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8.4

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 80 meters from city center
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Vietnam Veterans Memorial 1.2 km
Lincoln Memorial 1.2 km
Korean War Veterans Memorial 1.5 km
National World War II Memorial 1.7 km
Washington Monument 2.1 km
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 2.5 km
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History 2.7 km
National Gallery of Art 3.2 km
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum 3.3 km
Library of Congress 4.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Chanel Boutique At The Willard Collection 50 m
Watergate Complex 60 m
Thompson Boat Center 210 m
JFK Center for Performing Arts 240 m
Thompson's Boat Center 240 m
Thompson's Boat House 250 m
Kennedy Center 350 m
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 380 m
Kennedy Center: National Symphony Orchestra 390 m
Washington Opera 390 m
The Watergate Hotel

"After an initial hiccup with our room which was rectified swiftly by two lovely ladies on the front desk we truly enjoyed our stay."

Judith - May 8, 2022
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The Watergate Hotel

2650 Virginia Ave NW, Foggy Bottom, Washington D.C., United States, 20037 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Foggy Bottom part of Washington D.C., this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Lincoln Memorial. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • 500 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

  • Steamroom

  • Daily housekeeping

Value for money7.6
Distance to city center2 Miles
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportRonald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Distance to airport5.5 km

Rooms available at The Watergate Hotel

One Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 51 m²/549 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 double beds
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Premier Double
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • River view
  • 2 double beds
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Deluxe King with Balcony
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double with Balcony
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 2 double beds
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Premier King Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe King
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior King
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 51 m²/549 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 sofa bed & 2 king beds
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Superior Double/Double
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 2 double beds
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Watergate Hotel have a hot tub?

The Watergate Hotel does not have a hot tub.

What time is check-in and check-out at The Watergate Hotel?

Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Watergate Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Watergate Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for a fee of 52 USD per day. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Washington D.C. with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at The Watergate Hotel?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at The Watergate Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 20 USD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at The Watergate Hotel?

The Watergate Hotel features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at The Watergate Hotel?

The Watergate Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Watergate Hotel?

Foggy Bottom – GWU Underground Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 490 m away from The Watergate Hotel.

What restaurants are nearby The Watergate Hotel?

Restaurants including Top of the Gate, Kingbird and Zeitoun are popular in The Watergate Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Foggy Bottom.

What popular shopping places are close to The Watergate Hotel?

Located in the Foggy Bottom area, The Watergate Hotel is close to great shopping choices like Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University and The Indian Craft Shop.

What are popular attractions near The Watergate Hotel?

Guests at The Watergate Hotel can easily visit Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Korean War Veterans Memorial located in the Foggy Bottom area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Watergate Hotel?

The Watergate Hotel is located in the Foggy Bottom area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Peters Hill.

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What people love about The Watergate Hotel

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "After an initial hiccup with our room which was rectified swiftly by two lovely ladies on the front desk we truly enjoyed our stay."

    Judith

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    May 8, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "The view from our balcony was amazing and the room was stylish with the most important aspect in any hotel, a super comfy bed and pillows!"

    Judith

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    May 8, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Location

    "The location is great, walking distance to the National Mall and with restaurants within a 5 minute walk."

    Judith

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    May 8, 2022

Overall rating:

8.4

Excellent
1,041 reviews
Cleanliness
8.8
Facilities
8.4
Location
8.8
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The Watergate Hotel

Get ready for an urban adventure with a stay at The Watergate Hotel, which offers you both the best of Washington D.C. and the surrounding possibilities. The true local flavors and culture of Washington D.C. are yours with a stay at The Watergate Hotel, located just 1.2 km from the famous Lincoln Memorial.
The Watergate Hotel provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Your explorations of Washington D.C. can be assisted with taxi and car hire services available. Parking is provided for guests by the hotel.
You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, a charming and cozy on-site fireplace will keep you warm on cold days and nights. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at The Watergate Hotel.
In-room conveniences such as 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hotel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at The Watergate Hotel offer more than one layout option, including rooms that have separate living room and balcony or terrace. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with daily newspaper, television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms.
You may be assured to know that a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee and mini bar are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at The Watergate Hotel, where breakfast can be provided in house. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at The Watergate Hotel. While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage, steam room, spa and sauna. The many offerings at The Watergate Hotel ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool.
With the hotel's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the hotel's yoga room. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops.


