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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Went to a wedding at the Watergate. Hotel has a very sleek modern look inside. Got a good wedding rate for the overnight stay. However, the $52 overnight parking bill I can not ever get use to even though many hotels levy a hefty charge. Our standard room was fair size and nicely decorated in sleek black & white. Night... More 

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

Greetings Alex, Weddings are among our favorite events and it was a pleasure to welcome you and the many other guests who came together to celebrate the love and marriage of the wonderful couple. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and found your guest room so comfortable. We appreciate your feedback regarding the lights and apologize... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

It's not all that. The decor is a bit cliche. The drinks and wines by the glass overpriced. The bar snacks were hit or miss. The grilled cheese rates an "A" as do the lobster deviled eggs. The popcorn a C- with its cloying seasoning and $8 price tag for what amounted to a few handfuls. They should be giving... More 

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

Dear Surely_U_Jest, Greetings from The Next Whisky Bar and your friends at The Watergate Hotel. We appreciate you joining us for cocktails on your recent evening out and thank you for sharing your comments. The lobster deviled eggs are among our favorite bar snacks as well and we are elated that this and other dishes captured your rave reviews. We... More 

Tampa, Florida
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53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We visited both the rooftop bar and the whisky bar downstairs while we were in town. The rooftop bar was good...can be chilly even after a warm day...although the view is perhaps better than the service. It's all concrete, so there's not a luxury feel to the place. But it's definitely worth stopping by. The whisky bar downstairs is also... More 

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

Greetings Rebecca, We are delighted you were able to join us at both Top of the Gate and The Next Whisky Bar, and thank you for providing your feedback regarding your time spent at each of the bars. With a fall breeze now in the air nights can be cool on the rooftop, but with our outdoor heaters, a cozy... More 

Amherst, Virginia
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the rooftop bar is amazing! Beautiful views from the bar! It was a bit chilly as the breeze blows right over top So bring a light jacket. It has comfortable seating that is spaced far enough apart so You can enjoy your own conversation! Service was great too!

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

Dear Jeanne, Greetings from Watergate and your friends at Top of the Gate, our rooftop bar. We’re thrilled that you and yours were able to join us for an enchanting evening of savory cocktails, delightful service and a captivating sunset framed by the Potomac River and our Capital’s skyline. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope Top... More 

Los Gatos, California
1 review
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Cool design, great service, Good food, cool rooftop bar, Quiet, good value, would go again, good central location but far to walk to nightlife or restaurants so take taxi or uber. Walking distance to Kennedy center and yachtharbour

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

Dear Christian F, Greetings from Watergate. We are delighted to discover that you enjoyed our urban oasis and we are thrilled that you made time to visit Top of the Gate, our rooftop bar which provides an ideal gathering spot for enjoying a crisp autumn evening with friends and colleagues. We thank you for your wonderful review and hope you’ll... More 

Johnson City, Tennessee
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My traveling friend and I were there for a Conference. We had a little trouble navigating the streets getting to the Watergate but from the moment we arrived wanted for nothing. The staff was remarkable. I spent a lot of time sightseeing while my friend was at the conference and the staff always provided me with directions for wherever I... More 

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

Greetings Rita, We were thrilled to host the conference that your travel companion was attending and we are delighted that you were able to join in on the travels. Your rave comments regarding our team have captured our attention and we are thrilled that they were always there to offer assistance and suggestions when you needed them. We are equally... More 

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71 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I understand this hotel has recently opened,clearly they are having significant service issues. I arrived at about 8:30pm last night and so far in less than 24 hours they've managed to: 1) Deliver my room service late 2) Failed to pick up my laundry bag despite a call to Laundry at 7am 3) failed to service the mini bar 4)... More 

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

Dear Hugalex1, Greetings from The Watergate. It’s been a pleasure to welcome you to Washington and a delight to have you as our guest. We thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and while we hope you’ve enjoyed the innovative design of our recent renovation and the culinary amazements crafted in our restaurant, we regret to learn... More 

White Plains, New York
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Beautiful hotel and lovely experience. We only stayed one night but in that time we fully enjoyed our room, complete with a comfortable bathtub with bath salts already provided, luxurious spa activities and amazing room service!

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Thank elenic783
Management_Team_365, Manager at The Watergate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear elenic783, It was a pleasure to welcome you and your darling and we thank you for taking the time to share your review. There is no better way to close a day than a relaxing spa treatment or personal bath complemented by in-room dining, and we’re thrilled you enjoyed it all. As you likely discovered, with our various dining... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Te service was wonderful and the hotel has very nice spaces to enjoy a getaway for the weekend. the gym, pool and spa area is the nicest I've seen for DC. The beds are very comfortable. The views of the Potomac and surrounding area are great. It is part of an elegant quiet apartment complex so you feel like you... More 

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

Greetings Fran, It was a delight to discover your review this morning and we’re thrilled to read that you were so impressed with your Watergate experience. While it warms us to learn that you enjoyed many of our amenities and furnishings, what stands out most from your comments is your feedback regarding the high level of service provided by our... More 

Providence, RI
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Just returned from a weekend here - agree with the other reviews. Service was AMAZING. The renovated hotel is spectacular - lobby, bar, rooms, etc. Just a great experience. The roof top bar was nice but I preferred the other bars. Didn't get to eat there, but only because of time. Think this place will only get better, too -... More 

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Thank rhody2007
Management_Team_365, Manager at The Watergate Hotel, responded to this review

Dear rhody2007, We feel like the star pupil and appreciate you awarding us such high scores. It was a delight to showcase our newly renovated hotel and what we feel is the most genuine hospitality team in the city, and we’re elated to read that your experience is one that will be remembered. It was a pleasure to host you... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Spa
About the property
  • 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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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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: ₹ 12,475 - ₹ 44,897 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Watergate Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 336
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“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
“Our room on the 12th floor was very quiet.”
  • view from our balcony
 of 5 bubbles ChristyM576, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have the best views of the Potomac”
 of 5 bubbles GeminiDragonSanDiego, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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