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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed at almost every 5 star hotel in DC and this is my hands down favorite. The location is perfect for business or sightseeing, the rooms updated and elegant. The staff is what truly makes this property exceptional. From the Doorman to Check in and Out they are they best.

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Joseph C, Director of Operations at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review

Dear Buck S, Thank you very much for choosing the Sofitel Lafayette Square. We realize you have a choice in hotels, and appreciate that you recognize our attention to detail, luxury and service. We are thrilled to welcome you back again soon, and hope you will make a tradition of visiting us! Sincerely,

Wilton, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the big rooms with big TV and confy bed. The hotel is conveniently situated at a short walking distance from the White House, museums, etc. The services were very good too, baby crib with free toiletries and bath toy was provided, and the maid made the bed everytime we leave the room.The hotel is also in the proximity...

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Joseph C, Director of Operations at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review

Dear Ramona M, Thank you for choosing Sofitel for your visit! I am glad to know that you enjoyed your accommodations and central location as well as the personal service we strive to provide to our guests. We hope you will make a tradition of visiting us! Sincerely,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a while ago, but being in D.C. with my whole family was spontaneous - originally they didn't think they would be staying overnight. Everywhere else was already booked, but Sofitel worked to accomodate us in a suite. They treated us so greatly and when they found out I was heading abroad for work, they treated us with a...

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Joseph C, Director of Operations at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review

Dear Tina L, Thank you very much for choosing the Sofitel Lafayette Square for your unplanned visit. We appreciate that you recognize our attention to detail, luxury and service. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon! Sincerely,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time visiting D.C. We loved our stay at Sofitel -everything was perfect although we didn't spend much time in the hotel. The location was superb and we walked everywhere, that's definitely a big plus. Other than that, we haven't tried food in the hotel but I'm sure it would be good, too. The gym was a...

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Joseph C, Director of Operations at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review

Dear Elsa Y, Thank you for choosing Sofitel for your visit to our Nation's Capital! I have shared your comments regarding your experience with our General Manager, Alexandra Byrne, who appreciates all guest feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to end valentine's. This hotel is European chic with a great ambiance and wonderful rooms. Nice size rooms with large bathrooms. Lighting isn't that bright but I do believe that is on purpose...provides a romantic ambiance. Comfy beds and awesome decor. Have lived the Sofitel since my days in Belgium.

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Joseph C, Director of Operations at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review

Dear MiaC_007, Thank you for choosing Sofitel Washington D.C. to celebrate Valentine's Day. I am thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, and our romantic and European accommodations. We hope you will make a tradition of visiting us, and Happy Valentine's once more!

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Position is first class, around the corner from the White House. Then the rooms are simply beautiful, big and finished in quality everything. Staff are good but not fantastic. Food is really good, bar is a great place to hang out.

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Joseph C, Director of Operations at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review

Dear Rob P, Thank you for choosing Sofitel for your visit! I am glad to know that you enjoyed your accommodations as well as our central location. On the other hand I am sorry to hear that you didn't have the same experience that so many so many of our Trip Advisor guests have enjoyed with our staff, but we...

Fontana, CA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first experience staying at Sofitel. We absolutely loved it. From the interaction from the front door to the front desk! We ate at the restaurant and because of the special attention we received from the Gentleman that sat us to our special friend Toufik who made us feel so special, we returned the next day to have...

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Joseph C, Director of Operations at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review

Dear Barbara612, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am glad to know you enjoyed the customer service you received during your stay. 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...

Olathe, Kansas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

White House and National Mall are just down the way, with plenty of places to dine and explore nearby. Not too bad of a walk to the conference center (about 15 minutes). View for my room wasn't spectacular, but that's to be expected when booking through a 3rd party website.

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Joseph C, Director of Operations at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review

Dear jhawkgirl09, Thank you for choosing Sofitel for your visit! . It seems you were able to take advantage of our central location, in the heart of downtown Washington D.C. I am sorry to hear that the view from your room did not meet your expectations, but make sure to book through us for your next visit and we will...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I am staying here for a week for business. What a treat! Great location for sightseeing this weekend and for business next week. I've found the service to be great, but unobtrusive. My breakfasts have included world class baked goods, but I like my coffee stronger -- the kitchen is trying to make it better when told. This is now...

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Joseph C, Director of Operations at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review

Dear Joe W, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at 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. We hope you make a tradition of visiting us! Sincerely,

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great hotel, however the standard rooms are very small. Great atmosphere and dining area is extremely cozy. The entire staff was friendly. I had an issue with Valet parking which took over 35 minutes to retrieve my car. However they did compensate me.

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Joseph C, Director of Operations at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review

Dear Dwayne R, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Guest feedback is imperative to maintain the level of personal service that we strive for. I am sorry to hear that some of our services weren't up to your expectations and I will make sure to share your comments with our team. On the other hand, I am happy...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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ICI Urban Bistro
ICI Urban Bistro
Cuisines: French, European
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

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Address: 806 15th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-1101
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range: €274 - €676 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Washington DC 5*
Number of rooms: 237
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Also Known As:
Sofitel Washington Dc Hotel Washington Dc
Accor Washington Dc
Washington Dc Sofitel
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#8 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#10 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#11 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#14 Green Hotel in Washington DC
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