My wife and I stayed at the Sofitel Lafayette Square for the fifth and final leg of our 3-week honeymoon in the States.
The service at this hotel is second to none. From the courteous and helpful front desk, to the excellent concierges (both day and night staff were excellent) and the friendly bar staff, all enhanced our stay immensely.
As it was our honeymoon, they gave us a room on the top floor and even complimentary champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Cynthia, the night-time concierge was very helpful in either suggesting restaurants or helping us decide between a couple we had researched.
The rooms aren't huge, but they do have the usual to die for beds and a nice bathroom with seperate shower and bath. L'Occitane toiletries were also a nice touch.
It is true, there were a few spots on the carpet that looked that they needed to be cleaned, but these were clearly stains and not from lack of vacuuming! The carpets are cream and I presume when they get round to replacing them they'll pick a darker colour!
The hotel is well located - about 10 mins slow walk from the White House and very close to the McPherson Square's metro station.
Our room was very quiet, with no sirens or street noise to wake us up, unlike many hotels we've stayed in in America. Whether this is just DC or the hotel, I'm not sure.
The hotel isn't huge, so the business centre is only 2 computers strong (at some times in the day you may find someone waiting for access), but the internet connection is fast. The bar is nice, but very expensive. We didn't try the restaurant, but the menu looked nice and it was always busy at lunch time.
We ordered breakfast in the room which was lovely, but very expensive. However, the ingredients were clearly first class, so you weren't being ripped off.
Overall, I'd be amazed if there was a better hotel in DC in which to spend a city break in (we had 5 nights). I am very picky about where I stay and I really had nothing to complain about during my stay, which is a high recommendation!
- 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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