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Sofitel Washington DC
Ranked #17 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Madison, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
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“Perfect hotel experience”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

I spent the weekend here as a solo get-away after a work conference at a different hotel in D.C. Every aspect of my stay was fantastic. It was truly a perfect hotel experience for me. I felt welcomed and comfortable from the moment I entered the hotel. The front desk staff were professional and kind. The room was very clean and comfortable, and the bathroom was large and elegant--marble floors, spacious shower, separate tub, french doors to bedroom. Complementary coffee and tea available on the main floor in the morning. I ate at the bar twice--really good frites and loved the Parisian Plate. I also ate at the restaurant for breakfast one morning. Impeccable service, delicious french press coffee, and amazing baked goods. The location of the Sofitel was perfect for my trip. Just a couple blocks to the White House in one direction or a Metro stop in the other direction. Many restaurants and sights within walking distance, and many more just a Metro ride away. I'm certain I'll stay at the Sofitel again the next time I visit D.C.

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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Merci Jessica! I am glad you were able to unwind and enjoy after a busy work trip. I am sure we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in 2014, and until then, we wish you (and Bucky!) a wonderful Holiday Season.

Truly,
Anna
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

Very well situated, near whitehouse, great restaurants, Chinatown and many other areas.

Room was well appointed, all was as expected in an upscale hotel. Doorman and concierge were helpful. Bar was active ,great place to wait for guests etc.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Matt, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am pleased to know you enjoyed your visit, and with Charlotte not too far away, I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the New Year!

Truly,
Anna
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Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

We have been on the road since 13Nov and stayed in many hotels en route. This hotel has by far the slowest free wifi we have seen. Perhaps the slowness is to encourage guests to pay $10/day or more for improved wifi. While the hotel is classy, if this is their strategy, it's pretty poor for what they charge for pretty small rooms.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
I am sorry to hear that you were not happy with the speed of our complimentary internet service. We do offer a business center 24 hours that is free as well, and there is an option for high speed wifi for a small charge that is great for streaming and higher volume work. I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your accommodations, and we would be pleased to welcome you back again.

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Anna
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Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

We chose this hotel based on other tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed at all. The location is perfect for exploring all the main sites. The White House is just a 5min walk away. We were able to walk everywhere and Washington is such a great city to explore. The hotel room was lovely-large and spacious with the most comfy bed. We really did have such a great time and would happily choose to stay at the Sofitel on our next visit-the staff could not be more helpful and polite. 5 stars from us!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Thank you for choosing us, and for using Trip Advisor to do so. It is so useful! I am glad you found your experience to be as enjoyable as so many other guests that have shared their feedback. I hope we have become your hotel of choice for your travels to our Nation's Capital.

Truly,
Anna
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Port-au-prince, Haiti
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Service was overall wonderful. Staff was extremely friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. Restaurant food was also very good. Room was nice and and i especially liked the toiletries in the bathroom.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Merci Sophia! We are thrilled with our luxury Lanvin and Hermes bathroom amenities and have many guests that enjoy them as well. On your next visit to the States, I hope you will be back to see us.

Truly,
Anna
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Stayed here after a busy week. Close to all the sights,easy walk to museums, the Mall. Room service was excellent. Professional,helpful staff. Rooms were smaller but well appointed. We got breakfast as part of the room rate. Selection was limited to a special menu. Would prefer to be given a dollar amount so we would have more choices.
A nice stay in DC

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Thank you for choosing Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square. It seems you were able to take advantage of our prime location in the heart of downtown. I hope you will join us again soon, and Happy Holidays!

Truly,
Anna
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Property: Sofitel Washington DC
Address: 806 15th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-1101
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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
#15 Green Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Washington DC 5*
Number of rooms: 237
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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