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4.5 out of 5

"All was excellent except no newspaper as I expected on Sunday, a disappointment! " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 03 Mar 2020

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 5-star hotel near National Mall

Downtown Washington D.C. stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown Washington D.C. hotel, you'll find White House and National Mall. National Museum of African American History and Culture and Washington Monument are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

This hotel features free WiFi in public areas, wedding services, and valet parking. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 6 conference rooms, as well as the 24-hour business center and free Internet in public areas. A terrace, limo/town car service, and a library are also on offer.

Heated floors, free WiFi

The 237 shared guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include wired Internet and iPod docks.

Luxury Double Room, Multiple Beds, City View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom (Executive)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Everyone (14) Couples (5) Family (2)
5 out of 5
All was excellent except no newspaper as I expected on Sunday, a disappointment!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2020

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Mar 3, 2020 by Karla

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I am very pleased to hear that you had an excellent stay with us. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as excellent as the previous one. A bientot! -Karla Erales General Manager

5 out of 5
In a great location at a reasonable price with super nice and helpful staff from the lounge to the front desk to the doorperson staff.

Posted by on Jan 15, 2020

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Jan 16, 2020 by Karla

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I am very pleased to hear that the team was super nice and helpful and that you liked our prices and central location. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. A bientot! -Karla Erales General Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019

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Dec 9, 2019 by Karla

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, We hope you next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. A bientot! -Karla Erales General Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 24, 2019

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Nov 25, 2019 by Karla

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, We hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one A bientot! -Karla Erales General Manager

5 out of 5
The Sofitel in DC is amazing. Everything about the "neighborhood" is delightful. Clean, safe, well-lit at night. Such a great location to everything on The Mall. We will definitely go back!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2019

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Aug 2, 2019 by Karla

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I am delighted to hear that you found us amazing and that you found our surroundings delightful, as well as clean, safe, and well lit. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. A bientot! -Karla Erales General Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 5, 2019

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Jul 5, 2019 by Karla

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, We hope your next visit is as pleasant as the previous one A bientot! -Karla Erales General Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 26, 2019

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Jun 26, 2019 by Karla

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, We hope your next visit is as pleasant as the previous one A bientot! -Karla Erales General Manager

2 out of 5
The Ice machine did not work. No real refrigerator, unless you take out all the "for pay" incidentals and use it to put your own food. No table to eat a meal, no microwave, coffee in the lounge, but coffee in the room was Expresso. The internet services limits you to 5megabytes, forget streaming your own movie without paying the extra fee. No pool or Jacuzzi. Overall, you're paying for the location, but not worth it in my opinion. Do your self a favor and look a few blocks down.

Posted by on May 25, 2019

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May 28, 2019 by Karla

Thank you, LaLaR for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, -Karla Erales General Manager

5 out of 5
Had everything we needed. Room was spacious and clean. Staff very helpful and awesome location. Gym was nice.

Posted by on May 19, 2019

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May 20, 2019 by Karla

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I am very pleased to hear that you had everything that you needed and that the team was very helpful. I am also very happy to hear that your accommodations were spacious and clean, and that you liked our central location, as well as our amenities. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Merci! -Karla Erales General Manager

5 out of 5
Exceptionally clean and friendly. Not stuffy, buy very professional

Posted by , from Thonotosassa,us on Apr 30, 2019

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May 1, 2019 by Karla

Thank you Vickie for taking the time to leave a comment, I am happy to hear that you found your accommodations exceptionally clean and that you found the team friendly and professional, but not stuffy. Thank you again for taking the time to leave a review and we hope your next visit is as pleasant as the previous one. A bientot! -Karla Erales General Manager

About the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Location 806 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. A 24-hour business center and limo/town car service are available. Event space at this hotel measures 5500 square feet (511 square meters) and includes conference space. A library, a terrace, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. Parking is available for a fee. This Beaux Arts Washington hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 237 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • 5500 sq ft of conference space
  • 511 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1999
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Transport

  • Airport: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) (8.2 km / 5.1 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (2.8 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Metro station: McPherson Sq. Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square offers 237 shared accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 55-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Accommodations are shared
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy to-go breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No onsite parking is available

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels) guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 48 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 20 and USD 26 for adults, USD 20 and USD 26 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 16.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Covered valet parking fee: USD 65 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sofitel Lafayette
  • Sofitel Lafayette Hotel
  • Sofitel Lafayette Hotel Washington DC Square
  • Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
  • Sofitel Washington Dc Hotel Washington Dc
  • Washington Dc Sofitel
  • Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel
  • Sofitel Lafayette Square Hotel
  • Sofitel Lafayette Square
  • Accor Washington Dc
  • Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel
  • Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Washington
  • Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel Washington

You should know

  • Up to 3 children 11 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.