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Sofitel Washington DC
Ranked #19 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for several nights and got to experience a wonderful home away from home. Centrally located and within walking distance from the White House and metro station, we will definitely return. The bar / lounge area is a wonderful place for people watching and having a business meeting.

The service is top notch anf everyone is very well trained.

Although we missed the Cherry blossoms by a couple days not to mention the weird weather in the middle of April, would definetely recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

As a fellow Pennsylvanian, I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us so much! Rest assured that the sun is shining now, that weird weather has passed, and the patio is open for prime people watching and delicious cocktails. Come back soon!

Truly,
Anna

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

lovely hotel, in a central location to many attractions in DC. visited during the winter months so I was able to see DC covered in lights. very beautiful. the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. loved my room, very spacious.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Thank you for sharing your feedback. Washington can be beautiful in the winter, and there is plenty to do, even in the cold. That said, you should come back and visit again soon in the warmer months so that you can enjoy the outdoor activities in the city. We will be here waiting for you!

Truly,
Anna

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Sofitel at the height of the Cherry Blossom Festival. The hotel is conveniently located near McPherson Square and an easy walk to the White House, Tidal Basin, the Smithsonian, art museums and other monuments. Rooms are clean and elegantly appointed. The rooms are also spacious, especially by European standards.

The staff is extremely well-trained, courteous and attentive, most greeting guests with a cheerful "bonjour." Concierge services are particularly helpful when asking for restaurant recommendations, directions, or transportation.

The hotel bar is very well-appointed and comfortable, although service, especially food service, is leisurely and not for those tight on time.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Thank you for choosing Sofitel for your visit to D.C. You certainly came at one of the most beautiful times of year, that is for sure! I hope you were able to see some of the blossoms since they came a bit this year. I have shared your kind words with our General Manager, Jean-Christophe Gras, who takes all guest feedback to heart. Hopefully you will be able to join us again soon.

Truly,
Anna

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Stayed here for one night while visiting the city to see the cheery blossoms. Got there earlier then check-in was scheduled for so we decided to have a drink outside. We were instantly greeted by Anna. She sat with us for about a half giving us advice on where to go and where to eat and what to see. She seemed like a very honest and kind person. We have had experiences where hotels send people to talk to you and schmooze you, but this was not the case, she really seemed to care about her guests happiness.

The corner room was amazing.The cheese plate in our room when we came back from dinner was also a nice touch.

Overall, we had a great stay and will only be staying at the Sofitel when we visit DC. We are also already looking into the Philly Sofitel.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

It was a pleasure to meet you both and share some of D.C.'s hidden gems with you. As you know, the only problem was time! With so much to see on your list, you must come join us again. I hope you had a safe trip up to Philadelphia, and I am confident that if you stay in our sister property there, you will enjoy a similarly magnifique experience. I look forward to hearing from you soon, and I will be happy to assist with any arrangements you may need.

Truly,
Anna

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Reviewed 11 April 2014

When I arrived at the hotel, the night of Feb. 10, 2014, the young woman at the front desk said, "we've upgraded your room to a suite. When I got up to the 10th fl. it was a magnificent suite with an awesome view. Everyone at the hotel made me feel like royalty. Everything in my suite was in order, clean and meticulous. I will definitely recommend the Sofitel to others.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are glad to know that you so thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us, and we certainly hope you will be back again soon. I am sure you will enjoy a visit just as magnifique as your last!

Truly,
Anna

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Stayed here for a long weekend in December. Our room was very comfortable and surprisingly quiet. The people at the front desk were very helpful, and the bellmen were exceptional. We did not eat at the restaurant, however, we had drinks at the bar and enjoyed that very much. Would definitely recommend this hotel to others and plan to stay here again.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

Thank you for choosing us for your "staycation" from across the river! We are not far, so you should come join us again, if not for another overnight stay, then for cocktails on the patio of Le Bar, or for dinner in iCi Urban Bistro.

Truly,
Anna

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Well there were a few glitches when we checked in but they were taken care of. The room was clean and spacious. I would return t this hotel again. The staff was responsive once I told them of the problems


  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

Thank you for your feedback. We do everything in our power to set up a perfect stay from the start, but we are also aware that some unexpected elements can impede this, and we pride ourselves in adapting and being flexible to remedy any situation that involves the satisfaction of our guests. I am pleased to know you found our Ambassadors to be responsive and attentive to your needs and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Truly,
Anna

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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 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#8 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#15 Green Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range: £161 - £435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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