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Falmouth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was extremely helpful, happy and polite! Facilities are very up to date and beautiful and the food is excellent. I felt as if I was home because of the enthusiasm of staff when they helped me.

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

Dear Kathiep178, We are overjoyed that you felt our welcoming spirit and we thank you for taking the time to share your heartfelt review. It was a joy to have you with us and we hope that we have become your home-away-from-home for future visits to Washington. Warmest Regards, The Watergate Hotel

Lake Forest, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose The Watergate over The Fairfax, The Ritz Carlton and The Willard Intercontinental for several reasons. Wanted luxury hotel but at decent rate....got that! All staff were amazingly friendly and helpful not usually the case in DC. Rooms were clean and had plenty of light which is rare these days in renovated hotels. Also very quiet which is important to...

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

Dear juliahwrd, With so many appealing options in Washington, we thank you for allowing us to be the hotel to welcome you during your recent visit. It was a treat to find your review, especially your marvelous comments regarding our Watergate colleagues. When you are ready to spoil yourselves again, we hope that you and yours will plan to join...

Punta Gorda, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful staff, clean accommodations and very close to Georgetown waterfront. The Metro is within walking distance. There is a rooftop bar with great views of the Potomac River. We will definitely stay again on future trips.

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

Dear Sharon, Our team was delighted to welcome you and yours on your recent visit to Washington and we are thrilled to read that our vibrant location served you so well for accessing so many of Washington’s magnificent destinations. We appreciate your kind words regarding our Watergate colleagues, and on behalf of all of us, we look forward to welcoming...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

gorgeous hotel - great location - ten mins walk to buzzy Georgetown and 25 mins walk to all the sites in the mall etc. One small shortcoming was the soundproofing - a little too intimate to be listening all night to the neightbours fun. (and giving as good as we got :-)

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

Greetings C H, We won’t grow tired of being called gorgeous and we thank you for spoiling us with such a lovely review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed everything from our innovative design to our waterfront location, and we hope that we can welcome you back in the weeks and months ahead. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

Maywood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service throughout every part of this hotel from the bellmen, the front desk, the bartender and servers was fabulous during my visit. The truffled grilled cheese sandwich and wine selection at the bar is particularly excellent too.

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

Dear alvesterg, Reviews like yours remind us again that our Watergate colleagues are what make an experience at our hotel so unique (complemented with a delicious meal that is), and we are thrilled that your visit with us was near perfection. We thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback and we hope that you can join...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great find! I was going to stay at a more commercial hotel chain, and saw this one, and the reviews stay true to this one, it's a great place to stay even if it's for a night. The staff were friendly, and helpful, the room was fully equipped (had a toothbrush and new loofah in the bathroom)...

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

Greetings Eric, We thank you for joining us during your recent overnight in Washington and for taking the time to share your wonderful review. In completing our recent renovation we went to great lengths to anticipate every need and ensure each detail was in place to greet our arriving guests. We are thrilled that you felt so at home in...

Flower Mound, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came for a three day stay at a conference at the Willard Hotel downtown. The employees were extremely nice and accommodating. But there's no way I would rate this a five-star hotel. There are better places in the area for a lot less money, especially If, like me, you just want a smaller room for a business trip. I...

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

Dear Chris, It was a delight to welcome you to Washington for your conference and we thank you for investing the time to share your thoughtful review. At The Watergate, we value guest feedback as it allows us to know how we best win hearts, or, how we can elevate the guest experience even further. We appreciate your marvelous words...

Fernandina Beach, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a beautiful room with a balcony overlooking complex and Potomac. Great drinks and small plates in Whiskeybar. Beautiful Spa but didn't have time to enjoy. Great little reminders of the history there. Loved it.

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

Dear Gayle, It was a joy to welcome you and a treat to find your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us, though sorry to read that time did not allow for a visit to our Spa. This however provides an opportunity to join us again, and when you do, we invite you to spoil yourself with...

Warner, Oklahoma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was excited to be staying at the Watergate. I took a taxi took me to the hotel from the airport. The entrance is hidden and a little hard to find. I was expecting a grand entrance; however, nothing grand about it. The doorman was super friendly, as well as the desk staff. I have feather allergies and they made...

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

Dear kwillean, Greetings from The Watergate and thank you for allowing us to serve as your home-away-from-home during your recent visit to Washington. We were delighted to ensure your room was just as you like and we appreciate your kind comments regarding the attention to detail and gracious hospitality provided by our team. We are overjoyed that the views featured...

Allendale, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Watergate was such a luxurious stay from start to finish. Not only was the hotel decor a sleek modern chic, I was so impressed by the outstanding service. Our doorman was so kind and treated us like royalty as did our waiter for dinner, and the maid service was the cleanest I've ever seen. Also upon our arrival, my...

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Dear Lisa, It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family to Washington and we thank you for taking the time to share your thoughtful review. We are always excited to welcome our younger guests and we are thrilled that they enjoyed the amenities provided by our team. Your comments regarding the welcoming spirit and attention to detail of...

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Amenities

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  • 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
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  • Minibar
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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
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Price Range: €270 - €948 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Watergate Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 336
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#3 Spa Hotel in Washington DC
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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”
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“Excellent view of river, comfy bed, assortment of pillows (soft to firm), large bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles kwillean, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
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