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Sofitel Washington DC
Ranked #17 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

DC was the last stop on our Canada and USA trip and after staying at the Holiday Inn in Times Square New York, I really needed someplace to relax and take away the pain

The Sofitel was exactly what the doctor prescribed... the hotel is barely 10 minutes away from the Ronald Regan airport and just a block away from the White House. The moment we entered we were helped by the polite doorman, welcomed by a smartly dressed and well spoken staff (Maffen or Madden was his name I think), who was courteous, polite and extremely friendly and helpful. Thank you for the quick check in and for recommending a few restaurants just around the corner

The lifts were quick and the room was spacious and clean, The bed was comfortable and the bathrooms were great.

Room service was prompt and breakfast was great and served very quickly

Highly recommended hotel. Will definitely look no further than the Sofitel if we are in DC again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you for choosing Sofitel for your visit to our Nation's Capital! I have shared your comments regarding your experience with our General Manager, Jean-Christophe Gras, who appreciates all guest feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!

Truly,
Anna
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

This hotel is well located, a short walk to the White House (5 mins) and National Mall (10 mins). It also has good access to the Metro (McPherson Square - connects easily to Reagan National Airport) and the many good restaurants in the Downtown (try Zaytinya) and Dupont Circle areas.

The lobby is fairly small but nicely appointed, with a bar and indoor/ outdoor seating downstairs. We were there during the World Cup when they showed the games on TVs outside. The atmosphere of the hotel is very relaxed - fairly consistent with the French feel they are trying to cultivate.

The rooms are big and quiet enough, and the beds comfortable. There is also a gym with decent cardio equipment and free weights. Breakfasts were excellent. Free WiFi is provided.

Only downside to our stay was a somewhat pushy upsell attempt at check-in.

This hotel was good value for money and I would definitely recommend it to business or leisure travellers.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you for choosing Sofitel for your travels to Washington D.C. I am glad to know that you enjoyed our central location and hotel accommodations. I couldn't agree more about breakfast in Ici Urban Bistro, it is a perfect start to the day! I hope we will welcome you back again soon.

Truly,
Anna
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Thousand Oaks, California
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We enjoyed our 5 day stay at the Sofitel. The room was quite large and well appointed with a very nice bathroom. The outside bar was great for watching World Cup matches. The gym was also very nice. The hotel was very close to all the major sites for walking with a metro stop just a block or so away. The staff were very considerate. I had to remind myself that we were not in Paris given the amount of French being spoken. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you for choosing Sofitel for your visit! I am glad to know that you enjoyed your accommodations as well as our central location. The World Cup brought such excitement to the city, and watching the games on our open air patio was a blast! I hope we will welcome you back again soon.

Truly,
Anna
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

What an amazing hotel! from the moment you walk thru the door the staff is there to greet you. They truly go above and beyond to make your stay memorable. The hotel is very elegant, modern and inviting, the room was big, comfortable, quiet and very, very clean, with great amenities. They have a great bar and restaurant with a very nice outdoor sitting area. The location is the best, with many great restaurants, attractions, monuments and museums within walking distance. It is the best hotel for both the business or leisure traveler. I will recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you for choosing Sofitel for your visit to our Nation's Capital! It seems you were able to take advantage of our central location, in the heart of downtown Washington D.C. I have shared your comments regarding your experience with our General Manager, Jean-Christophe Gras, who appreciates all guest feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!

Truly,
Anna
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New Britain, Connecticut
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

This was a very nice hotel, a block from the White House. I think it's a given that the hotel was convenient, clean, neat, and well appointed. The lobby/bar was elegant. The bathroom was excellent. My issues: 1) the TV - was very annoying that its default setting was trying to sell you old episodes of tv shows for outrageous prices and to find regular television was a hassle, 2) not informed about surroundings- the front desk and concierge were unaware of parking options nearby and around town apart from their own overpriced $50 valet (there is $10 all day parking half a block away) 3) generally felt that the hotel was trying to make you pay for various services/perks that given the hotels cost, one might expect to be included in the price

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. It is for the convenience of our guests that we provide a channel where you can order a large variety of movies and entertainment from your room, so I apologize that you did not find this useful. Our valet service offers 24 access to your vehicle as well as in-and-out privileges as often as you woud like. While our rates are competitive with the other hotels in downtown Washington, the local parking garages around the city do not offer these added benefits. That said, should our guests prefer, we invite them to look at the independent garages in the surrounding area, and recommend that they carefully read the details of the hours of operations as well as the small print. They vary from garage to garage, and change frequently, so we highly encourage our guests check these details so as to not be inconvenienced in their travel plans. I look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back.

Truly,
Anna
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Very friendly staff, great location and classy hotel. Rooms a good size and bed extremely comfortable. We chose this hotel as a one night stop-off in DC and wish we'd stayed longer. Will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thank you for choosing Sofitel for your short visit to Washington D.C. There is so much to see, I hope it will not be long before you return, and this time for more time! We look forward to welcoming you back then.

Truly,
Anna
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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Washington DC. This is very clean and tidy and staff are great - we moved hotels from Hotel Harrington to the Sofitel and it is 150% better.
It is also in a great location just down from the Whitehouse and also where the big bus pick up point is which is great!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anna Chaley C, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Washington DC, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thank you for choosing Sofitel for your visit to our Nation's Capital! We hope to be your hotel of choice for your future visits to Washington D.C. and we look forward to welcoming you again!

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
#11 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Luxury 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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