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Ashaway, Rhode Island
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely property, wonderful staff, very friendly. Our room was lovely, spotlessly clean. Early coffee in the lobby is always welcome. Nice lobby to relax in. Wonderful view from the rooftop. Great restaurant. The Doormen were so attentive as was the front desk. I never felt rushed. Great stay.

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

Dear StelaParties, We are always warmed to learn when our Watergate colleagues have made such an impression and we thank you for allowing us the pleasure in hosting you during your recent visit to Washington. The views from our rooms and the roof are breathtaking and we hope you can join us again soon when Top of the Gate, our...

Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I loved this hotel! From the water views to the rooms. This place has it all. The food at the restaurant was delicious and all of the hotel staff is super friendly. We arrived early And was able to check in early. We also had a late checkout. Never any problems. The spa was amazing! Every morning I was able...

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

Greetings Enigma1221, It delights us to read reviews like yours and we thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us, especially those highlighting the culinary talents and welcoming hospitality of our team. We are thrilled that you felt so well looked after and that your visit made use of Argentta, our in-house spa. Once more, we...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really Nice hotel, well situated next to the Potomacriver. Really Nice rooms, comfortable bed. The bar is really cool design, a good selection of Wiskeys. But poorly on the beer side. Brekfast was really good. But since my room was prepaid i Just registered my Visa for extras. But they deducted approx 700$. They admitted it to be there mistake....

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

Dear Sweden43, It was a pleasure to welcome you to The Watergate and we thank you for sharing your review. While we are thrilled that you felt so spoiled in our luxurious rooms and well rested on our Watergate beds, we regret to learn of your concerns regarding the deposit for incidentals. We would like to ensure this is promptly...

East Coast
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our anniversary. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. We had a bottle of champagne waiting for us in our room when we returned. Thanks Marcus! The room and bathroom were modern and appealing. We also ordered room service. Zucchini fries were great! Would stay here again.

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

Dear the_gr8_shinobi, Happy Anniversary once again to you and your husband and thank you for allowing us to serve as your romantic Washington escape. It was a delight to have you settle in with us and a treat to find your wonderful review. We are tickled that you enjoyed everything from the chilled champagne to the dishes prepared by our...

Clifton, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lack of affordable food and drink choices was disappointing, as cancer as no convenience store or ice machine. A hotel is supposed to have conviences and comfort, but the Watergate made me feel trapped and lacking choices.

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

Dear arthurf521, Greetings from Washington and thank you for joining us on your recent visit to the Nation’s Capital. We hope that you felt at home in our luxurious rooms and that your stay allowed time to enjoy our in-house spa and perhaps our own Kingbird Restaurant. We understand that for some a lighter bite or a quick meal may...

Westville, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are so welcoming. I always feel comfortable when I visit Washington, DC. I will absolutely be back the next time I am in DC. In fact its my "Go to" hotel. I recommend it to everyone I know that DC is on their agenda.

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

Dear Tommy, We delight in being a home-away-from-home for each of our guests and we are elated to read that you look forward to your Watergate visits. We thank you for sharing your feedback and we look forward to hosting your friends and colleagues who you have introduced to The Watergate Hotel and of course to welcoming you back, hopefully,...

Falmouth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was extremely helpful, happy and polite! Facilities are very up to date and beautiful and the food is excellent. I felt as if I was home because of the enthusiasm of staff when they helped me.

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

Dear Kathiep178, We are overjoyed that you felt our welcoming spirit and we thank you for taking the time to share your heartfelt review. It was a joy to have you with us and we hope that we have become your home-away-from-home for future visits to Washington. Warmest Regards, The Watergate Hotel

Lake Forest, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose The Watergate over The Fairfax, The Ritz Carlton and The Willard Intercontinental for several reasons. Wanted luxury hotel but at decent rate....got that! All staff were amazingly friendly and helpful not usually the case in DC. Rooms were clean and had plenty of light which is rare these days in renovated hotels. Also very quiet which is important to...

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

Dear juliahwrd, With so many appealing options in Washington, we thank you for allowing us to be the hotel to welcome you during your recent visit. It was a treat to find your review, especially your marvelous comments regarding our Watergate colleagues. When you are ready to spoil yourselves again, we hope that you and yours will plan to join...

Punta Gorda, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful staff, clean accommodations and very close to Georgetown waterfront. The Metro is within walking distance. There is a rooftop bar with great views of the Potomac River. We will definitely stay again on future trips.

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

Dear Sharon, Our team was delighted to welcome you and yours on your recent visit to Washington and we are thrilled to read that our vibrant location served you so well for accessing so many of Washington’s magnificent destinations. We appreciate your kind words regarding our Watergate colleagues, and on behalf of all of us, we look forward to welcoming...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

gorgeous hotel - great location - ten mins walk to buzzy Georgetown and 25 mins walk to all the sites in the mall etc. One small shortcoming was the soundproofing - a little too intimate to be listening all night to the neightbours fun. (and giving as good as we got :-)

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

Greetings C H, We won’t grow tired of being called gorgeous and we thank you for spoiling us with such a lovely review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed everything from our innovative design to our waterfront location, and we hope that we can welcome you back in the weeks and months ahead. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: $389 - $1,360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Watergate Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 336
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#3 Spa Hotel in Washington DC
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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”
 of 5 bubbles 778gaylea, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Excellent view of river, comfy bed, assortment of pillows (soft to firm), large bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles kwillean, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't accidently press the button by the door that indicates "privacy" or your room will not be cleaned. ”
 of 5 bubbles dianecA4455LL, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Though we were only on second floor, we were facing back, so still very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles CTTraveler99, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Spacious and felt like home......The bed was very comfortable with quality linens, and the temperature and lighting controls are state of the art. ”
 of 5 bubbles Tish660, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
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