in Washington DC". And here I am, a few months later, amazed at the way they kept the essence of The Watergate while modernizing it into a...

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

Dear PrncsGenesis, With our innovative conference and event spaces, we have had the pleasure of hosting countless corporate and social gatherings ranging from brand launch events and annual conferences to retirement dinners and enchanting weddings. As you discovered, Laurie and her colleagues thrive on turning a vision into reality and we are thrilled to learn that your event was such...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The staff was fantastic, very quick service and friendly.The refurbishment was beyond expectations. The views are very relaxed The restaurant was great . Silent and comfortable.and also the coffee is perfect . The service is excellent and lovely. I am glad that we decided to stay there. All superb. Everyone seemed to agree. We will be back.

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

Dear silviavesperoni, Greetings to you and yours and thank you for allowing us to spoil you with a Watergate retreat. We are warmed to know that your visit was enjoyed from start to finish and we hope that you will plan on settling back in to our urban oasis one day soon. If we can offer any assistance in planning...

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The Watergate Hotel is very conveniently located in Virginia Ave NW, minutes from the Mall. Rooms are very clean and spacious, with good sleep quality. Silent and comfortable. Personnel are very attentive and roomservice very good. Nice gym and pool. The buffet breakfast is not huge, but there is the possibility to order things directly, so quite a bonus. Wifi...

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

Dear PinedaP, With a room overlooking the tranquil Potomac River, enjoying a great night’s sleep is something that can be counted on while being a guest of The Watergate Hotel and we are tickled that you enjoyed. We appreciate your kind words regarding our meticulous Housekeeping team and the welcoming spirit of those who greeted you upon your arrival. We...

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

A group of us stayed here in order to attend events at the Kennedy Center. The staff was fantastic. The refurbishment was beyond expectations(stayed here many years ago). I had a great view of the Potomac; expect other rooms had an even better view. Liked the bathroom design. Shower with glass walls (do not like the open showers; aside from...

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

Dear lton, We are always thrilled to welcome those who stayed at our hotel in its previous form and delighted to learn of their stories from years gone by. It warms us to read that you were so enchanted by the experience and we thank you for sharing your wonderful review. It was a delight to welcome you and your...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Minibar
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE RETURN OF A LEGEND - 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 Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1906
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Price Range: ₹ 17,648 - ₹ 44,153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Watergate Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 336
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“Can't tell on a one night stay! Only full size beds in the two bedroom unit...could do with queens.”
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“I'd avoid the rooftop, but all the rooms are good”
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“Ask for a water facing room if available”
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“Would definitely recommend a room that faces the Potomac!”
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