l call this Sofitel light because unlike every other Sofitel I have been to, this property did not "transport" me (which I think is their intention) to France. I don't want to be unfair, but there was simply something missing from the vibe. I received one bon jour. Service was very pleasant and nice at the front desk but very slow in the bar. The rooms was very nice and up to Sofitel standards. The location is about 1.5 blocks from the White House but there is not a lot in terms of dining, etc., in close proximity - you will be taking a cab, which is fine. Albeit, one of the highest rated (on Tripadvisor) restaurants in town (a steak and seafood place) is nearly across the street.
I would return, but if you have been to other Sofitel I suggest you adjust your "Sofitel expectation" down slightly. As a hotel it is great.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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