Around the property

With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to all Washington D.C. has to offer. Spend a day and acquire some cultural knowledge at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum located 3.3 km away, where you can explore works of arts and cultural pieces.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.4

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Nepali
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Yoga room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • Cat-friendly
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

Kingbird

  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
2650 Virginia Ave NW, Foggy Bottom, Washington D.C., United States, 20037
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
    5.5 km
  • Montgomery County Airpark (GAI)
    31.2 km

Public transportation

  • Foggy Bottom – GWU Underground Station
    500 m
  • Dupont Circle Underground Station
    1.6 km

Hospital or clinic

  • George Washington University Hospital
    530 m

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    420 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    1.2 km
  • Lincoln Memorial
    1.2 km
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    1.5 km
  • National World War II Memorial
    1.7 km
  • Washington Monument
    2.1 km
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    2.5 km
  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    2.7 km
  • National Gallery of Art
    3.2 km
  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
    3.3 km
  • Library of Congress
    4.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Chanel Boutique At The Willard Collection
    50 m
  • Watergate Complex
    60 m
  • Thompson Boat Center
    210 m
  • JFK Center for Performing Arts
    240 m
  • Thompson's Boat Center
    240 m
  • Thompson's Boat House
    250 m
  • Kennedy Center
    350 m
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    380 m
  • Kennedy Center: National Symphony Orchestra
    390 m
  • Washington Opera
    390 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from16:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center2 Miles
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)10

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)20 USD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges3
  • Number of floors12
  • Number of restaurants2
  • Number of rooms 336
  • Room voltage120
  • Most recent renovation2016

Parking

  • Daily parking fee52 USD

Reviews of The Watergate Hotel from real guests

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Cleanliness8.8
Facilities8.4
Location8.8
Service8.7
Value for money7.6
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9.2
Exceptional
Lisa from United States
Family with teens
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Convenient location to the Kennedy Center.”

Stayed at the Watergate Hotel with my daughter while attending a show at the Kennedy Center. Great location, nice water views of the Potomac.

Reviewed June 29, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
David from United States
Business traveler
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Excellent Location in the District”

Expensive and some fo the rooms show their age, but in genreal a good option for the District that provides convenient access to both Georgetown and the Foggy Bottom with just a short walk.

Reviewed November 10, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
SHADI
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Excellent”

We stayed here in part because it was one of the best priced mid range hotels we would find at the last minute (we booked same day) and were really happy we did. Reasons it gets good ratings from me: - interesting architecture of past era - excellent customer service, greetings, concierge, etc. - terrific pool (17 meters), can do laps but also set up so families and friends can enjoy goofing around - whirlpool which was a great temperature with interesting over the head water jets - nice gym- usual cardio equipment including a rowing machine, free weights, bands, jump rope, roller, etc. - bottled water everywhere (when you walk in and out of the place, spa area, so on) - complimentary hotel car that can take you short distances - complimentary NYT and WSJ (not sure if this was a fluke but we came across both on our floor) -only downside-- major shortage of hooks/bars in bathroom (all hotels have this problems now it seems) and no drawers (also a new trend we have noticed)

Reviewed March 29, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Jayne from United States
Couple
Premier King Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Hotel was simply beautiful rooms very spacious ”

Great location, staff very friendly and helpful. For our first visit to Washington DC they made sure we were very welcome and always helping with all our needs. I strongly suggest you consider this hotel when staying in DC!!

Reviewed December 28, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Faith from United States
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Great hotel...terrible valet treatment ”

Had a good time staying there but where the whole experience fell off was when our car was driven harshly by the valet guy. The car (cold started) and taken 48mph From the garage to the front of the hotel. I showed the valet guy the message on my phone of what he did and they just denied it. Even his manager was like “no way we don’t do that”. I even was showing him the Mercedes app where it showed what just happened. If I’m paying for the service at the price you’re asking...then all I’m asking is for my vehicle to be treat respectfully....unfortunately they don’t care about that. Although it was a nice hotel I don’t think I’ll be coming back

Reviewed January 17, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Adam from United States
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

a brief stay”

We just stayed for one night and spent most of that night out on the town. The rooftop bar looked pleasant, and I want to try it and the other facilities some time when we can stay longer. The architecture was distinctive, looking more like a modernist airport than like a typical luxury hotel. The room had hip, modern decor. The bed was big and comfortable. The thermostat worked properly. The minibar was expensive, but what do you expect? The way the elevator works was confusing at first: You need to choose your floor on a panel outside before you get in.

