Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Dupont Circle and Embassy Row, Washington DC

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

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. In-room spa services*. 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (2486)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unclean:during pandemic!

Jun 22, 2020 ebmiller28 New York City, New York

I reserved at Sofitel because I wanted to support this five star rated hotel at a time right after it had been vandalized during the protests that turned into looting riots. I assumed it would be clean, if not with the amenities that normally come with that kind of rating. I was shocked at how unclean it was. The toilet had stains in it. The… Read more
I reserved at Sofitel because I wanted to support this five star rated hotel at a time right after it had been vandalized during the protests that turned into looting riots. I assumed it would be clean, if not with the amenities that normally come with that kind of rating. I was shocked at how unclean it was. The toilet had stains in it. The minibar looked like the last guest used it, and no one cleaned after that guest- the hotel advertised there were stringent pandemic conditions- thorough cleaning/2 days between guests- etc. I wondered what else wasn’t true. I switched hotels- to the Willard. Was very happy there for the same price. Although the Sofitel management was friendly and apologetic, and offered to re-clean the room, I had no reason to trust that and didn’t want someone from there in the room with my things. They didn’t offer to refund a dime, even though they knew I moved to another hotel. I won’t be going to a Sofitel ever again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Prime Location

Jun 17, 2020 Servellon37

My wife and I wanted a hotel located near Black Lives Matter Plaza and within walking distance to the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, and we accomplished this by staying at the Sofitel Hotel.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Free cancellation policy misleading

Jun 7, 2020 tillythepup Seattle, Washington

I booked a room at this hotel and specifically paid the higher rate to make sure it was free cancellation. Within a few hours of the booking I decided I could not go on the trip and tried to cancel. The hotel charged my credit a deposit fee of about $70 and now refuses to refund it, despite several requests. It instead says I have a credit with… Read more
I booked a room at this hotel and specifically paid the higher rate to make sure it was free cancellation. Within a few hours of the booking I decided I could not go on the trip and tried to cancel. The hotel charged my credit a deposit fee of about $70 and now refuses to refund it, despite several requests. It instead says I have a credit with the hotel for this amount for a year. Since I live in Seattle and this hotel is in Washington DC it is unlikely that has any value for me. I assume I will just have to let my credit card company try to resolve this. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Well done Sofitel

Apr 21, 2020 thegymlad St. Catharines, Canada

The hotel location is quite good, not far from the White House and the monument. Room facilities are alright. The staff is very welcoming and friendly, especially the front desk. The restaurant is excellent.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel well located

Apr 17, 2020 Tristankiki

A nice sofitel ideally located in downtown DC. Rooms are comfortable and well equiped. Breakfast is of good standard with classical options. Bar is a good venue at night. I definitely recommand this prettu nice hotel.