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Sofitel Washington DC
Ranked #16 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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48 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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“Sofitel always the best choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

I stayed in the Sofitel Washington DC for four nights with my wife, for a private trip.
As everytime we pick Sofitel, everything was above average: the welcome upon arrival, the attention of all staff, the amazing and huge room, the brand new bedroom, the location...
Sleep quality was outstanding.
Not a single complaint, I just can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Go for higher rooms: they get lots of light from the street as buildings are not too tall in DC.
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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 review, 1 May 2014
Thank you for your loyalty to Sofitel hotels worldwide! I am pleased to know that with your experience in our sister properties, that you found Sofitel Washington D.C. to live up to your expectations. I hope we will be your home away from home, and someday soon I would love to see a new Sofitel in Copenhagen!

Tak,
Anna
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87 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Great first experience at the Sofitel. Everyone was exceptionally gentile and efficient. We dined at the hotel restaurant twice, breakfast and dinner. It was quiet, uncrowded, and soothing. The room was wonderful and quiet as well. A lovely retreat...We will return!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Thank you for choosing Sofitel for your visit to Washington D.C. I am pleased to know that we made a good first impression and hope that you will become a Sofitel loyal from now on! You came during a beautiful time of year, and if you return in the fall you could catch the change of seasons and foilage around the city which is incredible!

Truly,
Anna
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

As we arrived at the Sofitel the snow was falling and it was just beautiful. Inside we found plush decor, an inviting restaurant/bar and a beautifully appointed room which comfortably fitted 2A/2C.
This hotel is well situated to be able to walk the majestic US capital.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Thank you for choosing us for your travels all the way from Western Australia! It was a magical winter with some beautiful snowy days that add charm to the sites and monuments. Not to mention, you can come back to some delicious hot chocolate!! I hope you will visit again, perhaps during the spring or fall which are both lovely times of year.

Truly,
Anna
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

I returned to the Sofitel, and again was very happy with the location, the room, food, but above all with the kindness of the staff, wich is always asking if we needed someting. Just a few blocks from the White House, the location is perfect to visit the DC atractions. The restaurant is very a good example of french cuisine which always produce good food. As an Accor Gold member the treatment is outstanding, and it seems we are arriving home. I look forward to return to this hotel again.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Anna Chaley C, Director of Sales at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Muito obrigada! It is always a pleasure to welcome back our valued Le Club guests, and we thank you for your loyalty to Accor Hotels. I passed your feedback to our General Manager, Jean-Christophe Gras, and he shares our sentiment that we are thrilled to be your home away from home in Washington D.C.

Atenciosamente,
Anna
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 review, 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 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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River Forest, Illinois
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115 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ChrisH018
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 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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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
#14 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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