Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Dupont Circle and Embassy Row, Washington DC

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The hotel

Featuring a certain sense of pizazz throughout as well as numerous contemporary comforts and state-of-the-art facilities, the Sofitel Washington on Lafayette Square provides all the answers to your shopping, sightseeing and entertainment dreams. Head to the Opaline Bar & Brasserie for French-inspired cuisine and a specialty cocktail. All in all this is one Washington postcode that's worthy of your attention and not just because of the White House, the Washington Monument and the National Theatre which are all within a well-aimed stone's throw from the Sofitel's front door.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

Situated on the corner of Lafayette Square bordering the White House and close to numerous downtown sites including Smithsonian museums, war memorials and vast green parks. Transfer time from Dulles International Airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

237 rooms and suites on 12 floors. All with air-conditioning, 55” HDTV, Bose© sound system, mini-bar*, coffee maker, separate bath and rain shower, hairdryer and iron and board. Superior Rooms are 370-400 sq ft and have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Deluxe Luxury Rooms are 400-450 sq ft and have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suites are 426-475 sq ft and have a separate living area with additional TV, with 1 king-size bed in the bedroom and pullout sofa bed in the living area, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. 

Opaline Bar & Brasserie (classic French food, seasonal dishes and cocktails, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Fitness centre. Concierge. Laundry/dry-cleaning and ironing service*. Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: one person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good option, but for ridiculous destination fee

Jun 29, 2022 mhoutsma Denver, Colorado

Very nice rooms and comfortable bed. Good location near lots of interesting attractions. Staff was nice and bathroom was large with separate shower and bath, which is always great. The destination fee is ridiculous though, and includes such "amenities" as ice water with some fruit in it. Gym is a bit small and could use some Peloton bikes.
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Jun 25, 2022 03312014c Hamilton, Bermuda

Enjoyable to revisit Sofitel Washington and see business recovering. While COVID restrictions have been lifted, COVID restrictions continue with some services, paper and plastic cups in rooms and empty minibars. Minor maintenance issues required in some areas. Looking forward to full service on the next visit.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Service

Jun 21, 2022 NorthStar157824

I arrived late one evening at the hotel only to discover that I had forgotten to pack my cell phone charger. Brycen went above and beyond the call of duty by going to his car and bringing me his cell phone charger so I would not be inconvenienced.
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Jun 21, 2022 twyla j Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I stayed at the Sofitel in Washington DC (Lafayette Square) from June18th to June 20th 2022. My stay was short but enjoyable. The staff at the Front Desk, Opaline Restaurant and Concierge Desk we’re excellent and attended to our needs. (Sorry I did not get their names). It was in a very convenient location for walking to the Museum and other… Read more
I stayed at the Sofitel in Washington DC (Lafayette Square) from June18th to June 20th 2022. My stay was short but enjoyable. The staff at the Front Desk, Opaline Restaurant and Concierge Desk we’re excellent and attended to our needs. (Sorry I did not get their names). It was in a very convenient location for walking to the Museum and other tourist sites. I have stayed at Sofitel Hotels in Europe previously so I was familiar with the brand. I would rate the hotel a 4.5 stars. My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is because it does not have a spa, pool, slippers (a very plush bathrobe was provided) and access to a microwave oven which is customary for 5 star hotels I’ve stayed at in my travels. Read less
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Jun 21, 2022 hariov

I am not one to write a review but when someone goes above and beyond we have to do it. Brycen did an amazing job from the moment we walked in. He took the time to get to know how our day was going and made sure to address all questions. He had a great vibe to him and all I could say is that I’ve been around the world and the level of customer… Read more
I am not one to write a review but when someone goes above and beyond we have to do it. Brycen did an amazing job from the moment we walked in. He took the time to get to know how our day was going and made sure to address all questions. He had a great vibe to him and all I could say is that I’ve been around the world and the level of customer service he displayed was second to none. Thank you tons! Read less