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4.2 out of 5

"Very nice hotel and 10 minute walk to Kennedy Center which is why we stayed there. The main entrance was under construction so it took us a couple tri ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 01 Apr 2018

Hotel Description

5-star luxury hotel near Kennedy Center

City center retreat

Within a 15-minute walk of this Foggy Bottom hotel, you'll find Kennedy Center and Georgetown Waterfront Park. Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Lincoln Memorial are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Luxury amenities

A full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and an indoor pool are all featured at this luxury hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Make the most of the fitness center and a rooftop terrace, and relax with drinks at one of the 3 bars/lounges.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 336 individually furnished guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, minibars, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$220* Per night/room Nov 15 - Nov 16

Deluxe King Room w/ Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premier Double/Double with Balcony and Riverview

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premier King w/Riverview and Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double/Double with Balcony

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite (Ambassador)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Watergate Hotel ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Watergate Hotel

Everyone (12) Couples (2) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 24, 2019

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Aug 27, 2019 by TWH

Greetings, Earning your perfect scores means the world to us and we hope that your cherished Georgetown experience will soon result in you joining us again. Kind Regards, The Watergate Hotel

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019

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Aug 6, 2019 by TWH

Greetings, We thank you for the rave review and we look forward to you joining us for another city retreat, hopefully, one day soon. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

5 out of 5
Service was excellent. Cannot say enough about the friendliness and training exhibited. You rarely see that anymore.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019

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Jul 23, 2019 by TWH

Greetings, This is just what we love to find in our reviews. Our Watergate colleagues thank you for the wonderful accolades and on behalf of our entire team, we invite you to visit again just as soon as you can. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

3 out of 5
Underwhelming for the price. Pool was nice, but also had some damage in the tiles. Spa’s prices were outrageous. Not really a place you could stay at and walk to the monuments. Not quite as nice as I would’ve expected.

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 16, 2019 by TWH

Greetings, It was a pleasure to welcome you to Washington and we thank you for taking the time to share your thoughtful comments. While the National Mall extends nearly twenty three city blocks, we appreciate that walking the full distance may not be for all, but the most western end is just a few blocks away from our hotel and we hope you were able to explore all that awaits including the Lincoln Memorial. We appreciate your added feedback and we hope to better impress the next time you join us. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

4 out of 5
The history of the building is the reason that we chose to stay there. The staff and property condition were wonderful.

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019

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Jul 8, 2019 by TWH

Greetings, While we are thrilled that our history us together, we hope that the gracious hospitality and luxurious rooms will bring us back together again. It was a joy to have you with us and we thank you for taking a moment to share your rave review. Until next time. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

5 out of 5
I was only there for one night. Suite was beautiful.

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019

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Jun 21, 2019 by TWH

Greetings, We hope you can settle in for a longer stay the next time you join us and we look forward to impressing again when we next see you. Until then. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

4 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019

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Jun 21, 2019 by TWH

Dear Guest, On behalf of all of us in Georgetown, the pleasure was ours and we hope ours is a hotel that you can visit time and again for many years to come. All the best, The Watergate Hotel

1 out of 5
Property was in disrepair, with visible rust and broken mirrors in the room. Location was very nice, but, if you have too few staff to answer room service or bring sugar for tea, maybe you should put ice machines on the floor and stock sugar in the rooms, like most less expensive properties do. In addition to unimaginative menus and an obvious understaffing problem, when someone finally would show up they were unengaged and didn't seem to care about any of our complaints.

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019

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Jun 13, 2019 by TWH

Greetings, Feedback from our guests provides us with great value and we thank you for investing the time to share your thoughtful comments. We regret to learn of the inconsistencies experienced and we hope you can accept our sincerest of apologies for any snafus. Please have confidence in knowing that the details shared will be reviewed with our team in an effort to ensure that others do not share in your impression. Once more, the pleasure was ours and we look forward to winning your heart with a more enchanting experience the next time you make yourself at home. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

4 out of 5
The hotel is a nice hotel, and if you get the One Bedroom Suite - King, you'll have a very ample room with 2 massive bathrooms. This was my second time at this hotel (and on the same room coincidentally - on second try). Versus our first stay on Dec 2016, our second stay (Dec 2018), the hotel rooms might have degraded a little (not too much - I guess that's normal). On 2018 stay, they gave us a Suite with the windows missing the rails for the blackout curtains, and other miscellaneous issues. The maintenance guy wanted us to wait for her to figure out how to get and install new ones - What?? I demanded a new room (not my problem) & this is where they gave us the same room as in first visit - the blackouts there were outside the rails (but it was an easy fix for me). However, we living area bath barn door was 'off the hinges' and had to wait until next day for that to be fixed. The electrical outlets and USB ports on my night stand didn't work, and those never got fixed during 5 day stay, even though they were supposed to. Cleanliness had gone down a little since 2016 visit. Overall, it is still a hotel we very much enjoy for the large bathrooms and nice rooms.

Posted by , from Miami on Jun 1, 2019

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Jun 3, 2019 by TWH

Dear Carlos, It was a pleasure to welcome you back and with so much time passing since your visit, we hope that another Washington retreat is being considered. Your thoughtful and thorough comments provide us with great value and we apologize again for any inconvenience you might have endured by missed details in your room. On behalf of all of us, we take great joy in welcoming back our frequent guests and we look forward to seeing you again one day soon. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

5 out of 5

Posted by on May 29, 2019

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May 29, 2019 by TWH

Dear Guest, What a treat! Your top scores mean the world to us and we hope that your visit included a relaxing afternoon at Argentta, our in-house spa, or perhaps drinks under the stars at Top of the Gate, our rooftop bar. On behalf of all of us, it was a joy to spoil you and we look forward to doing so again upon your return. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

Property Features

The Watergate Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this hotel measures 27000 square feet (2508 square meters) and includes a conference center. A fitness center, a steam room, and a rooftop terrace are also featured at the luxury The Watergate Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. This 5-star Washington hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 336 guestrooms or units
  • 15 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • 27000 sq ft of conference space
  • 2508 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1965
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (8.9 km / 5.6 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (5 km / 3.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Foggy Bottom Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Watergate Hotel offers 336 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 47-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottled water. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Espresso maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

The Top of the Gate - Onsite rooftop bar.

Whisky Bar - Onsite cocktail bar. Open daily.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a steam room, a fitness center, and complimentary bicycles.

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

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

Argentta has 7 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 0 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 7
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 200 per pet, per stay
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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 are 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.

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 are 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.

  • One child stays free
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Please note, some room types at this property are not available when booking a stay with children.
  • Debit cards

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 33.34 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Spa access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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 15 and USD 35 for adults, USD 12 and USD 33 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 52.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking fee: USD 52 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 200 per pet, per stay
  • Late check-out fee: USD 300 (subject to availability)

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

Hotel Names

  • Watergate Hotel Washington
  • Watergate Hotel
  • Watergate Washington
  • The Watergate Hotel Hotel
  • The Watergate Hotel Washington
  • The Watergate Hotel Hotel Washington

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
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