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2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
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  • 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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#63 of 154 hotels in Washington DC
Travellers' Choice
2020 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award Winner. Built in 1967 and reopened in June 2016, following an extensive $150 million renovation, The Watergate Hotel is a legendary Washington DC luxury hotel. Just steps away from Georgetown and centrally located for all of DC's attractions. The 336 guest rooms and suites define luxury with modern marble bathrooms, plush bedding, private balconies with river views and more. The Next Whisky Bar is a stylish lounge filled with a selection of the world's finest spirits. The Whisky Garden features private, heated Winter Igloos from October to March serving dinner and drinks. The Top of the Gate rooftop bar has unrivaled 360-degree panoramic views and is open Spring to Fall each year. Heated Indoor Pool and 24-Fitness Center. Argentta Spa has a menu of massages and body treatments for both men & women.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Paid private parking on-site
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
City View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese
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JYFromIL wrote a review Yesterday
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Our place to stay when in DC. The staff is always great, and the location cannot be beat! Unique place with a nice vibe and lots of history. Pool and hot tub are a treat. Short walk to Georgetown and Metro at Foggy Bottom make it the perfect spot.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
C W wrote a review Aug 2021
Los Angeles, California5 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
The Watergate Hotel is in the perfect location between Foggy Bottom and Georgetown. Guests are within walking distance to shopping, the National Mall, monuments, historic Georgetown and more. If you aren't walking, leaving the hotel by car is very easy - access to Memorial Bridge, I-66, and Whitehurst Freeway. On top of the great location is amazing customer service! Everyone greets you with a smile and goes out of their way to make sure your stay is amazing!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Watergate Hotel, General Manager at The Watergate Hotel
Responded 4 Oct 2021
Hi CW, You truly understand the benefits of our Potomac River location - right next to Georgetown and The Kennedy Center, yet close enough to easily enjoy the National Mall and major attractions. Our staff is overjoyed that you had a great service experience and appreciate the feedback! Best Regards, Pascal Forotti Managing Director The Watergate Hotel
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Charles B wrote a review 6 Dec
Rancho Palos Verdes, California49 contributions34 helpful votes
Top notch, high quality property with an outstanding service oriented staff. From our initial entry to our final checkout, we felt very welcomed by a friendly staff. We also were able to receive a guided tour of The Scandal Room where the 5 Watergate burglars stayed and strategized their infamous DNC break in. The hotel has a great location within walking distance of Georgetown, The Kennedy Center, White House, etc. It's also very close to the vibrant restaurants on the Potomac waterfront (on the way to Georgetown).
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Autumn S wrote a review 2 Dec
9 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel has a lovely indoor pool and sauna, which is frankly the only thing worth the steep resort fee. No chairs even at the pool, you can't lounge. Besides that, the pricing for everything is kind of obscene. We never enjoyed a drink at the lobby bar because of this. We ordered breakfast and would have to split one dish and a pot of coffee, and the bill would come to sixty bucks. We ordered room service one time on our last day and were charged about 60 bucks for an omelette. It's not worth it for what you're getting. A burger is forty bucks. It's just ridiculous, probably has some of the worst pricing of all of DC in terms of food and drink. And I get it, that it's supposed to be five star. But the details, quality of food, and even cleanliness do not even touch the quality of a brand like the St Regis or the Ritz and it's honestly more expensive than both of them. You're not really surrounded by many businesses that are close by when you stay here either. The gauging becomes excessive. 20 bucks for a pot of coffee at breakfast, when the menu reads ten bucks for coffee. Don't really understand the gauging. When I checked out it soured my experience there. Now I've checked my credit card days later after expecting my refund, and I've realized that on top of the expensive $500 deposit I gave the hotel, I was charged again anyways for the one omelette and resort fee of five days of $240. I'm pretty annoyed by the whole thing, it's a huge deposit to begin with. This mistake shouldn't of happened, it should of been taken from the amount on hold. Not a five star experience.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Lori D wrote a review Nov 2021
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Beautiful Hotel with First Class Staff! It is rich in history, elegance, hospitality, and comfort! Loved it. It is close to many of our Nation's attractions and transportation. I highly recommend visiting and staying at the Watergate.
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Date of stay: November 2021
US$228 - US$587 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCFoggy Bottom - GWU - West End / Upper Northwest
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Watergate Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Watergate Hotel?
Nearby attractions include John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (0.4 km), Washington Harbour (0.5 km), and Georgetown Waterfront Park (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Watergate Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at The Watergate Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Watergate Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Watergate Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Watergate Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kingbird, Farmers Fishers Bakers, and Dish.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Watergate Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Watergate Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Watergate Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Watergate Hotel 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 The Watergate Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Chinese.