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Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

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806 15th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-1101
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised 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 sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#54 of 154 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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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Wifi
Paid wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Room service
Safe
Iron
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Grade: 100 out of 100
193Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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Atlanticroamer wrote a review Oct 2021
2 contributions4 helpful votes
I rarely write reviews but my disappointment with my stay at this hotel has persuaded me to do so. I have stayed at numerous Sofitels and enjoyed the luxury they provide. The Washington hotel does the Sofitel brand reputation no good. While appreciating the challenges posed by COVID, everything seemed a little tired. One of the two telephones in my room did not work, the sink plug was stuck and the fridge door was broken. Having asked for it to be fixed, the fridge did not work at all. I looked behind the desk it was mounted as part of to check it was plugged in and found rubbish including old water bottles that had clearly been there for some time. I had to ask for bathrobes, usually a standard provision. Service in the restaurant was slow, albeit the staff were very pleasant. Overall the hotel needs some love and care. If it wasn’t for the location my rating would have been 2 rather than 3.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Guest Services / Front Office at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Responded 19 Oct 2021
Bonjour, Thanks for sharing your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington, D.C. Please allow me to express my sincerest apologies that your stay did not live up to your expectations, especially when it related to your guest room. It is certainly not the level of service we pride ourselves on. Please rest assured that we have shared your feedback with the team in order to improve our service and product. King Regards, The Sofitel Team
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leroyk wrote a review Jan 2020
Germantown, Maryland419 contributions180 helpful votes
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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 Lafayette Square
Responded 22 Jan 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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Tvlplb wrote a review Oct 2021
Tel Aviv, Israel17 contributions34 helpful votes
My wife & I have stayed at Sofitel many times when visiting family. It has always been top notch, yet it has suffered the fortunes that all hospitality has during Covid. Minimal overall staff, housekeeping, grounds maintenance, etc. Missed not having the canvas laundry bag. Yet it still feels mostly comfortable, especially this last visit. Management delivered a very much appreciated large bottle of sparkling water and a small variety of snacks. The 2 standouts were AHMED & CHRIS. We were warmly remembered & greeted by Ahmed at Valet, who remained friendly during our stay, even when we did not require his services to retrieve our car. Chris the restaurant Maitre'd likewise remembered us as returning guests and cared for us professionally. The breakfasts (served indoor and outside on sidewalk patio), seemed minimalist, but OK. We do miss the roving croissants and pastries of years past. Keeping the lobby coffee urn for us early risers is a solid. Check-in could have been friendlier with maybe a welcome back acknowledgement, but you can't have everything.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Guest Services / Front Office at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Responded 14 Oct 2021
Bonjour, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback. It is thanks to feedback like yours that we can improve what we do or celebrate if we got it right. I will share your comments with our team, specially to Ahmed and Chris. 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. We hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, The Sofitel Team
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Rebecca G wrote a review Oct 2021
Austin, Texas94 contributions54 helpful votes
I've stayed at Sofitel hotels all over the world and I must say this one was very disappointing. I know that everyone is short staffed but they should not be charging the high rates they are charging if they are really not ready to provide the services that should go with them. I'll start by saying that I've rated this 3 stars because the location couldn't be better. Five minute walk to the White House. Its beautiful and many restaurants nearby. However, the hotel was a problem. We had two rooms, neither was cleaned during any of the days we were there. It was clean when we got the room so they must be only cleaning the rooms between guests. The toilet was broken in one room and the door stuck in the other. I was able to get service for the toilet after calling downstairs, which was easier said than done because the phones ring and ring and ring with no one picking them up. (15 minutes before I hung up one time.) Everything seems to be sent through the front desk right now. They are being asked to handle everything, including breakfast, which you have to order the night before and pick up from the front desk. This worked fine the first day but the second day they'd forgotten to put in my order and we didn't get our breakfast. (Thank goodness Starbucks is around the corner.) The mini-bars are not stocked. Again, you have to go to the front desk to buy anything that might have been in the minibar. Except for alcohol, which you can only buy from the bar, which is only open very limited hours. No bathrobes in the rooms and without housekeeping bringing new towels, its frustrating. I know that everywhere is understaffed right now. I am sure they are trying really hard. But, if they are going to charge luxury rates, they need to provide some kinds of luxury services or lower the cost to what is appropriate for so little. I would recommend either waiting until they re-staff or skipping this Sofitel altogether. I'm thinking of canceling the reservation we have at another one coming up soon and booking at a different hotel chain. Again, I don't mind not having services if I haven't paid to have them.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Rooms on the 3rd floor had a very strange roof right out the window and you can see in each...
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Guest Services / Front Office at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Responded 14 Oct 2021
Bonjour Rebecca, Thank you for providing your feedback following you stay at the Sofitel Washington DC. 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. It is sad to read that we did not provide you with the experience you were looking forward to having. We will ensure to share your feedback about the rooms and service to the entire management team in the hotel. It is thanks to feedback like yours that we can improve what we do and continuously work on providing great service to our guests. We hope you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. king Regards, The Sofitel Team
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Catalina wrote a review Oct 2021
Miami, Florida225 contributions112 helpful votes
We (4 persons) stayed here for five days, we chosen a great hotel brand as Sofitel but after this trip we wouldn´t choose it again. We've been advised about the pick-up breakfast and others "covid protocols" but this we felted like a joke.. it's a very expensive hotel and the breakfast is expensive as if you consumed it in the restaurant, but no! They don't have housekeeping services either, only change the towels if you ask about it but don't remove the old towels. We can't believe the level of dirty, we stayed there for five days and they never changed the bed sheets!!!! I asked several times to change the bed sheet at least but the response was always the same "covid protocols". I understand all about covid but this is more than that, it's a little bit of respect for the guest. The mattress was very uncomfortable and the beds are very small. The attention was ok. It's undeniable that the location is amazing and the restaurante is pretty cool.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Veronique Stalport, Guest Services / Front Office at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Responded 8 Oct 2021
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. We are sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer. Please rest assured that we have shared your feedback with our management team while we continue to thrive to provide great service during this very difficult time. We appreciate your sharing your concerns. Sincerely, The Sofitel Team
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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 Lafayette Square
Which popular attractions are close to Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
Nearby attractions include Nightly Spirits (0.4 km), National Museum of Women in the Arts (0.4 km), and White House (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
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 Lafayette Square?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
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 Lafayette Square?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Arlington National Cemetery (3.9 km), Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (5.1 km), and Ford's Theatre (0.8 km).