Reviewed October 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
John from United States
Couple
Deluxe King with Balcony
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Great hotel. Roof top bar needs work”

Great retro design hotel with friendly staff and clean, comfortable rooms. The King Bird restaurant food is outstanding. One of the best in DC. I don’t understand why the Top of the Gate rooftop bar is open during the day during the summer. It is unbearably hot and uncomfortable. There are no table umbrellas and no shade over the bar. The black granite bar top burned my arm. The poor bartenders wearing all black clothes suffered in the intense heat. Either provide shaded areas or close the bar during the hot season.

Reviewed July 29, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Devin from South Korea
Couple
Deluxe King
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

Service and Value Matches the High Price”

A little more expensive than the other hotels in the area but service and value far outweighs the price. The staff were not only helpful but showed a genuinely friendly and professional attitude to all guests which shows how much work is put in to training/hiring.

Reviewed September 18, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Kara from United States
Business traveler
Superior King
Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

Overrated”

The hotel was lovely, but there was attentional to detail that lacked and it was not a 5star quality experience. The Kingbird service was awful. We went to the bar two nights for dinner and neither bartender was personable. One bartender complained right in front of us to a female chef about how he did not want to be there and was upset he had to stay late because the next whiskey bar was busy. Very rude and unprofessional. Another night we hung a breakfast roomservice card on the door (before the stated deadline) and no one picked it up. I was on the way to a business conference and had to forgo breakfast. I told the front desk but no accomodations were made. I will say one two nights at the whiskey bar the sevice was outstanding by Ad Nan, however the following night a female bartender said they could not do a certain drink that I had previously had two nights before, no alternative offered. I went up to my room without drink, upset. At this time the service is not worth the price.

Reviewed January 31, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Melanie from United States
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Wonderful surprise ”

At check-in Shaurfura gave us a complimentary upgrade. The room was spacious, functional and had an amazing view of the riverside. We also enjoyed the pool, sauna, hot tub and steam room that are hotel amenities. Most definitely coming back!

Reviewed April 01, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Karen from United States
Solo traveler
Superior King
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Nice place”

No complaints other than the activity fee and 50 something dollars. I was there for something else in the area, and used the hotel only for sleep. Coffee machine in my room either didn’t work or I couldn’t figure out how to use it. Otherwise it’s a very pleasant hotel

Reviewed July 01, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
RON from United States
Business traveler
One Bedroom Suite
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Interesting ”

Clean rooms Friendly staff Good location I felt I was part of the US history and lots of interesting and fun facts was incorporated in the hotels rooms and their accessories Overall a good experience but slightly overpriced

Reviewed July 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Brian from United States
Family with teens
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Scandalously Decadent Hotel”

Great Georgetown location minutes away from DCA. Through Agoda I stayed in this 5 star hotel for 74% off. We really enjoyed our stay. The staff was super friendly and attentive!

Reviewed September 10, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Oi from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Excellent”

Room is spacious and tidy. Top notch facilities. Stylish design but a bit too much mirrors that sometimes you may find illusions haha! The Halloween 'baby deathly' art installation next to the fountain in podium is just too scary

Reviewed November 14, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Brian from United States
Couple
Premier King Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Best Views of DC”

Great views of DC. Recommend getting a room facing the Potomac River. Rooftop bar was excellent. Kingbird Restaurant was delicious.

Reviewed August 03, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Daniel from United States
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Excellent”

Great location, very nice people, very classy!

Reviewed July 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Matthew from United States
Business traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Exceptional”

Best gym and pool I’ve ever seen at a major city hotel. I will be back!

Reviewed February 16, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
theresa
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

The hotel is so beautiful, clean, great staff I mean the best staff ever ”

The roof top is beautiful I will definitely stay again

Reviewed August 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
faisal from Kuwait
Family with teens
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

new year ”

very good location and the staff very friendly

Reviewed July 29, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
DAVID from Canada
Business traveler
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

excellent hotel”

excellent hotel

Reviewed December 29, 2020

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