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St Louis
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a beautiful hotel. Not very busy but staff was the most eager staff I have ever encountered. It almost made me a bit nervous. A housekeeping lady was waiting for me in front of my room when I got there and lingered in my room fluffing pillows, and not sure what else....raising window coverings. It was an awkward...

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Venice, Italy
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great luxury hotel located in the famous and homonymous complex. It went through a complete major renovation. Rooms are great and service very accurate. Location is perfect being at 10 minute walk from Georgetown's center and 15 minute ride from the The White House. Potomac view are breathtaking and the roof top is simply one of the best in D.C....

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

Dear UBMCL, It warms us to read that your visit was so enjoyable from start to finish and we thank you for sharing your magnificent review. Your comments regarding the welcoming spirit of our Watergate colleagues are most appreciated and have been celebrated with our team. We are thrilled that our location served you well and we thank you for...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Watergate Hotel was a beautiful hotel with very comfortable rooms and great customer service. The staff were dedicated in addressing your needs and ensuring you had a comfortable stay. However, like it has been mentioned in other reviews, noise can be an issue. Due to the connecting doors, it was excessively loud. We were almost moved to another room...

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

Dear lplumley08, As you discovered, our colleagues at The Watergate Hotel want nothing more than to ensure each of our guests are resting in comfort and we thank you for sharing your feedback with us while you were at the hotel so that we could have the matter resolved and ensure that the rest of your visit could be enjoyed....

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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!...

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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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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Business Centre with Internet 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 20037-1906
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Price Range: €198 - €688 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Watergate Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 336
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