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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The newly renovated Watergate Hotel is an absolute beauty. They've managed to keep a 60s vibe, but bring it up to date. Every detail is thoughtful and elegant. Service was the best I've had in any hotel, ever. (Special shout-out to Mimi, who was there for our every little request.) Here's a little story that will sum up how hard...

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

Dear Steve, Greetings from The Watergate! It was a pleasure to welcome you and yours and we thank you for sharing your comments. Mimi is a gem, one of many on our team, and we are delighted to read that she made such an impression on your visit. She has a way of personifying hospitality and it is colleagues like...

Newark, Delaware
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This hotel is absolutely beautiful. The rooms are immaculate, well maintained and comfortable. I want to send special kudos to one of the excellent individuals manning the reception desk (Ahmed). He went above and beyond, in multiple languages to help my mother and aunt. I didn't have a lot of contact with other workers (the guys out front were amazingly...

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

Dear jacortiz, As you have highlighted, it is the genuine hospitality of our team members which makes our hotel so unique and we are proud to read that Ahmed, one of our many shining stars, made such an impression on you and your family We have shared your comments with him and he asked that we extend his sincere appreciation....

Conrad, MT
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Just as the hotel claims on their website, our room was luxurious, everything was perfect. The bed was comfortable, the towels were large and soft, and all our needs were met. The staff goes above and beyond to make you feel special.

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

Greetings mbhabets, It was a joy to find your wonderful review and we thank you for sharing your feedback. Your comments regarding our Watergate colleagues play to our heart; we know it’s their hospitality and welcoming spirit that make our hotel stand apart. We thank you once more and invite you to return soon so that we can repeat the...

Argentina
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

After analyzing dozens of different hotels considering, location, prices, amenities, etc, I finally decided to book a couple of nights at The Watergate and I can now say that it was one of the best choices I have made during our family trip. The rooms and bathrooms are stylish, big / spacious (we're traveling white our daughters aged 14 and...

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

Dear MiniArgentina, It always warms us to know that reviews like your own help others in making an informed decision and we thank you for both consulting the past comments that others have shared and for taking the time to post your own detailed review. We are thrilled that you and your family felt so at home in your spacious...

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Everything about this hotel is first rate and top notch. Travelled here to dine at the Backroom specifically and it did not disappoint. Absolutely must try this restaurant and hotel. Everything about the spaces are stunning and the people are so friendly and courteous.

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

Dear Mike, Greetings and welcome to the Kingbird and Watergate families. We are thrilled that you had a chance to join us both for an exquisite meal at Kingbird and a relaxing and pampering overnight at the hotel. We are elated that everything exceeded your expectations and we hope that you can join us again in the weeks and months...

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel for two days in the bedroom suite and I loved every minute of it. There is plenty of room for everything even a separate sitting area away from the bed room. This hotel brings entire new meaning to the word customer service. Everyone made sure every need was taken care of. From the valet to...

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

Dear Trey, We are thrilled to read you upgraded your reservation to one of our One-Bedroom suites and that you relished the extra space and we hope the views that our expansive windows frame. We appreciate your wonderful comments regarding the hospitality of our colleagues, we are elated to read that they provided you with such a memorable experience. Once...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I stayed at the Watergate during a work trip in December. It is a flawless hotel and highly recommended. Fantastic mid-century décor, extremely comfortable and well-appointed rooms, exceptional customer service, and delicious room service - including the best hotel coffee I've ever had.

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

Dear RyanClary, What a treat to find your review! It was a joy to welcome you on your recent visit and we thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed everything from our innovative design aesthetic to the welcoming hospitality of our team, and of course the bold and delicious morning coffee!...

Reviewed 3 January 2017

The hotel amenities were amazing. Beautifully redone, great attention to detail. The rooms were comfortable and in my opinion, the service was remarkable, from the person who took my reservation and spent alot of time helping me get what I wanted for a special anniversary, to the front desk staff, the door men (letting us use the umbrella when walking...

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Dear Jared, Greetings to you and yours and thank you for inviting us to play a small part in commemorating your anniversary. It was a delight to host you and a treat to read that nearly everything about your visit was perfect. As you discovered, our Watergate colleagues love to celebrate special occasions and they are tickled that you were...

Chesterfield, Missouri
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The hotel was very nice! It is very modern. The room was very spacious and clean. The bathrooms were very large, clean, and up to date. The staff was all very nice and helpful. The entrance to the hotel is a little tricky to see - it was well lit and you have to drive to what seems like the...

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Dear Abby, Greetings from The Watergate and thank you for choosing to spend some time with us on your recent visit to Washington. It is a pleasure to read that you were so impressed with your experience and we do hope that this will entice you to join us again. If we can offer any assistance in planning your next...

Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Stayed overnight for our anniversary. On arrival we were upgraded to a room with a water view because none were available at the room rate we had reserved in honor of our anniversary. Staff was very courteous and friendly. Room was immaculate. Robes were nicest we have been in. We were brought champagne and chocolate truffles as a complimentary anniversary...

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Dear jdhershenson, Greetings to you and yours and thank you for allowing us to play a small part in celebrating your anniversary. We are elated that the little touches and gestures from our Watergate colleagues helped in making such a special evening and that the views served as a perfect backdrop for toasting your years together. We apologize once more...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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: $385 - $1,320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Watergate Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 336
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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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