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806 15th Street Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20005-1101
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20-09-07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-09-07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#47 of 153 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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Paid public parking nearby
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Paid wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Iron
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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Languages Spoken
English, French

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191Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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Catdaddy1129 wrote a review Jan. 2021
Washington, DC46 contributions55 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights in November 2020 for a milestone birthday celebration. We stayed in a Junior Executive suite, which was quite nice in appearance. Unfortunately, the appearance of the room was one of the only nice things I could say about our stay. Pros: -The check-in was very smooth and straightforward. -Room was spacious with high-quality fixtures and furniture. -The water pressure on the shower was divine! That said, so is the shower in my house. -Robes and slippers are available on request, which were very comfortable. -They have a 48-hour cooldown period between guests in any room, which initially made us feel better about being in the room (until you read below). -“Room service” breakfast was ordered in advance, then I went to the lobby to pick it up. Good portions and great tasting food! -The WiFi worked really well, so we could stream videos in our iPad with ease. Read below for why. Cons: -No valet parking on our first night here, which wasn’t too bad since they had a deal with a discounted parking garage 3 blocks away. As it turns colder this time of year, I had to pick up/drop off my wife (in heels) at the door then trek to and from the garage each time we used our car. -HDMI cables for Google Chromecast were disconnected from both TVs, so I had to manually disconnect them then repeatedly wash my hands since it was clear that the staff didn’t clean those items touched by previous guests. -Chromecast repeatedly disconnected in the living room and the bedroom. We had this big beautiful TV in front of us and here we are watching shows on our iPad for the first day in the room. -Food was left in the minibar by a previous guest that required the staff to remove and wipe down the minibar so we could use it -No ironing board in room. -Iron didn’t work, had to be replaced. -Safe didn’t work, so we couldn’t lock away our expensive electronics and jewelry -Outlet on one of the nightstands didn’t work, so we had to use our portable power bank to charge my wife’s phone overnight then charge the power bank on a different outlet during the day. I was trying to be patient because I know how things have to be a little bit different because of the pandemic, but the things that were wrong with the room have nothing to do with COVID-19. I do not plan to return to this Sofitel in DC.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Guest Services / Front Office at Sofitel Washington DC
Responded Jan. 9, 2021
Bonjour, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us following your stay at the Sofitel Washington D.C. Exceptional service is what we strive to be known for; therefore your feedback is extremely important as it helps us to continually improve our service and provide a memorable experience to our valued guests. We love to hear that you enjoyed our check-in and breakfast offering. I am sorry that you experienced some inconvenience in your suite, please rest assured that we are working to address all of them. We hope that you will allow us to serve you better in the future. King Regards,
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leroyk wrote a review Jan. 2020
Germantown, Maryland403 contributions158 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
First time at a Sofitel. Was in town for business and this hotel was close to everything. Metro is a block away. Monuments a few blocks away. Staff was great. Room was good size, comfortable and well appointed. Bathroom was spotless. No complaints. I cannot think of any negative with this stay. Wow. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from KarlaE429, General Manager at Sofitel Washington DC
Responded Jan. 22, 2020
Thank you leroyk for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, I am very pleased that you enjoyed your first stay with us and that the team was great. I am also very happy to hear that your accommodations were well appointed, comfortable, spotless, and a good size, and that you found our central location convenient. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. A bientot! -Karla Erales General Manager
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Hasina L wrote a review Dec. 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia8 contributions11 helpful votes
I booked the prestige suite for my birthday weekend. Per their request, I checked virtually online the day prior, which required that I enter my credit card information. I did so and received a confirmation email that my reservation was complete and my credit card was charged. Upon my arrival on the next evening, my birthday, I was told by the front desk that I had NOT completed online check in. I showed the woman my email, but she informed me that I was not checked in on their end and that they needed to charge my credit card since I had not paid. Once again, I showed her my confirmation email as well as credit card online statement that showed the hold for the room. Yet again, she tells me that despite seeing the email and the charge, they needed to charge my card AGAIN for the full price of the room! I questioned why would I receive an email AND a charge from their company on my credit card and they don't have a copy nor any record of my reservation, extremely disturbing! I was denied entry to the room until I paid for the room. I was on the verge of tears, but since I had a dinner reservation in the next hour and a balloon installation, I could not cancel my reservation. What is the point of offering and encouraging contactless check in for guests and then when they use it, your hotel can't find it??!! Pointless. In addition, when I get to the room, the couch in the living room was filthy. The cushions were soiled on both sides and even flipping them over was futile, because both sides were severely stained. For a hotel that charges $300+ for this room, I do not appreciate a dirty couch. They can afford to replace this couch before allowing any guests to book this room. The experience at the front desk set the tone for my entire trip. What was even worse was that no one did anything about it. I have emailed and called the hotel, no response. I would not recommend this hotel, def not a 5 star experience.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Guest Services / Front Office at Sofitel Washington DC
Responded Jan. 9, 2021
Bonjour, Thank you for taking the the time to share your feedback about your stay a the Sofitel Washington D.C. Exceptional service is what we strive to be known for; therefore your feedback is extremely important as it helps us to continually improve our service and provide a memorable experience to our valued guests. We will ensure to share your comments to the team. Kind Regards,
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Kanyarat B wrote a review Nov. 2020
Miami, Florida4 contributions3 helpful votes
I like the location. It is very close with Whitehouse, Capital hill, National Mall and Memorial Parks, Museum and etc.,. I went with my family on Christmas day. It seem like best time to go their if you don't like crowds. I have one infant so they offer crib to sleep. I didn't spent time in the hotel as much because we try to get as much as we can and all museum require you to get in line so better leave early. The room was very cozy. And my husband was love their complimentary coffee, we stopped by every day before went to Museums. Overall I Like this hotel and may be consider to stay here again next visiting.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Guest Services / Front Office at Sofitel Washington DC
Responded Nov. 25, 2020
Bonjour! Thank you so much for your great comment. We are so happy to hear your enjoyed our great location and services. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the near future!
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catsherwin wrote a review Nov. 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Highly recommend the Sofitel Washington DC. The location was amazing, the hotel beautiful, super comfortable beds and a great shower! The staff were extremely accommodating and helpful - I stayed during Covid and felt safe here at all times.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Guest Services / Front Office at Sofitel Washington DC
Responded Nov. 13, 2020
Bonjour!! Thank you so much for the great review following your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
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PRICE RANGE
US$185 - US$469 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCUpper Northwest / Dupont Circle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
237
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sofitel Washington DC
Which popular attractions are close to Sofitel Washington DC?
Nearby attractions include Renwick Gallery (0.5 km), National Museum of Women in the Arts (0.4 km), and Nightly Spirits (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sofitel Washington DC?
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?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sofitel Washington DC?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sofitel Washington DC?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sofitel Washington DC?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joe's Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Lafayette Restaurant, and Old Ebbitt Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sofitel Washington DC?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Sofitel Washington DC have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sofitel Washington DC offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sofitel Washington DC?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Sofitel Washington DC?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Sofitel Washington DC offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.